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Botswana is known for her wonderfully winding waterways - a sight you'll appreciate on the many light aircraft you will take while travelling here. 

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‘This is my territory!’ – a hippo showing its force by showing its enormous jaws.

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Witness zebras in their thousands running across the dusty plains during the migration at Makgadikgadi Pans.

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The traditional mekoro – the ultimate safari craft of the Okavango.

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Enjoy unforgettable sundowners in privacy and style at Chobe Game Lodge.

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Riding amongst Zebra in the stark and arid beauty of the Makgadikgadi Pans is an unbeatable experience.

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Hippos wallowing together at Sable Alley in the Western region of Moremi.

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Silent hunters at dawn at Duba Plains.

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Head off on a quad biking adventure through prehistoric salt pans while staying at luxurious 1920’s style Jack's Camp.

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Laughter resounds amongst the fabulous staff at Camp Okavango.

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Experience the wildly exciting 4-night Selinda Adventure Trail along the Selinda Spillway either canoeing or walking and camping under the stars, ending at either Selinda or Zarafa Camp.

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The supreme hunter stares into the distance deliberating her dinner options.

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Gather around the lantern-lit firedeck at the intimate and incredibly romantic Duba Plains camp.

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Beaming smiles at charming Camp Xakanaxa!

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The exceptional Duba Plains camp is surrounded by expanses of seasonally flooded plains and set on an island in a 30,000-hectare concession known as the Kwedi Reserve.

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The distinctive and remarkable markings of the Kalahari Springbuck make these antelope a pleasure to behold on safari at Kwando Tau Lodge.

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The black-maned Lion of the Kalahari – the ultimate hunter.

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The perfect spot to relax whilst keeping an eye out for dinner close to Kwando Lagoon Camp.

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Enjoy fascinating nature walks with Bushman trackers at Kwando Tau Lodge.

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The magical evenings at Machaba Camp are a perfect spot to mull over the day’s exciting safari.

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A lioness waits silently, camouflaged brilliantly amongst the grassy plains at Machaba Camp.

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There is no better way to see the sunset... the sundowner picnics at Machaba Camp are legendary.

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A perfect sighting of a lone elephant from the comfort of your tent at Machaba Camp.

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With the abundance of Camel Thorn trees in the Moremi Game Reserve, there is no shortage of food for the graceful giraffe in the region.

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Walking with the local Bushmen at Meno a Kwena.

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Try your hand at fishing from a mokoro, Botswana's traditional dugout canoe.

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Swim alongside wild elephants at Savute Safari Lodge.

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You're never very far from the incredible elephants of Chobe National Park while staying at Savute Safari Lodge!

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Take in the majesty of Botswana's landscape on light aircraft journeys to and from Savute Safari Lodge.

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Spot the gorgeous lion cubs of Chobe National Park while staying at Savute Safari Lodge.

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A magical sighting of a leopard on a night safari at Machaba Camp is a thrilling treat.

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The lavish tents at Meno a Kwena all have outstanding views over the mighty Boteti river escarpment and the Kalahari beyond.

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The San Bushmen are a humble and gentle tribe who delight in sharing their culture at Meno a Kwena.

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Zebras running through the dusty Kalahari to the great Gomoti River to drink at Meno a Kwena.

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Relax and enjoy fabulous game viewing from the ‘bush hide’ at Savute Safari Lodge.

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Soak up the serenity of Xugana Camp whist watching the sunset from their firedeck jutting out over the Xugana Lagoon.

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Stylish and supremely comfortable, the tents at Machaba Camp are an ‘out of Africa’ delight.

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Sun setting over the River Khwai at Machaba Camp.

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Gomoti Plains Camp is stylishly understated and a perfect safari escape from the rigours of the World beyond. 

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Going any lengths to hunt their prey, the pride makes their watery way through the deep channels of the Okavango at Duba Plains.

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The game rich and beautiful surrounding area of Gomoti Plains Camp make this newly built camp a triumph in the safari world.

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At one with the wilderness, the tents at Gomoti Plains Camp blend seamlessly with the glorious surrounds

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Serenity in a picture and the perfect spot to contemplate life overlooking Kwando Lagoon with the mist rising at dawn.

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Casts a whole different meaning to a morning ‘lie in’ when you contemplate waking up in the comfort of your tent at Machaba Camp.

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An early morning massage on the verandah of your tent at Machaba Camp is the perfect way to unwind.


Luxury Hotels & Safari Lodges in Botswana

Few experiences beat lying in bed and listening to the haunting cry of the fish eagle, lions roaring or the gentle rustling of a breeding herd of elephants nearby. Accommodation in Botswana is mostly under canvas although the word ‘tent’ doesn’t do these large, airy and rather grand structures justice… these are some of the most impressive tents on the planet. Each of the lodges and camps in our Botswana portfolio is small, intimate and exclusive, accommodating an average of just 16-24 guests. These 4-5 star lodges and camps are stylishly furnished with astounding views of the surrounding wilderness and prolific birdlife and wildlife. They all offer every comfort you would expect from a 5 star establishment, from the 300 thread cotton sheets to the finest South African wines and superb dining and, of course, those views. This is even more impressive given the fact that all are located in remote areas, only accessible by light aircraft. Great hospitality, world-class guides and award-winning dining in the midst of one of the last wildernesses on Earth ensures that a stay at these lodges is very special indeed. We have many favourites and have singled out those which we believe to be remarkable and unique. We have personally visited each of the properties and would love to share more details with you if you have any questions. Alternatively, feel free to ask about any properties that we have not featured as we have travelled the area extensively and would be delighted to help.

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  • Central Kalahari
  • Chobe National Park
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Moremi
  • Northern Tuli
  • Selinda Game Reserve
  • The Okavango Delta

Camp Kalahari ,
Makgadikgadi Pans

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Camp Kalahari is the relaxed family-friendly little sister to the glam San and Jack’s Camps. It is also on the...

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Camp Moremi ,

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As it names suggest, Camp Moremi is a King amongst the people and guests alike! Based close to Xakanaxa Lagoon...

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Camp Okavango ,
The Okavango Delta

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Camp Okavango is located on the romantically named Nxaragha Island in the North East of Moremi. This hidden treasure, in...

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Camp Xakanaxa ,

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Xakanaxa is ideally situated in big game territory, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve and on the banks...

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Chobe Game Lodge ,
Chobe and Savute

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This iconic lodge in the Chobe National Park, was the venue for the marriage between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (2nd time we...

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Duba Plains ,
The Okavango Delta

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Duba Plains is big game country at its very best. The camp is based in a 77,000 acre private game...

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Gomoti Plains Camp ,

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Gomoti Plains Camp is named after the nearby Gomoti River, where roaming floodplains surround the camp with towering palms punctuating...

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Jack’s Camp ,
Makgadikgadi Pans

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The iconic Jack’s Camp is an oasis of style and comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. The camp...

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Jao Camp ,
The Okavango Delta

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Jao is simply superb. The ‘Ritz’ of the Okavango, its interwoven floodplains, islands and endless skies provide the perfect stage...

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Kalahari Plains Camp ,
Central Kalahari

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In marked contrast to the Okavango Camps, Kalahari Plains Camp sits on the edge of an immense pan. Large herds...

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Kanana Camp ,
The Okavango Delta

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Nestled in an intricately woven and watery landscape, you will find Kanana Camp. A true Delta experience awaits, inhabited by...

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Kwando Lagoon Camp ,
Linyanti and Selinda

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Kwando Lagoon Camp lies on the shady banks of the Kwando River and it is renowned for wild dog sightings...

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Kwando Lebala Camp ,
Linyanti and Selinda

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Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’, and the elegant Lebala Camp is located in 2,320 kms2 of private unfenced wilderness area...

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Kwando Tau Pan Camp ,
Central Kalahari

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Tau Pan Camp is situated inside the world famous Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) overlooking Tau Pan. The camp commands...

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Linyanti Bush Camp ,
Linyanti and Selinda

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Its remoteness, attention to detail and landscapes make Linyanti Bush Camp a little gem. It encapsulates the safari of old...

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Machaba Camp ,

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Machaba Camp was the first in the Machaba Safari group (which includes Gomoti, Verney’s, Deka and Deteema and focusses on...

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Meno a Kwena ,
Makgadikgadi Pans

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Midway between the Okavango Delta and the spectacular Central Kalahari Game Reserve lies the quirky and charming Meno a Kwena,...

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Mombo Camp ,

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Mombo is famed as the “place of plenty.” Its location in a ‘bottleneck’ at the tip of Chief’s Island, and...

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Ngoma Safari Lodge ,
Chobe and Savute

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Situated in the thick Chobe Forest Reserve, a mere 3kms from the Chobe National Park, Ngoma Safari Lodge commands awe-inspiring...

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San Camp ,
Makgadikgadi Pans

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San Camp is the ‘little Sister’ to Jack’s Camp and offers the same romantic charm and elegance just on a more exclusive...

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Savute Safari Lodge ,
Chobe and Savute

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Savute Safari Lodge overlooks the mysterious and magical Savute Channel, whose waters began flowing again in 2011 after 30 years....

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Selinda Camp ,
Linyanti and Selinda

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Selinda Camp nestles discreetly in the impressive and pristine 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana, perched on the eastern banks of the Selinda Spillway. Open...

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Shinde Camp ,
The Okavango Delta

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Shinde is perfectly situated in the heart of the magical waterways of Okavango Delta, just north of the Moremi Reserve...

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Tuli Safari Lodge ,

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Far from the Okavango and some 800kms to the south, lies the beautiful and untamed Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Tucked...

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Xigera Safari Lodge ,
The Okavango Delta

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Xigera Safari Lodge in Setswana stands for ‘Paradise Island’ – aptly named given its picture perfect palm-fringed islands, crystal clear...

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Xugana Camp ,
The Okavango Delta

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Xugana Camp is ideally positioned overlooking the permanent waters of the Xugana Lagoon, north of Moremi Reserve. The lodge was...

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Zarafa Camp ,
Linyanti and Selinda

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For the ultimate in glamping, Zarafa camp is an all-time winner. Overlooking the crystal waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, the source...

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Khwai Leadwood

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Part of the African Bush Camps family, Khwai Leadwood is a gem on the edge of the Okavango Delta. Built...

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Linyanti Expeditions ,
Linyanti and Selinda

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Linyanti Expeditions is the smaller sister camp of African Bush Camp flagship, Linyanti Bush Camp. Perfect for the traveller who...

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