Experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the isolation, the other-worldliness and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the best kept African secret - Botswana.
The country is bordered by South Africa in the south and southeast, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the northeast and Namibia in the north and west. Botswana is now the third largest producer of diamonds in the world and the country is enjoying a growth rate and economic buoyancy unparalleled in Africa.
It is the northwest corner of the country that is the most sought-after by wildlife enthusiasts where the Okavango River drains inland from Angola to form the Okavango Delta - the largest inland delta in the world - which provides sustenance to a rich profusion of wildlife. The delta is extremely beautiful, big sky country with spectacular scenery across grassy plains and limpid lagoons. The Moremi Wildlife Reserve, covering 700 square miles (1,812sq km) in the northeast corner of the Okavango Delta, is the ultimate African safari destination.
USEFUL TRAVEL INFO
Best time to visit
The weather is generally quite enjoyable, with the hottest and wettest time of year from October to April. Experience cooler daytime and frosty night temperatures between May and September. Summer months are best for game viewing when the wildlife is most prolific and easily spotted around the natural watering holes and dams.
Electricity: 230 volts, 50Hz. Round three-pin plugs are used.
Language: English is the official language, but Setswana is the most spoken language.
Money: The unit of currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP). Major credit cards are widely accepted, and foreign currency is accepted at most large hotels and lodges. There are banks and bureaux de change in all the main towns, as well as ATM machines.
Communications: Mobile phones operate on a GSM 900 network and are limited to urban areas; most North American cell phones will not work. Internet cafes are available in Gaborone and Maun.
Health & Safety
Malaria is a risk in Botswana between November and June in the northern parts of the country. Visitors who are camping or walking in the bush should be cautious of tick bites. There are no compulsory vaccinations, but a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age coming from infected countries. Botswana has a good public health system, but facilities are limited outside urban areas. Health insurance for visitors is vital. Tap water in towns is safe to drink, and all foodstuffs are safe to consume.
Most visits to Botswana are trouble-free, but visitors should be aware of the increasing incidence of crime, particularly armed robbery and rape, in the main towns. Wildlife and livestock make driving hazardous, so driving at night should be avoided. Please note Homosexuality is illegal.
Visa & Passports
USA, UK, Canadian, Australian, Irish, SA and NZ nationals require a passport valid for at least six months from date of arrival, but do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.
All visitors require return or onward air tickets and sufficient funds to cover their stay in Botswana.
Airports in Botswana
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport(GBE)
The airport is located nine miles (15km) north of Gaborone.
Maun International Airport(MUB)
3 Miles (5km) from central Maun.
Kasane Airport (BBK)
2 Km south of the town along the Kisane - Kachikau Road.
Francistown Airport (FRW)
Situated on the western edge of the city.
Tuli Lodge Airport (FBLV)
Serving Tuli Lodge and other safari camps in the Tuli Block, an area of public and private game reserves in eastern Botswana. The airport is also known as Limpopo Valley Airport.
Khwai River Airport
Serving the lodges and camps around the village of Khwai in Botswana. The runway is 4 kilometres from the Moremi Game Reserve north gate.
Serving the Chobe National Park in the North-West District of Botswana.
Serving the village of Hukuntsi in the Kgalagadi District of Botswana. The runway is 2.5 kilometres west of the village, near a large salt pan.
Serving Shakawe, a village in the North-West District of Botswana. It is the gateway to the northern part of the Okavango Delta and the Linyati area. Direct charter flights are operated to the aerodrome.
Camp Okavango Airstrip
A private airstrip serving Camp Okavango, a safari camp in the Okavango Delta, in the North-West District of Botswana.
TOP REASONS TO VISIT
Exclusivity & Luxury
Botswana attracts discerning travellers who are willing to pay more for the privilege of visiting the remote areas. Many of the lodges, particularly in the Okavango, are only accessible by small plane which pushes that exclusivity up even higher. Many of the lodges are spectacular but in a stylish and simplistic way, blending beautifully into the ecosystem in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
The local guides are tremendous, and their knowledge is extraordinary. Many of the guides live locally and have spent most of their life in the bush so they are in tune with nature and the environment, which is gold dust to visitors.
Rare Wildlife Sightings
Moremi Game Reserve and adjoining private land concessions in the Okavango provide the perfect environment in which to see endangered wild dogs in their natural habitat. Botswana also has several other rare species which can be seen on safari including the black-maned Kalahari lion, sitatunga, puku and red lechwe antelope, brown hyena, the African skimmer and aardvark.
Peace & Tranquillity
Due to the exclusivity and inaccessibility of lodges, modern technology struggles to keep up with nature, and it is here that you can really appreciate tranquillity. No longer are there the constant ringing of mobile phones, the rushed and hurried chatter of masses of people, the background noise of radios, TVs and iPods turned up too high and the noise of engines, vehicles and electrical products interrupting your thoughts, silence from all of this is golden.
A Genuine Commitment to Conservation
Conservation of environment, wildlife and cultural heritage makes it a leader in eco-tourism. Over 38% of the land is protected for wildlife and nature conservation. Tourism is a growing sector due these to conservation practices and the knowledge that as a tourist you can assist with these conservation programs is also an attractive bonus to anyone’s holiday.
Diversity of Safaris
There are many ways to experience a safari in Botswana. There are the customised 4×4 vehicles, meander through the waterways on a boat safari, explore the Okavango in depth by going on a mekoro excursion or even go on a quad biking safari onto the salt pans and sleep out under the stars! Explore the African bush on foot on guided walks with the Bushman or see game from horseback.
It is the world’s second-largest zebra and wildebeest migration after the Serengeti, and it is just as spectacular. In November, at the beginning of the rainy season, up to 25,000 zebras start their migration through the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan National Parks in search of water and lush grazing grounds. There are numerous predators that stalk this migration including lions, leopards, hyena and cheetah, waiting to pick off weakened animals and unsuspecting young.
A Chobe River Safari is one of the laziest game viewing experiences in Africa. Watch hippos and crocodiles jostling for a riverside spot and elephant swimming with their trunks held high. Staying on a houseboat enables you to do this 24 hours, which comes highly recommended!
Top Adventure Activities
Luxury Wildlife Safaris
Ride a Mokoro (traditional canoe-like vessel) in the Okavango Delta
4x4 Off-road Adventures
Trace Rock-Art History in Tsodilo Hills
Weave a dream basket near Maun
Admire the Ancient Baobabs in Nxai Pan National Park
Spend a morning with Meerkats at Jack’s Camp, in the Makgadikgadi Pans
The capital city of Botswana, is a vibrant, small and modern city which is home to several international hotels as well as 2 casinos, souvenir shops and restaurants. The National Museum features some outstanding exhibits and one of the most striking buildings is Orapa House, where Botswana's diamonds are sorted and dispatched to markets around the world. The old part of the city, known as the 'Village', is where one finds remnants of Botswana's colonial history.
Where to Stay
Masa Square Hotel
An informal, centrally located hotel, within walking distance of the Three Dikgosi Monument, dedicated to tribal leaders. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living areas, while apartments include kitchens. There's a restaurant and a cafe, as well as a rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Other amenities include a gym, a spa and a cinema.
Gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Maun offers an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native huts, shopping malls, banks, restaurants, a few hotels and some happening bars. Maun is the tourism capital of Botswana and the headquarters of numerous safari and air-charter operations.
Where to Stay
An 83-bedroomed hotel, situated 10km away from the town’s centre on the banks of the Thamalakane River, which is at the southern end of the Okavango Delta. Facilities include 2 state-of-the-art conference centres for up to 300 people. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, as well as minibars and safes. Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, cocktail bar and a fitness centre.
Set on the banks of the Thamalakane River, this unassuming hotel is 2 km from the Maun Game Sanctuary. Rooms and suites provide Wi-Fi and satellite TV, as well as minibars and safes. There's also a cocktail bar, an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, plus a kids' splash pool.
It is Botswana’s second-largest city and an important regional centre. There’s a fair chance you’ll overnight here if you’re on the way north from South Africa, or driving without haste between Gaborone and Maun. There’s not much to catch the eye, but there are places to stay and eat, as well as excellent supermarkets for those heading out into the wilds.
Where to Stay
Cresta Marang Gardens
Set on the banks of the Tati River, the hotel offers modern, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Amenities include parking, cocktail lounge and a pool-side bar, as well as an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, plus meeting and conference facilities.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve
If you’re an adventurous traveller seeking a real wilderness experience, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is your dream come true. It’s the largest and most remote reserve in Southern Africa. In fact, at over 20 000 square miles, it is the second largest wildlife reserve in the world.
There is no Internet or phone coverage, no shops, fuel or electricity, and most importantly, no water. Instead, what you get is vast blue skies and a chance to experience one of the wildest places on earth where large predators may walk through unfenced campsites, therefore we recommend roof top tents.
The Central Kalahari is only accessible by 4-wheel-drive vehicle and you need be completely self-sufficient, otherwise you will be denied entry into the park. The area is best visited from January to April when it’s the rainy season. It is recommended to explore this region on a guided Safari or guided self-drive Safari only.
Khutse Game Reserve
Adjoining the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and with no fences separating the two, the terrain of the 2 500sq. km reserve combines most types of Kalahari habitat – rolling grasslands, river beds, fossil dunes and grassed and bare pans. The reserve is part of an ancient river system that once flowed northeast to fill the prehistoric Lake Makgadikgadi. Khutse’s Pans and dry river valleys are remnants of this river system.
Because of its proximity, and relative accessibility, to the nation’s capital, Gaborone, Khutse is a favourite. The 240km drive from Gaborone takes you through several interesting Kalahari villages, including the ‘gateway to the Kalahari,’ Molepolole.
There is a series of rather picturesque pans where wildlife often congregates, and game drives are focused around the pans. These include the Motailane, Moreswa and Molose pans.
The San and Bakgalagadi peoples, the Kgalagadi’s original inhabitants, live in small villages on the periphery of the reserve. Their traditional arts and crafts can usually be purchased here.
Makgadigadi & Nxai Salt Pans
The Nxai Pan lies just north of the Maun-Nata main road and adjoins the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on its northern border. These two are the largest salt pans in the world and offer unique safari experiences, with great game viewing and bird watching, challenged by spectacular scenic views and natural isolation. Open all-year round, these parks offer rare safari opportunities particularly in the green season. The focal point of Nxai Pan is the waterhole, within the Mopane woodland, where Lion, Giraffe, Kudu, Springbok, Impala, Ostrich, together with a good population of Jackal, Bat-eared Fox and numerous smaller creatures, are permanent residents.
Where to Stay
Located in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, this lodge offers 22 luxury thatched chalets built on stilts and 10 luxury custom-designed en-suite Meru style tents with viewing decks, all with outdoor showers.
Facilities include a Restaurant, swimming pool, gift shop, bar/lounge area and Wi-Fi. Activities include bird watching, pan drives in 4x4 game drive vehicles and a village tour.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The Park comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares which is one of very few conservation areas of this magnitude left in the world. Red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob show antelope and predator species off at a premium and provide excellent photographic opportunities as well as a haven for birders, especially when interested in birds of prey. Access to the Park can be gained through 5 gates in three different countries: South Africa access is through the Twee Rivieren gate (immigration control gate) - Namibia through the Mata-Mata gate - Botswana through the Two Rivers, Mabuasehube and Kaa gates. Kgalagadi accommodation options include a variety of camps with basic facilities and fuel.
Okavango Delta & Moremi Game Reserve
A vast inland river delta in northern Botswana, known for its sprawling grassy plains, which flood seasonally and become a lush animal habitat. The Okavango Delta is hot most of the year, particularly during October to December. The drier months, July to October, are a popular time to visit, when wildlife-viewing reaches a peak. The Okavango Delta’s unique seasonal flooding occurs during June to August.
Drive tours, horseback-riding safaris and flights over the delta's extensive wilderness areas start from the southern gateway town of Maun. In the far north, the Okavango Panhandle is a narrow stretch of land fed by the Okavango River, popular with fishing enthusiasts. Boating and birdwatching are also popular on this waterway, which is flanked by papyrus reeds and palm trees.
The Moremi Game Reserve occupies the east and central areas of the delta region. Here, dugout canoes are used to navigate past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopards, giraffes and rhinos. Private reserves with luxury safari camps are common around the delta's many islands and lagoons, such as Moremi's Chief's Island and Xakanaxa Lagoon.
Moremi Reserve is the best place to experience excellent views of savannah game as well as bird-watching on the lagoons. There are also thickly wooded areas, which are home to the rare African wild dog and leopard. To the northeast lies the Chobe National Park which borders the Moremi Game Reserve.
Where to Stay
Sango Safari Camp
A traditional tented camp, nestled in the shade of the trees overlooking the Khwai River. Situated on the outskirts of the traditional village of Khwai and bordering Moremi Game Reserve. Accommodating 12 guests in 6 en-suite meru tents, with open-air showers and hand- crafted furnishings. Sango Safari Camp offers a unique encounter with the local community and leads you right to the heart of Botswana.
Khwai Guest House
Exquisite budget accommodation located in the traditional village of Khwai on the edge of Moremi Game Reserve. Only 3.5 hours away from Maun, the charming guesthouse is easily accessible whether you embark on an adventurous self-drive safari or opt for the deluxe option of a fly-in safari. 6 Newly refurbished thatched bungalows inspired by traditional housing, provide a warm and modern appeal, comfy beds, rustic wooden features and charming original decor. They all feature attached bathrooms with open-air showers.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp
An idyllic luxury safari camp situated on Chief's Island in Moremi Reserve in the Okavango Delta, the only place in Botswana where rhinos can be found in their natural environment. Chief's Camp has 12 luxury thatched safari suites, each with en-suite facilities, an indoor and outdoor shower, mosquito net and fully-stocked mini bar. Relax and enjoy the views from your own private deck with plunge pool.
Sanctuary Baines Camp
A luxurious and intimate safari lodge located in a private concession, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The lodge features just 5 luxurious suites, each set on an elevated platform, with spacious en-suite facilities. The main are has a large open-air deck for a truly African outdoor dining experience. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, complemented by vintage wines while looking out over the lagoon. Activities include: morning, afternoon and early evening spot lit game drives, canoe trips, walking safaris and motorboat excursions.
Sanctuary Stanley Camp
A classic tented camp located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, set amongst ebony and sausage trees. The camp is home of the unique ‘Living with Elephants’ interaction, where walking with these rescued orphaned elephants is an uplifting experience. 10 Elevated luxury canvas tents provide a private balcony with hammocks. The main dining area is a comfortable, airy place in which to get together and enjoy delicious meals by candlelight. Various activities are on offer.
&Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Situated on a private concession in the magnificent Okavango Delta, an hour’s drive from the Chitabe airstrip. 12 Air-conditioned suites have private plunge pools, outdoor showers and Wi-Fi.
There is a Boma, a library, Safari shop, gym and spa. Safari experiences include morning and evening game drives, bush walks, scenic helicopter flights and sightings of African wild dog, lion, elephant, semi-aquatic red lechwe antelope, hippo, giraffe and more.
&Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
Situated on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, 1 hour from a private air strip with either road or boat transfer to the lodge. 9 Air-conditioned tented suites have private plunge pools, secluded salas ideal for relaxing massages, outdoor and indoor showers, a boma and a gym.
Excursions include day and night game-drives, guided bush walks, birdwatching, mokoro and fishing trips, and motorised boat excursions.
&Beyond Nxabega Tented Camp
Situated on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, with a 15-minute drive from the private airstrip. 9 Safari tents set on suspended platforms have private verandas with a spacious sitting area.
Amenities include a swimming pool, safari Shop, boma, complimentary laundry and Wi-Fi in guest areas. Safari experiences include game drives, bush walks, mokoro (dugout canoe) and motorised boat cruises with sightings of the African wild dog, lion, leopard, giraffe, elephant, kudu, red lechwe, tsessebe, buffalo and hippo.
&Beyond Xudum Delta Lodge
Situated on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, 1 hour’s drive from the private air strip to the lodge via road and boat transfer. 9 Air-conditioned suites have outdoor and indoor showers, baths and private plunge pools. Amenities include an interactive kitchen, safari shop, viewing deck, complimentary laundry and Wi-Fi in guest areas. Activities include day and night game-drives, guided bush walks, walking with Bushmen, mokoro and fishing trips, motorised boat excursions and birdwatching.
Rra Dinare Camp
Set on the south-eastern side of Moremi Game Reserve, overlooking the Gomoti River and its floodplains, this pristine, camp offers an array of game activities, such as mokoro trips, boating safaris, game drives both on and off road, night drives and bush walks. There are 8 spacious, luxury tents, one of which is a family tent, as well as a guide’s tent, all with en-suite facilities and outdoor showers. Each unit has a spacious, private game-viewing patio. There’s also a swimming pool and a curio shop
Pom Pom Camp
Located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum river system. The main camp has a lounge, dining area, bar and pool as well as a gift shop and a boma. There are 9 luxury safari tents in true traditional safari style, with full en-suite, semi open ablution facilities. One family safari tent is available which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children, with en-suite facilities and close to the main lodge. Activities include game drives, mokoro trips, boating safaris and fishing.
Overlooking the legendary Chiefs Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn's Camp offers 6 deluxe Meru tents with en-suite bathrooms and private outside showers. Tents are set on raised platforms overlooking the delta plains. Guests have access to the elevated bar, lounge and dining room, campfire boma and swimming pool. Gunn's Camp is ideal for honeymooners or guests looking for a more intimate and personalised safari experience. Activities include mokoro trips, bush walks and motorboat cruises.
A 16-tent camp built on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi's game-rich seasonal floodplains and overlooking Chief's Island. The tents are on raised decks and have their own eco-friendly outdoor shower heated by solar power. A family tent sleeps 2 adults and 2 children and the Honeymoon tent has an outdoor bath. Activities include mokoro trips, bush walks and motorboat cruises.
Chobe National Park
The gateway to Chobe is Kasane. A small town situated between the Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibian borders and the Chobe National Park. Accommodation here varies from basic campsites to private lodges in private concessions.
Fondly known as ‘The Land of The Giants’, Chobe National Park in the north of beautiful Botswana is home to Africa’s largest elephant population, with rich ecosystems, diverse landscapes and an abundance of wildlife and birdlife, all centred around the stunning Chobe River.
The town of Kasane on the border of Chobe National Park has a small international airport and an array of other services and amenities. Easy day trips to the famous Victoria Falls as well as combo trips into the Okavango Delta can be arranged.
Chobe is surely the best place in Africa to see elephants, particularly in the water. Individual herds sometimes number in the hundreds and there are an estimated 120,000 elephants in total in the park. There are equally large herds of buffalo to be found. The park also offers great lion and leopard sightings, while the river has an unbelievable abundance of hippos, crocodiles and a wealth of birdlife. A trip to Chobe is not complete without a boat trip on the beautiful river itself as this allows you to see most of the park’s interesting wildlife and birdlife from a different perspective. Other safari offerings also incorporate scenic flights as well as mokoro canoe excursions on the Delta, and even white-water rafting trips on the mighty Zambezi.
Where to Stay
Elephant Valley Lodge
Located in the Chobe Forest Reserve, next to an elephant migrating route and offers frequent sightings of large herds of elephants. The lodge consists of 20 Meru-style luxury safari tents, with en-suite bathrooms. The main area of the lodge overlooks a waterhole where many animals come to have a drink. Transfers to and from Kasane Airport from scheduled flights only, morning boat cruises, afternoon game drive and 2 daily safari activities are included.
Sanctuary Chilwero Chobe
Near Kasane, known not only for its luxury, outstanding cuisine, spa facilities and memorable game activities, but also for the warm and welcoming staff and guides. 15 Air-conditioned luxury cottages all command fabulous views, each with its own en-suite facilities and outdoor showers. There is a private garden with a hammock, private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, minibar and complimentary Wi-Fi in your cottage as well as a preloaded iPad for every guest in each room. The lodge offers game drives and river cruises.
Ngoma Safari Lodge
This boutique lodge offers unrivalled panoramic views over the game-rich Chobe River and floodplain, on the doorstep of Chobe National Park. The central area of the lodge houses the lounge, dining room, bar and a plunge pool. A well-positioned viewing deck provides a perfect setting from which to enjoy meals with views over a floodlit waterhole frequented by elephants, zebra, antelope and other game. The lodge has 8 luxurious private suites, 2 of which have Indian day beds and may be used as triples. Scheduled activities such as day and night safaris, a boat cruise on the Chobe River, picnic lunch and visits to the local school and village are included.
Muchenje Safari Lodge
Sits on an escarpment within the Chobe Forest Reserve on the quieter western side with wonderful views of the Chobe River and 2 hours from the Victoria Falls. 11 Well-appointed Cottages, have a private deck, air-conditioning, safe, en-suite bathroom, mosquito nets, bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, boat cruises and local community visits.
Chobe Elephant Camp
Perched on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River. Easily accessed by air via Kasane, Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airports. 12 En-suite rooms have outdoor showers. A large open-plan area invites diners, lounges and cocktail drinkers to make use of the unique bar and dining areas, which lead down to a swimming pool with viewing deck onto a private waterhole. Activities include game drives, cultural experiences and boat cruises.
The tented camp is about an hour from Kasane airport and is discreetly camouflaged under a canopy of Mopane trees. This 5-star luxury camp features spa facilities and an outdoor pool overlooking a regularly frequented waterhole and open plains of the Kazuma Pans. Spacious tents offer a viewing deck, en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, mosquito nets and ceiling fans. Wooden walkways connect the tents to the main guest areas.
Chobe Safari Lodge
Set along the scenic Chobe River and a 5-minute walk from the entrance of the picturesque Chobe National Park, this tropical, relaxed resort is 4 km from Kasane Airport. Modern rooms offer flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities, plus in-room safes, mosquito nets, free Wi-Fi and balconies. Upgraded rooms add river views. Family rooms are also available.
Amenities include 2 chic bars, and a palm-thatched, open-air restaurant with a terrace overlooking the river. There's also an outdoor pool. Activities such as game drives, and boat and fishing trips are available.
Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa
Situated in Kasane, this incredible 112-bedroom hotel offers lavish comfort at an affordable price. Air-conditioned luxury rooms and suites have spacious balconies from which you can observe the daily happenings amidst the abundant wildlife habitat surrounding the river. Rooms offer satellite TV, tea-and-coffee-making facilities, a minibar and a safe as well as free Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a swimming pool, golf course and a fitness centre.
aha Chobe Marina Lodge
This Kasane lodge offers a perfect luxurious retreat for the discerning traveller, where guests can enjoy some of the best views over the Chobe river. Well-appointed studios, apartments, chalets and suites have private lounges, air-conditioning, TVs and minibars.
Chobe Bush Lodge
Situated in Kasane directly on the border of Chobe National Park and within 150m from Chobe River.
Close to Vic Falls, Livingstone and Kasane International Airports, with daily road transfers to the Bush Lodge. 38 Spacious, air-conditioned, luxury en-suite rooms, each with open plan bathroom feature TV’s, balconies and safe. Facilities include a health and beauty Salon, Wi-Fi and a curio shop. Activities include game drives, sunset boat cruises, private boat hire, fishing and day trips to Vic Falls.
Linyati Wildlife Reserve
This Reserve consists of 125,000 hectares of pristine wildlife area, bordered by the Linyanti River in the north and the Chobe National Park in the east. Across the Linyanti River northwards lies Namibia's Caprivi strip. During the dry season, June to October, the Reserve sees much of Chobe's wildlife, and huge concentrations of migratory species such as Zebra and Elephant. The Linyanti area is also renowned for its predators, particularly lions and hyenas, with a wonderful diversity of habitat that makes it a haven for wildlife. The Linyanti region is shared between a very small number of private camps, ensuring that guests can view the abundant wildlife privately and exclusively.
Northern Tuli Game Reserve
A land of huge vistas, big skies and giant trees, with an abundance of elephants, large cats, vast herds of antelope and more than 350 species of birds. Situated on an exclusive concession in the vast Northern Tuli Game Reserve in eastern Botswana, there is a wide variety of accommodation on offer, from tented safari camps to tough wilderness experiences sleeping on the ground amongst the elements to self-catering camping to luxurious lodges. Enjoy a huge range of adventurous activities including, trekking, bush dinners, cultural village tours, bush walks, game drives, horse-back safaris and cycling routes, to name but a few.
Where to Stay
14 Luxury suites lie along the camp’s perimeter and are designed to allow absolute privacy and a
communion with the bush and its inhabitants. Well-appointed rooms have magnificent viewing decks directly off the bar, together with an elevated lounge overlooking the waterhole. Relax around the pool or on the thatched verandah and experience home-friendliness and service. Enjoy dinner around the fire in the Lala-Palm boma, under a canopy of a million stars, overlooking the flood-lit waterhole.
Mashatu Tent Camp
Nestled in the remote northern area of the reserve lies Mashatu Tent Camp. With never more than 14 guests, this idyllic getaway provides accommodation in the form of 7 twin tents, which are insect-proofed, have comfortable beds with en-suite facilities. There is an open-sided thatch deck where meals are served and a traditional boma for intimate campfire dinners. The camp also has a plunge pool.