Botswana is home to two of Africa’s most popular safari destinations the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. And its hidden gems like the Kalahari, Linyanti and Moremi. Teeming with an array of wildlife and possessing a diverse landscape that ranges from lush riverine forests to striking salt pans, Botswana is a safari-lovers paradise. Below is a list of some of the Best luxury lodges and camps in Botswana

Highlights

1. Chief’s Camp

Situated on Chief’s Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, wildlife and wilderness are as abundant as action, adrenaline, refinement and relaxation at this remarkable remodelled luxury camp. Intimate and exclusive, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is set in an outstanding natural landscape. Personal service, an extraordinary setting, exceptional viewing and enthusiastic expert guides are what sets this property apart. At Sanctuary Chief’s Camp one can expect unique attention to detail and strong environmental and philanthropic credentials to ensure the ultimate luxury safari experience.

Best For :

Families, Groups and Honeymooners

2. Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Camp is an intimate, exquisite tented camp located on the Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Overlooking the crystal waters Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel, every area of camp has a magnificent view. The lagoon is also the water source for a tremendous population of wildlife – dry season sightings boast buffalo and elephant by the hundreds.

Best For:

Honeymooners, families and small groups

3. Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

Boasting a modern style that blends perfectly with the environment, twelve elegant suites are elevated above the landscape and feature magnificent Delta views, as well as private plunge pools, cosy fireplaces and secluded nooks. The lodge is situated in a private wildlife concession adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve and offers exceptional game viewing opportunities.

Best For:

Families, Groups, Solo travellers

4. Shinde Enclave

Shinde Enclave is an exclusive ‘camp within a camp’, offering the ultimate in personal service and an indelible wilderness experience. With a private dining and lounge area, it is the perfect retreat after a day’s activities. This intimate hideaway also offers guests the services of a chef, waiter and housekeeper as well as their own professional guide and game drive vehicle.

Best For:

Exclusive Families, Small Groups, Nature lovers

5. Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Cradled under a canopy of African ebony trees, each tent sits on a raised wooden platform and boasts sweeping views. Burnished teak floors and a lofty roof frame the sitting and dining areas. Private bush dinners, breakfasts in bed, lamplit cocktails on a river island or a walking safari with al fresco picnic are provided with pleasure by Nxabega’s warm and friendly staff.

Best for:

Families, Groups, Nature-loving couples

6. Chobe Game Lodge

Counter-balancing the wilderness are restful, air conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity.

7. Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious retreat in the heart of the bush, located on the edge of Chobe National Park, the second largest national park in Botswana, where some 80,000 elephants roam. From the lodge’s hilltop position, guests can enjoy far reaching panoramic views over the Chobe River and floodplain below.

Best for:

Nature Lovers, Couples, Families, Groups

8. Eagle Island Lodge

Eagle Island Lodge, Botswana, is the ultimate Okavango Delta water- experience-focused safari lodge. One of Botswana’s original safari lodges, perched on a private island encircled by some of the deepest stretches of the Okavango Delta, one of the world’s largest inland water systems.

Best For:

Adventure & Nature lovers, Couples,

9. Stanley’s Camp

This classic tented safari camp sits amidst 260,000 acres of untamed African bush in a private concession in the renowned Okavango Delta, bordering the southern section of the famous Moremi Game Reserve. The main area, a large tented lounge and dining area affords magnificent views over the floodplain in front of the camp. Watch as big game march past; perhaps even catch a glimpse of the rare wild dog.

Best for:

Nature lovers, couples, groups

10. Tubu Tree Camp

Hunda Island, on which Tubu Tree is situated, is known for its concentrations of game and offers both spectacular wildlife viewing on land, as well as tranquil adventures on the water. This combination of activities makes time spent at Tubu Tree a complete Delta experience. 

Best for:

Nature lovers, Adventure seekers, Couples, families, Honeymooners

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