Adventure and luxury combine at these upscale Botswana safari camps
Located in the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavaango Delta, this Botswana safari lodge may be a trek to get to, but you’ll be happy you made the journey. Perched on wooden stilts, the elevated camp includes a mere five safari suites, catering to just 10 exclusive guests. The airy rooms feature en-suite bathrooms and elegant furnishings, and offer amazing views of the sunrise from east-facing porches. After a game drive to see elephants and hippos, cool off with a dip in the plunge pool and end your day with a drink overlooking the sweeping vistas that surround you.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp
This Moremi Game Reserve camp is truly a luxurious safari retreat, including a spa and gourmet meals. 12 lavish bush pavilions make up the camp, each with its own private deck and both indoor and outdoor showers. An exquisite swimming pool, fine dining, and music-based entertainment round out the experience here, with guests treated to feasts around an open fire and staff-sung native songs and dances. As its located in an area known as the “Predator Capital of Africa,” you’ll have prime chances for sightings of hyenas, leopards, rhinos, and more amazing species.
Chobe Game Lodge
The only permanent lodge inside Chobe National Park, this five-star lodge offers expansive lounge areas perfect for viewing wildlife over drinks or meals. The 42 guestrooms here all have river views and spacious decks, and four luxury private suites include their own private plunge pools as well as private dining facilities. The property also includes a small library, a swimming pool, spa treatments, and a gym to occupy time between game drives. Three safari activities are offered each day, for close encounters with wildlife such as hippos, elephants, giraffes, rare birds, crocodiles, baboons, and impalas.