Our Favourite Camps - Iconic

Okavango Delta - Duba Plains

5 meerkat rating

Wildlife filmmakers Derek and Beverly Joubert offer a divine mix of simplicity and decadence at Duba Plains. The area is famed for the lion and buffalo interactions featured in ‘Relentless Enemies' but offers so much more. Each game drive is an adventure crossing deep water in swamp-cruising vehicles behind lions that don't mind getting wet or hunting during the day. Not your average camp or wildlife experience by a long shot!

Chobe - Chobe Game Lodge

4 meerkat rating

The only hotel inside Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge has seen more than its fair share of famous faces - most notoriously hosting Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton for their second wedding. Go on safari without leaving the lodge - the elevated boardwalk overlooks buffalo and elephant-filled floodplains with hidden corners for lazy siestas or dinner by candlelight. Explore the park with the Chobe Angels, Botswana's only all-female guiding team.

Moremi, Khwai & Private Concessions - Mombo

6 meerkat rating

At Mombo, the wildlife experience comes first and this is Botswana's best concession for it. This is not about luxury (though you'll find that here too!) but huge concentrations of plains game and their predators. The camp's reputation precedes it. You'll find all types around the dinner table, from those who saved for ten years to get there, to repeat guests visiting annually - united in the search for the ultimate safari.

Savute, Linyanti & Selinda - Duma Tau

5 meerkat rating

Duma Tau takes impressive to a whole new level. You'll find it perched on the edge of a lagoon between two well-worn elephant highways where lions, leopards and wild dogs abound. Aside from the big predators, there's plenty of plains game and a stunning diversity of habitats to keep you busy for days. Look out for the resident bush pig who'd found himself a girlfriend last time we visited!

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, National Park & Nxai Pan - Jack's Camp

5 meerkat rating

It's easy to picture the likes of Ernest Hemingway hanging out in this 1940's-style tented camp, bedecked with heavy brocades and an astonishing array of artefacts. Take advantage of the in-depth guiding to reveal layers of natural history from lion skulls to ancient stone tools. Explore the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans by quad bike, converse with the San Bushmen and meet the resident meerkats.

Central Kalahari - Camping in Deception Valley with a private guide

4 meerkat rating

Camping on a private mobile safari with Botswana's most experienced guides will get you the most from the Central Kalahari. It may cost a bit more, but it's worth it. Our favourites include Brent and Grant Reed - well-known birding and reptile specialists; Des Pretorius - one of the most experienced photographic guides or Johnny Ramsden and Thuto Moutloatse who know the Kalahari like the back of their hands. If you've got cash to burn then Roger Dugmore's your man, a real safari character with spades of knowledge providing an old-school bush adventure.

Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Hotel

4 meerkat rating

This colonial hotel is very aptly referred to as the Grand Old Dame of Victoria Falls. Take a step back in time and enjoy the old world charm of cool white buildings, high polished floors, quiet hallways and rolling lawns. Take high tea on the terrace for clear views across to the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the falls beyond.

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