From desert to delta, there are few countries that offer such natural diversity as Botswana. Botswana is the crème de la crème of safari. Arguably Africa’s best wildlife in the most exclusive private reserves on the continent means only one thing; some of the world’s most luxurious lodges.
Dubbed the ultimate safari destination, Botswana is a paradise for travellers wanting to experience the true essence of an African safari. From exciting activities to unforgettable experiences, Botswana has it all.
Here is a little guide to our favourite picks for your Botswana safari in 2019 (courtesy of africanodyssey.com); opinions formed from over 20 years of visiting and revisiting the best camps on the continent means we have the inside scoop on the top lodges to make your safari experience truly out of this world.
Mombo Camp, The Okavango Delta
Regarded by most as the finest safari camp in the whole of Africa, Mombo Camp is truly exceptional. The wildlife surrounding the camp means there is almost no need to go on a game drive at all – BUT of course, you must go on game drives! But once you get back to the unrivalled luxury of the camp, the wildlife does not stop, creating one of the most stimulating holiday experiences in the world.
With only four rooms, Zarafa offers a very unique safari experience in Linyanti’s Selinda Reserve. Aside from the extremely personal and intimate atmosphere of the camp, the camp’s surroundings is teeming with life as animals flock to the Zibadianja Lagoon just opposite the veranda. There are not many places better positioned in Africa for sipping a Gin and Tonic whilst looking out onto the ever-changing bush television.
Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans
For first-time safari goer’s seeking a truly quirky experience, or for safari connoisseurs looking for a camp like no other they have visited in Africa, it has to be Jack’s Camp. The attention to detail throughout every aspect of your stay here is truly incredible. It is not a camp placed for big game sightings and an action-packed safari but for those who seek adventure in one of the starkest environments on the planet.
Vumbura Plains, The Okavango Delta
Vumbura Plains is appealing in so many ways. Located in the watery Okavango Delta, there are few better locations in the world of African safari camps. Aside from the unbeatable safari experience it offers, the rooms are so spacious you really feel as though you are in your own little home away from home. For a luxury safari experience in the best wildlife viewing areas in the world, Vumbura is an exceptional choice.
Duma Tau, Linyanti
Duma Tau offers a luxurious watery retreat which neatly weaves itself into the mouth of the Linyanti, making the most of its exceptional location. Enjoy drinks out on the over water deck and feel truly immersed in the magic of the action-packed Okavango Delta. It also has the resident two Elephant bulls, Bob and George, which means you will never be short of in-camp entertainment whilst eating your breakfast, dinner or soaking in the sunset with a cold drink in hand. A top pick for an Okavango adventure.