Luxury Hotels & Safari Camps in Botswana

There is no need to compromise on luxury when deciding where to stay in the great wilderness that is Botswana; you may not find mega glamorous hotels, but many of the boutique camps and lodges ooze sophistication and style. Imagine a luxury safari camp with en suites and free standing bath tubs (perfect for relaxing in by candle light after a long day's safari, bliss). Alternatively and very popular in Bots, follow the seasonal migration with mobile camps, camping on the pans under the stars (tip: bring an eye mask for the moon-rays). Here are some of our suggestions of great places to stay:

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Shinde Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

On an island dotted with palm trees in the northern Okavango Delta, is the welcoming retreat of Shinde Camp. Set on the edge of a lagoon, the camp is surrounded by waterways which are home to a host of magnificent animals and bird life. Read more

Footsteps Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Footsteps Camp is located in a secluded part of the Okavango Delta. The camp’s three Meru-style tents are the perfect base from which to explore the wilderness on foot, discovering the wildlife and landscapes of Botswana. Read more

Duba Expedition Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The intimate Duba Expedition Camp sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta on a wooded island. The exclusive camp offers guests the ultimate opportunity for private wildlife sightings and provides the perfect backdrop for living in luxury in the wild. Read more

Linyanti Bush Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Linyanti Bush Camp is a small and intimate tented camp besides the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve bordering the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. Read more

Little Kwara Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Little Kwara Camp is situated on a tree-covered island in a private concession sharing a boundary with the Moremi Game Reserve. Read more

Lebala Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’ in Setswana and the scenery is dominated by vast plains with scattered palms and tree clumps backed by wooded savannah. Read more

Mombo Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Moremi Game Reserve, the area surrounding Mombo Camp is home to large concentrations of both plains game and predators. Read more

Motswiri Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Motswiri Camp is located in the world renowned Selinda Reserve, an area of over 120,000 acres of pristine African bush, and is a charming and comfortable base from which to explore this area. Read more

Pom Pom Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Located within the Matsebe concession in Botswana’s Okavango delta, Pom Pom Camp boasts a permanent lagoon surrounded by miles of reeds, where hippos are regular features. Read more

Selinda Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Selinda Camp is located along the banks of the Selinda Spillway, a wildlife haven in Botswana’s vast 320 000 acre Selinda Reserve. Read more

Vumbura Plains Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Located in the northern tip of the Okavango Delta, Vumbura Plains comes high in the style stakes, and is also home to a multitude of wildlife. Read more

Young Explorers Delta Safari Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The ultimate bush bonding experience, this ingenious safari adventure is specially designed to offer families the opportunity to discover the wonders of the African wilderness together. Read more

Zarafa Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Zarafa Camp is located on the fringes of Zibadianja Lagoon in northern Botswana’s 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve. Read more

Okavango Horse Safaris

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

An ancient quirk of geology caused the great Okavango River to run not to a lake or sea but into a vast inland delta that is an astonishing maze of papyrus-lined waterways, meadows and woodland, rich in wildlife and birds. Read more

Abu Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Named after a very special bull elephant, Abu Camp was the original base camp when Africa’s first elephant back safaris were pioneered in the Okavango Delta 17 years ago. Today, the camp is situated in a vast private reserve of 180,000 hectares and offers personal interactions with a herd of... Read more

Machaba Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Machaba Camp sits on the tree-lined banks of the Khwai River, in a game rich concession of the Delta, overlooking the famous Moremi Game Reserve. Read more

Selinda Explorers Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Selinda Explorers sits on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, which links the Okavango Delta with the ancient Linyanti and Kwando waterways, acting as a lifeline to animals migrating between these regions. Read more

Shinde Enclave

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Shinde Enclave has all the trappings of a luxury lodge, yet accommodates a maximum of just six guests meaning it can be all yours for the ultimate wilderness safari experience. Think private chef, waiter, housekeeper and experienced guide, of course. Read more

Little Vumbura

Botswana > Africa > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Raised on decks and nestled among ancient trees on a small island in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta, the intimate camp of Little Vumbura offers just what you’d expect from a classic Botswana safari: accessed only by boat, you’ll find canopied roofs, dinner by lantern-light and – most... Read more

Jack's Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

An oasis of comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari desert, Jack’s Camp is pitched on a low grassland knoll in an oasis of desert palms and Kalahari acacia, and is one of the original luxury camps in the area. Read more

San Camp

Botswana > Africa > The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Following a major revamp in 2011, San Camp has the art of pared down safari elegance down to a tee. Read more

Camp Kalahari

Botswana > Africa > The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Jack Bousfield, a legendary hunter and crocodile catcher, spent many years exploring the remoter parts of Botswana, and set up a camp on the ‘shores’ of the Makgadikgadi Saltpans. Now his son Ralph has created a camp here among the acacias and Mokolwane palms on Hyena Island, on the edge of the... Read more

Ride Makgadikgadi Pans

Botswana > Africa > The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Yes, yes, the Okavango Delta offers incredible scenery and extraordinary wildlife encounters, but there are other places to visit – and ride – in Botswana. Take the ancient and parched lunar expanse of the Makgadikgadi salt pans. Read more

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