Landlocked and covered mostly by arid Kalahari desert, it's one of Mother Nature's most brilliant paradoxes that sees luxury Botswana holidays play host to the remarkable phenomenon of the Okavango Delta, a wondrous wetland that receives its waters from rainfall over 1,000 kilometres away and sustains a huge diversity of flora and fauna.
In the north-east, the Chobe and Linyanti Reserves are renowned for their predators and large concentrations of game. Tourism has been designed very deliberately as high quality, low volume, in order to create a sustainable luxury holiday industry while preserving the environment. The result; an exceptional safari experience.
Where to stay in Botswana
In the north of the country you’ll find its most luxurious new offering in the shape of the Zarafa Dhow Suites; located in the Selinda Reserve with their own private swimming pool, private chef, guide and game vehicle.
If one-off experiences are what you’re looking for on your African safari then Abu Camp is for you. Riding and walking with an elephant herd and sleeping out under the night sky on a ‘Star Bed’ are just some of the incredible activities you can take part in here.
If witnessing the mightiest of Africa’s wildlife - the lion - is what you’re hoping to see on your tour of Africa, then Duba Plains is the luxurious setting for you to base yourself. Located in a remote region with a strong conservation ethos, it’s renowned for its excellent sightings of the creatures. Belmond Eagle Island Lodge offers guests a helicopter permanently on site for wilderness exploring by air and the unique location of being set deep within the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta.
Gliding along the Chobe River, the Zambezi Queen offers guests luxury, comfort and access to some of the most amazing views in the world. The five-star boat features 14 suites, each with air-conditioning and a private balcony for enjoying the breath-taking views. Other suite features include en suite bathrooms (shower only), toiletries, gowns, hairdryer and electronic safe. Your itinerary on this ...
This luxury lodge is perched on the Savute Channel in the heart of Chobe National Park, known as the ‘elephant capital of the world’, making this the perfect location for wildlife-spotting in Botswana. The lodge has 12 luxury tented rooms all on raised wooden platforms, each with an en suite bathroom, four-poster bed with mosquito netting and discreet air-conditioning. Each room boasts its own ...
On its own private concession, Khwai River Lodge, A Belmond Safari, Botswana borders the Moremi Game Reserve, affording guests the opportunity to take part in night drives as well as guided safari walks. The Moremi Game Reserve and the floodplains around the Khwai River are famed for having excellent wildlife viewing year-round, and the Lodge can also arrange water and 4x4 game drives, depending...
The only Relais and Châteaux lodge in Botswana, Zarafa Camp has taken eco-friendly principles to the next level, using railway sleepers for flooring and furniture made from the mahogany washed up in the 2005 tsunami. The camp also has a solar farm which provides electricity, as well as a bio-gas plant that recycles waste into usable gas. Water is treated through a UV filtration system eliminating ...
The Makgadikgadi Salt pans make for a different experience to your expected Botswana trip as the landscape is very dry and resembles a moon’s landscape. The vast landscape allows for a different variety of game with different migratory patterns; this area is also home to indigenous bushmen and meerkats. Choose to explore the area by either quad bike or horse back. The camp consists of just 10 ca...
With 11 luxury tents (two of which are family tents) Ghoha Hills camp accommodates 26 guests, making for a truly intimate setting and special place to spend your holiday. The tents each have their own private decks to enjoy the superb views over the Ghoha plains. The eco-lodge is solar powered and fully committed to lowering its carbon footprint. Each of the luxury rooms has an en suite bathroo...
This reserve is well known for its superb year-round game viewing, including big cats. The lodge offers game drives as well as motor-boat safaris, and the area is also a birdwatcher’s paradise with regular sightings of heron and storks in the breeding season. If you're looking for wildlife during your premier Botswana holiday, then Okuti camp is for you. The camp was refurbished in 2014, and ...
With a design inspired by the beautiful water lily, &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is the definition of relaxation and wellness. All nine tented suites have their own plunge pools, indoor and outdoor showers and air-conditioning. The lodge is set in 670,000 acres of private concession land within the Okavango Delta, allowing for walking activities as well as horseback safari excursions. Bird-...
The lodge’s rebuild has brought contemporary amenities and luxuries alongside sensitive construction that reflects the stunning natural surroundings. The Delta is one of the world’s largest inland waterways, an oasis of life in the Kalahari Desert. As you can well imagine, the heli-tour of the delta from the camp is an awe-inspiring experience that offers the opportunity for fantastic photographs...
Situated on its own 22,500-hectare private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, this newly re-built eco-friendly lodge offers more than just an amazing game experience. Staying here you will instantly see why this lodge has won awards for its design, made from local eco-friendly material and inspired by the rare pangolin. Each of the 12 suites boast all the luxury amenities that you wo...
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