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.
- Sundowner cruises in luxury custom built boats
- Opportunity to do night drives and walks
- with the biggest population of elephants in Chobe but also here at the elephant trust at Stanley's
- Spend a night under the stars in the wilderness
- Chobe National Park has the highest population of elephants in Africa
- Wildlife-rich reserve ideal for spotting the 'Big Five'
- Discover the waterways of the pristine Okavango Delta in a traditional Mokoro canoe
- Watch how the scenery changes as you pass through these beautiful areas
- Some of the best wildlife viewing is in the Hwange national park
- Your hotel is in a prime location to take in this amazing sight
- Spend two nights on the Chobe River watching game at your leisure
- Visit the highlights of Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Robben Island and the winelands
- Take a guided walk to view the falls or chose to see them by helicopter either way its an amazing sight
- Stay in the Okavango Delta for some prime wildlife viewing
The Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero has a prime location just above the Chobe River, and offers magnificent views over the floodplains. The lodge has 14 spacious guest cottages as well as one honeymoon suite, all with air-conditioning, a private garden and en suite bathrooms complete with both an indoor and outdoor shower. Guests can also choose to have a treatment in one of the only full spas in Botswan...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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