Botswana is a landlocked nation in Southern Africa, home to some of the most pristine and diverse wildlife habitats on the continent. From the lush wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the arid plains of the Kalahari Desert, Botswana offers a range of experiences for the discerning traveler who wants to enjoy a luxury safari in style.
Here are the nine best places to go on a luxury safari in Botswana, where you can encounter astonishing wildlife, explore stunning landscapes, and indulge in world-class service and comfort.
1. Sanctuary Baines’ Camp
Located on the edge of the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is a boutique lodge with only five suites, each with a private deck and a star bath.
The camp offers an intimate and exclusive safari experience, with activities such as game drives, mokoro excursions, walking safaris, and elephant interactions. You can also enjoy a romantic dinner on your deck or a massage in your room.
2. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
Perched on a hill overlooking the Chobe River and the floodplains of Chobe National Park, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious retreat with 15 spacious cottages, each with a private garden and a plunge pool.
The lodge offers unparalleled views of the wildlife spectacle that unfolds below, especially during the dry season when elephants congregate by the thousands. You can enjoy game drives, boat cruises, fishing trips, and sundowner cocktails on the river.
3. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp
Nestled in a grove of ebony trees on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is a classic tented camp with 10 canvas suites, each with a wooden deck and a hammock. The camp offers a variety of activities, including game drives, mokoro excursions, walking safaris, and helicopter flights.
You can also join an unforgettable elephant interaction program, where you can meet and walk with three semi-habituated elephants. This is an ideal luxury Botswana safari.
4. Wilderness Mombo Camp
Situated on Chief’s Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Wilderness Mombo Camp is one of the most renowned safari lodges in Africa, offering unrivaled game viewing and luxury. The camp has nine spacious tents, each with a private deck and a plunge pool.
The camp overlooks a floodplain that attracts large numbers of predators and prey, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, zebras, and giraffes. You can enjoy game drives and birdwatching in this wildlife paradise.
5. Wilderness DumaTau Camp
Located on the banks of the Linyanti River in a private concession bordering Chobe National Park, Wilderness DumaTau Camp is a stylish and eco-friendly lodge with 10 tented suites, each with a private deck and an outdoor shower.
The camp offers spectacular views of the river and its wildlife inhabitants, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and birds. You can enjoy game drives, boat cruises, night drives, walking safaris, and star beds.
6. Wilderness Kalahari Plains Camp
Set in the remote Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Wilderness Kalahari Plains Camp is a unique lodge that blends into the desert landscape. The camp has 10 canvas units, each with a rooftop deck where you can sleep under the stars.
The camp offers an authentic safari experience in one of the largest reserves in Africa, where you can see wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, meerkats, oryxes, springboks, and ostriches. You can enjoy game drives, walking safaris, and cultural visits to the local San Bushmen.
7. Abercrombie & Kent Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Located on a private island in the Okavango Delta, Abercrombie & Kent Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is a luxurious lodge that combines elegance and adventure. The lodge has 12 spacious tents, each with a private deck and an outdoor shower.
The lodge offers stunning views of the delta and its wildlife, including elephants, leopards, hippos, and birds. You can enjoy game drives, mokoro safaris, helicopter flights, and fishing trips.
8. Abercrombie & Kent Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
Located on the banks of the Savute Channel in Chobe National Park, Abercrombie & Kent Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is a sophisticated lodge that offers a front-row seat to the drama of the Savute. The lodge has 12 elegant tents, each with a private deck and an outdoor shower.
The lodge overlooks the Savute Channel, which attracts large numbers of elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, and zebras. You can enjoy game drives, star gazing, birding safaris, and spa treatments.
9. Abercrombie & Kent Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Located on the edge of a forest overlooking the Khwai River in a private concession bordering Moremi Game Reserve, Abercrombie & Kent Belmond Khwai River Lodge is a luxurious lodge that blends in with the natural surroundings.
The lodge has 14 spacious tents, each with a private deck and a hammock. The lodge offers panoramic views of the river and its wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, and birds. You can enjoy game drives, night drives, walking safaris, and cultural visits to a local village.
These are the nine best places to go on a luxury safari in Botswana, where you can experience the beauty and diversity of this amazing country. Whether you want to see the largest elephant population in Africa, witness the spectacle of the zebra migration, or explore the mysteries of the Savute Channel, Botswana has something for everyone.
Book your luxury safari in Botswana with Sanctuary Retreats or Wilderness Safaris and enjoy an unforgettable adventure in one of the most pristine wildlife destinations in Africa.