The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s last remaining wilderness sanctuaries, with over 15,000 square kilometres of grassland, water channels and lagoons. It is listed as one of the seven wonders of Africa and as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Moemi Game Reserve and several other private wildlife concessions protect the Okavango Delta. The delta is rich in flora and fauna with over 500 birds recorded and an abundance of mammals. Huge numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo, zebra and giraffe can be found in the delta. With so many game species present the delta is also home to a large number of predators, including lion, African wild dog, and leopard. Exploring the Okavango Delta on foot, from the air, on a game drive or even in a traditional Mokoro (canoe) is a highlight of any visit to Botswana.
Xobega Island Camp
The Xobega Island Camp is based on a small island in the Okavango Delta only accessible by boat. The island is unfenced and elephants and hippos walk around the island, offering a unique experience in an extraordinarily wild location. The luxurious safari tents are located amongst the trees and lush green vegetation. The island is a bird lover’s paradise, where many species can be spotted from your private veranda. You don’t have to think about meals or activities as they are all included in your stay. Safaris with Xobega Island Camp are special as they are all from the water, allowing you to get up close and personal with the local hippos, bird life and elephants. Red lechwe are also seen around the water. Children over 12 are welcome at Xobega Island Camp.
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp offers the ultimate Botswana wilderness experience. The eight traditional safari tents are all en-suite and individually furnished with an authentic African decor. Each tent has its own wooden veranda where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery from your hammock. All meals, beverages and a transfer from the airport are included in your stay, as well as game drives, walking safaris and canoeing. For an additional cost you can also book an elephant interaction or a helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta! Children over 12 are welcome at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp.
Sanctuary Baines’ Camp
If you are looking for a more luxurious accommodation, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is the place for you. A beautiful accommodation and, with its sky beds and star baths on your private deck, a romantic oasis. The ceiling fans create a cooling breeze in your suite. If you want to, your bed can be wheeled out onto your private deck for a night under the stars, while you overlook the water where hippos are often spotted. The camp is built above the permanent water of the Boro River. The swimming pool provides the perfect place to relax and watch the local wildlife. At this accommodation meals, beverages and a transfer from the airport are also included, as well as the game drives, walking safaris and a canoe trip. At an additional cost you can also book your elephant interaction or helicopter flight here. Children over 12 are welcome at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp.
Thamalakane Lodge is 3-star lodge on the banks of the Thamalakane River. The lodge lies 19 km from Maun enroute to the Moremi Game Reserve. The stone chalets of the lodge are all ensuite and lie in the shade of the adjacent forest. In the summer guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool. Sundown is a spectacular sight from the lodge, the sun sets in the river which makes for a beautiful spectacle. At the restaurant guests can enjoy a tasteful meal with the river in the background. Children of all ages are welcome at the Thamalakane Lodge.