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  • Dear Rob: What a trip! Your planning was perfect and its execution was nearly flawless. We were particularly impressed with the system which seamlessly passed us from one service provider to the next without a single hitch. The Islands of Siankaba was delightful, the management attentive and hospitable, the experience, helicopter flights, elephant rides etc., thrilling. Ntwala wasn’t quite as luxurious as the Dorchester, but it was not far off that mark. Sandibe was the perfect combination of tranquility and excitement. Our guide, Tschabo, was terrific. Lebala was the prize. Not necessarily because of the accommodations, which were just adequate; not because of the food, which was ample and delicious; not because of the staff whose unfailing kindness and good humor were constant. But rather for our guide: Dux Mareja. I don’t know what kind fate put him in charge of our little group, but it was a godsend. In short, it was a marvelous trip, and we thank you profusely.

    Dean, Lynn, Ben and Chris travelled to Zambia and Botswana



Accommodation Options in Botswana

The vast majority of safari camps and lodges within Botswana are tented, varying considerably in style and degrees of luxury. At the luxury end of the market, ‘tents’ are often set into permanent wooden structures with thatch roofs and huge private decks, backed up by five star furnishings, bath tubs with views out over the bush, and in some cases, air-conditioning and private plunge pools. However, there is also a wide range of more modest tented camps and lodges where location, atmosphere and the ‘close to nature’ experience still triumph over comfort and facilities! For the adventurous, there are well-organised but simple ‘fly-camping’ or ‘adventure camping’ options, usually associated with affordable overland camping safaris or specific walking, mekoro or horse-riding trails.

However, not all camp and lodges in Botswana are tented, and there are a limited number of safari hotels or solid-structure lodges throughout the key safari regions, most notably in and around the Chobe National Park.

You might also wish to consider the option of taking a traditional luxury mobile tented safari, either privately or on a scheduled small group departure. Whichever you choose, these safaris always offer a first class tented experience and a genuine bush safari. Although these safaris are unable to visit any of the private concessions, there are many wonderful regions where they are able to operate.

Many of Botswana’s permanent camps are located on private concessions which are usually only accessible by air. They offer a very exclusive safari experience for a very restricted number of guests.

Please find below a variety of individual properties and safari options available in Botswana, listed by accommodation style and where appropriate, by region. Simply click on the name to visit the property website. To learn more about the individual accommodation styles, please visit our ‘Accommodation on Safari’ section off our home page. Please contact us for up to date information and opinions on all properties, or for suggestions for your trip.

Tented Safari Lodges - Makgadikgadi Pans

Safari Lodges - Central Kalahari

Safari Lodges - Okavango Delta, Savuti, Tuli Block