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  • Jen and Gary travelled on honeymoon to Zambia and BotswanaWe absolutely LOVED Old Mondoro. We were the only guests there the first 2 nights- what a magical experience! Kayla and Jason (managers) are so personable and attentive. Seb and Levy were our guides and were incredible knowledgeable and we didn’t realize how great we had it with them. We also loved the diversity of activities there. Footsteps was a phenomenal experience. OP (guide) was a delight to be with. We were the only people there. He mentioned they only book one group at a time (up to 6 people) so a very private, personal experience.

    Thank you again for all your guidance, recommendations and patience in answering my millions of questions from safety to tipping to activities. You made our honeymoon magical and unforgettable. This trip exceeded my high expectations. We are completely in love with Africa. We are trying to figure out when to go back. Most likely won’t be for a few years, but when we do decide, you will be the first person we call so you can help arrange a magical trip again.Jen and Gary travelled on honeymoon to Zambia and Botswana

    Jen and Gary travelled on honeymoon to Zambia and Botswana

Botswana

Accommodation

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