Khwai Leadwood Camp

Khwai Leadwood Camp Botswana Tented Room Exterior
Set within the Okavango Delta’s community-run Khwai Concession, this beautiful camp is tucked under the trees on the edge of the Khwai River. This river is all that separates the iconic Moremi Game Reserve and the concession, with hippos, elephants and even lions crossing over from time to time. Watching these animals manoeuvre through the water is an exceptional experience for even the most travelled safari veterans. The elegantly designed camp hosts six standard tents and one family unit, keeping in line with the intimate and exclusive wilderness experience. The new camp effortlessly bridges the gap between luxury accommodation and feeling like you’re in the great African outdoors. Woven baskets and beaded décor, along with modern elements, create an authentic contemporary African style. Read More...

Khwai Tented Camp

Khwai Tented Camp Moremi Relaxing
Khwai Tented Camp located on a beautiful site within this community-run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game reserve, on the banks of a lagoon flowing into the Khwai river, acts as a boundary between the reserve and the community area, offering visitors staying here several unique ways to experience Africa. Khwai Tented Camp has modern and spacious Serengeti-style tents, with stylish and comfortable interiors and private bathrooms with running water. The camp maintains a genuine safari camp feel. The camp comprises of 6 elegant tents perched on wooden decking overlooking the tranquil waters of the lagoon. The camp exudes the charm and aura of the old Africa in a new era, and provides a truly authentic African safari experience.

Besides the day-time drives which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe – guests at Khwai Tented Camp are able to explore nature after sunset with a night drive. This activity, along with the guided walking safaris, is not usually permitted in the National Parks or Game reserves and allows guests to get an up-close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and/or more elusive animals. Read More...

Linyanti Expeditions, Chobe Botswana

African Bush Camps Linyanti Expeditions Exterior
The true art of safari is waking up with the crisp dawn air to the sound of birds rejoicing. Enjoying a warm cup of coffee, anticipating what the day has to offer. It’s heading out into the wild, open plains on foot in search of new ground and thrilling interactions. In the fast-paced, man-made world we live in, there is a pull towards authentic and honest travel and experiences. We’re going back to our original ‘Bush Camps’ roots and introducing our newest expedition-style camp to Botswana, with Linyanti Expeditions. Our quest is to explore the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, with walking as the focus at Linyanti Expeditions, it’s the perfect way to learn about intricacies of the ecosystem. From amplifying the workings of the smallest creatures, to coming face-to-face with mighty beasts, your senses will be heightened. Mokoro and Game Drives are also on offer to experience different perspectives of the beautiful land. With only 6 tents, the camp has an intimate atmosphere, ensuring a personalized service for each guest. The main area has two canvas-covered hubs; a dining area with an exposed kitchen and an open lounge. Each room has en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and al fresco bucket showers. The wow factor in the rooms is the ‘star suite’. Each tent has a gazebo extension, where beds can be moved at night to give the experience of sleeping beneath a blanket of glimmering stars, immersing yourself in the wonders of the wilderness while still staying in the security of a mesh-enclosed area. Read More...

Linyanti Ebony Camp

African Bush Camps Linyanti Ebony Dinner
Even amongst the most discerning of travellers, the Linyanti Channel is fast becoming Botswana’s most sought-after wildlife haven. Nestled between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. At the core of this wildlife haven is Linyanti Ebony, this intimate camp is made up of just four tents with spectacular vistas of the surrounding wilderness. A unique place where you can embrace the “digital detox” and slip into the rhythm of an authentic and game-filled safari experience. The concession is known for its large populations of elephant and buffalo, which along with zebra, giraffe, sable, and the rare sitatunga antelope can be seen wandering along the waterways in front of the lodge. Hippo and crocodile can often be found in the surrounding marshes and at night, aardvark, leopard and civet come out of hiding. The area is also known for its prolific bird life which also includes a variety of raptors and owls. The game viewing here takes place in a variety of forms; 4×4 safari vehicles, walking safaris and guided mokoro excursions; allowing guests to explore as much of the area as possible. The camp is built on a raised deck, allowing for wonderful views over the marshes and lagoons. There is a main living and dining area and guests can dine outside, around the campfire if they wish. Read More...

Linyanti Bush Camp

African Bush Camps Linyanti Bush Camp Dinner
Linyanti Bush Camp is set within a private concession in a wilderness area of northern Botswana. This private concession allows guests a unique safari experience with phenomenal game viewing and fantastic service. Linyanti Bush Camp overlooks the endless vistas of the Linyanti marshes, where game frequently strolls past the lodge following the watery channels. Linyanti is a bird watchers paradise with hundreds of different species, both migrant and resident in the diverse habitats of the area. Beks Ndlovu is the owner of Linyanti Bush Camp. The Linyanti is well know for phenomenal game viewing: huge herds of buffalo and elephant move back and forth through the marshes. Regularly sighted predators include lion, leopard, cheetah and the rare wild dog. The camp itself has six comfortable tents, each with en suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water. The main tent is set on a raised deck overlooking the floodplains and marshes and there is also a dining area, small library and a small splash pool. Beks has over a decade of guiding experience in Zimbabwe and Botswana, and has been running his own camps across the two countries for a similar amount of time. Read More...

Zambezi Expeditions

African Bush Camps Zambezi Expeditions
The legendary Mana Pools is known for its wildlife rich flood plains and magnificent views of the Zambezi River, with the Zambezi Escarpment in Zambia as a dramatic backdrop to the scenery. The river boasts some of Africa’s most amazing tiger fishing and adventure canoeing safaris, creating the perfect combination of beauty and fun and making this World Heritage site a must-visit national park. Zambezi Expeditions offers one of the best ways to experience Mana Pools on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The 12-bed luxury mobile camp comprises of 6 twin bedded mini-meru style tents with en-suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets and al fresco bucket showers. The camp has a minimum stay of two nights for a minimum of two people and is the perfect combination to include with Kanga Camp for an overall riverside and inland experience.Activities include game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris, fishing and bird watching. The camp is set up before guests arrive in a favourite camping spot high on the bank of the mighty Zambezi River in Northern Zimbabwe. The camp is open from May to the end of October, the dry season in this area of the country, and over this period offers guests an authentic and exclusive safari experience in an unparalleled location. Read More...

Nyamatusi Camp & Mahogany, Mana Pools

Nyamatusi Mahogany Mana Pools
Set in one of the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, on the banks of one of the oldest rivers in the world, Nyamatusi allows guests to experience an authentic view of the old untouched Africa. Inspired by the traditional custodians of the land who respected the river as the source of life, the design of the camp subtly incorporates the element of water and pays homage to the astounding beauty of the mighty Zambezi River. Consisting of six luxury tented suites with uninterrupted views of the river and escarpment beyond, the camp inspires a feeling of remoteness. There is an abundance of game and birds dance on the breeze. Guests are able to spend their days walking in the footsteps of ancient explorers and following the tracks of elephant. Here, visitors can watch the drama of the wild play out before their eyes on game drives and canoeing safaris and marvel at the incredible sights and sounds of one of Africa’s last remaining wild frontiers. Read More...

Somalisa Acacia Camp

Somalisa Acacia Camp Pool
Somalisa Acacia comprises of 2 Family Units with inter-leading walkways between the parents and children’s rooms which are both en-suite, as well as 2 standard Sail Tents. Each tent includes gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an overhead fan for the hot summer days, as well as en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. All the simple but luxurious tents are on slightly raised decks, under the dappled canopy of a grove of Acacias on the western side of Somalisa. The camp enjoys its own private views of a small water hole, frequented by large herds of big game including buffalo, elephant, kudu, zebra, giraffe and lion. A small splash pool allows you to cool off during the heat of the day. Activities on offer are game drives and walking excursions with the camp’s professional guides. Most of the activities are in the Somalisa private concession but with easy access to other parts of Hwange National Park. On special request Somalisa Acacia can be booked in conjunction with Somalisa Camp to cater for larger groups of up to 20 people. A private guide and tour leader facility is available on special request. Read More...

Somalisa Expeditions

Somalisa Expeditions Hwange National Park
Somalisa Expeditions exudes adventure and brings you face to face with Africa’s giants. Sit in your armchair and let nature venture to you. Somalisa Expeditions is a place of bonfires, where stories and laughter are shared and where the striking African sky evolves from a bright orange blaze, with silhouetted acacia trees on the horizon, to the twilight of the night sky. The camp captures the feel of the original safari adventurers and the first tented camps of the early 20 century for a unique and romantic safari experience. Various activities are offered, including guided hikes, pre-arranged village visits in a private vehicle. Hwange’s famously populous elephants meander past Somalisa Expeditions at all hours of the day, drinking from the nearby waterholes and having mud baths in front of the raised deck where you are able to photograph and observe them in their natural habitat. Watch how the babies pick up speed the minute they scent the water, trotting along excitedly while the adults keep watch and bring up the rear (the adults also form a protective phalanx around the little ones as they drink, keeping them safe from lurking predators). Somalisa Expeditions consists of six Meru-style tents, each built on a wooden platform with en suite bathrooms and exceptional views of the Zimbabwean bush from their private verandas. Read More...

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp Hwange National Park
Tucked away on an Acacia Island along the edge of an ancient seasonal floodplain, Somalisa Tented Camp offers gorgeous views and authentic bush elegance. Far from the madding crowd, the camp is built on a split-level wooden deck overlooking the famous Kennedy vlei line. Remote and romantic, there are only seven customised tents, each with a private viewing deck, luxurious en suite bathroom and a lounge area with a glass wood-burning fireplace for chilly nights. Somalisa, and her smaller, more family-friendly sister-camp Somalisa Acacia, are set back to back on an island of large shady acacia trees in a private concession in the heart of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Somalisa Tented Camp is the perfect place to take in the beauty of Hwange National Park, and to find inspiration and rejuvenation in the heart of the African wilderness. Built around an elephant drinking hole, the camp is visited frequently by these gentle giants as well as other wildlife, offering an ‘armchair’ safari experience for those who happen to be in the camp’s pool or relaxing on the deck overlooking the watering hole. Somalisa is a leading eco-friendly lodge, and the timeless elegance of this classic safari lodge is complemented with sustainable features that include solar-powered energy and a water recycling plant. Read More...

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge Lake Kariba Pool
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge boasts one of Africa’s finest wilderness locations with an elevated position on a range of remote hills overlooking the vastness of Lake Kariba. Bumi is situated near the North Eastern border of the Matusadona National Park and is easily accessible by light aircraft and boat, allowing you to be swiftly transported into paradise without the stress of a long journey.The safari lodge has a total of 10 rooms, all with views over Lake Kariba. All rooms have balconies and uninhibited views over Lake Kariba. There are garden rooms available too, reserved for guides and tour leaders, with slated terraces, set a little way back. Taking centre stage is the beautiful infinity pool that seems to blend endlessly into the lake horizon. The pool is surrounded by intimate wine and dining terraces on different levels. The lodge interiors have been beautifully finished in a fusion of contemporary western and African styles.Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is situated on an extensive wildlife conservation area. Bumi Hills is home to lion, leopard, big herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as a multitude of different plains game. Guests can indulge in superb fishing in the lake waters surrounding the safari lodge with bream and the fighting tiger fish in abundance. Birding and cultural experiences (with the rich local Tonga culture) also abound. Read More...

Kanga Camp

Kanga Camp Mana Pools
Situated within a private concession in Mana Pools National Park, Kanga Camp is a completely untouched wilderness paradise. Set in the remote inlands of the Kanga Pan, Kanga Camp offers an unspoiled and authentic safari experience away from the traditional riverside camps of Mana Pools National Park. Apart from the Zambezi River many miles away, Kanga Pan is a sole source of water in dry season, making it an absolute haven for Zimbabwe wildlife, bringing them right to your doorstep. This intimate, six tented camp, is set back from the Zambezi away from the more visited Zambezi riverbank and offers a fantastic, different safari experience to the national park itself. African Bush Camps is owned by the celebrated Zimbabwean guide Beks Ndlovu, himself a veteran of many years spent guiding in the area. At Kanga, Beks has created a safari experience which focuses on a private safari experience where tracking animals on foot with the highly qualified guides is a special experience. This area of Zimbabwe is very hard to access during the rainy season as the dry riverbeds fill with rain water flowing from the escarpments. As a result, Kanga Camp is only open in the shoulder and dry seasons from April through to the end of October. Read More...