Jao Camp, Okavango Delta

Jao Camp Pool
Jao Camp is a luxury safari lodge in the heart of the Okavango Delta. With just nine superior thatched cottages, each with its own veranda, Jao Camp is the perfect destination for excellent game viewing and a uniquely sophisticated safari experience. Located on a remote island in the Okavango Delta, Jao prides itself on exclusivity and first-class game viewing opportunities. The nine thatched tented cottages are individually handcrafted and built under a canopy of shady trees, raised off the ground to enhance the wonderful views that surround the camp. Spacious open rooms with rolltop baths add a feeling of romance and Jao is a justifiably popular destination for honeymooners. Aside from game drives, activities include massage treatments from the full-time resident therapist, relaxation in the two plunge pools, fishing, walking and game viewing by boat or mokoro (traditional dugout canoe). During an unusually high flood season, game drives begin by boating out to a nearby Hunda Island where the vehicles are waiting, and the drive begins from there. Huge herds of red lechwe can be seen, followed by their primary predator – prides of lion. Other game typical of Botswana include elephant, buffalo, leopard, tsessebe, zebra and wildebeest, hippo and crocodile. Many bird species are resident such as Meyer’s Parrot, African Harrier Hawk, Black egret, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Malachite Kingfisher, Hamerkop and Black Crake being some of the avian treasures found at Jao Camp. Read More...

Bisate Lodge

Wilderness Safari's Bisate Lodge in Rwanda
Bisate Lodge in Rwanda rests in a natural amphitheatre formed by a long-dormant volcano. Architecturally designed and decorated to pay homage to Rwandan traditions and culture, the lodge is the perfect combination of contemporary luxury and authentic heritage. Located just a short drive from Volcanoes National Park’s entrance, Bisate Lodge is ideal for guests wanting to embark on once-in-a-lifetime gorilla and monkey treks or guided hikes. Natural history tours should also be on the list of things to do involving a visit to Dian Fossey’s grave and research centre as well as local museum. Rwanda is also renowned for its coffee beans – be sure to embark on a delectable coffee tastings or explore the culture and community on a guided walk. Intimate yet generous accommodation takes the form of six Forest Villas, each with striking views of three ancient volcanoes. Beautiful, domed bedrooms come alive with richly decorated interiors while the reception space is aglow with warmth from a central fireplace. Each villa has been designed to maximise the comfort and experience of its guest whilst upholding high environmental and cultural principles, adding to its individuality. Read More...

Magashi Camp

Magashi Camp Akagera
Magashi Camp is situated in the productive and phenomenally diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, overlooking beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga. Six spacious and airy tents offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga, while Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, pool, and expansive viewing deck with a convivial fire pit. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture. Akagera comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains – and is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles as well as well as the rare sitatunga and more than 520 bird species. Teeming with plains game, Akagera now also boasts a healthy population of lion, which were reintroduced into the park in 2015 after a 20-year absence, as well as black rhino which were reintroduced in 2017. Magashi – the only exclusive-use area in Akagera – also harbours a good density of leopard. Read More...

Serra Cafema Camp

Serra Cafema Camp Main Area
Set under verdant trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa. Guests can truly disconnect, unwind and relax to the sound of rushing water, and explore one of the driest deserts in the world. Respectful interaction with the semi-nomadic Himba community, fascinating nature walks, boating (water levels permitting), and low-impact guided quad-bike excursions complete the experience. Serra Cafema is a camp located in the extreme northwest of Namibia and is probably the most remote camp in Southern Africa. The camp is located just inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast meaning that the cool winds that blow from the Atlantic help to keep the camp cool, even in summer.  The eight chalets are set on elevated decks and crafted in wood, canvas and thatch to create a unique camp that is at one with its surroundings and celebrates the culture of the Himba people. The Ozonganda (Herero, meaning “main area”) affords spectacular views over the Kunene River. We have a mutually-beneficial partnership with the Marienfluss Conservancy, which is owned primarily by the Himba people, the benefits of which include lease fees, employment and skills transfer. Read More...

Chikwenya Camp

Chikwenya Camp Pool
Part of the Wilderness Safaris collection, the luxury Chikwenya Camp is based in the game rich Mana Pools National Park with ten spacious tents overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and the great Rift Valley escarpment. Wilderness Safaris are well known for their fantastic guiding, service, and beautiful camps in some of the worlds best wildlife locations throughout Africa, Chikwenya Camp is no exception to this. This seasonal camp is located in the world renowned Mana Pools National Park, which offers incredible elephant sightings, great numbers of predators, as well as some of the worlds best walking safari opportunities. Chikwenya Camp has ten spacious and luxuriously furnished tents overlooking the flood plains and the flowing waters of the mighty Zambezi River. The tents stand on low wooden decks with pine walkways linking them to the main areas which include a lounge, bar area, swimming pool and deck. With families in mind, there is also two family units available. Activities offered include game drives and walks, boat cruises, night drives, bird watching and fishing on the Zambezi for the world famous tiger fish. All activities are done with excellent experienced guides who are experts on the flora and fauna of the area Read More...

DumaTau Camp

Duma Tau Exterior
DumaTau is located in the private Linyanti Game Reserve on the western boundary of Botswana’s legendary Chobe National Park, home to thousands of Kalahari elephants. Run entirely on solar energy, the intimate 10-tent safari camp is set under a shady grove of mangosteen trees overlooking Osprey lagoon. With the source of the Savuti Channel nearby, game viewing along this animal-rich waterway is outstanding. Elephants congregate in large herds during winter (June to October) and during these dry months plains game such as sable and roan antelope also traverse the lush Linyanti. A small but well-designed camp, DumaTau will appeal to safari-goers who want excellent food, comfortable accommodation and the chance to see spectacular wildlife encounters. DumaTau runs entirely on solar power and has been built from sustainable timber sources with water-conscious waste removal to lighten its ecological impact as much as possible. In addition to incredible sighting that can include pangolins, honey badgers, wild dogs and fish eagles, DumaTau offers activities like fishing, canoeing, swimming and relaxing at the fire pit located at the end of the private jetty. Read More...

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Hoanib Skeleton Coast campfire
In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, with gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. Game drives explore this isolated area, moving along the riverbed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted animals can be found; in camp the research centre provides even more insights. The unforgiving Skeleton Coast, with its shipwreck remains and noisy colonies of Cape fur seals, is accessed either by a fascinating drive or scenic flight, depending on the weather. Eight large en-suite tents and the main area and pool look out over a wide, rugged valley that slopes down to the almost-always dry Hoanib River. Fully solar powered, Hoanib Skeleton Coast is a joint venture with the neighbouring conservancies of Anabeb, Torra and Sesfontein, and hosts researchers committed to conserving desert-adapted lion, brown hyaena and more. The main area flows beautifully into the surrounding desert and looks out onto a thriving waterhole. Hoanib has plenty of areas to unwind, with a lounge, bar area, dining room, library, fire pit and a pool where you can cool off after a day in the desert. On longer stays guests spend an unforgettable day flying out to the windswept coast over the dunes, visiting the shipwrecks and seal colonies that the Skeleton Coast is famed for. Read More...

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp Pool
Chitabe Camp is one of the best game viewing camps in the Okavango Delta. Situated between 2 major river systems, the Gomoti to the east and the Santantadibe to the west, its huge diversity of habitats is unique in that they all lie in such close proximity.Chitabe is a luxurious eight-roomed tented camp offering game drives and walks in this pristine area – Built on one of the most beautiful islands in the Okavango Delta, the camp’s situation is bordered on three sides by the Moremi Game Reserve. The marvellous Okavango Delta comprises open floodplains, waterways, marshlands, dry acacia and mopane woodlands, riverine areas and open grasslands. The wildlife in this breathtaking mix of the Okavango Delta is as diverse as it is prolific: from elephant to impala and lion to wild dog.Chitabe Camp also has two elevated platforms located in the reserve, one of which is within walking distance from the camp. Guests can experience a “sleep out” in the Okavango Delta under the stars in full comfort and safety. Read More...

Mombo Camp

Mombo Camp Pool
One of the more luxurious camps in Botswana, Mombo has just nine beautifully appointed tented rooms overlooking a floodplain in the Okavango Delta, surrounded by some of Botswana’s best game in a totally pristine area. Mombo Camp is situated on Mombo Island, adjoining the northern tip of Chief’s Island, within the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. The game in this area is incredible – the sheer numbers and variety of wildlife all year round defy description. Mombo Camp is the Africa only seen in documentaries: from elephant to buffalo to tiny steenbok, vast herds of herbivores are trailed by numerous predators on the hunt! The camp’s nine luxuriously furnished tents are raised high off the ground and adjoined by wooden walkways. This allows game to wander freely through the camp while at the same time enabling guests to maintain a safe distance. One often finds that animals take refuge under the rooms, making for some interesting night-time noises. Each beautifully designed tented suite has its own entrance, sitting room with a bar, separate bedroom and bathroom areas with a dressing area, indoor and outdoor showers, double vanity and a separate toilet. Read More...

Kings Pool Luxury Camp

It may be trite to say it but Kings Pool Camp is genuinely worthy of royalty. This plush camp is located on the private Linyanti Game Reserve – one of the most pristine and least-visited areas in all of Botswana where you have exclusive access to three million hectares of untrammelled wilderness that includes the incredible Savute Channel. The unsurpassed accommodation overlooks Kings Pool Lagoon and the Linyanti River where game thrives and predators such as lions, African wild dogs and hyenas are spotted regularly. With two-thirds of the channel falling within the reserve and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip just across the river, this bountiful area offers discerning travellers a slice of Africa at her best. In addition to dawn, dusk and evening game drives in a roofless 4×4, guests at Kings Pool Camp can enjoy river cruises on the Victorian-inspired barge and seclude themselves in two different hides – one sunk below ground next to a waterhole – to get the best possible encounters with game. To help preserve the environment, the entire camp runs off solar power only, and the walkways between the nine luxurious tents have been raised to allow smaller game complete access. Read More...

Little Mombo Camp

Little Mombo Camp Okavango Delta
Rebuilt in 2018, Little Mombo is a celebration of our conservation purpose, including the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project that takes place here. It combines luxury and service excellence with a celebration of the amazing natural splendour that is the Mombo Concession. With just three tents tucked away on the other side of the same island, Little Mombo is a smaller, more intimate version of its sister camp.. Built under a shady canopy of jackalberry and sausage trees, overlooking a floodplain regularly visited by herds of herbivores (and their predators), the camp has its own facilities, including a dining area, boma, kitchen, lounge and pool, while being connected to Mombo via a raised boardwalk. Each beautifully designed tented suite has its own entrance, sitting room with a bar, separate bedroom and bathroom areas with a dressing area, indoor and outdoor showers, double vanity and a separate toilet. Each private deck boasts a private plunge pool and swing bed that overlooks the Delta. Mombo Island is surrounded by open floodplains and the camp itself is largely built in and around the shade of some large mangosteen, ebony and fig trees – overlooking a wonderful floodplain teeming with game. A plunge pool on the main deck makes a great place to relax in the heat of the day. Read More...

Abu Camp

Abu Camp Botswana Mokoro
Set in a 500,000 acre private concession of the Okavango Delta, Abu Camp lies at the heart of a pristine wilderness and is surrounded by the open floodplains, island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels that make this part of Botswana unique. The stars of the show, however, are the members of Abu’s resident elephant herd. Interact with these gentle giants as you walk or ride with them and then spend time feeding, bathing or even swimming with them. Elephants are reflected everywhere at the spectacularly stylish Abu Camp, from charming ornaments placed at the tubs to carved elephants on the dinner tabe, but there’s plenty of the real stuff out there too. Get close to the area’s abundant wildlife on dawn or late afternoon game drives, a perfect way to maximise your photographic opportunities. A guided nature walk or silent mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) ride through the channels will bring the smaller delights of Africa to your attention. For guests under 17, there are the many delights of the Bush Buddy programme, which is overseen by a trained member of staff and includes age-appropriate activities, menus and gifts. Read More...