BOTSWANA is all about the wildlife. Huge herds of game wander the plains, The Chobe National Park particularly remarkable for its 60,000 plus elephants, not to mention its predatory lions, leopards and cheetahs. Yet for a safari experience with a difference come to the Okavango Delta. This wetland paradise in the Kalahari Desert features swamps, islands, flood plains and reed beds; the most memorable way of viewing its incredible wildlife is by mokoro, a shallow dug-out canoe which glides around the waterways in total silence.
A supremely comfortable base from which to experience the incredibly varied habitats and wildlife of the Okavango Delta’s northern reaches. Vumbura Plains Camp lies in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and you’ll discover birds and big game here in abundance.
This luxurious Belmond ‘oasis’ offers a bird’s eye view of elephants in their natural habitat. Indeed, as it’s perched on the banks of the Savute Channel (now flowing again after 30 years) all the remarkable wildlife of the world-renowned Chobe National Park is right on your doorstep.
Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees on the southern tip of Chief’s Island, this intimate tented camp is a suitably authentic base from which to experience the wonders of the nearby Moremi Game Reserve - game drives, mokoro safaris and elephant interaction activities all show off the region’s plains-game and predators.
This classic wilderness camp is located in a private concession area on an island in the south-east Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve to the north and east. Guests are encouraged to feel at one with their breathtaking surroundings here, all the thatched-roof communal areas and Meru-style luxury-safari tents set on raised platforms overlooking the game-rich floodplains.
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