5. Qorokwe Camp, Botswana
With its grand opening scheduled for this December, Qorokwe Camp has already sparked a lot of interest. Launched under the immaculate banner of Wilderness Safaris’ Botswana portfolio, the camp will provide outstanding game viewing in the high-density area of the Okavango Delta. Bordering the renowned Moremi Game Reserve but based in its own exclusive concession, Qorokwe will have eight tented suites and one spacious family unit with its own splash pool.
The camp’s magnificent main area, comprising an open-plan dining space, lounge, and bar, is the focal point and features raised views over the lagoon out of its glass side wall. Each tented suite is also elevated, about two metres off the ground, and oozes elegance with its Afro-chic interiors and freestanding bathtubs placed close to the window – you can soak and sightsee at the same time.
All safari activities here will be led by highly experienced guides and include game drives, walks, mokoro excursions, and boat trips. Guests can look forward to seeing a wide range of wildlife – lion, leopard, wild dog, hyena, and high concentrations of herbivores such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and antelopes. The birdlife is equally impressive, with more than 400 species recorded. Among the specials of the region are black-breasted snake eagle, pink-throated longclaw, and the delightful Pel’s fishing owl.
Opening: Qorokwe Camp is expected to welcome its first guests in December 2017.*