Duba Plains Camp is an all-time favourite of YZ. We have been big fans of this camp since its early days – and now that it has re-opened (in March 2017), we love it just as much as ever!
Situated in the private Vumbura Concession in the north of the Okavango Delta, stunning Little Vumbura is widely regarded as one of the Okavango’s finest small camps.
Kwetsani is located in the beautiful Jao Concession in the west of the Okavango Delta.
Chitabe Camp is widely regarded as one of Okavango’s finest game-viewing camps.
This a great little camp and very convenient for starting or finishing in the Delta. It is the sister camp to the nearby Chitabe and is located in the fantastic private Chitabe Reserve – one of our favourite all year round game drive areas.
Vumbura Plains Camp is located within the excellent Vumbura Concession in the northern Okavango Delta, regarded widely as one of Africa’s finest private reserves.
It’s a very close call, but we believe Tubu is the finest lodge in the Jao Reserve. It’s the atmosphere and character of camp that we love the most. There’s something about Tubu that reminds us of owner-run properties – a rarity in Botswana!
Jao Camp is located in the Jao Reserve, a private reserve that’s one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the entire Okavango Delta.
Jacana Camp is located in the Jao Reserve, a private reserve that’s one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the entire Delta.
Little Kwara Camp is an absolutely stunning Delta camp. The very high levels of guiding and genuine focus on safari combine with personal service and all the creature comforts you need.
Located in the Kwara Concession in the northern Okavango, Kwara is one of our favourite Delta camps.
Abu Camp is one of Africa’s best-known camps, offering the finest elephant-back safari on the planet.
Stanley’s Camp lies in Stanley’s Reserve, in the south of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Pom Pom offers excellent year round game-viewing, a wide range of activities and a camp that offers an air of adventure and a very reasonable price for a Botswana private reserve.
Baines’ Camp is located in the south of Botswana’s Okavango Delta within Stanley’s Reserve.
Nxabega Camp is located in the Nxabega Reserve in the south central section of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Moremi Crossing does not offer game drives, so game-viewing is limited to walking safaris, motorboat and mokoro trips.
This property is perfect for travellers seeking a luxurious base from which to enjoy an exciting range of activities in the Delta region! Children of all ages are welcome.
Xugana is a classic Okavango camp with walking and water activities rather than game drives.
Travellers do not come to Camp Okavango to see the Big Five, but more to enjoy the scenery and experience a stay in a water-based camp.
Gunn's Camp overlooks Chief's Island and borders the Moremi Game Reserve.
There are no game drives at Delta Camp; game-viewing is conducted entirely on foot or in a mokoro.
Macatoo is primarily a horse riding camp where guests can enjoy early morning safaris on horseback, cantering across the plains or splashing through lagoons in search of wildlife.
Kanana is a friendly camp that may not be quite as chic or smooth as many other camps in the Delta, but that is part of its appeal!
Shinde is a fabulous camp that combines a lovely setting, great game-viewing and very good food.
Eagle Island Lodge is surrounded by waterways and lagoons so most activities are water-based; conventional game drives can only take place when water levels are low.
Khwai River Lodge is very luxurious property, one of the largest lodges in the region and one that appeals to clients wishing a comfortable and secure game viewing environment.
Machaba is a small personal camp which offers great value and is situated in an area with excellent game-viewing throughout the year.
Recent reviews have been particularly positive about Sango's intimate atmosphere and excellent guiding.
Nxamaseri Lodge is best known as a fishing lodge, but is also particularly good for birdlife, as there is a fantastic range of waterbirds here.
Pelo is one of our favourite adventure camps in the Okavango. Run by one of Africa’s most experienced safari operators this camp offers great value in a park known for extremely high prices.
Khwai Tented Camp is completely eco-friendly; it uses solar power and has no permanent buildings so that it will leave no eco-footprint behind when it is dismantled.
Little Tubu is perhaps the most intimate camp in the most classic part of the Okavango Delta.
Seba Camp is perfect for children, with family rooms, a sandy beach, swimming pools and plenty of activities to teach them about the bush.
&Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is an intimate refuge sprawling along the banks of a seasonal lagoon. The focus here is not only wildlife viewing but also taking time out to relax in nature, relishing some spectacular scenery!
With sister property Xudum, these very small luxury lodges support the biodiverse land, maintaining a low impact on the beautiful wilderness around them. Both offer thrilling activities and truly sumptuous accommodation!
Oddballs’ Enclave is located on an islet just off Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta. The camp aims to pay homage to the golden days when going on a safari meant embarking on a big adventure!
Both properties (Oddballs' Enclave and Oddballs' Camp) are run by Footsteps in Africa, a company that provides superb safari experiences at reasonable cost, while minimising its impact on the environment and the local people.
Motswiri Camp has a lovely location, on the banks of the stunning Selinda Spillway. This is a very old watercourse that links the Okavango Delta and the drainage system of the Kwando-Linyanti River.
Gomoti Plains Camp opened in early 2017 and is located in a community run concession in the south-east of the Okavango Delta.
Footsteps Camp is situated in the Shinde Concession, within the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta.
Mombo Camp is situated on the north-west tip of Chief’s Island, the largest island in the Okavango Delta.
This camp is one of the most expensive in Safari Africa – but we think it’s well worth it! Bigger sibling Mombo Camp and Little Mombo are considered Botswana’s flagship properties. Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp reopened on 1 June 2016, following a lot of renovations since the beginning of the year!
Okuti Camp is a lovely little camp with good game-viewing throughout the year.
Re-launched in April 2018, Camp Moremi offers sumptuous accommodation and classic safari activities within the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve! Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
Xigera sits on a small island in a beautiful flooded area surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation.
Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) is located in Moremi Game Reserve, on the Khwai River banks of the Xakanaxa lagoon.
Kings Pool Camp is the flagship of the Kings Pool Concession and one of Africa’s most luxurious and expensive safari camps.
This is a great camp with access to game-driving areas as good as any other camp in the region.
Selinda is located within the 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve of the Linyanti region in northern Botswana.
Intimate, unspoiled, and full of character, Zarafa is one of our favourite camps anywhere.
Lebala Camp is in one of our most popular regions and one of our favourite camps in the entire Linyanti. It is a huge hit with clients wanting to get in on the action. Its focus on safari brings out the thrill-seeking side of people travelling here.
Kwando Lagoon Camp is in one of Botswana's greatest private reserves.
Savuti Camp has long been regarded as one of the finest small camps in Botswana.
A YZ favourite, this expedition-style camp is perfect for travellers seeking all sorts of adventures in the wildlife-rich Selinda Reserve! Children aged 10 years and older are welcome.
Ghoha Hills is set amongst the rocky terrain of western Chobe National Park. It is idyllically perched overlooking the wildlife-rich Savuti area.
This is a trip for the adventurous – exploring areas few people have visited, and sleeping overnight in impromptu fly camps.
People looking for Botswana’s finest and most luxurious accommodation may not wish to travel here. However, Muchenje offers very good value and very good game viewing. A great camp in our view!
Situated above the Chobe River in the Kasane area of northern Botswana, Chobe Chilwero is Chobe’s most luxurious property.
Chobe under Canvas, along with its sister camp Savute under Canvas, are very similar to the mobile camps of East Africa. They are both a very good choice for clients looking for adventure but still wanting their comfort.
This camp is of a very high standard, enabling guests to enjoy an adventurous safari in comfortable surroundings.
Chobe Game Lodge is not your average Botswana "safari lodge", but this property has year round phenomenal game and always delivers a wonderful wildlife experience.
The emphasis of Chobe Savanna Lodge is on relaxation – sipping a drink at the lodge bar while watching game pass by, or lounging in a boat, looking out for wildlife on the bank.
Safari Lodge offers good value along with a very enjoyable safari experience in the Savuti area.
Linyanti Bush Camp has excellent private game-viewing and offers a very good alternative to the better-known and more expensive options nearby.
Linyanti Ebony is an excellent choice for small groups wanting the exclusive use of a camp in a particularly good area for game-viewing.
Chobe Safari Lodge is much too large to be considered a lodge; it is more like a hotel with several different complexes.
There is no doubt that Savute Elephant Lodge is a luxurious lodge that is very well-run. However, some guests may feel that all its modern comforts detract from the safari experience.
A river cruise on the Zambezi Queen makes a refreshing contrast to the normal land-based safari. Watch herds of elephant come down for a swim while hippos harumph on the bank and crocodiles bask in the sun!
A stay on the Chobe Princess is a very special safari experience; guests can watch game on the banks while they cruise along the river.
Chobe Elephant Camp combines excellent game-viewing with comfortable accommodation at a very reasonable price.
Chobe Bush Lodge is one of the larger lodges in the Kasane area of Chobe. It offers great value and access to some of Africa's finest boating safaris.
A visit to Ichingo Chobe River Lodge combines particularly well with a couple of nights on the Ichobezi houseboat.
Ngoma Safari Lodge is the newest and most luxurious offering in the quietest part of the Chobe riverfront, offering fantastic views even from your bed.
It is operated by Footsteps in Africa, described as the largest circuit of independent properties in Botswana! It prides itself on providing reasonably priced and very rewarding safari experiences, while respecting the environment and local people.
Camp Linyanti is situated in the north-west region of Chobe National Park, nestling within riverine forests and overlooking the expansive waters of the Linyanti.
Jack’s Camp is one of the most famous camps in Africa. The green outer canvas of Jack’s Camp blends into the foliage of the palm island on which it sits, surrounded by the powder-white salty pans that characterise this area.
San Camp is run by Natural Selection a company of experts offering characterful safaris in Botswana.
Meno A Kwena sits on the Boteti River, the only source of water during the dry season.
Nxai Pan Camp is located within Botswana’s Nxai Pan National Park, just north of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
Camp Kalahari is owned by Natural Selection. Simpler in style than its sister camps, Camp Kalahari offers the same service and activities at a much lower price.
Leroo La Tau is a seasonal camp with game-viewing at its best between June and November, when the animals are attracted to the water in the Boteti River. Game-viewing here is unreliable for the remainder of the year.
Kalahari Plains Camp is located inside Central Kalahari National Park, some 25km from the infamous Deception Valley.
Tau Pan Camp is at its best during the wet season from December to April.
What makes Deception Valley unique is its relationship with the San bushmen. Interesting and informative walks with the local bushmen are a real highlight here.
Feline Fields is situated on a wooded island, within the remote north-west region of the Kalahari. It is owned and operated by Raphael and Marjan Real der Sarte, a husband-and-wife team with a passion for conservation.
Dinaka is the new version of Dinaka Safari Camp. It is situated in the Dinaka reserve, an area of 200 square kilometres within the north region of the Central Kalahari.
Qorokwe Camp is a brand new property in the south-east of the Okavango Delta! The name ‘Qorokwe’ means ‘the place where buffalo broke through the bush into the water’.
Letaka Safaris, a citizen-owned company, has been operating safaris across Botswana since October 2000. It offers mobile tented accommodation in some of the country’s most wildlife-rich areas.
Mashatu Lodge (Main Camp) is situated in the Mashatu Game Reserve, a wildlife-rich region of 29,000 hectares on the eastern border of the Kalahari desert.
Mashatu Tent Camp is situated in the Mashatu Game Reserve, an area on the Kalahari desert’s eastern border. The reserve covers approximately 29,000 hectares and is home to plenty of wildlife!
Splash Camp is situated in Kwara private reserve, within the beautiful Okavango Delta. Splash Camp looks like an excellent option for travellers seeking high-quality accommodation in the wildlife-rich Kwando area.
Duba Explorers Camp is situated in the Duba Plains Reserve, at the beating heart of the Okavango Delta. The property occupies a wooded island and boasts beautiful views across a lagoon.
YZ recommends this adventurous Khwai camp for travellers seeking classic safari activities in an area positively packed with wildlife! Children aged 6 years and over are welcome, and access for disabled people is available on request.
YZ recommends this camp for travellers seeking a thrilling range of activities in a very scenic area! Children aged 6 years and older are welcome, and youngsters aged 6–12 are permitted on activities at the discretion of your safari guide.
This family-friendly camp offers comfortable accommodation and a great range of activities within a wildlife-rich region. Children of all ages are welcome! The minimum age requirement for walking safaris is 16, but nature walks are available for all.
We recommend this camp to travellers seeking a comfortable base from which to explore the Delta’s wildlife-rich Santawani Concession! Children aged 6 years and older are welcome, but walks and mokoro rides are not available for under-11s.
This property provides a very comfortable base camp within a private concession in the Okavango Delta! The minimum age requirement is 6 years, with walks and mokoro rides not available for children aged under 11.