Botswana Safari Lodges
Our portfolio of Botswana safari lodges, ranges from classic, luxury and good value for you to explore.
Indicates: YZ star rating, how much we love this property
Indicates: YZ price guide, ranging from low value to high-end
Duba Plains Camp
Duba Plains Camp is an all-time favorite 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!
Wilderness Little Vumbura
Wilderness Little Vumbura is one of our favorite properties! It sits on its own private island, with a lovely location and a character that is tangible from the moment you arrive.
Offering both land- and water-based activities, this is a smashing little treehouse-style camp in a wildlife-rich region of the Okavango Delta!
Wilderness Chitabe is widely regarded as one of the Delta’s finest wildlife-viewing camps!
Wilderness Chitabe Lediba
Wilderness Chitabe Lediba is considered one of the best camps in the Okavango Delta! There’s a minimum age requirement of 13 years, but 6–12s may be accepted and all ages are welcome when the property is booked for exclusive use.
Wilderness Vumbura Plains
Wilderness Vumbura Plains is a really superb base from which to enjoy both land- and water-based Delta activities!
Wilderness Tubu Tree
We reckon Wilderness Tubu Tree is the finest property in the Okavango Delta’s Jao Reserve! There’s a minimum age requirement of 13 years, but 6–12s may be accepted and all ages are welcome when the property is booked for exclusive use.
Jao is one of the most luxurious safari camps in Africa! There’s a minimum age requirement of 13 years, but 6–12s may be accepted and all ages are welcome when the property is booked for exclusive use.
Wilderness Jacana is a stunning little camp offering both land- and water-based activities! There’s a minimum age requirement of 13 years, but 6–12s may be accepted and all ages are welcome when the property is booked for exclusive use.
A superb base from which to explore the North Delta region, rebuilt and refurbished to a very high standard in 2019.
Wilderness Abu is operated in association with Wilderness. Its purpose is to be a centre of excellence for elephant conservation, and to raise awareness of the challenges faced by this iconic species.
Stanley’s offers great game viewing, and as it provides a number of elephant experiences it’s particularly well suited to fans of the grey guys!
Pom Pom Camp
Pom Pom is an excellent option for travelers seeking a classic safari camp in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta!
Baines’ Camp is Sanctuary’s smallest camp and one of the plushest properties in the Okavango Delta! There’s a minimum age requirement of 6 years.
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
Nxabega offers a very luxurious base camp from which to enjoy a great range of activities in the South-Central Delta!
Slightly larger than the majority of camps and lodges in the Delta, Moremi Crossing offers good value for money and a friendly atmosphere!
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
This property is perfect for travelers seeking a luxurious base from which to enjoy an exciting range of activities in the Delta region! Children of all ages are welcome.
Xugana Island Lodge
Located in one of the Delta’s most spectacular areas, Xugana Island Lodge offers luxurious accommodation and a great range of activities!
This classic water camp offers less wildlife viewing than other properties in the Delta, but it really excels in terms of scenery!
There are no game drives at Delta Camp; game-viewing is conducted entirely on foot or in a mokoro.
A dream destination for horse riders, Macatoo offers comfortable accommodation and a lot of other activities too!
Kanana re-opened on 1st March 2019, after undergoing a significant refurbishment. This included an extension to the camp’s communal area and more than a few improvements to its guest accommodation!
If you are in search of good value in the Okavango, you've found it. Shinde is a great classic camp in an excellent private reserve and has a reasonable price!
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
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.
Belmond Khwai River Lodge
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.
Located in the wildlife-rich eastern region of the Delta, Machaba is a small and personal camp offering good value for money!
Sango Safari Camp
Sango provides a great traditional base camp from which to explore the wildlife-rich Khwai Private Reserve!
Nxamaseri Island Lodge
Nxamaseri Island Lodge is best known as a fishing lodge, but is also particularly good for birdlife, as there is a fantastic range of waterbirds here.
Wilderness Pelo is one of our favorite 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 Lediba is the latest offering from African Bush Camps, an owner-run company with a reputation for authentic and well-priced properties.
Wilderness Little Tubu
A smaller sibling of Wilderness Tubu, Wilderness Little Tubu is perhaps the most intimate camp in the most classic part of the Okavango Delta!
Wilderness Seba is perfect for children, with family rooms, a sandy beach, swimming pools and plenty of activities to teach them about the bush.
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge
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!
Gomoti Plains Camp in Botswana
Similar in style to sister camp Machaba, Gomoti Plains offers luxurious accommodation and an exciting assortment of activities!
Footsteps Camp is situated in the Shinde Concession, within the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta.
Wilderness Mombo is situated on the north-west tip of Chief’s Island, the largest island in the Okavango Delta.
Wilderness Little Mombo
This camp is one of the most expensive in Safari Africa – but we think it’s well worth it! Bigger sibling Wilderness Mombo and Wilderness Little Mombo are considered to be some of Botswana’s best properties. Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is a stylish camp located within the Moremi Game Reserve. If you are after a super-lux adventure, then definitely take a look at this property.
Okuti is a lovely little camp offering exceptionally 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 Safari Lodge
Xigera Safari Lodge is operated by Red Carnation Hotels, located in a private concession south-west of Chief's Island in northern Botswana.
This classic camp offers a superb base from which to head out and explore the Moremi Game Reserve on vehicle and boating safaris!
Wilderness King's Pool
Perfect for clients seeking a luxurious experience with a hint of adventure, Wilderness King’s Pool tends to attract a more mature clientele than the Linyanti’s rustic properties. It’s perfect for travelers who like their creature comforts on safari!
Wilderness DumaTau is simply spectacular. It boasts an extensive lagoon frontage with a cracking firepit, and if you are looking to push the boat out, this is a top choice.
Re-opened in June 2019, Selinda Camp offers a deluxe base from which to head out into the Selinda Reserve! Activities available include vehicle and walking safaris, tracking, and seasonal boat trips.
Intimate, unspoiled, and full of character, Zarafa is an exceptional property that does everything right with just four tents in the Selinda reserve. Staying here is a dream.
This camp is situated in one of our most popular regions, and it’s one of our favorite properties in the entire Linyanti region! A huge hit with clients hoping to get in on the action, its focus on safari brings out travelers’ thrill-seeking side.
Kwando Lagoon Camp
Located in one of the greatest reserves in Botswana, Lagoon is a high-quality base camp from which to explore Kwando! Focused on safari, nevertheless it has very comfortable guest tents and offers superb service standards.
A traditional-style thatch-and-canvas bushcamp, Wilderness Savuti is the best value option within the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve! It offers a great range of activities too.
Selinda Explorers Camp
A YZ favorite, this expedition-style camp is perfect for travelers seeking all sorts of adventures in the wildlife-rich Selinda Reserve! Children aged 10 years and older are welcome.
Ghoha Hills Camp
Ghoha Hills is set amongst the rocky terrain of western Chobe National Park. It is idyllically perched overlooking the wildlife-rich Savuti area.
Savute Under Canvas
This camp is of a very high standard, enabling guests to enjoy an adventurous safari in comfortable surroundings! Exceptionally good game viewing is guaranteed.
Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent lodge in Chobe National Park! The property offers high-quality accommodation and easy access to the park’s wealth of wildlife.
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Chobe Savanna is a classic safari lodge in a fabulous location for wildlife watching! The property offers great value for money too.
Savute Safari Lodge
Savute Safari Lodge offers good value along with a very enjoyable safari experience in the Savute area! Cultural experiences are available too.
Linyanti Bush Camp
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
Chobe Safari Lodge is much too large to be considered a lodge; it is more like a hotel with several different complexes.
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
This luxurious property is exceedingly well run! We tend to recommend Belmond Savute to travelers seeking a very comfortable stay in Chobe National Park.
A river cruise on the Zambezi Queen makes a refreshing contrast to the usual land-based safari. Aboard this houseboat, you can watch herds of elephant coming down for a swim while hippos harrumph on the bank and crocodiles bask in the sun!