Sanctuary Stanley's Camp

  • Located under a large ebony tree in the south of the Okavango Delta
  • A classic tented safari camp with eight rooms
  • Fantastic interaction with elephants
  • Activities include day and night game drives, walking and mokoro
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Stanley’s Camp lies in Stanley’s Reserve, in the south of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Stanley’s Camp is situated beautifully, under ebony and sausage trees. This is a relatively high-specification camp owned by Sanctuary Lodges and it’s slightly more affordable than the other lodges in this Reserve.

It is easily accessible, just a 10-minute flight from the main airport at Maun, and is set in a private concession in the Okavango Delta.

It’s a classic tented safari camp with eight rooms. The design of the rooms, with their antique furniture and decking areas complete with hammocks, supposedly harks back to the explorers’ and colonialists’ haunts of the nineteenth century. The lounge area and dining area are open sided, affording incredible views over the floodplains in front of the camp. There’s a small swimming pool, a library and a curio shop.

Activities include game drives at day and at night, as well as walking safari and mokoro. However, Stanley’s Camp has something even more special to offer – its interaction with elephants. Guests have the opportunity to walk through the reserve with a trio of orphaned elephants. This is one of the finest elephant experiences available in Africa, and in our view the major reason to consider this camp.

The rains come late in this area, with floods often not arriving until July. The game viewing is good – while guests lounge by the swimming pool, they can watch giraffes and other plains animals cross the floodplain. There are even several active hyena dens around the camp!

"This fairly small tented camp offers good game viewing (not brilliant) but has the major advantage of an exceptional elephant experience in the reserve. It is a unique property due to this fact alone, but there are better game locations if game viewing is your priority."

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