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Our Botswana Accommodation Recommendations
Mombo Camp$$$$$One of the most famous camps in all of Africa, Mombo rightly deserves its reputation due to its remarkable game viewing experience coupled the service and luxury of the camp. Rebuilt in 2018, the camp is made up of nine very spacious and elegantly appointed tents, each built on a raised platform giving fantastic views across the plains. Most of the original material was used. Set in a thicket of giant mangosteen and fig trees, the eight suites boast sweeping views out over the floodplain which attracts a large number of animals. Each suite has a sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, plunge pool and wrap-around veranda. Enjoy watching the passing wildlife and panoramic sunsets from your ‘sala’. Head to the main communal area where you’ll find a small library and a plunge pool to relax during the afternoons. Enjoy delicious meals in the dining area that overlooks the plains. The camp is committed to conservation, with much of the power provided by a solar farm and a portion of your rates go towards their preservation projects.
DumaTau$$$$$With uninterrupted views over Osprey Lagoon, and a fantastic vantage point from which to watch the areas mega-herds of elephants, DumaTau and nearby Little DumaTau are perfectly located for making the most of your stay in Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Each spacious tented guest suite has been positioned to offer great views whether you’re relaxing on your deck, or cooling off in your plunge pool. You’ll also find the tents include spot-cooling meaning you can find respite from the hot afternoons indoors. Spend time investigating the ‘curiosity boxes’ you’ll find mounted on the walls in your room and the drawers filled with fascinating artefacts and information the main shared area. They are a great way to learn more about the area’s wildlife and rich history. Look out for unique elephant and wild dog art in the rooms and library made from reclaimed snare wire. The rebuild has also allowed Wilderness Safaris to vastly improve the comfort and facilities in the new camps. In addition to the in-tent cooling systems, you’ll discover that the central Osprey Retreat which sits between the two camps boasts and pool, drink and snack counter and a Safari Boutique area, offering you more space to mingle with your fellow guests if you choose to do so. The upgrade has also seen the decks extended, plunge pools added and awnings erected at each of Duma Tau’s eight tented suites as well as at the four at Little DumaTau. The DumaTau team continues to focus on the sustainability of wildlife corridors, as they have done since 1997. They believe that it is more vital than ever to protect large, connected, natural tracts of wilderness like those within the vast Linyanti Wildlife Reserve – especially for the African elephant and wild dog that cover extensive ground. Staying at DumaTau offers you easy access to the Linyanti floodplain as well as the Savuti Channel, in fact, it is the only concession from which you can access both. The region has all the habitat diversity to make it a haven for wildlife, and is well-known for its elephant concentrations as they congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months. General wildlife viewing is excellent year round including impala, wildebeest, red lechwe, Burchell’s zebra, giraffe, Cape buffalo, chacma baboon, vervet monkey, and warthog. Predator sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena are good. As well as day and night game drives, you can explore on nature walks or take to the water on motorboats or the river barge (depending on water levels).
Vumbura Plains$$$$$Botswana’s mesmerizing Okavango Delta is now brighter than ever with the newly transformed (as of 2022) Vumbura Plains. Nestled in a large private concession of 60,000 hectares in the far north of the Delta, the camp is enveloped in some of the most incredible landscapes, home to some of the best wildlife encounters in the area. The 60 000-hectare Vumbura Plains Private Wilderness Area is leased from five villages, through the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), a partnership that spans 20 successful years of impactful conservation tourism in the region. Inside, the camp celebrates its sense of place and culture, with design elements that pay homage to its wonderful setting with patterns, textures and colours bringing nature inside. Rooms at the lodge are amongst the biggest in the delta, all open plan, with a sunken seating area, private shaded deck and swimming pool outside as well as indoor and outdoor showers. There is an amazing sense of space here, in keeping with the wide-open plains that the rooms face onto. The rooms are open on three sides (with netting) giving a feeling of being closer to the nature and wildlife whilst still remaining is absolute comfort. The local connections continue throughout the camp experience.The menu celebrates seasonal produce sourced directly from local farmers, suppliers and artisans. Activities here are a mixture of game drives and water activities which will vary according to the level of the water and the time of the year. You will find day and night drives, walks and mekoro (dugout canoes) activities, with hot-air ballooning – from April to September each year – as well as scenic helicopter flights, making Vumbura an exclusive destination for the discerning adventure-seeker.
Botswana’s incredible natural beauty coupled with a national focus on conservation makes for an exceptional safari experience. From desert to delta you’ll experience abundant flora and fauna, meet inspiring people and fall in love with this landlocked country.
- Wander through flourishing greenery and witness incredible life in the Okavango Delta.
- Get up close to a spectacular array of animals, birds and much more in the heart of the Kalahari Desert.
- Track animals with the Bushmen or camp out under the stars on the Makgadikgadi Pans.
- Spot large predators roaming the lagoons of the Linyanti
- Experience real adventure on your private mobile safari expedition
Venture across a tangle of rugged tracks, crossing over fossilised river valleys, expansive stretches of grasslands and rusted-red savannahs in search of animal sightings. Around dusty bends, in the thick of foliage and splashing through basins, elephants, hippos, wild dogs, zebras, wildebeest and more can be discovered.
To truly uncover the highlights of Botswana, we’ll create a tailor-made safari trip, helping you choose between the wide variety of lodges and luxury tented camps here, finding the perfect mix of game viewing, locations and activities for you.
Luxury safari lodges in Botswana
There are many incredible places to stay in Botswana. Here are some of our favourites, handpicked by our travel designers:
- The sumptuous Mombo in the Okavango Delta
- Luxurious Jao Camp nestled in a private concession
- An unrivalled wilderness experience at DumaTau
- Beautifully elegant Savute Elephant Lodge
- The palatial King’s Pool Camp overlooking the Linyanti River
See the best of Botswana on a private safari with Jacada Travel. Our Africa experts, with decades of experience between them, will create a memorable journey to witness some of the most incredible landscapes and wildlife spectacles on the planet.
Providing you with excellent safari guides, exquisite fine dining and the best accommodation in one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world, Jacada can plan the perfect trip to Botswana for you. With your interests in mind, we’ll select the best safari camps and lodges to avoid the crowds and enjoy the most astounding wildlife encounters.
Get inspired by browsing through some of our favourite example trips below, and call one of our expert Botswana Travel Designers to start planning the journey of a lifetime.
One of my favourite memories of Botswana was listening to the amazing sounds of the Okavango Delta at night. There’s something quite magical in listening to that abundance of nature and wildlife whilst safely relaxing in the comfort of the lodge.
Our Top Botswana Trip Suggestions
Where to go
Need to Know
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Pula is the local currency
Gaborone is the capital city
Seswaa is Botswana's national dish
When to go
June through to October are the best game viewing months as the climate is very dry and the water begins to recede, making the animals congregate in smaller areas. However, the temperature during October can be very hot.
Our trip to Botswana was our 2nd trip done through Jacada and it was as well planned and full of excitement as our trip to Ecuador/Galapagos. All the lodges we stayed at were awesome and all the transfers between them were very smooth. Jody and Angela at Jacada were always very helpful and responsive in the planning stages and got…
As usual Jacada did really well in organising our holiday. All the camps and wildlife was good and very comfortable. All the guides were very knowledgeable.
We booked an African safari through Jacada Travel and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I was very impressed with how warmly we were treated by everyone we encountered at each lodge, tour, and transport company you used. The tour and safari guides were all so knowledgeable and genuinely eager to tell their stories of the the fabulous…
Jacada planned for our adult family a trip of a lifetime to Africa! From stepping off our flight to waving goodbye after security they assisted us in every way. The Lodges, Hotels and Camps the Jacada representative Jody helped us select were over the top, beyond our expectations. We started and ended in SA with the bulk of our trip…
Jacada planned the most memorable trip our family has taken. In Botswana, the camps were each unique and special. They planned a variety of terrains so we could have different experiences with each stop. The service, hospitality, and food was outstanding. The guides were beyond amazing at finding animals. Wouldn't have changed anything! Every future trip will be compared to…