Mababe Concession, Botswana

Wilderness Mokete

Pioneering minimalist safari camp

Unmatched wildlife sightings in the Mababe wetlands

Set between three of Botswana’s most renowned safari destinations; the Okavango Delta, Linyanti and Chobe National Park, Wilderness Mokete is surrounded by the abundant wildlife of the Mababe wetlands. Built to leave the smallest environmental impact, Wilderness Mokete strives to conserve one of our planet’s last remaining pristine wildlife areas. 

The first and only one of its kind, Wilderness Mokete will be a limited edition camp which is only available to book for two years, beginning in September 2023, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a select few. The camp is stylish, minimalist and pioneering in its design with specialist slide-away roofs that reveal the neverending sea of stars at night. The tented rooms and social areas are open to the natural world with no walls but instead cleverly designed panels that stretch away from the tent, creating shaded areas and a distinctive aesthetic. There are just nine tents, accommodating 18 guests, and as the only camp in 50,000 hectares of grasslands, marsh and forest, the experience is utterly exclusive. Despite the remote location, Wilderness Mokete offers impressive facilities; guests can enjoy the bar and restaurant and also the refreshing outdoor swimming pool. All rooms have en suite bathrooms (that come with privacy screens), a verandah, electrical outlets and internet access. 

The activities at camp encourage guests to try new experiences; take full-day game drives, go on night drives, enjoy a bush lunch with zebras and elephants for company, spend time in the sunken hide, go on birdwatching bushwalks to spot some of Africa’s rarest birds and then sip your sundowner over the uninterrupted views of greatest expanse of grasslands in Botswana.



9 tents


Swimming pool

Solar powered and sustainably designed

Lounge area

Game drives

Nature walks

Sunken hide

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Places to combine Wilderness Mokete with


Wilderness DumaTau
With uninterrupted views over Osprey Lagoon, and a fantastic vantage point from which to watch the areas mega-herds of elephants, Wilderness DumaTau and nearby Wilderness Little DumaTau are perfectly located for making the most of your stay in the 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. They’re 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. Wilderness Safaris have constructed both camps to give maximum comfort and offer guests a large array of facilities. In addition to the in-tent cooling systems, you’ll discover that the central Osprey Retreat which sits between the two camps boasts a 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. Large decks, plunge pools and awnings are attached to each of Wilderness Duma Tau’s eight tented suites as well as at the four at Wilderness Little DumaTau. The Wilderness 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 wildlife corridors of wilderness,  like those within the vast Linyanti Wildlife Reserve – especially for the African elephant and wild dog that cover extensive ground. Staying at Wilderness DumaTau offers you easy access to the Linyanti floodplain as well as the Savuti Channel, in fact, it’s 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 hyena 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).  
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A Vumburu Plains safari camp bedroom with a view of the plains and natural surroundings

Okavango Delta

Wilderness 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. 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.