We have been dying to share Botswana’s beauty with the world and so have recently partnered with destinations that we believe showcase the best of Botswana’s wilderness splendour and wildlife.
Botswana is immense; from the rolling Kalahari desert to the vastness of the Makgadikgadi salt pans; to Chobe in the east boasting incredible game viewing, to Linyanti and Selinda where the Kalahari sands become split into a patchwork of channels also teeming with wildlife; there is so much to explore.
Botswana, despite its incredible reputation as a premier wildlife destination, remains an untouched wilderness of unbelievable diversity and these camps represent the epitome of discerning luxury eco-tourism and authentic conservation, they are the absolute ultimate of Botswana Safaris.
Partnering with Wilderness Safaris In the Okavango, we offer Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp, which embody the pinnacle of safari excellence. They offer exclusive privacy, capacious luxury and some of the best game viewing in Africa while being trailblazers in ecotourism. Vumbura Plains is an earthy, colourful and elegant water-based camp in the north east of the Okavango Delta. Jao Camp is a sophisticated Okavango Island dreamland of impossible luxury, intelligent design and exquisite beauty.
Great Plains Conservation, co-founded by Dereck and Beverly Joubert – world-famous wildlife filmmakers and conservation pioneers have also partnered with Iconic Africa, with their “simplistic” luxury destinations, designed for the discerning traveller looking for complete immersion in the wilderness. Great Plains properties include the following: Duba Plains, a remote gem in the northern most reaches of the Okavango – only accessible by light aircraft. Selinda Camp, in the Selinda Game Reserve, which rests on the banks of the Selinda spillway. Selinda Explorers Camp, which offers ultimate wilderness immersion in the luxury of the famous 19th century explorers. Zarafa Camp, Relais & Chateaux luxury set on the banks of the awe-inspiring Zibadianja lagoon – a source of the Selinda Spillway and Zarafa Dhow Suites host just four guests in two spacious suites separated by a gorgeously appointed lounge and dining area.
Game Drive at Duba Plains
Zebra Crossing at Selinda Camp
Selinda Explorers Camp
A sunset at Zarafa Camp
Whether you are a hopeless romantic, a dedicated wilderness fanatic or just wanting to see the Big Five… Botswana has something special for you and it is most definitely worthy of a place on your bucketlist.
If you are wanting to learn more about African safaris, maybe read our blog post about the difference between game reserves and national parks.