WE LOVE BOTSWANA. FOR US IT’S AFRICA'S ULTIMATE SAFARI DESTINATION, WHERE LUXURY TOURISM MEETS A REFRESHING ATTITUDE TO CONSERVATION – IN FACT 40 PERCENT OF THE LAND IS RESERVES
dramatic Kalahari landscapes make for a truly fascinating journey,
whether you visit the vast salt pans, deserts or – our particular favourite – the
beautiful Okavango Delta. Ideally you'd, fly into Maun, then take a charter flight
to Mombo Camp in
the Moremi Reserve.
is one of the best spots in the Okavango, at the northern tip of Chief’s Island
overlooking the open floodplain with its enormous concentrations of wildlife
(lions especially). The game drives here are brilliant, and you’ll more than
likely see everything from elephants
and buffalo to the big cats.
But if you think that’s special, it gets even better than that!
Next stop is Jao Camp in
the heart of the Delta. It’s remote – one of the beauties of Botswana is its
lack of other tourists – and here you’ll really see what makes this area
unique. Jao is surrounded by all sorts of habitats from waterways to
grasslands; and if you go in the winter months most of the game viewing is water-based.
This is when the Okavango really comes to life. It’s the
world’s largest inland river delta, its crystal-clear waters soaking
away into the Kalahari (that’s why it’s called ‘the Jewel of the Kalahari’);
and one of the very best ways to see its abundant animal and bird life is by mokoro
traditional dugout canoe. It really does give you a
completely different perspective!
The final stage of our journey is equally special, but
for different reasons; if you love elephants, Kings
Pool Camp is the place for you! Located in
the vast Linyanti private concession in Northern Botswana’s Chobe
National Park, this area has Africa’s largest
concentration of Pachyderms, with herds sometimes 400-strong. Of course, with
cruises on the river and the lagoon attracting all
manner of wildlife there’s a lot more to see besides;
but when they come grazing right into your camp, it’s the elephants you’ll