Botswana


OKAVANGO DELTA

Mombo Camp

    

    

  

  

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Mombo Camp, on Mombo Island just off the northern tip of Chief’s Island, is built under large shady trees and overlooks a wonderful floodplain teeming with wildlife. Accommodation comprises nine spacious tents raised off the ground, all built to maximise the vistas over the plains. The tent interiors are elegantly furnished with polished parquet floors, complete with an outdoor thatched sala – an ideal vantage from which to watch passing game. Bathrooms are en-suite, with indoor and outdoor showers.

The main living and dining area is under thatch and there is a boma for traditional dinners, small library and a plunge pool to relax in the heat of the day. Large concentrations of plains game often occur in front of camp and guests may view a variety of animals without even leaving the veranda. Informative game drives explore the savannah and floodplain mosaics of Chief’s Island with prolific wildlife-viewing opportunities.

Unique Selling Points:

  • Arguably the best big game viewing in all of Africa
  • Bountiful hunting ground for large prides of lion and leopard
  • A sumptuous and luxurious camp in the midst of the Delta

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Vumbura Plains

  

  

 

 

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Vumbura plains is situated in the northern Okavango Delta, on a wooded island in the same region as its sister camp Little Vumbura Camp. The camp is made up of two separate seven-roomed satellite camps. Each camp has its own elevated dining lounge and bar areas beautifully tucked away under a shady canopy of indigenous trees. The raised positions allow for spectacular views across the flood
plains.

The main areas of the camp are dotted with comfy sofa’s and idiosyncratic objets d’art. Each of the en-suite rooms are unique in contemporary design and have been created to maximize the use of natural light, wood and space. Relax in your generous bedroom, sunken lounge, sala, outdoor shower or private plunge pool. If you are travelling as a family, why not utilize the family suite, which have private decks linking the two separate rooms.

Activities are plentiful at Vumbura plains; game viewing can be done numerous ways, either an open vehicle, along the water in a mokoro or a by foot on a game walk. If you would prefer to spend the day fishing try your hand at the seasonal catch-and-release.
Birding is fantastic and a definite must for all bird lovers. Or if you would prefer to have a bash at the cultural aspect why not have a cultural tour to Gunotsogo (additional cost). For the real indulgence why not have a massage under the African sky?

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Duba Plains

  

  

 

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Duba Plains Camp is one of the most remote camps in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Located on a tree-covered island in a 30 000-hectare concession known as the Kwedi Reserve, Duba Plains Camp is a small, intimate camp renowned for its unrivalled access to the titanic struggle for survival between lion and buffalo.

Accommodation at Duba Plains Camp consists of six roomy tents with en-suite bathrooms, outside showers and verandas with panoramic vistas of the Okavango Delta floodplains. The thatched lounge, dining and bar areas are raised along with the pool on wooden platforms to better appreciate the breathtaking views.

A luxury African safari at Duba Plains Camp starts by tracking down one of the enormous buffalo herds to see whether the lions are on the prowl.

But Duba Plains Camp has more to offer than just lion and buffalo, with herds of elephant feeding on the islands and hippo wading out into the deeper channels. Tsessebe and blue wildebeest dot the plains, while red lechwe are found on the fringe of the wetter floodplains. Spotted hyaena can also be seen in their own age-old conflict with the lions.

Bird life is abundant and impressive in the Okavango Delta, with Rosy-throated Longclaw, Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane often sighted.

Duba Plains Camp offers a variety of activities including day and night game drives, often tracking the buffalo herd around the concession, and leisurely nature walks. Boat cruises are dependent on the seasonal water levels in the Duba area.

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Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

  

  

  

  

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A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Known as “the river that never finds the sea”, crystal clear channels spread over the thirstlands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, while honey badgers can be seen in broad daylight. Tall termite mounds are homes for families of dwarf and banded mongoose. Experience the delicate details of the glistening waterways on a mokoro (dugout canoe) ride, where iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers live in the papyrus-lined banks.

Surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge lies deep within an exclusive 25 000 hectare (62 000 acre) wildlife concession. The nine playfully crafted split-level safari suites, boasting handsome tones of chocolate and ebony, feature large bathtubs and romantic al fresco showers. Each suite also boasts a lofty hideout with magnificent Delta views and a private plunge pool. Innovative design details, featuring artful recycling of everyday objects, have been used throughout, and all timber work is rough-hewn and chunky. The multi-layered guest areas boast dramatic decks with 180° views of the surrounding wilderness, yet remain discreetly within the tree line. These spaces are designed in such a way to make the guest experience more intimate, with inviting plump sofas ideal for total relaxation. The overall atmosphere is one of earthy glamour. Botswana basketware is used throughout, and playful accents celebrate Delta icons. A signature &Beyond interactive kitchen completes the overall experience. The well-stocked Safari Shop showcases chic safari gear, African art and jewelry.

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SELINDA CONCESSION

Zarafa Camp

  

  

  

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Zarafa Camp overlooks the Zibadianja Lagoon – the source of the world-famous Savute Channel. Zarafa Camp evokes a sense of old-style safari with its four large, luxuriously appointed double or twin ‘marquis style’ tents. Hosting a maximum of eight guests, the emphasis at Zarafa Camp is on offering a personalised and private experience to guests – perfect for those who favour a more intimate experience or those who prefer the entire camp for their own, exclusive use.

Accommodation at Zarafa Camp consists of spacious tents with verandas, positioned under cool and shady trees with breathtaking vistas of the Zibidianja Lagoon. A large bedroom, en-suite bathroom, featuring a copper bath and both indoor and outdoor showers, are standard.

The main area at Zarafa Camp is furnished in the same ‘campaign’ style as the tents and evokes the traditional safari ambiance of the turn of the 20th century. Lounge and dining facilities may be enjoyed under canvas or on the full-length deck shaded by giant broad-leafed trees.

Activities at Zarafa Camp are flexible to suit guests’ particular interests and include morning, afternoon and night game drives with experienced professional guides in custom-built 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers. Short guided nature walks from camp are encouraged, to introduce guests to some of Africa’s less prominent wildlife. Guests can relax in camp and enjoy a massage too.

Zarafa Camp boasts all of the Chobe wildlife, with a varied bird and mammal community. Abundant plains game can be found here including lechwe, kudu, buffalo, zebra and giraffe. It is also a predator-rich reserve including cheetah, wild dog, lion, and leopard. The massive herds of elephant are another highlight while a wide variety of birds – some 300 or more – can be seen.

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