In the second in our series of African Safari articles articles we look at a range of stylish options for luxury safari tents in Botswana, ideal places to see the huge variety of wild animals incuding lions in Africa.
Zarafa Camp – Okavango
This exclusive luxury tented camp in the Okavango offers just four vast suites with views of the lagoon beyond. The suites come complete with copper roll top baths and huge sitting rooms designed to put the comfort back in comfortable! The beds are four posters, naturally, and the fact the camp has only four suites make it an unbelievably exclusive wildlife experience. The reserve also offers a vast area of land which is virtually unexplored.
San Camp – Makgadikgadi Pans
San Camp is one of the best camps in Africa. It is only open from April to October and offers cool white Moroccan style tents set into remote doum palms on the vast Makgadikgadi Pans. The furnishings are antique and grand and your tent is so far from your neighbours that you feel as if you have your own little piece of Africa. The area itself is also fascinating as the birthplace of early man, and a host of different species you won't see in the Okavango.
Stanley's Camp – Okavango
This camp is a little more simple but set in such a wild and beautiful location that it deserves a mention. This is a true tented camp with all the comforts including a hammock on your verandah and a large comfy bed.
Jack's Camp – Makgadikgadi Pans
This luxury tented camp is the original sister camp to San Camp and is world famous for being one of the most extraordinary places to stay in the world. The camp is fraught with history of the Bousfield family and has a wonderful museum, which shows artefacts from early explorations of Botswana, and discoveries of stone age tools and bones. The camp tents themselves are opulent, with lavish red interiors and opulent dÃ©cor.
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Never mind ‘I had a farm in Africa’; how about ‘I stayed in a luxury tent in Africa’? Wouldn’t mind entertaining Robert Redford in one of these 😉
What a lovely photos! I never was very keen on safaris but… I’ll think about it now!
I’ve created a traveling blog myself if you’d like to check it out, the first stop was Canterbury 😉
Thanks for stopping by Alicia and glad you’re having a rethink about safaris. Good luck with you new blog 🙂
What luxury! Looks like a very comfortable way to see the wildlife of Africa. Think I’d like Stanley’s Camp for its simplicity and the name would make me feel more like an explorer …
It’s good that there are different types of tent to suit different tastes (and I assume budgets.) I like the look of Zarafa Camp – very colonial and elegant, tho they all look gorgeous!
What nice Luxury Safari Tents. Thanks posting this. Great article. keep it up… We want more like this article.
Yes, there do look nice don’t they! And don’t worry, we have more article on Africa Safaris coming up.
As a fellow South African and loving safaris these are amazing and to stay in one of these and only have the animals sounds and scenery to fall asleep too is my idea of heaven.
It sounds absolutely magical Sandra – how lucky to be able to get close to it all like this. We stayed in a ‘posh hut’ in South Africa years ago which was great but a safari tent must be the ultimate Africa experience
Staying in the luxury safari will never be complete for me without having a body massage.
Sounds the ideal way to end the day after being out in the bush spotting your favourite wildlife.