Sitatunga Private Island Camp & Suite

Great Plains Conservancy has a new safari Camp opening in Botswana in just over 8 weeks!

Sitatunga Private Island Camp is very ‘Robinson Cruesoe’ desert island ish. It is designed with a ‘salvage’ inspired reference, complete with giant basket shapes as a nod to the Bayei and other local Okavango fishing ancestries. Thick shaggy thatch cover canvas roofs and walls.  There is a thick pole woodwork, feeling like masts salvaged from a shipwreck, but the very spacious inner floorspace is some of the largest that have ever built. Each suite is set up very high in the ebony trees, a traditional way to seek and find safety, take advantage of the views, and rest in the cool shade and to spot sitatunga.

Sitatunga Private Island Camp, surrounded by water, has a blue theme. Vintage Persian carpets, blue trade bead curtains, soft flowing silk and linen curtaining that picks up the breeze complete the interiors.

Each suite has a complimentary use professional camera and lens set, which is now synonymous with a Great Plains Conservation Reserve safari camp. Private and personally designed cuisine by an executive chef and his team is a steady and exciting experience, but also one that pays homage to Botswana’s river people and their style of food. A la carte dining in the privacy of the sitatunga Private Island Suite along with indoor and outdoor dining in various locations.

The main camp has a wine cellar and Boutique, along with a safari Boutique selling locally and regionally produced crafts, many of which support local community projects in the nearby Okavango panhandle.

The suite is a private 2-bedroom suite and can cater for a maximum of four adults sharing or two adults and up to three children sharing in two separate en-suite bedrooms. The suites are very luxurious and come with a private pool so you can take a dip in total privacy after a hot day in the bush.

The sitatunga Private Island Suite offer complete flexibility with your own private guide and boat. The Sitatunga Private Island Suite is a water-based activity camp with wildlife and bird viewing from a powerboat.

If stretching one’s legs and getting a feel for Africa by foot is the guest’s preference, then it’s possible to arrange morning walks.

Tag and release fishing is available from March to December each year.

Custom-built boat offering swivel chairs specifically allowing for enhanced wildlife photographic opportunities from the water channels.

No game drives are on offer at this water-based activity camp.

Private guides are encouraged and welcomed.

Enjoy an aerial viewing experience with great scenery across the northern part of the Okavango Delta. Adda 15-minute champagne stop on palm island en route. This must be booked in advance and is subject to extra cost and availability.

Sitatunga Camp is barefoot luxury, but not far from the crocodiles and hippos in the deep reed bed lined channels of one of the greatest rivers on Earth.