Botswana is simply, spectacular. Following on from our blog last week about the places we would recommend visiting in the Linyanti, Savute and Chobe areas. So spectacular – we must begin with the famous Okavango Delta, of which I am sure everyone has heard of. The stunning views you get when the rains when they flow down into the delta from the spillway, transforming very dry and arid plains, into an abundance of lush greens, whites, purples, pinks and many more colours. It is otherwise known as a photographer’s paradise. It is not to say that the dry season (May through to September) doesn’t have its dramatic dry and harsh beauty. Below is an insight into some of the lodges we would recommend when visiting the famous Okavango Delta.
Located in the Moremi, Khwai region of the Okavango Delta, this wonderful tented camp consists of 10 luxury tents. Although this camp appears to be a mobile camp, it exudes a luxurious simplicity. So much so, if it had to move abruptly, this camp would leave no trace of ever being there. 10 out of 10 for eco efficiency from TLSC. Machaba is very much a luxurious tented camp but as the fabulous interior of an ultra-luxurious mobile camp. We definitely think this is the best tented camp within this area of northern Botswana.
This luxury 10 tented camp, with 2 interleading family suites lies within the Chitabe area of the Delta. It is the perfect camp for families and groups of friends longing for a wild getaway. Honeymooners will also love this place as it is private, yet family orientated. With its effortless design and copious amounts of storage to appeal to those budding photographic safari goers. This camp lies within an area that is nicknamed a photographer’s paradise. The wildlife and the flora and fauna are simply spectacular.
New to the scene is Gomoti Private which is perfect for one family of 4 with an adjoining double tent. With its own personal guide and private staff, you will be spoilt to within an inch of your life. This is the perfect location for travelling post Covid, you can be sure you will have complete privacy and no one else, so you can socially distance in style.
Now this is the crème de la creme of camps. Xudum is a totally water-based camp, lying within one of the sparkling Okavango Delta lagoons. The hospitality is on another level as well. Xudum boasts rooftop hides in each of their nine luxurious suites, a wonderful way to while away the hours between mokoro excursions, boating and fishing. The lodge is built out of natural materials and offers a tranquillity which is unrivalled anywhere else.
So, think Botswana for your next travels in 2021, a truly wonderful place to escape the lockdown life of this bizarre year that has enveloped us. Botswana is the perfect escape. We will continue next week with the magical and supremely different Kalahari. Botswana in our opinion is, simply spectacular.