Botswana, situated in Southern Africa, is a landlocked country bordered on one side by the Indian Ocean and on the other by Zambia. This state has one of the most diverse geographies in the world with a mixture of mountain ranges, desert and wetlands. This means that there are various camping options available in Botswana and the lodges catering for all tastes and budgets. The best Botswana camps offer lodges that combine comfort with luxury and all with the authenticity of a traditional African lodge. Such lodges are found in the many campsites dotted throughout the vast countryside.
One of the best camps in Botswana is the Kgalagadi Camp, situated at the confluence of two rivers. This camp offers a picturesque setting overlooking the Zambezi River and offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The camp consists of a large number of lodges that have a variety of facilities including water sports, game viewing and a wide range of accommodation including tent hire. This camp offers a good alternative to lodges situated in more popular regions of Botswana such as the Okavango Delta.
Another of the best camps in Botswana is the Temptations Camp, which is situated in the Thurepo Valley. This camp is the perfect choice for those travelling on a safari experience who wish to stay in a tented camp. There are many game reserves to be explored in this area and many tourists often choose to stay in tented camps while on their safari tour. The staff at the Temptations Camp will ensure that the tourist’s safari ends with an experience of a lifetime.
The Mwandi Game Reserve is a very popular camp site where a variety of different activities can be organised. Young children will enjoy learning about the ecology of the reserve, whilst adults can enjoy the variety of wildlife sightings. One of the highlights of the safari to this area is the opportunity to view large herds of elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo and leopards. It is possible to combine this with a visit to the famous Dzongkha River which carries a fresh water supply. The camp has many facilities including a gym, game viewing area and camping toilets.
The Okavango Delta is another of the best suited camps in Botswana. The camp offers a variety of highlights to make the best suited to your travel preferences. These highlights include bird watching, canoeing and a safari boat ride. These highlights make it an exciting option for those travelling on holiday to Botswana.
The Rose Garden Island Camp is situated on the south coast of Botswana and is renowned for its serene beaches and natural beauty. This is a remote camp that has a number of luxury camps spread out over a large area of land. It is possible to stay at the luxury camps during the day and then visit the island at night.
There are other luxury camps to choose from when choosing the best camps in Botswana. Most of these offer access to the widest range of wildlife reserve areas in Botswana. These include the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. It is possible to combine your safari with a visit to the beautiful Rose Garden Island, where you can view a host of animals and birds in their natural habitat.
The Duba Plains Camp is one of the best suited camps for wildlife and cultural tours. The Duba Plains camp was originally built to provide the best suited for an African bush safari. Visitors can still see traditional village life, with most of the daycare centres also being based at the camp. This is one of the more popular wildlife tours in Botswana and is a good option for families and groups planning a Botswana wildlife holiday.