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African elephant, Okavango Delta, BotswanaVictoria Falls, Zambia/ZimbabweAfrican elephant, Chobe National Park, BotswanaAngolan giraffe, Gomoti Private Concession, BotswanaSouthwest African lion, Santawani Private Reserve, BotswanaAfrican leopard, Linyanti Private Reserve, BotswanaLinyanti Tented Camp, Linyanti Concession, BotswanaOkavango Delta, BotswanaPelo Camp, Okavango Delta, BotswanaMokoro, Okavango Delta, BotswanaWhite-fronted Bee-eater, Okavango Delta, BotswanaPelo Island, Okavango Delta, BotswanaAfrican elephant, Hunda Island, Botswana
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David Luck: Giraffe, Delta aerial, Mokoro group
Victor Horatius: Elephant, Flycatchers
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Secluded Botswana Safari

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The River Club

The River Club is one of Africa’s most coveted accommodations. Set along the shores of the Zambezi River, just over 10 miles from famous Victoria Falls, this Edwardian-style...

The River Club

Location
Livingstone, Zambia

The River Club is one of Africa’s most coveted accommodations. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River just over 10 miles from world-famous Victoria Falls, this Edwardian-style house with manicured lawns and 11 guest chalets offers a blend of historic colonial ambience with best of African culture and hospitality.

Each chalet is elevated above the riverbank and has a comfortable bedroom and sitting area and an en suite bathroom with clawfoot soaking tub. One side of each chalet is completely open to the river, allowing uninterrupted views of the flowing Zambezi and the hippos and crocodiles that inhabit it. The main area of the lodge maintains a homey feel, with a comfortable lounge, dining room, library and broad veranda. Most meals are served in the shade of the trees and within view of the River Club’s lush gardens, though indoor dining is also an option. A croquet court, pool, deck with hammocks and lounge chairs, and a wellness center welcome guests to relax after a long flight or a day spent exploring the environs around Livingstone.

Activities available to River Club guests include sunset cruises and visits to Victoria Falls, Simonga Village, local markets and Livingstone town, which dates back to the early 1900s. The David Livingstone Museum is another interesting attraction, housing many of the explorer’s personal possessions and memoirs. For adventure seekers, high-adrenaline activities such as whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling and helicopter and microlight flights over the falls are also available at an additional cost. Guests interested in wildlife may enjoy a game drive in nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, home to an abundance of wildlife including buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala and elephant. Birdlife in the area is also rewarding, with frequent sightings of several rare species such as Schalow’s turaco, African finfoot, half-collared kingfisher, African skimmer, rock pratincole and collared palm thrush. Fishing is also possible, with tiger fish and bream the most common catches.

Linyanti Tented Camp

Set under magnificent knob thorn acacia trees with a splendid view over the Linyanti waterways, this nostalgic safari camp is replete with the atmosphere of a bygone era of African...

Linyanti Tented Camp

Location
Linyanti Reserve, Botswana

Set under magnificent knob thorn acacia trees with a splendid view over the Linyanti waterways, this nostalgic safari camp is replete with the atmosphere of a bygone era of African exploration. Linyanti Tented Camp offers guests a remarkably intimate experience of its wild surroundings and is designed to foster a feeling of openness and connection with nature. This authentic bush camp has just five spacious walk-in tents, each with brass bucket showers and hand basins, separate flushing toilets and shower areas. While the camp’s appointments are simple, in keeping with the classic safari ambience of days gone by, guests don’t lack for comfort. High-quality cotton linens and bush laundry service are among the many luxuries and amenities provided in this remote setting. And there’s nothing as romantic as enjoying a meal prepared over the campfire as you dine by the glow of paraffin lanterns and starlight. Both day and night game drives are offered in open 4x4 vehicles. Guided wildlife drives can be interspersed with nature walks (weather dependent). One of the most unique attractions of the Linyanti region is watching scores of elephants refresh themselves in the area's multitude of waterways.

Gomoti Tented Camp

Our private Gomoti Tented Camp has just five tents for the exclusive use of NHA guests. The spacious walk-in canvas tents measure 20 x 11 feet and are designed to recreate the...

Gomoti Tented Camp

Location
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Our private Gomoti Tented Camp has just five tents for the exclusive use of NHA guests. The spacious walk-in canvas tents measure 20 x 11 feet and are designed to recreate the accommodation style of the early explorers, with richly colored teak director chairs and spare interiors. Separate bedside tables with 12-volt reading lamps, canvas and wood wardrobes, bathrobes, comfortable beds and mirrors are provided. Each tent includes a separate private en suite toilet and shower that are part of the structure. Paraffin hurricane lanterns and a crackling campfire set the ambience in the evening, while sumptuous meals using fresh ingredients are typically prepared around the fire by the warm and friendly camp staff.

Pelo Camp

Pelo Camp is a new seasonal camp on the Jao Concession offering classic water-based activities in the permanently flooded portion of the Okavango. Pelo means "heart," a fitting name, as the island...

Pelo Camp

Location
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Pelo Camp is a new seasonal camp on the Jao Concession offering classic water-based activities in the permanently flooded portion of the Okavango. Pelo means "heart," a fitting name, as the island on which the camp sits is heart-shaped – discernible when flying in. Located as deep in the watery heart of the delta as you can get, Pelo Camp is designed to offer a genuine wilderness experience with a light footprint. Guests will boat into camp from the Jao airstrip, and once in camp, the prime activity will be excursions by mokoro, the traditional wooden dugout canoe used in the delta. Though the camp's location is fixed, it utilizes no permanent structures other than flushing toilets with a septic system. The camp is comprised entirely of tents that house private guest accommodations, a main lounge and dining area, kitchen, laundry and small staff village. Individual guest tents have private covered verandas and en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and running water in the basins. Each tent has a private outdoor bucket shower located just a few steps outside your tent that is filled with hot water on request throughout the day. Pelo Camp enjoys a lovely shaded location between wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees. An outdoor boma area and a raised platform expand the public space.

Tubu Tree Camp

Tubu Tree Camp is located in one of the largest areas of permanently dry land in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana. The camp is surrounded by...

Tubu Tree Camp

Location
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Tubu Tree Camp is located in one of the largest areas of permanently dry land in the Okavango Delta. The camp is surrounded by a diverse mix of habitats, from lush grasses to mopane forests and dry Kalahari sandveld, ensuring excellent game viewing with a broad mix of species. Eight traditional canvas tents are built on raised wooden platforms to enhance the views over the scenic plains. In addition to an elegantly appointed bedroom, each tent has a private deck and en suite bathroom facilities with an outdoor shower open to the African sky. Guests enjoy meals in the main dining area or outdoor pub under the shade of a large marula tree. The pool and lounge area provide inviting spaces for relaxing, after explorations beyond the camp.

Activities at Tubu Tree vary throughout the year. During the winter months, when the floodwaters have poured down from Angola to their fullest extent, the floodplains fill and water activities are available. From roughly May to September, when the region is in flood, guests may enjoy boating, fishing and mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions. Day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, and guided game walks, are also available year-round. An additional highlight is a visit to one or both of the wildlife-viewing hides in the concession.

Little Tubu Camp

An intimate and exclusive camp perfect for families and small groups, Little Tubu is located on Hunda Island, nestled among a canopy of trees overlooking...

Little Tubu Camp

Location
Okavango Delta, Botswana

An exclusive camp perfect for families and small groups, Little Tubu is located on Hunda Island, shaded beneath a canopy of trees overlooking a seasonal riverbed. The intimate camp accommodates just six guests, offering an exceptionally private and secluded bush experience. Three traditional-style tents are set on raised wooden platforms, each with a private viewing deck, en suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Elevated walkways link the tents to the main dining, bar and pool areas. The complex is designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment while maximizing views of the Okavango Delta. Little Tubu's style and setting enhance an authentic feel of being on safari in the wilderness among prolific wildlife. Hunda Island is a wildlife sanctuary noted for its diversity and numbers of predators, and leopard viewing on the island is particularly noteworthy. Wildlife drives reveal impala, lechwe, giraffe, zebra and much more, while poled excursions in a mokoro—the traditional dugout canoe of the delta—allow for silent contemplation of crystal-clear waters, reed frogs and waterlilies.

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