Luxurious Toka Leya Camp enjoys a prime location overlooking the Zambezi River. The east side of the camp is shaded beneath a canopy of trees, while the west side enjoys an open setting next to an ancient baobab tree. Wildlife around the camp includes elephants and crocodiles along the riverbanks and islands, and plenty of resident hippo that often create a ruckus nearby. A wide variety of birds are also on display.
The camp's 12 tents are raised on stilts and connected by wooden walkways to the main common area, minimizing the footprint on the land. Tent interiors utilize earthy hues in harmony with the natural environs. All have private shaded wooden decks with expansive views over the Zambezi’s braided channels. Each tent has individual climate control settings to ensure a cool summer sanctuary. Gauzy mosquito nets are draped over poster beds, and spacious en suite bathrooms have double-basin vanities and large showers. The camp’s shared central area incorporates a lounge with plush sofas and reading lamps, a bar, and a canvas-sheltered dining area complete with traditional pizza oven. A swimming pool is surrounded by a large wooden sun deck with lounge chairs overlooking the river.
Activities in the area include a Victoria Falls tour, sunset cruises, and guided nature walks and game drives in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, home to Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala and more. A special highlight includes the possibility of spotting a white rhinoceros in the park. Guests can also explore the town of Livingstone and its museums, and a nearby village. A visit to the village offers a chance to see how local people live, with insights into their culture and traditions. Other activities available at an additional charge include helicopter flights, canoeing, jet boating and whitewater rafting.
Linyanti Tented Camp
Linyanti Private 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. One of the area's most famous attractions is a chance to watch scores of elephants refresh themselves in the many water channels that lace the region. 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 is divided into two private halves, each with four tents that accommodate a total of eight guests. Tents have a hand basin, full shower and flushing toilet. While the camp’s appointments are simple, in keeping with the classic safari ambience of old, guests don’t lack for comfort. High-quality cotton linens and bush laundry service are among the many 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).
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Jacana Camp lies within a private reserve in the northwestern part of the Okavango Delta and is bordered on the east by the Moremi Game Reserve. Lying in the very heart of the delta, the reserve captures all the wonder of the Okavango. Narrow water channels cut through papyrus and reed beds in the permanent delta to the north and east of the reserve, providing the perfect environment for the elusive sitatunga, a water-adapted antelope, and the rare Pel's fishing owl. Jacana Camp is built on a thickly forested palm island, many of which dot the area and invite exploration. Vast, open floodplains also provide epic vistas and desirable wildlife habitat. Jacana is a water-oriented location that offers mokoro (dugout canoe), boat and walking safaris year-round. Day and night game drives are also available, depending on receding water levels in the delta. All the big game are found in the area, including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo.
Jacana’s five Meru-style tents are built on wooden decks to capitalize on the view across the plains. Each tent has an en suite bathroom that is enclosed, plus an additional attached outside shower and clawfoot bathtub looking out across the floodplain. The camp has a plunge pool for cooling off in the midday sun, and the main dining area is on an elevated platform between two magnificent sycamore fig trees, surrounded by a dense grove of wild date palms. Guests may relax in the cozy bar and lounge or around the open fire pit area under the stars.
Gomoti Tented Camp
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 saltwater 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.
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