Botswana: A safari fit for a royal - 30 November 2017
Welcome to the land of wild nature, precious diamonds, and unmatched luxury. Regarded as the most exclusive and breath-taking luxury safari destinations, Botswana was recently tipped as one of the best places to travel in 2017 by Travel + Leisure, so it’s easy to see why it it’s a favourite of the newly-engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Here are our top reasons to visit:
Often referred to as ‘Harry’s second home’, this magnificent destination offers some of the finest game viewing in the world due to the concentration and diversity of wildlife.
Accolades include the highest population of elephants in the world in Chobe National Park - home to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero - and the ‘predator capital of Africa’, a phrase often used to describe the Moremi Game Reserve.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is located in the Moremi Game Reserve on the remote Chief’s Island, which recently featured on Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth II. The series focused on Chief’s prides of lions who have learned to swim in their bid for survival, very fitting for the area’s reputation as the ‘predator capital’.
Watch the lions in action on Planet Earth II:
Botswana places emphasis on high-quality, low-impact tourism, and is highly regarded for leading the way in Africa with its government-led anti-poaching initiative. As part of the flagship conservation programme, we are working alongside Rhino Conservation Botswana and the Botswana Defence Forces to translocate and rehabilitate the critically endangered Black and White Rhino in Botswana.
Diverse landscapes and activities
Whether it's a luxury big game safari into the dense jungles of the Chobe National Park, or a romantic honeymoon in the mighty Okavango Delta, this magic land-locked realm has something to offer everyone from intrepid families to discerning explorers. Expect to encounter anything from rare birds, buffalo, warthogs and leopards, to baboons, aquatic antelopes and endangered wild dogs.
A World Heritage Site at the southern edge of the Great Rift Valley, the Okavango Delta is a spectacular patchwork of clear streams, sparkling lagoons, dramatic floodplains, and thriving forests. In addition to traditional game drives, as the narrow channels of the Delta are flooded for much of the year we invite you to explore them at the gentle pace of a mokoro. Glide through lily ponds in these dugout canoes on our poled excursions which get you up close and personal with all kinds of wildlife. At Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, take a boat safari along the Chobe River where large numbers of animals can be seen grazing on the banks.
Renowned for exceptional levels of service and customer experience, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp has recently been named 'Botswana's Leading Safari Lodge 2017' in the World Travel Awards. This contemporary safari camp has 10 stylish pavilions and a superb suite - The Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite which offers a truly luxurious safari experience. The spacious pavilions have incredible views over the surrounding Okavango Delta, which can be enjoyed from each pavilion’s private pool or from the tranquil outdoor seating area. Experiences
A luxury safari isn't complete without an evening under a beautiful blanket of stars. In fact, Africa has some of the most impressive night's skies around, yet they often play second fiddle to Africa's other natural spectacles.
Sanctuary Baines’ Camp in the Okavango Delta gives you the treat of sleeping under the spectacular African night sky, after a star bath in the wilderness. Each of the five suites have private viewing decks where a bath for two can be set up. Two free standing bath tubs “magically” appear on the candlelit private viewing deck of its suites whilst you are out on an evening game drive. Each suite also has a four-poster sky bed that can be rolled out onto the candlelit wooden deck for a night under the African star filled night sky.
For more reasons to visit, or to book, please contact our reservations team