Sanctuary Stanley's Camp reimagined - 29 September 2017
Classic elegance for contemporary travellers at this reimagined tented safari camp which lets guests game-watch from bed in an exclusive private Okavango Delta concession.
In April 2018, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp will be reborn with 10 brand new luxury canvas tents. Here on this 260,000-acre private concession in the renowned Okavango Delta, the distinguished accommodation has been crafted with sustainability in mind to evoke the days of explorer Henry Stanley, whom the camp is named after. The classic-style tents have been significantly enlarged, with five-star fixtures. Each tent has a deck with views over the dramatic floodplains, allowing prime game viewing from your bedroom with a freshly made cup of tea or coffee to hand. The in-room experience has also been enhanced with the addition of a compact gym, yoga bag a well-stocked minibar and coffee station. The easy, breezy central tent will be where to relax on summer evenings. Here, the new Explorer Lounge is modelled on the much-loved orientation room at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, inviting guests to discover more about the Delta ahead of their explorations. There’s also a sociable new outdoor bar with the best possible views over the floodplains ensuring every moment of each stay has that incredible wilderness in wide screen.
Key new features:
- New significantly larger tents, with reconfigured rooms and mosquito nets
- Enhanced in-room experience includes new compact gyms, yoga equipment, minibar and coffee station
- New breezy central tent with new Explorer Lounge
- New outdoor bar area, with views over the wildlife-rich floodplains
- Significant structural changes to fit in with the latest environmental requirements
- New solar farm, which will generate 80% of the camp’s electricity
New outdoor bar
New central tent
New Explorer lounge
New significantly larger tents
A camp with a conscience
Constructed with sustainability in mind, the new tent structures have a lighter footprint, yet are strong in style. A new solar farm will minimise the impact on the local environment and will generate 80% of the camp’s electricity. The furniture, fittings and interiors have been redesigned to create an entirely new feel for all the atmospheric accommodation, with touches such as woven basket lights conjuring traditional Botswanan craftsmanship. The camp’s close connection with the local community enhances the feel-good impression given by this intimate lodge. Since the concession belongs to its community and most of the team is from the local area, there’s a special working partnership between Sanctuary Retreats and its African neighbours, and a true sense of belonging.
Wildlife in widescreen
Big views of the Big Four — the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo and the African leopard — are practically guaranteed here on the Okavango Delta where the wildlife and game viewing is staggeringly special. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is also home to a unique elephant interaction project created in partnership with the Living with Elephants foundation. Thanks to this initiative, guests at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp have an extraordinary opportunity to take bush walks with orphaned elephants — as you explore on foot, take in the world from an elephant’s perspective. There’s also a programme operated by the philanthropy team which introduces local Botswanan children to elephants and through nurturing this human-elephant dynamic sensitively, conflict between man and beast is reduced.
Private concession, private experience
Shared only with Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, this vast patch of the river delta in northern Botswana is so private that only Sanctuary Retreats’ vehicles tour these precious, pristine grassy plains. This ensures a more exclusive safari experience and allows a deeper connection for all with the wild and promising show-stopping sightings of the Big Four. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is also considered one of the best places in the world to view buffalo in large numbers.
Land and water safaris
As well as game drives and walking safaris, during flood season it is possible to plan mokoro boating rides. Adventures on this traditional canoe take place when it is the high-water season on the Okavango, June to August. This time of year also sees a dazzling array of animals migrating to the delta for the mild winter climate, making exceptional viewing.
Prices at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp start from $550 per person per night. This price is based on two people sharing and is inclusive of all meals and drinks (excluding premium brands), scheduled game activities, transfers to and from Stanley’s Airstrip. For more information, or to book, please contact us.