Hotels in Botswana

The unique location of this safari camp—it’s set on the island of Xaxaba, smack-dab among the waterways of the Okavango Delta—means you’ll do more of your game viewing via mokoro (traditional carved canoe) than you will via Jeep.

10 thatched-roof tents (all have en suite bathrooms and outdoor showers) in a mangosteen grove on the edge of a hippo-filled lagoon. 

Set along the Boro River in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Sanctuary Retreat's intimate eco-lodge is built from plaster, burlap, and 150,000 aluminum cans collected from the local community.

The Moremi Wildlife Reserve—an 1,880-square-mile national park in the heart of the Okavango Delta—provides the dramatic setting for this luxury tented camp.

Set alongside the wildlife-rich savannas of Chobe National Park, this luxury tented camp has something special to celebrate this year: the 2010 return of water to the Savute Channel—Chobe’s major waterway—after a three-decade absence.

Activities at this renovated tent encampment include canoeing in the river delta and guided tours on nearby islands.

Ride the world's largest land mammals at Abu Camp, a 400,000-acre reserve established in 1990 to help once-captive animals return to the wild. Guests sleep in antique mahogany beds in raised tents with private balconies.

A 1940’s safari feel in the otherworldly salt pans, plus a shaded swimming pool.

Two groups of tents, featuring plunge pools and unshaded decks for prime bird-watching, linked by raised walkways. 

The middle of nowhere, recast as one of the sexiest places on earth?Only in Africa—the stark Makgadikgadi Pans in northeastern Botswana, to be precise.

Moorish-themed, eco-conscious property known to offer great wildlife spotting: it’s set on a river frequented by elephants. 

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