Hotels in Botswana
Staying at one of the hotels in Botswana really means staying in a safari camp or adventure lodge. Keep in mind that prices are at their highest during the winter, from June until September. Experience wildlife at the coolest tent camps and some of the best hotels in Botswana.
The Botswana hotel-style camp Duma Tau features ten luxury thatched-roof tents, equipped with running water and outdoor showers, and excellent on-site cuisine. For old-style safari romance, you can even dine in candlelight on your tent’s private porch. The camp overlooks a mangosteen grove and a hippo-filled lagoon. The Khwai River Lodge is a Botswana hotel is along the Khwai River, in the middle of Moremi Game Reserve, and home to hyenas and leopards. The thatched-roof tents come with netted, four-poster beds, decks with hammocks, a swimming pool and gorgeous views over the flood plains. The Mombo Camp is comprised of two groups of tents, featuring plunge pools and decks for excellent birdwatching. The camp offers great chances to do rhino spotting, too. If you want to see—and ride—elephants, you can't beat Abu Camp inside Okavango Delta. There are only six tent suites, but the space outside is vast; you can ride elephants, take night safaris or go on guided walks.
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.
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.
Xudum’s design is eclectic and contemporary—a departure from traditional safari décor. The nine suites have canopied platform beds, and atop each structure is a viewing deck furnished with a king-size bed and binocular—perfect for viewing the elephants as they graze around the camp.
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.
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.
A 1940’s safari feel in the otherworldly salt pans, plus a shaded swimming pool.
Moorish-themed, eco-conscious property known to offer great wildlife spotting: it’s set on a river frequented by elephants.
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 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.
Two groups of tents, featuring plunge pools and unshaded decks for prime bird-watching, linked by raised walkways.