Where Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams Video Was Actually Shot
This just in: parts of the video were filmed in northeastern Botswana.
We’ve recreated Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams video as a safari itinerary, but now we can reveal the camp that served as part of the video set. The gorgeous aerial views that Taylor and Scott Eastwood fly over in their two-seat plane were shot in Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, at San Camp. In the video, Taylor is seen walking across the crust of Makgadikgadi salt pan—though it's unclear whether the pop star herself was there or whether she was green-screened in.
The secluded, six-tent camp, which is open between April and October, sits on grasslands overlooking the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, and is ideal for a secluded honeymoon. The eco-friendly site is run entirely off solar power, but you won’t be roughing it—each of the 1940s canvas tents has a four-poster bed, luxurious sheets, paraffin lamps, and a shower and toilet. San Camp's expert guides can arrange most of the activities featured in the video, from encounters with meercats, zebra, and wildebeest, to stargazing and horseback riding. From $1,249 per night, unchartedafrica.com.
Other purveyors involved in the video have come to light as well, including safari guides Barclay Stenner and horseback safari operator Ride Botwsana. All proceeds from the video will go toward the African Parks Foundation of America.