With its varied terrain, a Botswana safari offers a wide variety of interesting places to stay – indeed, some of the finest among the best African safari lodges. Take a look through this curated collection of the best Botswana safari lodges, and see what makes your heart beat faster.
The country’s enviable reputation as a safari destination is based on its vast swathes of pristine protected areas, ranging from the jewel-like wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the much drier – but no less beautiful – the Central Kalahari Desert. Plus, the range covered by the best Botswana safari lodges reflects the diversity of the many habitats contained with the country’s parks and reserves.
Botswana’s luxury tented camps are the epitome of safari architecture and style. Designed to let the outside in without compromising on service, these modern interpretations of classic safari accommodation are the last word in safari chic.
While the lodges are an attraction in themselves, the focus remains firmly on Botswana’s wild spaces, and the wildlife that inhabits them. Space is the operative word; staying at one of the best Botswana safari lodges, the only thing that will be crowded will be your memory … or the memory card in your camera.
Water is a common theme, as many of the best Botswana safari lodges overlook waterholes, lagoons and rivers. This means that wildlife viewing can be a very relaxing activity indeed, done armchair style, but it’s just as likely to inspire you to head out on a game drive or guided walking safari.
In drier areas, like the Makgadikgadi Pans, the absence of water is not as keenly felt as might be expected, with desert-like vistas capturing the imagination and encouraging you to channel your inner artist.