Botswana is the old Africa, one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Anticipate breathtaking contrasts and untamed beauty, parched expanses of sand, savannah and teeming wildlife. Get closer than ever before, from your private terrace at any of our recommended luxury safari lodges.
Nestled on the edge of a forest, we recommend Belmond Khwai River Lodge which sits by floodplains that attract Africa’s largest variety of big game. The Lodge also has its own spa: guests are offered alfresco treatments here or on their own private decks, using products derived from local plants.
Set on the banks of a river, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is a magnet for wildlife. The lodge has its own swimming pool, outdoor showers and alfresco dining in a traditional boma, adding to the experience of living in the very heart of the bush.
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge’s location could not be more inspiring, overlooking a lagoon and shaded by palms. Watch game from a viewing platform, take a guided walking tour or head out into the lakelands by mokoro canoe.
Luxury private Safaris partner, Belmond Safaris, by true African specialists, has been operating in northern Botswana for more than 20 years. The staff and guides offer an unsurpassed wealth of experience to ensure your stay is unforgettable.
Embrace the spirit of Africa and answer Botswana’s call of the wild with a safari tour that includes all three of the diverse experiences.
Belmond Kwai River Lodge: Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Moremi Reserve is situated at the heart of the Okavango Delta and was the first wildlife area to be set aside by tribal people rather than colonial powers.
Although the only statutorily protected part of the Okavango Delta, it is surrounded by a carefully controlled buffer zone. This allows free movement of animals according to seasonal migration. Extending north and east to join Chobe National Park, it is a wildlife haven that stretches all the way to Kasane.
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
Botswana’s Chobe National Park is a dynamic wilderness. A sweeping expanse of savannah is dotted by rocky outcrops surrounding a marsh and the Savute Channel.
Unpredictable wet and dry cycles shape the landscape and wildlife. The Savute Channel flows again after nearly 30 years of lying dormant, but will still dry up from time to time without warning. It has become one of Northern Botswana’s greatest mysteries.
The Gubatsa Hills shelter leopard and klipspringer, with rock paintings depicting early man’s animal encounters.
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Okavango Delta
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge enjoys a privileged position on a private island at the heart of the Okavango Delta. The only inland delta of its kind, it is an oasis of life in the centre of the Kalahari Desert.
The Okavango Delta stretches over 16,000km2 and supports a staggering variety of animal, plant, fish and birdlife.The area consists of endlessly changing channels, tributaries and lagoons as well as floodplains, islands and mainland areas. Helicopter safaris provide a birds-eye view of this magnificent landscape.