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Kivotos Santorini. Photo: Kivotos Santorini

Three luxury safari experiences in Botswana:

  • The fully refurbished Vubura Plains reopened in April in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Its 14 suites include indoor and outdoor showers, an en-suite bathroom, a private plunge pool and an outdoor “sala” that offers prime wildlife-watching opportunities. Operator Wilderness Safari has formed a partnership with the Okavango Community Trust to ensure that locals benefit from the camp’s presence.
  • The new Okavango Explorers Camp will welcome guests from July 1. Sleeping a maximum of 12 guests, the 1920s-inspired luxury camp is located in the southwest of Botswana’s private 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve, at the intersection of the upper Okavango Delta water system and the famed Selinda Spillway. The area is teeming with wildlife, with a particularly healthy elephant population, as well as regular sightings of lions, leopards, wild dogs and rare antelope.
  • Offering views over the floodplains of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is one of the best places in the world to view buffalo in large numbers. The lodge’s classically-styled tents are raised on wooden platforms and feature private decks with an enticing hammock and Morris chairs, ensuite bathrooms and ceiling fans.

 

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