Botswana’s top 5 luxury safari suites

Botswana’s top luxury safari suites are some of the most magical and enchanting in all of Africa – for a long time Botswana has been famous for having the most luxurious safari camps and lodges in the world, and when you combine this with the dramatic and incredible game viewing which happens every day on safari, you have a pretty unrivalled destination. Many of the luxury safari suites in Botswana have private plunge pools and vast verandahs so you can survey the surrounding bush, often full of game, in style. The food is always gourmet and the guides are some of the most professional and knowledgeable in Africa. Botswana has a very varying landscape from vast lunar like salt pans to lush water channels. Here are top five luxury safari suites in Botswana:

Zarafa

Zarafa is based in the vast open spaces of the Selinda Reserve which offers clients the most amazing chance to explore a vast unpopulated area which is just teeming with wildlife. The suites are absolutely enormous and decorated tastefully with copper roll top baths and huge comfy sofas which just engulf you – everything has views of the lagoon which is often frequented by elephants and other game. There are only four suites so you feel very private an exclusive when staying here.

Zarafa Suites

Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains has two separate lodges of seven different luxury safai suites each, with the tented suites on raised wooden platform beneath a dense canopy of trees. The feeling is light and airy as each suite looks out over the watery plains and outside is a private deck and plunge pool. The lodges offer walking safaris and bird watching; the wildlife in this area is very prominent.   Vumbura combines beautifully with Zarafa or Kings Pool which are found to the North, so you can experience two different kinds of Delta safari.

Vumbura, Botswana

King’s Pool

Kings Pool overlooks the beautiful oxbow shaped Kings Pool lagoon bordering the Chobe National Park in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. The camps has nine impressive tents each with a large bedroom area and looking out onto the veranda situated in front of a private plunge pool and elephants walking across the channel. The spacious area comprises a lounge, dining room and bar set on the raised wooden decks.

King's Pool, Botswana

Jack’s Camp

Jack’s Camp has ten green and red rooms and fantastic canvas tents with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms are furnished classically with Persian rugs and positioned under tall green trees the rooms; it’s a contrast with the lush wilderness of the Okavango. Herds of zebra and wildebeest roam around the blooming wild grasses from February to March.

Jack's Camp

San Camp

The tents are incredibly spacious, chic and calm with the bed frame made from wood with luxurious cotton sheets. Feather bedding is used and hot water bottles are provided as the knowledgeable team is there for your every need – the staff here are in fact the highlight as they look after you beautifully. San Camp offers everything from quad biking across the pans, to riding safaris, to meeting habituated meerkats and walking into the bush with the San Bushmen. The suites are spread far across the salt pan so offer utter privacy and all have comfy day beds on the verandah.

San Camp, Botswana

Rose Hipwood is Managing Director of The Luxury Safari Company.

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  1. Thanks Rose! Great article! I stayed at Jack’s Camp last year.. so magical and special! And I’m going to Vumbura & King’s Pool in November! Can’t wait!!

  2. Chloe says:

    The Zarafa resort sounds amazing. It seems very cosy with only 4 private suites, plus nothing could be better than relaxing with a view onto the wildlife.

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