Sanctuary Retreats

Luxury, naturally

Sanctuary Retreats Camps In the Okavango Delta

Under the philosophy of ‘Luxury, naturally’, Sanctuary Retreats operates 4 luxury camps in Botswana, as well as a full spectrum of properties across Africa. In the Okavango their flagship property, Chief’s Camp is among the leading luxury camps in Botswana. In the southern Okavango, Baines’ Camp and Stanley’s Camp offer a luxury tented safari experience. Chobe Chilwero rounds of their Botswana portfolio, a luxurious boutique lodge in Chobe.

Sanctuary Retreats operates 16 camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Sanctuary Retreats also offers luxury camping in Kenya. In addition to their African properties Sanctuary Retreats also operate cruise ships exploring cultural and ecological sites across the globe.

With a reputation through Africa for luxury safaris, Sanctuary Retreats’ Botswana properties are no different with an emphasis on guest comfort and wellbeing. Baines’ and Stanley’s Camps share the same concession and became famous for their work in partnership with the Living with Elephants Foundation, a charity which works to provide a second chance and safe home in the wilderness for elephants. These camps no longer offer the chance to walk with the orphaned elephants and their carers.

Sanctuary Retreats also own and operate Chobe Chilwero, set overlooking the herds of elephant and buffalo on the Chobe floodplains and bordering the Chobe National Park. Chobe Chilwero offers game drives into the Chobe National Park and boat excursions on the Chobe River. Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site is only 90 kilometres away and can be reached in a day trip.

Sanctuary Retreats run a number of philanthropic projects in Botswana, in addition to the Living with Elephants Foundation they also run an Elephant Outreach Programme where children from the local villages interact with the elephants and learn more about the ongoing human wildlife confolict. They also work with Rhino Conservation Botswana to translocate 20 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana. Their Women’s Bike Shop employs local women in Kasane, Botswana.

From $670 Per person per night

Chobe Chilwero

A luxurious air-conditioned lodge overlooking the Chobe River, Sanctuary’s Chobe Chilwero lodge offers panoramic views of the floodplains. A small, sophisticated and peaceful sanctuary with spa treatments and gourmet meals, this a sophisticated safari option. Chobe Chilwero offers a refined base to experience the abundance of wildlife and large elephant population in the Chobe region with game drives in Chobe National Park and sundowner cruises on the Chobe River in specialised boats

From $1,005 Per person per night

Baines’ Camp

Overlooking a papyrus -lined river on a private concession bordering the Moremi, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is a luxury camp with a range of safari activities including an unique elephant interaction. Each spacious room offers expansive views over the Okavango and feature star bed extensions, offering the option to sleep under the stars. Baines' Camp offers guests an intimate, romantic safari experience with land and seasonal water actives.

From $1,500 Per person per night

Chief’s Camp

Situated on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief’s Camp delivers some of the finest game viewing in Africa, and one of the most luxurious safaris. This remarkable camp offers an very spoiling safari experience. With sophisticated accommodation, an extraordinary setting and exceptional wildlife all contributing to the ultimate luxury safari experience. A flagship Okavango property with good reason.

From $685 Per person per night

Stanley’s Camp

Set on a beautiful 260,000-acre private concession, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, and set among majestic ebony and sausage trees, Stanley’s Camp is an intimate property with magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta. A classic camp, Stanley’s Camp is surrounded by beautiful riverine forests and offers exciting game drives as well as seasonal water activities.

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Chobe Chilwero

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Baines’ Camp

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Chief’s Camp

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Stanley’s Camp

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Safaris Featuring Sanctuary Retreats

9 Nights
From $10,847

9 night Luxury Elephant Safari

This itinerary offers a luxurious 9 night immersion into the wilderness sanctuaries of the Okavango and Chobe National Park, including a once in a lifetime experience walking with elephants. With three nights in Chobe and six nights in the Okavango this itinerary offers superb game viewing and a fantastic range of safari activities and experiences. Six nights in the Okavango are split between the beautiful plains of the southern Delta and the world famous Chief’s Island in the heart of the Okavango. Staying in some of Botswana’s most luxurious lodges ensures this is an incredibly comfortable and spoiling adventure.

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6 Nights
From $10,067

6 night Luxury Elephant Safari

Incredible game viewing from the world famous Chief’s Island combines with a once in a life time experience walking with elephants in this 6 night luxury safari. Begin in the stunning southern reaches of the Okavango and take the opportunity to sleep below the stars and enjoy close encounters with rescued elephants. Moving to the beating heart of the Okavango, Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve boasts some of the finest game viewing in the region. Good resident game and impressive predator numbers deliver a year round exciting safari experience. Tall palm trees, open plains and glistening waterways are the backdrop to this great safari. Smart and sophisticated accommodation with plenty of comfort awaits.

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