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Wilderness Safaris Camps In the Okavango Delta

Wilderness Safaris is one of Africa’s largest and best known safari brands. The company was established over 27 years ago and operates camps and safaris in Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Seychelles.

Wilderness Safaris was founded in Botswana in 1983 by a group of wildlife enthusiasts as a mobile safari operator. The company has grown beyond recognition, listing on the Botswana Stock Exchange in 2010, but has ensured that the original enthusiasm for wildlife remains at the fore of what the company does today.

The largest and most respected ecotourism operator in Africa, Wilderness Safaris offers access to nearly three million hectares (seven million acres) of perhaps the finest wilderness areas in Africa. With operations spread over eight African countries, Botswana, Congo (Brazzaville), Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Wilderness Safaris’ reach is unparalleled. Providing wildlife, marine and cultural safaris in pristine wilderness locations Wilderness Safaris’ safaris are specialised, educational and above all fun.

In Botswana, Wilderness Safaris operates some of the finest camps and lodges in Africa, including the renowned Mombo Camp on Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta. With a fulsome portfolio encompassing all of the country’s ecosystems, a safari with Wilderness Safaris allows the visitor to see Botswana at its best with properties in the Kalahari, Linyanti and most importantly the Okavango Delta. Wilderness Safaris offers the full spectrum of safari experiences from mokoro excursions, game drives, motor boat trips, walking safaris to their renowned elephant interactions at Abu Camp deep in the Okavango Delta.

With an emphasis on hospitality and professional high standards, Wilderness Safaris has a particular reputation for excellent guides with considerable investment in guide training throughout a guide’s career.

The Wilderness Safaris brand covers camps and lodges in the Premier, Classic, Adventure and Collection groupings, but all offer the same enthusiastic and professional service.

A fully integrated charter operator, Wilderness Air, ensures that air transport between camps, is to the same high standards to which guests become accustomed to whilst staying at Wilderness Safaris’ camps. The company benefits from an excellent logistics base in Maun allowing first rate support for Wilderness Safaris’ operations deep in the Okavango Delta.

From $2,474 Per person per night

Mombo Camp

Mombo is a flagship Botswana camp, one of the finest in Africa, offering superb game viewing and an extremely luxurious safari. With a prime location on Chief’s Island and some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the Okavango, Mombo is top of the wish list for many. Rebuilt in 2018, Mombo reopened as an even more luxurious camp though maintaining the essence of the original Mombo which so many have come to love.

From $1,211 Per person per night

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura is a Classic Wilderness Camp well known for its spectacular and diverse wildlife sightings. Shaded by a forest canopy, Little Vumbura camp offers a perfect all-round experience that affords the safari enthusiast the opportunity to enjoy both water and land activities on the concession floodplains. Six luxury tents with private decks boast incredible scenic vistas and together with a well - situated star deck make this particular camp well worth visiting.

From $816 Per person per night

Jacana Camp

Small, relaxed and characterful, Jacana is a lovely little camp and newly stylish since a rebuild in 2019. Hidden on a tropical palm island, the camp is utterly private. Jacana is, for most of the year, completely surrounded by water and is a lovely contrast to camps whose focus is big-game and open plains. Water activities are the mainstay here; enjoy the superb birdlife and aquatic splendour of a true Delta experience.

From $580 Per person per night

Pelo Camp

Pelo Camp, meaning ‘heart’, takes its name from the distinct heart-shaped island located within the Jao Concession on which it is built. Pelo is a rustic camp offering a remote, genuine and adventurous safari experience. Situated deep in the Okavango Delta and lying in a true wetland area, Pelo Camp is operational between 01 March and November every year. Discreet game viewing and being at one with nature is what makes Pelo special.

From $1,258 Per person per night

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp has some of the best game viewing in the Delta. This is no surprise as the Chitabe concession is bordered on three sides by the rich Moremi Game Reserve; thrilling predator sightings are common though the game viewing is interestingly varied. Chitabe is a classic tented camp offering a traditional safari with a strong reputation for excellent guiding.

From $1,356 Per person per night

Kings Pool Camp

Situated on the edge of the oxbow King’s Pool lagoon, this elegant luxury camp is set on the large and wildlife rich Linyanti private reserve in northern Botswana. The area is pristine and remote and particularly known for its impressive elephant and predator numbers. King’s Pool Camp was treated to a major renovation in the first half of 2019 and offers both water and land activities.

From $1,176 Per person per night

Kwetsani Camp

Small, exclusive and luxurious, Kwetsani Camp is suspended high in the tree line of a palm-fringed island on the pretty Jao concession. The beautiful surroundings here offer a complete immersion in a classic Delta landscape. Water and land activities are conducted, though vary with the transformation of the flats with the arrival of the annual flood. Kwetsani Camp is sophisticated and yet understated with smart rooms which make the most of the fabulous views of the floodplains.

From $2,193 Per person per night

Abu Camp

The iconic Abu Camp is synonymous with the African elephant and one of Botswana's most luxurious camps. Abu Camp lies on a private concession in one of the most beautiful corners of the Okavango, with quintessential delta backdrops and good game viewing. With just six luxury suites, each with a private pool, this is an intimate camp.

From $1,572 Per person per night

Vumbura Plains Camp

Vumbura Plains Camp is premier Okavango camp with a stylish contemporary design. The 14 luxurious stilted rooms are divided into two camps and connected by wooden walkways. Panoramic views of the floodplains from the expansive lounge area are breath-taking. An exciting array of wildlife sightings emphasises the variety and density of the animal species here. High levels of service, delicious meals and deluxe surroundings provide guests with safari experiences guaranteed to leave lasting memories

From $1,490 Per person per night

Little DumaTau

Little DumaTau is the exciting new sister camp to DumaTau, in the far north of Botswana, opening August 2020. Overlooking the stunning Osprey lagoon, Little DumaTau is an intimate luxury camp with only four tented rooms, all extremely spacious with their own lounge, and individual plunge pools. With one of the most beautiful locations and fantastic game viewing Little DumaTau is sure to be among the best camps in Botswana.

From $1,490 Per person per night

DumaTau

DumaTau is a top luxury camp with a spectacular setting on the magnificent Osprey lagoon in the remote wilds of northern of Botswana. It has a prime location to experience the famous elephant mega herds and good all round game too. Following an extensive rebuild in 2020 Duma Tau has reopened as a premier luxury camp offering a sumptuous safari experience. The Osprey retreat features a wellness centre, gym and lap pool. Activities include game drives, walking and boating.

From $1,445 Per person per night

Jao Camp

Jao Camp is a flagship Wilderness Premier Camp and is one of the Delta’s most luxurious camps. Set on the Jao concession in the north western Okavango, the camp is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery to be found anywhere in this pristine wilderness. Completely rebuilt in 2019, Jao returns as one of the most opulent camps in the Okavango with five suites and two villas. Each villas comes with its own private vehicle, guide, chef and butler.

From $718 Per person per night

Toka Leya Camp

Set within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp is one of the best safari style accommodation options in the area, a stylish sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the falls, with an excellent range of safari and adventure activities. Upstream from Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River lies Toka Leya – a luxurious safari camp named in tribute to the indigenous inhabitants that once lived here.

From $2,474 Per person per night

Little Mombo

Little Mombo is a smaller, more intimate version of its famous sister camp, and boasts just four luxurious tents. Renowned as “the Place of Plenty,” due to the myriad of species and large concentration of game, Little Mombo is one of Africa’s most sought after luxury camps. Connected to Mombo via a raised boardwalk, the camp enjoys its own facilities, including a dining area, boma, kitchen, lounge and swimming pool. A first-class safari experience.

From $1,258 Per person per night

Chitabe Lediba

Set on a game rich private concession in the south eastern Okavango, Chitabe Lediba is the smaller, family friendly sister camp to Chitabe, ideal for small groups and families. Chitabe Lediba is situated a few hundred metres from the main Chitabe camp, on the other side of the island and benefits from the same fantastic game viewing opportunities as the main Chitabe camp. This area is known for its high concentration of predators, game drives here are some of the most exciting in the Okavango.

From $893 Per person per night

Savuti Camp

Savuti lies in the heart of the Linyanti reserve in the far north of Botswana. Once dry, the Savute channel is currently running, beckoning you to marvel at this incredible ecosystem. Savuti is an intimate camp of seven raised tents and a low-water hide- a favourite playground for cavorting elephants. Explore on land or by boat along the channel before dreaming away the African night in a unique starbed, waking up to the dawn chorus of birdsong and surrounding animal life.

From $1,258 Per person per night

Qorokwe Camp

Qorokwe camp is a striking and contemporary styled luxury camp set in a prime location, on a private concession in the game rich southern reaches of the Okavango Delta. Wildlife is rich and varied here, with particularly good predator sightings. The eight large and comfortable suites each feature private pools and have been designed to maximise the impact of the Delta vistas. Sleek, minimalist water features mirror the water of the lagoon.

From $933 Per person per night

Seba Camp

Situated on the beautiful Abu Concession, overlooking a perennial lagoon, Seba Camp is one of the few specialist family camps in the Okavango Delta. Surrounded by riverine vegetation, Seba enjoys good game viewing and prolific birdlife and a variety of land and seasonal water activities for a classic Okavango safari experience. Two specially designed family tents make this friendly little camp a great choice for family safaris and those looking for a more relaxed safari.

From $1,176 Per person per night

Little Tubu

A small luxurious camp on game-rich Hunda island with only three tents: experiencing the Delta doesn’t get more intimate than Little Tubu. Set deep within the large 600kms private concession, Little Tubu offers varied landscapes and activities. Winding, wooden platforms create a treehouse atmosphere while the sleep-out deck offers the chance of an adventurous night beneath the stars.

From $1,176 Per person per night

Tubu Tree Camp

Built into the trees, Tubu Tree Camp has a charming tree-house atmosphere with a series of high wooden walkways connecting the rooms and main areas, with fabulous views of the floodplains. Tube Tree is situated on the famous Jao Reserve, along the western edge of Hundu Island which offers the best game viewing on the reserve. Its excellent location allows access to both wet and dry habitats showcasing full splendour of the Okavango Delta.

Wilderness Safaris Locations

Mombo Camp

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Little Vumbura

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Jacana Camp

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Pelo Camp

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Chitabe Camp

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Kings Pool Camp

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Kwetsani Camp

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Abu Camp

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Vumbura Plains Camp

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Little DumaTau

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DumaTau

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Jao Camp

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Toka Leya Camp

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Little Mombo

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Chitabe Lediba

Family Safari From $1,258
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Savuti Camp

Family Safari From $893
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Qorokwe Camp

Family Safari From $1,258
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Seba Camp

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Little Tubu

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Tubu Tree Camp

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Safaris Featuring Wilderness Safaris

7 Nights
From $14,324

The Best of Botswana Safari

A flagship Botswana itinerary featuring some of the most beautiful and luxurious camps Africa, set in prime locations. Explore the remote wilds of the Linyanti, the game rich plains of Chief’s Island and the beautiful Okavango waterways of Jao. Outstanding safari experiences take place in some of the most sought after and exclusive locations in the country through a variety of land and water activities. A top notch and spoiling safari for the bucket list, best enjoyed in high season with the arrival of the flood waters.

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7 Nights
From $9,482

One week Classic Wilderness Safari

A powerful combination of luxury Okavango camps come together to create a superb 7 night itinerary, one of our most popular. Importantly, this itinerary delivers great game viewing and both land and water activities all year round. Following a triangular route through the south, east and west Okavango the magnificent diversity of the delta is experienced. Wonderfully varied game viewing and activities keep every day fresh and exciting. These are some of Botswana’s most popular camps, a winning combination offering a diverse range of habitats and wildlife encounters. Ballooning and Helicopter rides can be included too.

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3 Nights
From $5,206

Short Luxurious Okavango Safari

For those looking for a short but stylish Okavango safari, we suggest the exclusive and chic Vumbura Plains Camp. With a stunning location on a beautiful and game rich private concession in the eastern Okavango, Vumbura Plains is a superb choice for a short but complete Okavango experience. With year round water, excellent resident game and impressive predator numbers this is a fantastic choice for a complete Okavango safari at any time of year. The excellent game viewing is matched by the wonderful in-camp experience – this may be a short safari but it will be a memorable one.

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3 Nights
From $4,123

Okavango Wilderness Short Safari

One of the Okavango Delta’s best and most popular camps is the basis of this short safari. With a prime location on a small island in a game rich private concession, Little Vumbura is a superb choice for those short on time looking for a quintessential Okavango experience. With year round water safari activities as well as excellent game drive opportunities, this is a fantastic choice at any time of year. A classic luxury tented camp with a down to earth and friendly atmosphere, you will immediately feel at home in this delightful gem of a camp.

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9 Nights
From $17,238

Ultimate Wilderness Safari in Botswana

Explore Botswana from some of the most luxurious and exclusive camps in Africa. This 9 night itinerary offers incredible game viewing and features some of Botswana's most beautiful and luxurious safari camps. A full variety of land and water activities will ensure a varied and interesting safari experience. Extensions to the Kalahari, Cape Town and even Victoria Falls can also be arranged.

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4 Nights
From $5,666

Four Night Classic Wilderness Safari

A complete Okavango Delta experience visiting two excellent private concessions. This is a fantastic four night safari at any time of year. Combining two of the most sought after camps in the Okavango this itinerary offers superb land and water activities staying at Little Vumbura Camp and Chitabe Camp, a winning combination offering a diverse range of habitats and wildlife encounters.

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