I haven’t been in Botswana, in Southern Africa, for at least 15 years, and was excited to be visiting again and honored to be able to experience different camps with Wilderness Safaris. Included in our rates are meals, twice a day camp activities, park fees, laundry and local drinks (excludes premium imported brands and champagne).
SEBA CAMP is considered a Classic Wilderness Camp, this property is simple, clean and they have a wonderful staff. Located by a river, the hippo is plentiful here, and the camp is family friendly. There are eight well appointed tents with private decks. The camp also has two family suites, with private plunge pool, sandpit and “tree-house” to entertain the children. Because it is a minimal classic camp, you won’t find hair dryers, air conditioning or access to the internet here. But the camp offers raised dining platform, a lounge area, library and swimming pool.
ABU CAMP, a Premium Wilderness Camp, is located near Seba Camp, and the difference between a classic and premium camp are obvious. Accommodations are larger here, with luxury amenities such as wifi in the rooms and hair dryers. Abu also offers a library with a TV for important sporting games or events in the world. The camp consists of six tents with large decks and sport a cool design. Great dining areas, lounges, a pool and gym. This camp offers a elephant experience and a star bed experience.
JAO CAMP is well known and one of Wilderness Safaris' premium camps, with nine tents which are luxurious, with outdoor showers and mini-bars in the rooms. The camp offers a two-story building with lounge, dining room and a small library. Jao also offers two plunge pools, gym, spa and a boma for traditional dining under the stars. Safari vehicle seating has more padding and storage room. Located in the heart of the Okavango and surround by water, Jao offers boat trips, mekoro and game drives.
DUMA TAU CAMP is considered a classic+ camp, and I loved the look of this camp. Consisting of eight tents and two-family units, each tent and the dining and lounge areas have fabulous views overlooking the Linyanti River. It is not unusual to have elephant and other wildlife walking through the camp. Twice I had to wait for an elephant to make his way along the path before I could walk to the public areas from my tent. The camp offers boat activities, and we enjoyed lunch on one of them the first day we arrived, along with game drives.
Wildlife viewing in Botswana did not disappoint. Besides great herds of elephant we saw several leopards, a den of spotted hyaenas and several packs of wild dog. Along with the plains animals the birding was also fabulous. As you might imagine, there's a lot to take into consideration when planning an African safari, and we're here to make it easy.