Best hotels and hostels in Botswana

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Inner Delta

    Vumbura Plains Camp

    One of Wilderness Safaris' flagship properties, this regally luxurious twin camp is on the Duba Plains in the transition zone between the savannahs and swamps north of the delta. Although divided into north and south sections, with separate eating and other common areas, this is essentially a single lodge. It inhabits the Kwedi Concession and the wildlife viewing is superlative.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Eastern Delta

    Sandibe Safari Lodge

    This riverine forest retreat is the architectural jewel of the Okavango Delta, as well as one of the premier safari camps anywhere in Southern Africa. Service is warm and welcoming, the accommodation is exceptional in its style and comfort, and the location (next to the famed Chitabe concession) is one of the best anywhere in the delta.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Inner Delta

    Jao Camp

    Part of Wilderness Safaris' portfolio of premier camps, Jao is a special place that combines Asian style (the public areas and the rooms were inspired by a Balinese longhouse) with a very African feel (jackalberry and mangosteen trees, liberal use of thatch). Rooms are uberluxurious and the staff are extremely professional and attentive to your every need.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Inner Delta

    Kwetsani Camp

    This highly recommended camp has the usual high levels of comfort, but there are some very special selling points. The recently overhauled rooms, elevated high above the water, are simply stunning, while the camp manager, Dan Myburg, is a top-class photographer who can help elevate your photography above the usual even in just a few days.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Linyanti Marshes

    Zarafa Camp

    Make no mistake: this is one of the premier properties anywhere in Africa. As ecofriendly as it's possible to be out here, Zarafa's tented villas are utterly gorgeous – and as we've come to expect from Great Plains, the attention to detail is exemplary.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Francistown

    Woodlands Stop Over

    A wonderfully tranquil place, 15km north of town off the road to Maun, Woodlands is easily the pick of places to stay around Francistown if you have your own wheels. The budget chalets are tidy, the bungalows are nicely appointed and come with loads of space, while the immaculate campsites are Botswana's cleanest and a wonderful respite from dusty trails.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Moremi Game Reserve

    Mombo Camp

    Ask anyone in Botswana for the country’s most exclusive camp and they’re likely to nominate Mombo. The surrounding delta scenery is some of the finest in the Okavango and the wildlife watching is almost unrivalled. The rooms are enormous and the entire package – from the service to the comfort levels and attention to detail – never misses a beat.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Central Kalahari Game Reserve

    Kalahari Plains Camp

    If we could choose one place to stay in the CKGR, this would be it. These lovely solar-powered tents inhabit a gorgeous location southeast of Deception Valley and face the setting sun with stunning views. The spacious tents have wooden floors, extremely comfortable beds, 24-hour electricity, yoga mats and a roof terrace (for those wishing to sleep under the stars).

  • Lodging in Inner Delta

    Xigera Camp

    Pronounced 'kee- jera ', this isolated spot is deep in the heart of the Inner Delta and is renowned for its rich birdlife. It's predominantly a water camp, but game drives are possible. The area surrounding the camp is permanent wetland, which gives Xigera a lush and tropical atmosphere. Accommodation is in eight rather lovely tent-chalets.

  • Lodging in Ntwetwe Pan

    Jack’s Camp

    Hemingway would have loved this place. Set up for safari romantics, the whole aesthetic, complete with a classic maroon and dark-khaki colour scheme, is East African–style safaris c1940s. Regal linens, heavy wood furnishings, four-poster beds and big wooden chests furnish the canvas tents, which are romantically lit by paraffin lanterns by night (no electricity).

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Inner Delta

    Nxabega Okavango Camp

    In a grove of ebony trees on the flats near the Boro River, this exquisitely designed tented camp has sweeping views of the delta floodplains. The rooms are magnificent – the private terraces in each are large with lovely swing chairs, each built around water's-edge termite mounds or trees, lending a real sense of intimacy with the landscape.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Central Kalahari Game Reserve

    Deception Valley Lodge

    Just outside the CKGR's northeastern boundary, this exclusive bush retreat inhabits 150 sq km of privately owned Kalahari bush and has a much more personal feel than many of Botswana's luxury lodges. The eight large chalets (two can be combined into family accommodation) are swathed in lovely earthen hues, while the food is as memorable as the warm, attentive service.

  • Lodging in D’kar

    Dqãe Qare San Lodge

    This excellent lodge/guesthouse/campground run by the local San community is a terrific place to stay. Accommodation is simple, but there's a real authenticity about the place. It lies just 7km off the A3 in the Dqãe Qare Game Farm, a 75-sq-km private reserve where visitors can participate in traditional activities.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Eastern Delta

    Chitabe Lediba

    One of the more intimate camps run by Wilderness Safaris, Chitabe Lediba has just five tents (including two family ones) and a warm and intimate atmosphere. The larger-than-usual tents here are supremely comfortable, and the whole place is also distinguished by the warm service and brilliant game drives.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Linyanti Marshes

    Duma Tau

    This 10-room camp was rebuilt completely in 2012 with a commitment to sustainability; all of the camp’s power comes from solar energy, and waste disposal is state of the art. The raised tents overlook the hippo-filled Zibadianja Lagoon from a mangosteen grove.

  • Lodging in Central Kalahari Game Reserve

    Haina Kalahari Lodge

    As the CKGR grows in popularity, places like this come into their own for those looking for a quieter Kalahari experience. Set on a 110-sq-km private concession just beyond the fence on the CKGR's northeastern boundary, it has nine solar-powered, supremely comfortable tents and excellent facilities in the main lodge, including a swimming pool, gym and spa.

  • Lodging in Inner Delta

    Little Vumbura

    Little Vumbura has a stunning island setting: this is one camp where you can only arrive by boat (after a short vehicle ride from the airstrip) for much of the year. With just six tents (including one family tent), the whole place has an intimate feel and is one of the more personal delta-camp experiences.

  • Lodging in Inner Delta

    Jacana Camp

    Arriving here by boat is just the start of your enjoyable island-camp experience. There are just five tents, and the look is decidedly rustic. The tents are classic safari canvas, perhaps a little simpler than others in the Wilderness portfolio, and the sycamore tree around which the communal dining and bar area is built is a pleasing feature.

  • Lodging in Eastern Delta

    Chitabe Camp

    Near the Santandadibe River, at the southern edge of Moremi Game Reserve, Chitabe is an island oasis (only accessible by boat or plane). Accommodation at Chitabe Camp is in East African–style luxury tents, which have bathrooms and are built on wooden decks and sheltered beneath the shade of a lush canopy.

  • Lodging in Linyanti Marshes

    King’s Pool Camp

    Occupying a magical setting on a Linyanti River oxbow overlooking a lagoon, this nine-room camp, part of Wilderness Safaris' Premier collection, is one of the most luxurious properties in Linyanti, with private plunge pools in the very large rooms. Accommodation is in private thatched chalets with modern four-poster beds and there's fabulous wildlife in the area.