There are few places on Earth as wild, as remote, and as alive as northern Botswana. Between the iconic Okavango Delta and the wildlife-rich Linyanti, the sights, sounds and experiences of these unspoiled landscapes are unique to this special country. For Wilderness, it's where it all began and 40 years in, we’re thrilled to still be curating life-changing journeys to this exceptional part of the world.
Embark on an iconic safari with Wilderness to some of our most cherished original camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Linyanti regions.
Experience Botswana’s ultimate luxury safari at Wilderness Mombo - one of the finest wildlife destinations in Africa.
Your introduction to Botswana’s renowned Okavango Delta begins at the mother of all camps, Wilderness Mombo. Known as the ‘place of plenty,’ Wilderness Mombo epitomises the quintessential Delta experience; chic, sustainable, and utterly wild. In a prime position on Chief’s Island, Wilderness Mombo has been welcoming guests for more than 30 years; they return again and again for the magnificence of the camp, the warmth of the staff, and some of the best year-round game viewing in Botswana.
Out on game drives at Mombo, experience unforgettable wildlife sightings up-close; predators on the hunt, an abundance of plains game, and outstanding birdlife. In camp, lounge at the pool while elephants amble by, heading for water in the midday heat.
Still Wilderness’ flagship camp, Mombo has retained the original charm, heritage and legends of those early Delta days, while upping the comfort and style as the years went by. Most recently rebuilt in 2018, Wilderness Mombo increased the luxury without losing the ethos of the original bush camp, and wildlife encounters remain as exceptional as ever.
Each suite at Mombo has its own private plunge pool
Wilderness DumaTau (3-nights)
Up-close encounters, immersive excursions, extreme comfort in an exquisite setting – an exceptional wilderness awaits at DumaTau. Situated close to the source of the famed Savuti Channel, wake to a chorus of grunting hippos, birdsong, and the sound of elephants munching. Wander down to Osprey Retreat, a new addition to DumaTau when it was rebuilt in 2021. Overlooking Osprey Lagoon, indulge in a spa treatment while gazing out into nature, then head over to the lagoon-side pool and watch the passing wildlife.
The name DumaTau means ‘roar of the lion’ in Setswana, but you’ll find it is also the domain of elephants. While predators thrive in the pristine Linyanti, great herds of elephants criss-crossing ancient wildlife corridors are also a constant feature of a DumaTau safari. With eight ultra-spacious tented suites, each with a private plunge pool, and raised on wooden walkways, DumaTau invites a private, immersive experience.
Added to the exceptional game viewing, the spa, floating fire pit and sparkling pool overlooking the water have earned DumaTau its award-winning status.
Wilderness Dumatau, enjoy the crackling fire while relaxing on the floating jetty
Wilderness Jao (3-nights)
Where wildest nature and exquisite architecture collide, Wilderness Jao completes the quintessential Wilderness journey. One of our original camps wholly reimagined in 2019, Wilderness Jao’s five expansive suites and two sublime villas invite a stylish safari in the Okavango Delta. Marvel at the impressive gallery and museum, immerse yourself in the library or take to the pool gazebo, a magnificent bird’s nest-styled structure right on the edge of the water. Take time to visit the wine cellar for a pre-dinner tasting, before dining out on Jao’s delectable menu.
Out on a private game drive, boat, or mokoro ride, encounter the Delta’s wildest inhabitants. Prides of lion hunt the plains, leopards snooze in sausage trees, herds of impala, wetland-adapted lechwe, zebra, tsessebe and great herds of elephants traverse the land and water. Discover enchanting Jao; as stylish as it is kind to the environment, and with a sterling reputation that spans decades.
Laze in the afternoon at the breathtaking Jao pool
When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.