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Sanctuary Stanley's Camp

Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Stanley's Camp is a wonderful tented camp with views out over the flood plains. The camp is famed for its interaction with elephants and offers a rare opportunity to learn more about these amazing giants.

At a Glance

  • Small intimate safari camp with just eight luxury tents

  • Unique elephant interaction exclusive to Sanctuary guests

  • Both land and water activities available but do depend upon water levels

  • Private concession allows for night drives and walking safaris

Adventure, Wildlife, Couples, Family

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Sanctuary Stanley's Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

Description

Stanley's Camp is located in a private concession surrounded by Okavango flood plains. While general game viewing in this area is very good with giraffe, lion and even wild dog often spotted, the main attraction is its three semi-habituated elephants. Guests have a wonderful opportunity to spend a morning with these elephants and their handler; a truly exceptional and memorable experience.

There are a wide range of activities offered but walking with elephants will be a truly memorable experience and one which will be hard to beat on safari. The three elephants were orphaned and adopted by owners Doug and Sandi Groves. Walks are interactive and informative as you learn about elephant behaviour and witness first-hand how they search for food and strip branches of leaves.

Accommodation

The camp itself is small and intimate with only eight luxury tents all raised on wooden decks. The tents are beautifully furnished with wooden polished floors and dark wood furnishings including a dressing table and writing desk. The large deck provides guests the perfect spot from which to watch the sunrise while enjoying an early morning coffee or simply enjoying a siesta from the comfort of your own hammock.

Activities

In addition to elephant interaction, game drives are also offered but water levels do determine how far you can go. During seasons of high water levels game drives are usually combined with motor boat safaris allowing you to explore the channels and lagoons with ease. Walking safaris give you the opportunity to explore the delta from a different perspective, allowing you to get closer to wildlife and the environment. Walks are a wonderful chance to really smell and take in all your surroundings. As the delta is flooded for much of year one of the best ways to explore is by mokoro. Peacefully meander your way through delta channels past giant lilies and sit back and enjoy the wonderful bird life, or even spot crocodiles as they bathe on the banks.

Location & Directions

Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Sanctuary Stanleys Camp is located on the Boro River in a 260,000 acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, home to some of the most spectacular wildlife on Earth.

When to go

Botswana has a moderate climate with three fairly distinct seasons: from December to March is the rainy season, with warm temperatures and occasional thunderstorms. April to July is dry, with sunny days and the temperature at night beginning to drop. In June and July the nights can be very cold. From August through to October the weather heats up, with October's temperatures sometimes approaching 40°C. Generally the rains break in November.

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