Introducing Great Plains’ New Okavango Explorers Camp, Botswana

July 2022…// Great Plains, the iconic eco-tourism company, is thrilled to announce the 1st July 2022 opening of Okavango Explorers Camp in northern Botswana. Located in the 160,000-hectare private Selinda Reserve, the six-bed camp is delighted to now be welcoming its first guests.

Located at the intersection of two iconic ecosystems, the upper Okavango Delta water system and the ancient Selinda Spillway, this area may be new to guests but has been known to Great Plains for many years as one teeming with wildlife.

“We are proud to introduce the latest camp in our Explorer Collection, set within what might just be Great Plains’ best kept secret – the Selinda Reserve” said Great Plains co-founder Dereck Joubert. “Offering some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region, our guests can expect to spot lion, leopard and wild dogs, all of which hunt regularly in the area, along with elephants, giraffe and rare antelope.”

Okavango Explorers Camp sleeps a maximum of 12 guests sharing and provides a safari experience reminiscent of exploring the unknown African hinterland in a 1920’s style. The camp exudes a spirit of the romance of yesteryear whilst ensuring that adventure and discovery are an essential part of the journey.

The safari experience includes breath-taking wildlife viewing drives in Great Plains’ specially-adapted vehicles, elephant-spotting canoe trips along the Selinda Spillway and exploring the area on foot – just like the explorers of times gone by. For a true bucket list in the bush experience, guests can even opt to dine with their toes in the water, as the camp’s dedicated team arrange a lantern-lit, ‘floating’ gourmet experience on the Spillway.

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Ideal for groups of friends or families wishing to take over the whole site and make it their own, Okavango Explorers Camp is the perfect companion to fellow Explorer Collection camps Selinda Explorers and Duba Explorers.

Okavango Explorers Camp is the latest to join Great Plains’ Explorer Collection, a group of truly unique camps across Botswana and Kenya that epitomise the classic safari, transporting guests back to a bygone era. Located in the same stunning remote wilderness areas as Great Plains’ Reserve Collection safari camps, these intimate, unassuming safari camps are light in their footprint but heavy on experiential luxury, with an atmosphere of bush elegance and relaxed bohemian style.

Nightly rates at Great Plains Okavango Explorers Camp start from $1,165 per person per night. For more information or to book, visit www.greatplainsconservation.com

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