The 5 Best Luxury Hotels
in Botswana

Michele Harvey

Botswana Travel Expert

At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.

From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.

Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Botswana, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.

But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!


Khwai Tented Camp, Okavango Delta

Located on the banks of a lagoon, this modern and spacious camp still maintains the feeling of the old, untouched Africa. 

Best Luxury Hotels in Botswana, Khwai Tented Camp Okavango Delta

It comprises six, Meru-style tents built on raised decking, with open views of the lagoon and 180-degree views of the bush. The camp preserves the romance of yesteryear and a simpler life in harmony with nature.


Linyanti Tented Camp

A remote camp overlooking the iconic marsh and floodplains of the Linyanti Concession, Linyanti Tented Camp is a wild escape.

Best Luxury Hotels in Botswana, Linyanti Tented Camp

Built on a slightly raised deck, the airy en-suite tents are perfectly positioned for you to watch the passing parade of wildlife as you sip your morning coffee.

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Part of our Spectacular Stays collection, Jack’s Camp will whisk you back to the authentic feel of East Africa with its 1940s safari-luxe style. Set amongst the salt pans and the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, walk with San bushmen and connect back to the land, the wilderness, and a timeless way of life.

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Thorntree River Lodge, Zambia

Built using an eco-conscious design, Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, nearby the famous Victoria Falls.

Best Luxury Hotels in Botswana, Thorntree River Lodge Zambia

Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it features tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. One of its finest additions is the private, temperature-controlled wine cellar, stocked with the area’s finest wines.


Chief’s Camp, Chief’s Island

Chief’s Camp is located on Chief’s Island in the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, an area also known as the “Predator Capital of Africa.”

Best Luxury Hotels in Botswana, Chief’s Camp Chief’s Island

Twelve luxury bush pavilions are nestled in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland and boasts an indoor and outdoor shower, a spacious seating area and a private game viewing deck overlooking the surrounding floodplains of the Okavango Delta.


Private Mobile Camping

Mobile Safari Expeditions provides guests with all the necessary comforts and conveniences as well as offering a few unexpected extras. Private camps, private vehicles and private guides take you into the remote wilderness for a luxurious and unforgettable experience.

Best Luxury Hotels in Botswana, Private Mobile Camping

Travel through wilderness teeming with game, to the remotest corners of the Kalahari desert, or to an isolated settlement in the Western Kalahari.

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