Sanctuary Stanley's Camp

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Why we like it

  • Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is traditional and colonial in style taking you back to when the pioneers were travelling
  • Opportunity to walk with the elephants with the "Living with Elephants" project. This activity is at an extra cost
  • Eight classic styles safari tents each en suite with a private deck
  • The area around the camp changes with the seasons - from lush green when the rain flows down from the Angolan highlands to dry savannah when the Kalahari Desert tightens its grip
  • Children of all ages are welcome

A&K Top Tip

Experience the quiet and gentle pace of a mokoro in the morning, a perfect way to explore the bush and listen to the African bush come to life.

Guest Testimonial

We had a wonderful holiday. Everything worked excellently. Charlotte Wells looked after us brilliantly.

- TC, London

Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees near the southern tip of Chief's Island, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is situated on a 260,000 acre private concession, bordering the southern section of the famous Moremi Game Reserve. It is one of Botswana's smaller and more intimate camps, with a maximum capacity of sixteen guests experiencing the best of Africa's wildlife and the highest standards of service and accommodation.

The bush adjacent to Stanley's Camp is rich with excitement: game walks, day and night-time game drives and silent, gliding mokoro excursions (subject to water levels). You can track a wide variety of big-game species: giraffe, buffalo, lion and leopard are often encountered. A particular highlight here is the resident herd of elephant: wild, but habituated over the last fifteen years to share their natural world with you. There is the chance to join these graceful giants on walking safaris through the bush, sharing in their daily activities of bathing, foraging, feeding and play.

Accommodation consists of eight classic-styled safari tents, each with en suite facilities and a private balcony where you can relax from the comfort of your hammock in the African sunshine. The main building is raised on decking and offers extensive views over the surrounding floodplains. Dinner is served overlooking the game-filled plains, seasonally glazed with their life-giving flood of water. The finest cuisine is complemented by a carefully selected choice of South African wines.

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Fly to

Maun or Kasane via Johannesburg

flying time

12 hours 40 minutes

time difference

GMT +2 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

March - November


The best time to travel is between March and November, rain fall is at a minimum and the days are cooler but clear. Early mornings and evenings can be chilly. The Delta is normally in flood from May until August.

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