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Sanctuary Stanley's Camp, Okavango Delta

You can expect to see elephants on many Botswana safaris. But at Stanley’s Camp you can expect to touch one.

From the hammock on your private veranda you’ll see game wandering past the camp. You are, after all, in the world-famous Okavango flood plain with its legendary richness of game. From the camp’s swimming pool you’ll spot giraffe and perhaps even a glimpse of African wild dogs out on a hunt.

On night safari you may see leopard and hyena, bush baby, zebra and buffalo. And if you take a mokoro canoe safari you could easily find crocodile, hippo and fish eagles. But will that prepare you for the moment you carefully, respectfully, walk up to one of the camp-friendly elephants, and it reaches out and puts its trunk in your hand?

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, at a glance

  • Exclusive camp set in a 260,000 acre private concession
  • Shaded by great ebony trees
  • Eight luxury safari tents overlooking the Okavango flood plains
  • En suites and large wooden viewing platforms with hammocks
  • Beautiful dining ‘mess’ serving great cuisine

For leisure and pleasure

  • Walking-with-elephants experience (by special arrangement)
  • Day and night drives
  • Walking safaris to follow spoor and read bush signs with expert trackers
  • Fabulous water-borne safaris in mokoro traditional canoes
  • Huge richness of game and Africa experience
  • Opportunity to contribute towards Sanctuary Retreats and Living With Elephants
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