Stanleys Camp Highlights
• Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees on the southern tip of Chief’s Island in a 260 000 acre private concession
• Unique Living with Elephants interaction
• Several hyena dens close to camp
• Traditional classic safari tented camp
• The area houses one of the largest buffalo populations in the Delta
• Walking Safaris Explore on foot with skilled, armed professional guides
Stanleys Camp Description
Set in a private concession of the Okavango Delta bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Stanleys Camp has eight safari tents. Each tent has been individually designed and furnished with African antiques, giving the tent a bygone era look. Each tent is raised on decking, overlooking the floodplains in front of the camp. Each tent has a hammock, en-suite facilities with a ceiling fan.
The main building is raised on decking and offers expansive views over the surrounding floodplains. There is a bar, library area and swimming pool where guests can watch the game on the floodplain while enjoying a dip!
Guests can enjoy a lunch with three gentle giants, Jabu, Morula and Thembi as part of the Elephant interaction activity. These three elephants were orphaned at a young age and have had a home at Stanleys ever since.
Stanleys Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
The area is home to a wide variety of big game including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. This private concession is located by definition in seasonal delta. The floodwaters arrive around June, although there is often navigable water all year round due to the presence of the Boro River.
Game viewing in the area is extremely good with excellent numbers of predators and plains game on offer. The area houses one of the largest buffalo populations in the Okavango Delta, which, in the dry season, can concentrate into a herd in excess of 2000 head.
Game-drives are conducted in custom built open 4 X 4 vehicles. Game drives are conducted early morning and late afternoon or as otherwise requested (subject to availability). The accompanying professional guides are among the best in Botswana. As Stanleys Camp is situated on a private concession, night drives are offered and are usually combined with the afternoon activity.
Walking Safaris Explore on foot with skilled, armed professional guides. Mokoro (dug-out canoe) safaris Explore water safaris at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro (offered most of the year, subject to water levels).
The Elephant Interaction activity is one of the most special available anywhere, the three semi-habituated elephants are affectionate and love human interaction. Guests will learn about their story, enjoy a walk and a lunch with these gentle giants.