Stanley’s Camp, Okavango Delta

Santuary Retreats’ Stanley’s Camp is a classic tented camp with just eight tents built under an imposing African Ebony tree on a private concession overlooking the Okavango floodplains. 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.

This intimate camp is gathered around a large sitting and dining area which affords magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta. From the swimming pool, watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains. This is one of the best places in the world for seeing buffalo in large numbers, with herds often exceeding 2,000.

Each canvas tent at Sanctuary Stanley’s boasts a traditional ceiling fan and is individually designed, but all have a classic and understated elegance that harks back to the explorers and colonialists of the 19th century. Large wooden decks provide private areas for guests to relax in hammocks or enjoy cocktails before dinner in the spectacular dining mess.

Stanleys Camp