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Stanley's Camp is a classic tented camp, situated on a private concession overlooking the Okavango Delta floodplains in Botswana. This romantic, intimate camp has 260 000 acres of private concession wilderness all to itself and offers the most incredible views over this diverse landscape.

Mokoro excursions are probably one of the best ways to explore this intricate network of waterways, and provide an intimate experience of the floodplains. Alternatively, game drives and guided nature walks are also great ways to search for the Big 5, while a helicopter ride gives you an aerial view of the Okavango Delta.

Stanley's is home to the Living with Elephants programme, where you can learn more about these gentle pachyderms by walking with them and feeding them, surely a highlight of any Botswana safari.

highlights

  • In the heart of the Delta in a private concession
  • Intimate safari camp
  • Home of the Living with Elephants interaction
  • Game drives & seasonal mokoro rides
  • Scenic helicopter flights over the plains
  • Delicious gourmet food served alfresco

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Facilities

Large wooden decks provide private areas where you can relax in hammocks or enjoy cocktails before dinner.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Laundry Service
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    Wi-fi available

Dining

The main dining area is a comfortable, airy place in which to get together and enjoy delicious meals by candlelight. Sit down to delicious gourmet cuisine, accompanied by vintage wines in an alfresco setting.

Tent

The eight tents blend in seamlessly with the pristine surroundings and have unending views over the Delta floodplains.

Each tent is individually designed to create the most comfortable living space for you. You will find a traditional ceiling fan and designs displaying classic and understated elegance. Tents are elevated and furnished with handcrafted beds, antique furniture and oriental carpets.

A private balcony with hammocks and Morris chairs affords incredible views across the surroundings.

Tent AMENITIES

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    Fan
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    Hairdryer
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    Private balcony

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Mokoro trails
  • Boat excursions
  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Helicopter flights
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016 $1150 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $890 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016 $550 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 21 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 $1150 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 06 Jan 2017 - 14 Jun 2017 $550 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 15 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 $890 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 $1150 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $890 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 $550 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 21 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 $1150 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

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Traveller Reviews

  • Both Stanley's Camp and Banoka Bush Camp were really remarkable, from the landscape and wildlife, to the accommodations and food, to the managers, staff and especially the guides.

    Jean DeSimone, July 2014
  • Good plane flights and the elephants at Stanley were unforgettable. The calm, quiet world created by Doug & Sandi was wonderful. Saw lots of birds, excellent food and lodgings.

    Valda & Frank Pitman, May 2014
  • A bit more contemporary (compared to Shinde Camp and Chief's Camp). Great room. The staff were fine, but not the family friendly of the other two camps. On was our guide and has great eyes.

    Matt Jones, May 2013
  • Stanley's Camp was brilliant - smaller but charming in its own way. Loved the lodge, tents, staff. It had the best chef of all the lodges and also had a la carte meals rather than a buffet for dinner, which I prefer. Saw Leopard and her baby which was the highlight. Riding off road and through water was thrilling although we got stuck a few times. It felt as remote as could be with no one around. It is a beautiful part of the delta. I have to admit I was a little leary of the elephant experience there as I thought it would be like seeing some trained circus animals but quite to the contrary, it was a marvellous experience and would recommend it to anyone.

    Heeten Desai, July 2011
  • We stayed 3 days in Stanleys Camp. This was a tented lodge, the tents were far enough apart to give you privacy while maintaining some security. This camp is excellent. We were collected from the air-strip after a hour flight on a small 8 seater plane. The 4x4 had a funnel so it could go through water, and go through water it did. A lot of the roads were flooded (as they often are) it looked more like a lake than a road, yet the 4x4 just ploughed through it. We were taken back the first few time, by the end of the trip we just lifter our feet when told to do so and barely noticed the fish flapping around the floor of the vehicle. Our guide was an amazing guide and person. His name is TT. He took off each day and looked for prints, listened for sounds, smelt the air, looked for vultures and birds and other animal signals... He drove mostly off road, but found us some great sighting. Lions mating, Leopard with a kill, hyena, giraffe, giraffe... and so much more. I would recommend you request him.

    Rosalind Simpson Szeparowycz, June 2011
  • Was everything I was looking for in a tented camp. We had rain our first night and day... I mean torrential rain, so hard it was comical. So that is what backgammon and card games are for, and it was our only chance for some down time. We were kept very busy with game drives and meals. Harry was very accommodating to Ivy's non dairy request, and prepared special meals for her, all with a big smile. Evelyn is a wonderful hostess and manager, always available for any question or request. Sue and Brian are terrific people, and we became fast friends. All the staff was pleasant, helpful and all had a warm, friendly demeanour. Our guides, Carter and Rocky, were amazing in helping us to see many animals and we had some interesting adventures as well, tracking leopards and lions hunting - at night! We enjoyed some great sundowner moments with them. I think it would be easier to list the game we didn't see. We saw so many animals in abundance and in various settings, many of our fellow campers were becoming envious!

    Susan L Osborne, June 2008
  • The Stanley Camp was also very good. We can give them the 4 stars for excellence in service, food, accommodations and field trips.

    Mario Carvajalino, April 2008

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Monique Roden

Monique Roden

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"Besides the amazing and humbling elephant interaction offered by this camp, I was most enchanted by the staff. They are exceptional & always go the extra mile for their guests."

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Stanley's Camp was brilliant - smaller but charming in its own way. Loved the lodge, tents, staff. It had the best chef of all the lodges and also had a la carte meals rather than a buffet for dinner, which I prefer. Saw Leopard and her baby which was the highlight. Riding off road and through water was thrilling although we got stuck a few times. It felt as remote as could be with no one around. It is a beautiful part of the delta. I have to admit I was a little leary of the elephant experience there as I thought it would be like seeing some trained circus animals but quite to the contrary, it was a marvellous experience and would recommend it to anyone.

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