Stanley’s Camp is located in a private concession on the southern tip of Chief's Island in the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana - a region of startling contrasts with its mix of wetlands, forest, and dry savannah. Set amidst shady ebony and sausage trees overlooking the perennial Boro River, Stanley’s offers spectacular game viewing in an area rich in birdlife, wildlife
Stanley’s Camp offers ten individually designed canvas safari Tents, raised on wooden decking. startling, the tents exude understated elegance. The Tents feature an en-suite bathroom with a shower, fan, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, lounge area, hairdryer, in-room safe, bathrobes, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a viewing deck.
The camp facilities include an expansive lounge, dining area, swimming pool, gym, bar, and laundry service.
Expert guides accompany guests on early morning and late afternoon game drives, and guided walking safaris afford the opportunity to track and follow Okavango wildlife and learn about the plants, birds, and habitats of this pristine wilderness. Tranquil mokoro trips provide a soothing way of viewing the multitude of water birds and pods of grunting hippos up close and afford a view of the plains wildlife from the water. The Living with Elephants activity is a must-do. This leisurely walk with two semi-habituated elephants is an extraordinarily enriching experience, giving guests a chance for personal interaction with these gentle giants.
Large numbers of plains game and predators are found throughout the year. After the recent introduction of rhino to this concession, the area is home to the Big Five. Predators abound and include several
The area is home to over 400 species of birds, including the African fish eagle, Bateleur, Crested and Wattled cranes, Black-tailed godwit, Sacred ibis, Green pigeon
Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is ideal for solo explorers, couples, and families looking for a luxury safari getaway.
From $ 605
Includes: Luxury accommodation, all meals, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (with exception of premium brands and Champagne), all game viewing activities, airstrip transfers, laundry service
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|01 Apr 2019 — 31 May 2019||$ 760||$ 1,139|
|01 Jun 2019 — 30 Jun 2019||$ 1,080||$ 1,620|
|01 Jul 2019 — 31 Aug 2019||$ 1,295||$ 1,943|
|01 Sep 2019 — 31 Oct 2019||$ 1,080||$ 1,620|
|01 Nov 2019 — 20 Dec 2019||$ 605||$ 605|
|21 Dec 2019 — 05 Jan 2020||$ 1,295||$ 1,943|
"Had a wonderful 3 days at Stanley's camp. Our room was simple but clean and nice. As the nights were a little cold we had electric heating blankets and chose to shower in the afternoon when it was a little warmer. Other than that we missed nothing, being so close to nature we heard an elephant pass by our room one night and saw the footsteps in the morning just outside our tent. The atmosphere was lovely, having one big dinner with all the guests and evenings by the fire. The game drives were very exciting, driving through 2 meter deep water puddles and following a herd of Elephants. A memorable trip!"
"We had an absolutely amazing stay at Stanley's Camp in October 2015. We spent two nights there and it was our first stop in Botswana. We felt very welcome once we arrived and enjoyed the hospitality of the staff. They really paid attention to all the small details and made us feel comfortable at all times. We had an amazing lodge with a hammock, baboons walking by and elephants enjoying their meals at night. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff very open and willing to share their traditions with us. What is more, we had a great guide TT, taking us on game drives and serving us sundown drinks with gorgeous views.. not to mention the stunning Mokoro rides at sunset. All in all, we really did enjoy our stay even though it was absolutely boiling hot at the time of our stay."
"A small very boutique lodge in the middle of nowhere is just amazing! having to fly in there are no tourists and it is just you and the wildlife! our guide made the trip memorable with amazing sun-downer drinks! And then the food which is great and not even to mention accommodation. Its in a tent but one would not believe how beautiful and luxurious they made it, a truly memorable experience and would definitely go back."
"5th – 8th May. This was our first time to Botswana and the Okavango Delta, what an incredible introduction to this fabulous area. We were met at the airstrip by Onks and Buyer who were to be our Ranger and Local Community Guide for the next three days and within ten minutes of landing we amazingly saw our first leopard stalking an impala, what a start to the next three amazing days. On arrival at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp we were greeted by the staff who were singing a traditional welcome song, we couldn’t have been made feel more special. The accommodation was delightful in a classic style safari tent featuring en-suite facilities and private balcony. The main building where we had all our meals, drinks and a camp fire at night offers expansive views over the flood plains. All our meals were excellent and the staff warm, friendly and efficient. Our day started with a morning wake -up call (knock on the door) along with a tea or coffee before our first game drive. The bird life was fantastic and exceeded our expectations, we also saw leopard, baboons, elephants, impala, giraffe and lions and at the end of every day we finished with sunset drinks in the bush. We also spent a morning with Doug and Sandi Groves from ‘Living with Elephant’s Foundation’ on a most incredible experience not just interacting with three beautiful elephants in the wild but also having the opportunity to learn and understand how they live, behave and act. We would highly recommend that you take this tour whilst at Stanley’s if possible. We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Stanley’s and in particular Aaron, Dicks, Onks and Buyer along with all the other staff for making this such a memorable experience. We hope to return one day."
"This camp gives you a true bush experience. 15 minute bush plane flight followed by a 30 minute 4X4 drive to reach the camp. We were welcomed by camp director Mel, some of the camps staff singing traditional songs and a refreshing cool drink. Great start to a great stay. ( 3 days) Tents were private and very comfortable. Tip: they do your laundry everyday (gratis) so don't over pack. The stillness of the night and the clear skies are special bonuses. Fun to share the camp with various animals that wonder through at their leisure, no game fences here. Food was great. Surprised at the quality and variety of the pastries they produced in the middle of the bush. Evenings spent watching "bush television", sometimes called a campfire and visiting about the days adventures. Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. We stayed at 2 other Sanctuary camps. All were great but we have to call this our favorite."
"This was the first camp on our safari and the most rustic. They are tents with a bathroom attached and a porch in the back (with an amazing hammock) There is a bit of WiFi in the tents. We loved this place! Mel made us feel right at home and it was so quiet and peaceful. The first day we were on our way back from lunch and there was a huge elephant blocking the way to our tent. We went back to the main lodge and they walked us around the back way. We spent the rest of the afternoon watching the elephant who was just hanging out and eating steps from our deck. If you go do the elephant experience. It is a once in a life time amazing activity for everyone. My kids (young adults) were so excited and into the event it was a beautiful thing!"
"My stay at Stanley's Camp was a totally wonderful experience--from the wide array of animals (including eleven hippos while on a Mokoro excursion) to the Living with Elephants encounter. Staff was very helpful; food terrific and accommodation (luxury tents) comfortable. Even before we got to the Lodge we had already seen several different animals. We would go on to see a large number of wild dogs in a pack, a great herd of African buffalo, lions, giraffes and so on. Lots and lots of birds. Our driver and tracker were very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this lodge."
"Visited with a group in August 2014; upon arrival at the airport we took the option to jump right in to the game drive. We were rewarded with wild dogs and wild dog pups. Upon late arrival at the camp, we were sung to and then went straight to dinner. Food was excellent, and the tent rooms were quite nice, with comfortable surroundings and a porch/hammock overlooking some excellent terrain. Great hospitality and game drives, and the elephant experience, well, that's to die for. Well worth it for anyone who loves animals. During the flood season, there was a LOT of water - I have a new appreciation for what a land rover is capable of. Good camp strong on the basics, short of massive luxury, great on the safari experience. Just what I was looking for."
"This camp was an incredible experience, even when sized up to all the other great places we stayed while in Botswana. The camp is just the right size, the guides are absolutely phenomenal, and food was to die for. Getting to stay at a private camp was an absolute treat! Shelley and Jake, who play host and hostess at Stanley's, made the trip truly memorable. I think we owe it all to them!!"
"We stayed here for three nights in October and had a fabulous time. The accommodation is first rate and our housekeeper (Kerilenga) was very creative with our towels and seed designs on our bed. Upon our arrival we were picked up by our guide Alan who was the best we had during our 4.5 weeks in Africa. He was extremely knowledgable and easy to talk to. We were also fortunate to have Colin(Doc) as a spotter and we had lots of fun with both of them. The game viewing was quality ++++ with 5 viewings of leopards (with cubs) and just as many with lions (with cubs) amongst a stack of other, Giraffe, steenbeck, buffalo, myriads of birds, water monitors, other types of antelope. The drive through the watery roads added to the experience The food was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. The pool was a wonderful way to cool down as it is very hot in October although it is a dry heat. The sundowners were also a great way to finish off an afternoon of game viewing. Both Wilhelm and Jeremy were wonderful managers and weren't afraid to get in and help out when needed. I would not hesitate to recommend Sanctuary Stanley's camp or for that matter any of their camps if they are as well run as this one. As an added bonus we also did Walking with the Elephants which was an experience we will never forget. Thank you to all staff especially Alan and Doc for making our stay truly memorable."
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