Skybeds & Game
Deep in the Botswana bush, the Skybeds put you in the middle of the wild. Nowhere else can you get this close.
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"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
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"We got to witness three large packs in different camps and on one occasion an impala kill challenged by a pack of hyenas. Elephants were in abundance, large herds of buffalo, giraffe and the list goes on.... "
- Rhonda and Richard on their journey in Botswana
A possible itinerary for you
The Wildlife Comes to You
From Maun, you embark in an adventure to Hyena Pan, a tented camp bordering the famed Moremi National Park. The wildlife is abundant from the moment you arrive. The Pan provides water to many species, and that is why they stay so close. You go for a swim in the pool, and some elephants are roaming nearby. You look outside your window, and you can see hippos in the distance enjoying the water. It is your second day in Botswana, and already you have seen more wildlife than you could have imagined.
Skybeds in a Private Reserve
You travel deeper into the bush. Tonight, there will be no ceiling above you but the starry sky. In the middle of the Khwai Private Reserve, there are platforms from which you can see the wildlife in every direction. These are no mere platforms, mind. They are comfortable and stylish accommodations that put you, quite literally, in the middle of the action. In front of your skybed, there is a small body of water where a multitude of animals come for a drink. Cheers!Read more
From your skybed, you get to see the elephants and the lions, the hyenas and the zebras. This a different way to experience Botswana. There is no noisy vehicle to startle shy species. There is no trampling through the bush to get a glimpse. This is a tranquil spectacle, that let’s you experience the life of majestic creatures as it is. The starry sky and the noises of the wild serve as a lullaby.
Five Metres from Drama
The Skybeds are an experience unlike any other. The camp is no separate facility to keep the game away while you watch from a distance. Wild animals can freely come and go, and there is not much between you and them. After dark, guests have to be escorted by the expert personnel. Dangerous animals are known to wander through the camp. At first you feel nervous, but you realise that this is what you wanted: a true experience of nature. Now safely on your skybed, you realise there is nothing to fear. You can witness the drama of life, comfortably, five metres off the ground.
An Enclave of Comfort in between the Bush
You spend your last days in Botswana in a bush camp that edges a bit more on the side of comfort. This is a vision of what harmony with nature could be. Your tent has an uninterrupted view of the lagoon, where a large herd of hippos go about their business. Nightly game drives have you discovering other inhabitants of the wild, such as the leopard. A mokoro is a quaint canoe. It is not paddled but propelled with a boat. It allows your guides to be quiet and get you close enough to elusive wildlife, inaccessible by land. You have seen a lot these past few days. You are beginning to feel closer to nature, or, in a way, you are returning to it.