RAW Botswana operates from the delightful tented Motswiri Camp nestled on the banks of the Selinda Spillway on the northern fringes of the Okavango Delta. The camp only has five tents so the experience feels very intimate and tailored, and guests can enjoy a range of activities from game drives to horse riding, walking safaris, boating and fishing.
RAW Botswana prides itself on excellent guiding for each activity and offers a genuine, ‘raw' African safari experience. The camp, which is in a private concession, is remote and has no phone signal, so guests can switch off from their busy lives and experience a real immersion in nature, as a safari should be.
Motswiri Camp perfectly balances luxury with simplicity. Guests have plumbed bathrooms and very comfortable beds, but the no-frills camp relies on solar power and everyone eats breakfast round the fire. RAW Botswana is an authentic safari with a charming camp, ideal for nature lovers and those who enjoy a more active safari.
WHEN TO GO
RAW Botswana is open year round. The Okavango Delta usually floods in May and recedes in September so during those months boating, mekoro trips and fishing are possible, and riders can experience fun water canters. Large herds of wildlife migrate through the reserve and it's not too hot to ride. October and November are the hottest months, and the best for birding. October to March is the green season where the bush is lush and pretty and great for walking safaris. There is less big game but birding and entomology is at its best.
Motswiri Camp offers five spacious safari tents with en suite bathrooms and flush toilets. There is a specially designed family unit with adjoining bathrooms as well as a honeymoon tent with additional outside shower. All of the tents are attractively furnished with bedside tables, hanging cupboards, luggage rack, floor rugs, curtains, a desk and chairs. There is also a swimming pool and large mess area for relaxing in camp.
From Maun, a light aircraft takes 40 minutes and flies low over the Okavango Delta.
The Selinda Spillway on the Northern fringes of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
– Private concession of 330,000 acres
– Small, intimate camp of only five tents
– Can be taken exclusively
– Varied activities including wild swimming in the spillway
– Large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as Sable and Roan antelope, and wild dog
– Good value
– The transfer is a flying safari over the Okavango Delta
RATES (Rack rates PPPN)
Green Season – $630
Shoulder Season – $750
Peak Season – $875
Child rate: 10 years old and under are charged at 50% of the rack rate
Children of all ages are welcome.