Stars of Africa, a company that has a collection of safari camps, private game reserves, luxury hotels, beach retreats, and wine estates in Southern and Eastern Africa, has opened two exciting new camps in Botswana.
The first of these is the exciting African Excursions Guest House, which is in the Khwai Community Concession in the northeast of the Okavango Delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve. The second is Mogogelo Camp, which is in a private, game-rich concession area on the eastern edge of the Okavango Delta.
African Excursion Guest House offers comfortable accommodation in 7 classic thatched chalets with glass sliding doors, twin or double rooms, en-suite bathrooms, and a small deck area overlooking the garden. It offers a family-friendly way to explore the delta in one of Botswana’s most active wildlife areas.
Mogogelo offers 10 classic canvas suites, raised on wooden decks and with en-suite bathrooms and private decks. All have a view of the waterhole and the wildlife that visit it. Facilities at the camp include a thatched dining area with a bar, an outdoor lounge, a swimming pool, and a traditional fire pit looking toward the waterhole.
Both are easily reached from Maun which makes them convenient for any itinerary but also allows for self-drive use. Being in locally-owned concessions means that fees paid, go directly into benefiting the indigenous communities with facilities such as schools and clinics as decided by a community trust as well as providing employment.
There is a varied range of activities available within both camps' private concessions; day and night game drives, walking safaris with local guides, and mokoro (traditional canoe) rides dependent on seasonal water levels. African Excursion also offers full-day trips into the neighboring Moremi Game Reserve.