Sanctuary Chief’s Camp opens in Botswana
Setting new standards in the luxury safari experience, Sanctuary Retreats has unveiled its revitalised new flagship property, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, in Botswana.
Consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Africa, thanks to its exceptional levels of service and customer experience, the safari camp has been rebuilt and recreated on Chief’s Island. It sits in the famous Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, renowned as the ultimate safari destination and its outstanding game viewing.
Luxurious and modern, it now features 10 new spacious and stylish pavilions, offering triple the size of the original rooms. Each suite boasts incredible views over the surrounding landscape, which can be enjoyed from each pavilion’s private pool or from the tranquil outdoor seating area, while the bathrooms come complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, folding glass doors, an outdoor shower and a large bath tub.
The generously sized 620 square metre Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite can comfortably accommodate for two to six guests, making it ideal for honeymooning couples, a family, or groups of friends. Offering the ultimate in privacy and luxurious comfort, it features two pavilions, a private kitchen, indoor lounge, private boma with fire pit, and secluded deck area, and comes fully staffed with a dedicated chef, personal waiter, and housekeeper, as well as a private vehicle with its own guide.
Oozing ‘safari-chic’, the main and public areas include a new bar and library, an extension of the dining room, an outdoor deck with pizza oven, a fitness centre, ‘Children’s Retreat’, and an orientation room where guests can learn more about the surrounding Okavango Delta before embarking on safaris.
Environmentally conscious, the camp has built one of the largest solar farms in Botswana, and uses renewable energy sources for the majority of its energy supply, helping minimise the camp’s impact on the local environment.
Botswana continues to rise in popularity as a safari destination, with Lonely Planet naming it as one of the ‘Hot Destinations for 2016,’ and this year marking it the country’s 50th year of independence.