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Wilderness Safaris launches new exploration camp in the delta

Wilderness Explorations, the guided journey division of Wilderness Safaris,is delighted to announce the opening of Gomoti Tented Camp situated in the heart of  Botswana’s 6000­‐hectare community‐owned Santawani Concession, in the south‐east corner of the Okavango.

The camp is nestled under large acacia trees in a diverse and game-rich area. Most of the concession is comprised of a mixed woodland habitat and open grasslands that are transformed into floodplains in years of plentiful water.

“We are thrilled to add this intimate camp to our Explorations portfolio within Botswana. We are investing a lot of time and energy in to our guide training and camps to ensure we remain the leaders in guided safaris operations in Botswana.We are also proud that this new community partnership has allowed us to continue our proactive 4Cs philosophy (Conservation, Community,  Culture and Commerce).  Staff are employed  from the local Sankuyo community  and the camp is completely eco-­friendly with no new permanent  structures–ideal for adventurous  travellers”,  says SimonCollier,Wilderness  Safaris Explorations Manager.

The main area includes a thatched dining room where guests will enjoy freshly prepared meals as well as a cosy lounge. The camp accommodates  a maximum of eight guests in five spacious and comfortable  canvas tents. Designed to recreate the style  of  the  early  explorers,  the  tents  feature  richly-coloured  teak  director  chairs  and  comfortable  interiors. Separate bedside tables with 12-volt  reading lamps, wooden­‐framed  wardrobes, comfortable  twin beds and mirrors are provided. Each tent has a private en­‐suite toilet and shower.

Interpretive day and night drives and guided bush walks are led by experienced Explorations guides, where guests are likely to view a multitude  of grazing  animals  in the fertile  and grassy  surrounds. Wildlife  is plentiful  with regular sightings of leopard, lion, wild dog, cheetah, giraffe and elephant. Guests can also choose to relax and take in the views from under the shade of their veranda. In the evenings, paraffin hurricane lanterns and a crackling campfire set the ambience.

Imaged by: Wilderness Safaris

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