There's been a lot going on in Botswana over the last couple of years. Yes, the geography is as dramatic as ever, the wildlife as plentiful, and the number of tourists as low. On the camp-front however, there's been change-a-plenty with some of our old favourites emerging after fabulous re-vamps and some new openings set to become much loved additions.

The New:

Sable Alley - 12 tents and a classic Okavango view complete with its own hippo pod. Set in the Khwai private reserve it is a perfect spot for lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo and of course the majestic sable antelope. In short, proper Okavango and uniquely Botswana

Gomoti Plains - 10 tents on raised wooden decks overlooking the Gomoti River. Travel the pristine waterways by motor boat or mekoro and marvel at the dense wildlife concentrations of this relatively unexplored patch of wilderness. Walking, night drives and classic comfort in a region once the local haunt of many of the older Okavango guides.

Qorokwe Camp - Set within easy reach of a diverse world of Delta habitats, it's a top safari destination with a vast local lion pride and plenty of elephant. Nine elegant suites including a family unit overlook the lagoon colloquially known as 'the place where buffalo broke through the bush into the water'.

Pangolin Khwai - Planned specifically with photographers in mind, and featuring a dedicated editing and post production area along with screens for presentations and workshops. Accommodating 12 guests and hosted by a resident photographic guide it will be a great place to hone skills while enjoying off-road sightings, night drives and mokoro excursions.