The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered by many experts to deliver the highest quality safari experience in all of Africa. Bushman Plains Camp is located in the north western region where the Okavango River begins to spread out, creating the world’s largest inland delta. With permanent water channels and expansive landscape, we are surrounded by some of the best game viewing in the Okavango. The area encompasses tens of thousands of acres where we can track, off road game drive, and night drive, ensuring high quality wildlife viewing with exclusivity — no vehicle crowds here. With its intriguing mix of permanent waterways, floodplains, lagoons, towering forested islands, and open grasslands, Bushman Plains Camp offers a variety of stunning landscapes with enough ecosystem variation to support the full range of Okavango wildlife.
When our Bushmen ancestors first arrived in the Delta 10,000 years ago, they had their choice of locations–and chose Bushman Plains as a core part of their heritage lands for its exceptional wildlife. Our guests see an impressive range of mammals, birds, and reptiles, including rare and sought-after species.
The area is most known for predator viewing, especially for observing endangered African wild dogs and lions. The Ash Pack of wild dogs (20+ individuals) has denned in the area since 2011. A second pack, the Golden Pack, used to den in the area and we still frequently observe the pack hunting near our camp. There are two prides of lions, and they are known to hunt big prey like buffalo and hippo. Elephant numbers can be huge in this part of the Okavango, and the seldom-sighted sable antelope is common. Unlike many parts of northern Botswana, even during the green season months of November through March big numbers of buffalo and elephant continue to be seen. The endangered wattled crane and the highly sought Pel’s fishing owl are Okavango bird specialties that are often found here, along with a full diversity of birdlife.
Bushman Plains delivers top year round Okavango game viewing.