Stanley’s Camp Okavango Delta: The Lowdown

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Stanley is a comfortable camp in a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

What’s Stanley’s really like?

The main area of camp is beautiful- a light and airy canvas bower looking out over the floodplains. Here you’ll find a large sitting room, a bar for evening drinks and canapes, and a dining room. Meals were wholesome, good and shared with the other guests on our game drive vehicle. Just try to ignore the patter of feet on the roof- those’re the monkeys hoping to sneak in for a quick nibble. There’s also a rather lovely swimming pool and a fascinating family of mongoose that provide endless entertainment for guests.  From the main mess, sandy pathways lead to the eight safari tents- after dark you’ll be escorted in case of any unexpected animal encounters. There are ten light and airy modern rooms,  with an ensuite bathroom tucked behind and a view towards the floodplains beyond.

What can I do at Stanley’s Camp?

We loved our game drives at Stanley’s Camp, heading out each morning and afternoon with our guide to explore the concession. Whilst we didn’t find game to be quite as prolific as the public Moremi Game Reserve, game viewing was still good and we spent a wonderful few hours watching a hyeana den. This is a great all-round camp for those who want a varied experience of the Okavango Delta. Stanley’s can arrange walking safaris, and there are also mokoro safaris on offer when water levels are high enough (when water is lower these go from Baines Camp around 40 minutes or so away).  Lastly, for an extra fee (and this needs to be booked in advance) you can do helicopter flights over the delta, with the doors off for the very best photographic opportunities!

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