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 as prolific as some other areas, game viewing was still good and we spent a wonderful few hours watching a hyeana den. 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).

Giving back at Stanley’s Camp: Any guest who goes on the elephant interaction experience at Stanley’s is directly helping the Living With Elephants Foundation which helps to fund the long term support of three wonderful elephants and is committed to creating a harmonious relationship between people and elephants. As elephants are increasingly under threat from poaching across Africa, this is needed more desperately now than ever before.

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