Rating: Deluxe Price from: £260 pp full board
Edo's Camp is situated in the Kalahari area of Botswana and offers not only a chance to explore the Kalahari area and its inhabitants, but also to enjoy a rich cultural experience with the people of Botswana. Edo's Camp has 4 tents with only 8 beds, located in a 300,000 acre private game conservancy in the Kalahari area of Botswana. The camp is set around a rocky watering hole with the tents facing the pan. Accommodation is in spacious luxury tents under a thatched canopy and situated around ancient lead wood trees providing a cool retreat. The tents have en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and toilet and each has a private veranda with views across to the waterhole. The camp has a swimming pool where guests can cool off.
The wildlife of the Kalahari has adapted to the environment with species such as gemsbok, hartebeest, kudu, springbok, wildebeest, giraffe and rhino flourishing. To experience the wildlife from Edo's Camp guests can venture on foot to track rhino with a Bushman, take a game drive in a 4x4 vehicle and a night drive. At the camp the permanent waterhole attracts an endless procession of thirsty animals in the drier months. Guests can also visit a San Bushman village (about half an hour from camp) to experience their traditional lifestyle and to witness how they have adapted their existence to the environment. Guests will have the opportunity to join the women and children of the village on their typical and everyday gathering of food and medicines from the countryside and will also be invited out walking with the Bushman trackers in search of the resident rhino, often seeing other wildlife along the way.
Open: February to November.
Location: The camp is situated in a game conservancy the northwest Kalahari. It can be reached by light aircraft or by a road transfer from Maun, which takes about 3 hours.
Rooms: 4 meru-style tents with thatched roofs, built on raised wooden platforms. Each has an individual covered deck with chairs and loungers and has views over the waterhole. All tents have an en-suite bathroom, 1 with a bath, 1 with a shower and 2 with both bath and shower.
Activities: Day and night game drives, visits to the neighbouring bushman village and white rhino tracking on foot.
Facilities: There is a central dining area overlooking the waterhole and a swimming pool. Edos Camp also has a gift shop.
Dining: Meals are eaten communally, usually indoors. Breakfast and lunch are usually buffet-style and there is a 3 course dinner.
Children: The camp accepts children over the age of 7.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is telephone, fax and email communication. The camp’s office computer can be used by guests to access the internet.
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499