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Fusing sustainability with exceptional safari experiences

At better Safaris, our goal is to promote sustainable travel and ensure that our clients enjoy the best that Africa and other world destinations has to offer. For us, quality doesn’t override sustainability, sustainability must come first.

Green energy use such as solar and electric vehicles have been a welcomed addition to the tourism industry, it means travellers and companies such as Better Safaris, can make far better ethical choices when travelling or organising our safaris. True sustainability lays within understanding how, when and where to travel. Destinations, accommodations and other service providers must use new technologies and improvements in materials available to create a more sustainable, eco-friendly experience and likewise, travellers must look for these sustainable options.

One of these options is by using safari camps that are solar powered. Whilst many of the safari camps we use are run on the energy of the sun, camps are also implementing greener grey-waste systems, removing plastics, offering vegan friendly meals, providing filtered clean water and even utilising electric vehicles – a safari is one of the greenest forms of travel available.

So let’s take you through a selection of our highly recommended solar-powered safari camps…

Splash Camp | BOTSWANA

Splash Camp is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Private Kwara Reserve. This brand new camp offers a very relaxed, friendly and authentic atmosphere.

The Kwara Reserve shares a 30km water boundary with the famous Moremi Game Reserve and its unique location boasts both permanent water and seasonal flood plains as well as extensive dry bush wilderness. Favoured by labyrinths of permanent water channels and secret islands this area offers the perfect delta experience, and is considered to be amongst the best in Botswana for game viewing and activities.

★ In the heart of the Okavango Delta within the Private Kwara Reserve
★ Game drives, mokoro & boat cruises, walking safaris
★ Day & night game drives
★ Fully guided and inclusive

Rates from US$799 per person per night

Kwessi Dunes Camp | NAMIBIA

Kwessi Dunes is located deep in Namibia’s striking NamibRand Nature Reserve, a vast desert wilderness of over 200,000 hectares. With its rolling desert plains and backdrop of craggy mountains and iconic red dunes, this is a place where time seems to stand still and the space is never-ending. Here, it’s not about chasing big game but rather soaking up the beauty of the colourful landscape, admiring the antelope that scatter the sand, and gazing at the stars that light up the night sky.

Each bedroom has a separate ‘star gazer’ room, completely open to the sky, and the perfect spot from which to watch the celestial theatre show above. Views from the rooms, the main area and the swimming pool are of the vast, desert vistas and when you can bear to tear your eyes away, enjoy quad biking, scenic drives and walks, hot air ballooning, helicopter flights, horse riding and day trips to Sossusvlei.

★ Dunes, elusive fairy circles, unravelling plains and craggy mountains
★ Private reserve helps ensure you won’t bump into another soul
★ Horse riding, star gazing, quad biking, nature walks and hot air balloon flights
★ Designated International Dark Sky Reserve – one of the least light-polluted areas in the world

Rates from US$450 per person per night

Kicheche Mara Camp | KENYA

Kicheche Mara Camp is a classic tented camp hidden in a beautiful valley in a prime wildlife area of the Mara North Conservancy. The luxury tents are laid out alongside a seasonal stream from where you can observe the resident birdlife and plains game beyond.

The location is ideal as game viewing frequently starts in the camp itself and there is prime wildlife habitat on all sides providing an ideal base for your safari in the Masai Mara.

★ Private reserve, fewer tourists & vehicles
★ Phenomenal wildlife viewing + electric vehicle available
★ Game drives, nature walks, community visits and one-night fly camping available
★ Fully guided and inclusive

Rates from US$570 per person per night

Shawa Luangwa Camp | ZAMBIA

South Luangwa National Park is part of the Luangwa Valley, which is characterised by dramatic seasonal changes, lush vegetation and prolific wildlife that thrive alongside the Luangwa River. This complex ecosystem is one of Zambia’s wildest and offers a remarkable safari experience. Large herds of elephant and buffalo share this special wilderness with 14 antelope and three endemic mammal species. A renowned predator playground with a sizeable leopard population, be sure to keep a look out for this agile feline.

Shawa Luangwa Camp is the only camp that also uses electric Land Cruisers to explore this sensitive ecosystem gently and quietly. And of course, your South Luangwa experience is incomplete without a walking safari led by the much-loved Jacob Shawa. Elegance and comfort combine with the quiet intimacy of a classic African bush camp in our five Shawa Luxury Tents. The tents have been raised above the ground on wooden stilts, which lessens their impact on the environment, and they open entirely on three sides to offer an unblocked 270-degree view over the river and across the park.

Shawa is open April 15 — Nov 15 2022.

★ Solar powered camp + electric game drive vehicles
★ Superb area for predators, particularly lions & leopard
★ Excellent elephant population
★ Fully guided and inclusive

Rates from US$550 per person per night

Lemala Ewanjan Camp | TANZANIA

Lemala Ewanjan is an authentic intimate tented camp set in a secluded part of the game-rich Seronera Valley in Central Serengeti. The Seronera region is an important wildlife transition zone between the southern grasslands and the northern woodlands and is renowned for its year-round game viewing due to its abundance of water in the many rivers, as well as for its large populations of resident big cats. Additionally, between April and June, and again between November and January, this area is crossed by the annual wildebeest migration, which provides always thrilling wildlife drama.​

The 12 en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and flooring, 24-hour solar and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics.

★ Vast open plains
★ Luxury guest accommodation in a less touristy area of the Serengeti
★ Diverse wildlife, big cats, elephants, birding, hot air balloon & more
★ Fully guided

Rates from US$385 per person per night

Plan your safari today for 2022 or 2023

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