Bold new looks for two legendary Botswanan safari lodges

Jao and King’s Pool camps reopen in grand style

A living space in the redesigned Jao Camp, in Botswana
A living space in the redesigned Jao Camp, in Botswana

Wilderness Safaris (wilderness-safaris.com) was one of the southern African purveyors that defined the high-luxury, low-impact tourism model that prevails to this day across much of Botswana, one that has helped establish that country as one of Africa’s best wildlife destinations. In June, two of its finest and longest-operating camps – intimate in scale but generous in space and appointments – will reopen, each with a bold new design. The five tents and two massive villas of Jao Camp (from $1,262 per person per night based on two sharing), bordering the Moremi reserve in the Okavango Delta, now have alfresco salas overlooking the water and enormous indoor-outdoor baths to complement the upgraded public spaces, which include a two-storey library and a chic dining boma. King’s Pool Camp (from $1,262 per person per night based on two sharing), up in the game-rich Linyanti, is now a thoroughly contemporary showcase, run on 100 per cent solar power; its nine tents mix canopied beds and hand-crafted wall hangings with task lamps and vibrant textiles.

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