Saile Tented Camp
Unfortunately this camp is not available due to closure.
Please see other accommodation in Linyanti Reserve below.
Saile Tented Camp sits on the sands above the ancient river bed of the Linyanti.
Located in a private reserve, Saile Tented Camp borders the western boundary of Chobe in Chobe Enclave. The camp is situated on the sands above the ancient river bed of the Linyanti and resonates with the romantic charm of old Africa. The area’s relative remoteness makes it a favoured wild safari destination and one of the most sought-after areas in northern Botswana. Saile is an intimate camp with four spacious Meru-style tents, each of which has private en-suite bathroom facilities with flushing toilets and hot water filled bucket showers.
The Linyanti Swamps are one of the most attractive areas in the park as it is the only source of water in the dry months. Much of the wildlife moves here to drink, ensuring a great diversity of game and a restful atmosphere. It is also best known for its enormous herds of elephants which move down to the Linyanti River at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the main rains arrive.
Remote and pristine, the Linyati swamps offer the best of African wildlife – elephant, buffalo, lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog and a number of the plains game. Don’t miss the opportunity to add many of Botswana’s birds to your life list in this birdwatcher’s paradise.
Saile Tented Camp catering for small groups and independent travelers offers game drives, walking safaris, spotlighting, boating and fishing safaris, as well as mokoro safaris. An intimate camp consisting of six spacious Meru-style tents, each of which has en-suite bathroom facilities and bucket showers.
The tents at Saile Tented Camp are spacious and the interior of each walk-in tent has comfortable twin beds with bedside tables, a hanging canvas wardrobe, luggage bench and sisal matting.
The en-suite bathrooms are fitted with a flush toilet and a zip-up door leads through to the open-air bucket shower. Although there is no running water, a large tin jug and basin are provided in the bathrooms and canvas wash basins on each private verandah.
The main area is an open-sided marquee and has been fitted with comfortable, stylish furniture. Touches such as hammocks, antique loungers, large mirrors give an air of extravagance to what is already a very comfortable camping affair.
Facilities and Activities
A main dining and lounge area is set-up for clients to enjoy their meal-times and relaxing in the heat of the day between activities. Activities consist of game drives, walking and night drives. Mokoro safaris and boating activities can be arranged in advance on special request.
>Best known for its large populations of Elephant and buffalo, guests may also have close encounters with other popular species such as lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, hippo’s, crocodile, the rare sitatunga antelope and other plains game species. In addition, the area offers spectacular birding year round. The area’s relative remoteness makes it a favored wild safari destination and one of the most sought after areas in Northern Botswana.
Saile Tented Camp Reviews
“We just spent 4 days at the Saile mobile tented camp and it was unbelievable,. Our guide, Isaiah, was perhaps the best guide we have had in over 40 lodges in southern Africa. The camp was rustic but the food was excellent. Imagine having a cocktail with 1000 elephants in front of you on an open plain. We were fortunate.” – Thomas S
“Wow, this really is camping in the wild. We love camping in our tent so are experienced campers but if you aren’t a camper this might not be the place for you to stay. Things are a lot more primitive here than other tented camps in Botswana and for us this enhanced the experience.” – AP
“This was just what we were looking for in our trip! We felt always well taken care of. The staff were generous and gracious. Our guide, Dennis was an amazing wealth of knowledge and so much fun to be with. And he found the lions for us!” – Carolyn N