Roots & Journeys

A circuit of lodges created by a group of like-minded people with a passion for Botswana, its people and the environment.

Affordable Luxury

Beautiful lodges in prime locations, offering high levels of service and accommodation at affordable prices.

The Little Collection

Lodges and camps showcasing the very best of Botswana’s water, land and desert.

Quality and Service

Offering luxury accommodation and delightful cuisine, our lodges are also known for their warm and attentive hospitality.

The “Little” COLLECTION

Peruse our destinations below and start dreaming about your next trip to Botswana.

Mopiri Camp

The “Little Island” is hidden away on the western side of the Okavango Delta. Seven spacious en-suite tents and three family units stand on the edge of Weboro lagoon, nestled between palm trees under large shady figs. Mopiri offers the perfect water camp experience.

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Nokanyana

The “Little River” is situated close to the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park, only 120 kilometres from Maun. With seven luxury rooms and three family suites set on the banks of the Khwai River, Nokanyana offers fantastic game viewing.

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Tsau Hills

The “Little Hill” is situated in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The lodge will be built in its own 40,000-hectare concession and will comprise of ten rooms situated around the hill with incredible panoramic views. Game drives, bush walks and remote fly camps will be available.

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Tswii Mokoro Trails

Feeling adventurous? Our mokoro trails into the Okavango Delta range from a half-day excursion up to four nights camping out under the vast African sky. Explore the different islands with our knowledgeable guides and discover the fascinating flora and fauna of the area.

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Mopiri Camp — True water Experience

Mopiri Camp

Spacious tents set on the banks of Weboro Lagoon offer panoramic views from their private decks. Long winding boardwalks between the main area and the tents offer privacy, and the opportunity for guests to stretch their legs. The tents are light and airy and have en-suite bathrooms with large rain showers. The bathrooms are adjoined to the rooms by a short corridor, making the most of the view over the lagoon.

Little Island

Mopiri means ‘Little Island’ in the local Bayei language. The camp is surrounded by crystal clear Delta water on all sides.

Accommodation

Three family units and seven luxury rooms. Family rooms are located on a different island, offering privacy and a private swimming pool area.

Weboro Lagoon

Mopiri has permanent water all year round. The camp sits on a three-kilometre lagoon perfect for leisurely sunset cruises.

Fly in

The private Mopiri airstrip is only a five-minute boat ride from camp so you can travel from Maun to Mopiri in under an hour.

    Nokanyana — Bush & Safari

    Nokanyana

    Ten luxurious tents are positioned on the banks of the Khwai River where an abundance of wildlife can be found. Rooms have been built to ensure that guests have a panoramic view of the bush around them. All have inside and outside showers, so you don’t have to miss a thing! Days can be spent exploring the area, or simply relaxing and waiting for the wildlife to come by.

    Little River

    Nokanyana overlooks the confluence where the Khwai and Mababe Rivers meet, creating a beautiful environment to relax and watch the wildlife pass by.

    Accommodation

    All the rooms have been designed to allow for maximum views across the river and the bush with inside and outside showers.

    Kwai River

    Extending from the Okavango River, the Khwai River forms part of the northern border of the Moremi Game Reserve.

    Drive or fly in

    The perfect location for those on their way to the Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Savuti or Khwai.

      Tsau Hills – Coming Soon

      Tsau Hills

      Ten rooms will be built on and around Tsau Hill in a private concession in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. With the Tsau Hill being the only topographical relief in the entire 50,000km2 CKGR, the camp will have spectacular panoramic views over the savannah. Activities will be focused on game drives, night drives, and walking trails, with the option to camp out at one of the fly camps or hides.

      Opening Date

      Tsau Camp will open in 2019. For live updates please follow our Roots & Journeys Facebook page.

      Accommodation

      Rooms at Tsau Hills will be built out of sand bags, ensuring they stay cool in the summer and cosy when it’s cold.

      Kalahari

      Diverse animal and plant life in the semi-arid land will offer a unique experience to compliment the rest of the circuit.

      Drive or fly in

      The camp will be accessible by road and by air all year round.

        Tswii Mokoro Trails — barefoot adventure

        Tswii Mokoro Trails

        Tswii Mokoro Trails offers a variety of different trips from a private mokoro station near to NG32, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The trails vary from a three-hour excursion up to four nights exploring different islands in the Delta. Experienced guides will share stories, folk-tales and first-hand knowledge of the area’s wildlife as they pole along the unspoiled waterways.

        Campsites

        Camps are set up especially for each party and taken down at the end to ensure that there is no footprint on the environment.

        Cuisine

        A private chef accompanies each camping party to prepare fresh and delicious meals. Dinner is served around a roaring campfire, under the starry African sky.

        Mokoro

        A type of dug out canoe, which is propelled through shallow waters of the Delta by standing in the stern and pushing with a pole.

        Drive in

        The mokoro station is only a 40-minute drive from Maun making it a perfect gateway to explore the Okavango Delta.

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          Why visit Botswana?

          Botswana offers one of the greatest wildlife experiences in Africa, with more than one third of the country being made up of national parks and reserves!

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          Why Roots & Journeys?

          We offer 5 star service and accommodation at affordable prices. We provide diversity so that you can experience a great selection of Botswana.

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          The Roots & Journeys Circuit

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          The Wild Bird Trust

          All Okavango wetland bird surveys are run from the home of the Okavango Wilderness Project at Mopiri Camp. A long-term project to preserve as much of the Kavango Basin as possible.

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          Community Involvement

          Roots & Journeys work closely with the communities in each area, and welcome guests to get involved and immerse themselves in the culture.

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          How to get there?

          Air Botswana and SA Airlink run daily flights to Maun. From there a member of the Roots & Journeys team can manage all your travel arrangements for you.

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          Contact our team and we would be happy to talk through different itineraries and options to ensure that you have a once in a lifetime experience!

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          Direct flights from Cape Town to Maun so you can enjoy a lovely bush and beach combination.

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