Roots & Journeys
A circuit of lodges created by a group of like-minded people with a passion for Botswana, its people and the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mopiri Camp — True water Experience
Mopiri means ‘Little Island’ in the local Bayei language. The camp is surrounded by crystal clear Delta water on all sides.
Three family units and seven luxury rooms. Family rooms are located on a different island, offering privacy and a private swimming pool area.
Mopiri has permanent water all year round. The camp sits on a three-kilometre lagoon perfect for leisurely sunset cruises.
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 overlooks the confluence where the Khwai and Mababe Rivers meet, creating a beautiful environment to relax and watch the wildlife pass by.
All the rooms have been designed to allow for maximum views across the river and the bush with inside and outside showers.
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 Camp will open in 2019. For live updates please follow our Roots & Journeys Facebook page.
Rooms at Tsau Hills will be built out of sand bags, ensuring they stay cool in the summer and cosy when it’s cold.
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
Camps are set up especially for each party and taken down at the end to ensure that there is no footprint on the environment.
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.
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.
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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The Roots & Journeys Circuit
Learn More about Roots & Journeys
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.
Roots & Journeys work closely with the communities in each area, and welcome guests to get involved and immerse themselves in the culture.
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.
Explore all the highlights of Botswana by staying at each of our varied locations. Experience the Okavango Delta in all its glory at Mopiri, go on the prowl for wildlife sightings at Nokanyana, and finish off with a trip to the desert at Tsau Hills. We can arrange your flights from lodge to lodge – all you have to do is pack your bags!
A year-round, water-based camp with lots of activities on Delta waters.
A true safari experience with all of Africa’s iconic game wandering right past you.
Enjoy the Okavango Delta from a dugout canoe.