Under African Skies

As constant as the inky, African star-studded sky that’s enchanted us for centuries, the aptly named
‘Under African Skies’ is an inimitable collection of owner-run Botswana Safari camps founded by families
who have forever called the African savannas home. As pioneers of photographic safari in Botswana and
originators of horse-riding safari in southern Africa, ‘Under African Skies’ deliver authentic, soul-stirring
African experiences while also positively impacting on both conservation and community.

Under African Skies

As constant as the inky, African star-studded sky that’s enchanted us for centuries, the aptly named
‘Under African Skies’ is an inimitable collection of owner-run Botswana Safari camps founded by families
who have forever called the African savannas home. As pioneers of photographic safari in Botswana and
originators of horse-riding safari in southern Africa, ‘Under African Skies’ deliver authentic, soul-stirring
African experiences while also positively impacting on both conservation and community.

WHAT OUR GUESTS HAD TO SAY

“Everything surpassed every expectation we had” 

How can words do justice to the incredible adventures we experienced at the various lodges at Under African Skies? Magical, mystical, energizing! From the permanent waters at Nxamaseri to the thrilling gallops on horseback at Okavango Horse Safaris. It is very hard to beat the sound of hooves on the African earth, wind in your hair and wild animals in your gaze. The insane predator sightings at Mokolwane Film Camp were a big highlight and what a joy it was to add layers of depth to these sightings by learning about the individual animal’s stories from the friendly film crew who are permanently based at this camp. Thank you to the rangers and the ever smiling staff for putting together the trip of a lifetime we will never forget. Africa has totally stolen our hearts.

Elizabeth Hunt – Michigan, USA January 2020.

“Enchanted with Africa’s charm and wonder”

We weren’t sure what to expect from Africa. Our friends had raved about their safari trip with Under African Skies so we took the leap of faith and booked. To say our trip was an utter joy is a complete understatement. Not only did we have the awesome privilege of seeing Africa’s wildlife up close from vehicles but also on foot, in a Mokoro (dug-out canoe), from motor boats and on horseback too! There was never a dull moment with the incredible variety of experiences on offer. We also visited the ancient, historical site of the San Tribe at the sacred Tsodolio Hills. Highlights for me were the wildlife, the calm simplicity of fishing whilst simultaneously birding and sipping on a gin and tonic. The staff ran circles around us, always eager to please, seeing to our every whim. What a trip!

Charles George – England, March 2020. .

“Blown away with the full experience” 

Thank you so much to the committed team at Under African Skies. My family and I are avid safari goers. It’s our favourite place on earth. So we know a good thing when we experience it. The whole family, including our kids, aged 6 and 8, simply adored staying at the lodges at Under African Skies. For the last couple of years, the price of safaris in the Okavango Delta made us gawk so imagine our surprise when we learned about Under African Skies who were offering authentic African experiences at a fraction of the price other lodges charge. I can confidently say that we were blown away at the full experience: the landscape, the staff, the wildlife, the accommodation and the food. I am proud to have travelled with a company that has such a heart for conservation and giving back.

Sarah Morrison – South Africa, February 2020

WHAT OUR GUESTS HAD TO SAY

“Everything surpassed every expectation we had” 

How can words do justice to the incredible adventures we experienced at the various lodges at Under African Skies? Magical, mystical, energizing! From the permanent waters at Nxamaseri to the thrilling gallops on horseback at Okavango Horse Safaris. It is very hard to beat the sound of hooves on the African earth, wind in your hair and wild animals in your gaze. The insane predator sightings at Mokolwane Film Camp were a big highlight and what a joy it was to add layers of depth to these sightings by learning about the individual animal’s stories from the friendly film crew who are permanently based at this camp. Thank you to the rangers and the ever smiling staff for putting together the trip of a lifetime we will never forget. Africa has totally stolen our hearts.

Elizabeth Hunt – Michigan, USA January 2020.

“Enchanted with Africa’s charm and wonder”

We weren’t sure what to expect from Africa. Our friends had raved about their safari trip with Under African Skies so we took the leap of faith and booked. To say our trip was an utter joy is a complete understatement. Not only did we have the awesome privilege of seeing Africa’s wildlife up close from vehicles but also on foot, in a Mokoro (dug-out canoe), from motor boats and on horseback too! There was never a dull moment with the incredible variety of experiences on offer. We also visited the ancient, historical site of the San Tribe at the sacred Tsodolio Hills. Highlights for me were the wildlife, the calm simplicity of fishing whilst simultaneously birding and sipping on a gin and tonic. The staff ran circles around us, always eager to please, seeing to our every whim. What a trip!

Charles George – England, March 2020. .

“Blown away with the full experience” 

Thank you so much to the committed team at Under African Skies. My family and I are avid safari goers. It’s our favourite place on earth. So we know a good thing when we experience it. The whole family, including our kids, aged 6 and 8, simply adored staying at the lodges at Under African Skies. For the last couple of years, the price of safaris in the Okavango Delta made us gawk so imagine our surprise when we learned about Under African Skies who were offering authentic African experiences at a fraction of the price other lodges charge. I can confidently say that we were blown away at the full experience: the landscape, the staff, the wildlife, the accommodation and the food. I am proud to have travelled with a company that has such a heart for conservation and giving back.

Sarah Morrison – South Africa, February 2020

THE BUSH BANTER

How Under African Skies Started

Under African Skies is the brainchild of Brad and PJ Bestelink who have both called the Okavango home for decades. In 1980 PJ founded one of the first ever camps in the Okavango Delta: Nxamaseri Island Lodge. For months he searched for the…

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Why Botswana is a must-do life experience

When visiting Botswana, one expects the noises of city life to be traded with those of virtual silence. This is untrue. The sounds of nature are a flamboyant array of anything but silence. For this reason….

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Why the Okavango Delta is like
nowhere on earth

It is challenging to communicate the uniqueness of the Okavango Delta via a written description. Even photos do it little justice. Even for this reason alone, it is a place that must be visited at least…

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THE BUSH BANTER

How Under African Skies Started

Under African Skies is the brainchild of Brad and PJ Bestelink who have both called the Okavango home for decades. In 1980 PJ founded one of the first ever camps in the Okavango Delta: Nxamaseri Island Lodge. For months he searched for the…

READ MORE

Why Botswana is a must-do life experience

When visiting Botswana, one expects the noises of city life to be traded with those of virtual silence. This is untrue. The sounds of nature are a flamboyant array of anything but silence. For this reason….

READ MORE

Why the Okavango Delta is like
nowhere on earth

It is challenging to communicate the uniqueness of the Okavango Delta via a written description. Even photos do it little justice. Even for this reason alone, it is a place that must be visited at least…

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OUR AFRICAN STORY

Our African roots run deep. Read about our history and become a part of our African story.

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OUR AFRICAN STORY

Our African roots run deep. Read about our history and become a part of our African story.

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