Sanctuary Stanley’s camp re-opens
So far 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for luxury safari specialist Sanctuary Retreats, with the reopening last month of Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, after an extensive facelift and refurbishment.
The transformation is part of a multi-million-dollar investment program across the Sanctuary portfolio, which has been inspired by the successful re-launch of Sanctuary Chief’s Camp in 2016 (now positioned as the most exclusive luxury camp in Botswana), and will to roll out across other Sanctuary Retreats properties over the next 12 months.
Commenting on the remodelled Camp, Pieter van der Schee, Global Director Sales and Marketing for Sanctuary Retreats, says, “The extensive work to Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp represents an important investment in our portfolio, building on our heritage of luxury adventure travel (including Henry Stanley after whom the Camp is named) and excellent customer service, to ensure we offer the best boutique experience in Africa to our guests.”
And there is no doubt that Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp fulfils this objective – amply. Set in a private concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta shared only with Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, the property offers an extraordinary private safari experience. The Camp boasts ten brand new luxury canvas tents – each featuring its own deck, with views over the dramatic flood plains, allowing for some spectacular game viewing. And, of course, each one also comes with all the five-star fixtures and fittings you would expect from one of the world’s leading boutique safari operators, replete with compact gym boxes filled with yoga equipment, a minibar and a coffee station.
In keeping with Sanctuary Retreats’ philosophy of Luxury Naturally, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp has also been deliberately designed with sustainability in mind. Each of its tents are intended to leave the lightest possible footprint on the local environment, and the Camp also operates its own solar farm on site. Interiors and fittings include authentic touches like woven basket lights, made by local Botswanan craftsmen.
Alongside the new tents, there is also a new outdoor bar area and central tent housing the appropriately named Explorer Lounge. This is the ideal spot to relax in on summer evenings, with a visit to the new Explorer Lounge a must for guests keen to discover more about the Delta ahead of their explorations. The new outdoor bar offers unrivalled views over the flood plains, giving guests an incredible wilderness experience in wide screen format – literally.
Prices at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp start from US$550 per person per night, based on two people sharing, including all meals and drinks (excluding premium brands), scheduled game activities, and transfers to and from Livingstone Airport and Stanley’s airstrip respectively. And for even better savings, take advantage of Sanctuary Retreats’ extended stay offer 2018, when you stay at one or more of our properties including Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp depending on your season of travel.
Stay 4 – 6 nights and save up to 30%.
Stay 7+ nights and save up to 40%.
Terms and conditions apply.
About Sanctuary Retreats.
Sanctuary Retreats’ collection of luxury safari lodges and river cruise ships bring the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity. Each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of ‘Luxury, naturally’. All have the same aim: to allow guests to have a “real” experience and enjoy a more natural kind of luxury in properties that have a strong commitment to conservation and responsible tourism. The Sanctuary portfolio includes safari camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, as well as river cruise ships on the Nile, the Yangtze and in Myanmar.
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