Sanctuary Stanley's is a classic tented camp with just eight tents built under an imposing African Ebony tree on a private concession overlooking the Okavango floodplains.
From the swimming pool, watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains.
CLASSIC SAFARI CAMP
Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is built on a 260,000 acre private concession in the renowned Okavango Delta. This traditional safari camp has a large lounge area and dining area with incredible views over the floodplains in front of camp. The main area features a bar from where refreshing drinks are always served with a smile, a small library area and curio shop. From the swimming pool - a real treat after a hot day of game viewing - guests can watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah and sometimes catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs. Everything about Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is built to the highest ecological standards so that we don't damage this highly sensitive area.
TRADITIONAL SAFARI TENTS
The intimate camp features only eight safari canvas tents, each individually designed, furnished with African antiques that exude a classic and understated elegance that harks back to the explorers and colonialists of the 19th century. Each tent has a large wooden deck providing private areas where you can relax in a hammock while soaking in the surrounding sights and sounds or enjoy cocktails, before dinner is served in the spectacular dining mess.
Sanctuary Stanley's Camp's meals are all freshly prepared. The camp prides itself on its personalised service and this includes your culinary preferences and needs.
Come dine with us in spectacular locations where scrumptious meals are served. Where would you like to be seated? In the company of three elephants or with your feet in the cool waters of the Okavango Delta?
LUNCH WITH ELEPHANTS?
Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee before indulging in a full English and continental breakfast before departing for your morning game viewing activity which could be a game drive, walking safari, mokoro excursion. If you decide to experience our unique elephant interaction activity you will enjoy a secluded bush brunch in the company of these three gentle giants, Jabu, Morula and Thembi - how many people can say they've had lunch with elephants in the bush? Afternoon tea is served just before your next game viewing activity and includes a delicious selection of warm scones, quiche's, biscuits and refreshing drinks. During your afternoon game viewing activity you might stop for sundowner drinks and snacks before heading back to camp for pre-dinner drinks and a three course dinner. If you are celebrating a special occasion we could arrange a special romantic private dinner right under the African sky.
WATER LUNCHES AND PRIVATE DINNERS
As Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is situated on a private concession we are also able to offer tranquil water lunches (seasonal). Indulge in a freshly prepared buffet style lunch while sitting with your feet in the cool shallow waters of the Okavango Delta as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the surrounding area and wildlife. If you are celebrating a special occasion we could arrange a special private dinner by the pool, complete with lanterns and candles for a romantic night under the African stars. The standard and selection of all our meals are of the very highest quality, making it hard to believe that the camp is in the middle of the African bush.
Rates are per person per night in US$
Longer duration pricing is valid for single & multi-camp stays
Rates are in
US$ per person per night and include VAT, all meals, all game viewing
activities (with the exception of Walking with Elephants activity at
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp & Sanctuary
Baines’ Camp), park fees, laundry services,
emergency medical evacuation, all beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic
with the exception of champagne and premium brands), airstrip transfers
and return airport transfers (Kasane Airport to Sanctuary Chobe
travel insurance, boutique purchases,
gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne and premium brand
drinks, landing fees, internal flights, and road transfers to and from
other lodges or camps. Rates are subject to availability and can be
withdrawn without prior notice anytime at the sole discretion of
Sanctuary Retreats. All bookings are subject to the Sanctuary Retreats
trading terms and conditions.
Triples are subject to availability at time of confirming a booking.
The following are the maximum number of triple rooms/tents available
per night in each camp or lodge:
Sanctuary Stanley's Camp - 2 triple tents per night
There is one guide room at each Sanctuary Retreats lodge or camp which
can be booked at a rate of $180 per night, subject to availability.
Long Stay Rates
Long stay rates depend on duration of total stay and season of travel.
The total stay can be in one lodge or camp only, or be made up of
shorter stays in two or more Sanctuary Retreats camps or lodges
anywhere in Africa together. Stays in more than one camp or lodge do
not need to be consecutive, but must belong to one itinerary. For
example, if booking a total of 6 nights with Sanctuary Retreats in 3
different camps with 2 nights in each camp, use the ‘5
– 7 nights’ rates for each of the camps.
There is no supplement for single occupancy of rooms/tents in low
season (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite and Geoffrey Kent Mini
Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp and the Honeymoon Suite at
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero). All single occupancy bookings in high and
peak season are charged at the single rates listed.
Children aged 6 and over are welcome at Sanctuary Baines’
Camp and Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. Children of all ages are
welcome at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero and Sanctuary Stanley’s
Camp. Children aged 15 and younger are required to share with an adult.
A private vehicle must be booked for game drives including children
aged 5 and under. Children 15 years and younger are not permitted on
Children aged 2 and younger stay free of charge at any time. One child
aged 3 - 15 inclusive stays free of charge in low season when sharing
with 2 adults (4 adults in Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite), subject to
availability of a triple room/tent. A second child aged 3 –
15 inclusive staying with 4 adults in the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite
pays child rate in low season. One or two children sharing with one
adult in low season pay the child rate (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury
Suite). One child aged 3 – 15 inclusive pays the child rate
when sharing with 2 adults in high and peak season (excludes Geoffrey
Kent Luxury Suite), subject to availability of a triple room/tent. One
or two children aged 3 – 15 inclusive pay child rate when
sharing with 4 adults in the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite in high and
peak season. In all other circumstances children pay the applicable
All cancellations should be made in writing and cancellation charges
are calculated on the total value of the booking.
- Cancellations received from date of booking to 61 days
prior to arrival incur a 20% cancellation fee.
- Cancellations received from 60 days to 31 days prior to
arrival incur a 50% cancellation fee.
- Cancellations received from 30 days prior to the booked
date of arrival incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Additional fees may apply for cancellation of airline tickets and other
services which will be advised as soon as possible after receipt of the
written cancellation. Special cancellation terms may be applicable for
group bookings or exclusive use of a lodge or camp and will be advised
at time of booking
- All charges for flights, transfers and activities may
fluctuate and are subject to change without prior notice. Please check
at the time of booking.
- Inter-camp flights are quoted on a ‘seat in
aircraft’ basis inclusive of meet and greet service on
arrival and airport tax on departure from Maun and Kasane Airports.
- Inter-camp flights and road transfers can only be carried
out during daylight hours and are subject to weather conditions
- Early departures from lodges may be necessary to
accommodate inter-camp flight schedules.
- Luggage on inter-camp flights is restricted to 20kgs per
person in soft side bags.
- Walking with Elephants activity has a maximum of 10 guests
and is subject to availability; minimum age is 9 years.
- Elephants are on leave between 15 January - 15 February on
an annual basis.
With abundant wildlife roaming the area and several active hyena dens close to the camp, game viewing at Sanctuary Stanley's Camp allows for an exclusive experience. The Delta has an extraordinary concentration of wildlife, boasting vast congregations of elephant and buffalo, sightings of big cat predators, and even the endangered wild dog. Water crossings are part of the adventure and watching zebra standing belly-deep grazing is quite a sight to see. Venture out after dark on night game drives to catch a glimpse of the nocturnal animals like the bush baby, hyena and leopard.
RECENT SIGHTINGS AT SANCTUARY STANLEY'S CAMP
Various different elephants have been coming into the camp quite often in recent months and spending time near the rooms, thrilling guests as they gently roam through the camp, munching on branches very close to the protected viewing decks in each private room.
The nearby hyena den has three new inquisitive young ones running around which have been spotted by guests. Guests were incredibly lucky to spot a wild dog on the walkway to the guest rooms. The mother leopard and her cub seem to be doing well as our guides regularly see them.
Lions, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, baboons, rhinos, buffalos, hippos, llephant herds with lots of babies, impalas, warthogs and many different birds have been seen recently in the game reserve. This has been a particularly brilliant time to spot tree climbing lions.
The most commonly-spotted animals have been the cheeky hyenas who have been harassing the other predators, trying to steal their kills. It has been a very exciting time in the Delta.
Leopards have been spotted with some regularity, including nearby the airstrip where one was seen stalking an impala whilst other guests were lucky enough to see 4 leopards over 2 days spent with us.