Edo's Camp offers not only a chance to explore the Kalahari area and its inhabitants, but also a rich cultural experience with the people of Botswana. Edo’s Camp is located in a 120,000 hectare game conservancy and this private sanctuary is home to seven of Botswana’s endangered white rhino population, as well as numerous species of plants, birds and mammals, many unique to the Kalahari region. Also resident to the Edo's Camp area are the true indigenous people of Southern Africa, the San Bushmen, who provide a fascinating cultural perspective of traditional life.
Edo’s main attraction is its permanent floodlit waterhole. The campfire, under the cover of an old leadwood tree, offers 180 degree views of the waterhole and the wildlife that regularly comes to drink here. The thatched dining area has open sides offering views of the waterhole. A comfortable thatched lounge and heated swimming pool completes the facilities at the camp. At Edo’s Camp, electricity is generated to allow the operation of lighting and other basic facilities in camp. Re-charging of camera/video batteries is possible, arranged by the camp managers, provided guests bring the appropriate adaptors along to suit Botswana 220V power source. An international multi adaptor is recommended. The electricity system does not support the use of hair dryers.
Edo’s Camp is set around a rocky watering hole with the tents facing the pan. Accommodation is in spacious luxury tents situated around ancient lead wood trees. High thatched roofs mean that the tent interiors are quite cool throughout the day. The tents have en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and toilet and each has a private veranda with views across to the waterhole.
The wildlife of the Kalahari has adapted to the environment with species such as gemsbok, hartebeest, kudu, springbok, wildebeest, giraffe and rhino flourishing. To experience the wildlife from Edo's Camp guests can venture on foot to track rhino with a Bushman and take a game drive (including night drive) in a 4x4 vehicle. At the camp the permanent waterhole attracts an endless procession of thirsty animals in the drier months. Guests can also visit a San Bushman village to experience their traditional lifestyle. Guests will have the opportunity to join the women and children of the village on a typical everyday gathering of food and medicines from the countryside. They may also be invited out walking with the Bushman trackers in search of the resident rhino, often seeing other wildlife along the way. Edo's Camp also offers the option to enjoy an evening of traditional bushman dancing. These shows are performed by a group set up as part of a community initiative and all proceeds go back into the local area.
Minimum age is 7 years unless booked as a ‘Young Explorers family safari’ when younger children will be considered.
Notes/Other - Edo’s Camp is fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, selected local brand beverages, game activities, park entrance fees, laundry service and emergency evacuation insurance.
Edo's Camp is situated on a 120,000 hectare game conservancy in the northwest Kalahari.