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Botswana Resorts Prominent In Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 100" Reader's Choice Awards

Annapolis, Maryland (November 17, 2008) - The 2008 results are in - and resorts in Botswana are once again well represented Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 100, The Best in The World, Readers' Choice Awards." Over 32,633 discriminating and passionate Condé Nast Traveler readers participated in the 21st annual Readers' Choice Awards, voting for the destinations, lodgings and modes of transportation that manage to exceed their travel experience expectations.

Nearly 25% of the top 50 Africa resorts are located in Botswana. Resort ratings, with 100 as the perfect score, are based on a combination of rooms, service, food/dining, location, overall design, and activities/facilities that comprise the ultimate travel experience. These Botswana resorts, with their rating and Africa resorts ranking are:

  • Mombo and Little Mombo Camps, Moremi ( 97.6 / 1)
  • Jao Camp, Okavango Delta (96.0 / 3)
  • DumaTao, Linyanti Wilderness Reserve (94.4 / 5-tie)
  • Khwai River Lodge, Moremi (94.4 / 5-tie)
  • Sandibe Safari Lodge, Okavango Delta (92.4 / 9)
  • Chief's Camp, Moremi (90.9 / 14-tie)
  • Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta (90.7 / 16)
  • Camp Okavango, Okavango Delta (90.5 / 17-tie)
  • Chobe Chilwero, Chobe National Park (86.6 / 28)
  • Savute Elephant Camp, Chobe National Park (85.3 / 32-tie)
  • Jack's Camp, Kalahari (82.8 / 44)
  • Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park (82.6 / 45)

The top four resorts listed above: Mombo and Little Mombo Camps, Jao Camp, DumaTao, and Khwai River Lodge, also placed well in the top half of the elite list, "The Best of the Best 2008", which ranks the Top 100 hotels and resorts across destinations worldwide.

Whether by 4WD, in a canoe, on foot, or on the back of an elephant, a safari experience in Botswana provides the traveler with the almost overwhelming sensation of being extraordinarily connected with nature. A stay at any of these luxurious resorts/safari camps transports the traveler into the exquisite beauty of one of the world's largest inland deltas - the Okavango, the unimaginable vastness of the Central Kalahari Game reserve, the tranquil and largely uninhabited Makgadikgadi saltpans, or the astonishingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park.

And though each of these award-winning properties has their own unique style and ambience, they all have one thing in common -- the consistent ability to provide the discerning traveler with the ultimate experience in warmth, hospitality and splendor.

To learn more about these properties, contact your travel specialist:

  • Mombo and Little Mombo Camps, Moremi
  • Jao Camp, Okavango Delta
  • DumaTao, Linyanti Wilderness Reserve
  • Khwai River Lodge, Moremi
  • Sandibe Safari Lodge, Okavango Delta
  • Chief's Camp, Moremi
  • Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta
  • Camp Okavango, Okavango Delta
  • Chobe Chilwero, Chobe National Park
  • Savute Elephant Camp, Chobe National Park
  • Jack's Camp, Kalahari
  • Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park

Useful information about travel to and around Botswana can be found on Botswana's official tourism web site,

The Botswana Tourism Board recently appointed Partner Concepts LLC as its official representative in North America. Partner Concepts oversees all marketing, advertising, public relations and promotions in the United States and Canada on behalf of the Botswana Tourism Board. Partner Concepts ( is a full-service travel-marketing firm headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C. with additional office locations around the world.

For more information about Botswana Tourism, contact Leslee Hall, email:, telephone 410-224-7688.



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