Natural Selection

Accommodation Suppliers

Unit E, Cirtech House, Stibitz Street, Westlake Business Park, Cape Town, 7945
Member Number: 205067 Tel: +27 21 001 1574

Natural Selection is a collection of family owned businesses, who have joined with the common aim of offering unique safari experiences while being an important part of the conservation solution for Africa’s wildlife. We’ve created a portfolio of welcoming camps and one-of-a-kind experiences that are full of unique soul and colorful character, with extraordinary staff, located in the very heart of where the wild things are. Operating in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa – we look forward to welcoming you to Natural Selection.

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • South Africa

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Flying Safaris
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

At Natural Selection we are committed to working and partnering with local communities, governments and conservation organisations to help protect and expand areas, along with critical wildlife habitat. This can only be done through the development of gold-standard ecotourism projects across Southern Africa and our commitment to give back 1% of our revenue to various conservation projects. 


29 August 2022

Take A Ride On The Wild Side

Designed for small groups of trailblazers, adrenaline junkies and wildlife enthusiasts, our  6-night Okavango Delta Cycling Safari, is not only the first of its kind, but also a safari adventure like no other. Imagine exploring the ancient elephant paths that have shaped this pristine Botswana landscape for centuries by bike. Cycling alongside incredible sightings of wildlife, passing acacia woodlands, wandering riverbanks, mopane forests and savannah grasslands.

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09 June 2022

Let us guide you - Natural Selection Private Guide Safaris

If you or any of your clients are looking for an exceptional guided safari experience, our Private Safari Guides are an ideal way to add incredible value to any trip by allowing guests the opportunity to see and experience the true wilds of Africa in a very intimate and profound way.

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25 May 2022

The Botswana Elephant In The Room


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19 April 2022

Introducing the new Duke's Camp - opening June 2022


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04 April 2022

Some Seriously Cool Safari Style and Soul


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28 March 2022

Wild Adventure That’s Good For The Soul - Natural Selection Safaris

Introducing our Botswana Conservation Itinerary  AN ENRICHING 8 DAY SAFARI EXPERIENCE More of us are making conscious decisions about travelling in a more eco-friendly, impactful, and ethical way.

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03 March 2022

A Race Against Time


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15 February 2022

Don't Worry Be Happy - We've got you Covered

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED, SHOULD YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID IN BOTSWANA. It’s so nice to see the world starting to travel again. There seems to be something upbeat in the air and a really positive feeling as travellers take to the skies again in hot pursuit of wild open spaces and their freedom.

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02 February 2022

Every Dog Has Its Day

As part of vaccination and sterilization outreach initiative in November 2021, we worked together with the Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS) and Botswana Predator Conservation Trust to vaccinate village dogs in order to protect the African Wild Dog population.

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16 December 2021

Things have been a little up in the air...

With so much up in the air recently around Covid and travel... we wanted to put your minds at ease. Here is a quick update around all things Covid and Natural Selection.

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22 November 2021

Royal Tree Lodge - Now part of the Natural Selection Family

We are excited to announce that we have added Royal Tree Lodge to our portfolio of unique Botswana camps. This 250-hectare private reserve on the banks of the Thamalakane river is packed with plains game, ideal habitats of river, riverine and dry savannah and offers an abundance of bird life in the area. Best of all, it is only a 20-minute drive or 5-minute helicopter from Maun airport. So as you can imagine – we are putting the champers on ice. Getting all our ducks in a row and slowly giving Royal Tree Lodge the Natural Selection royal treatment - ready to hit the ground running for 2022. Now under new management, you’ll be delighted to hear that Royal Tree Lodge is getting a stylish new revamp!

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14 October 2021

Okavango Spirit House Boat

Switching off has always been top priority for us at Natural Selection and the sheer thought of exploring the pristine waterways of the Okavango Delta from the privacy of your bedroom, totally floats our boat!

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24 February 2021

Natural Selection opens the new Jack's Camp

After decades of setting the standard in the Kalahari, the iconic Jack’s Camp in Botswana has undergone a full rebuild and has reopened with a luxurious new look. Rebuilt during 2020, the brand-new Jack’s Camp pays homage to the property’s enduring and much-loved 1940s campaign style.

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06 October 2020

Natural Selection opens Kwessi Dunes in the private NamibRand Reserve, Namibia

As Namibia opens its borders to international travellers, so Natural Selection have opened the doors to their newest property, Kwessi Dunes. The new property is set in the heart of the vast 215,000 hectare NamibRand Nature Reserve, with easy access to Sossusvlei’s iconic rusty red sand dunes and the photogenic Deadvlei.

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14 May 2020

Natural Selection launches Palette to Plate art auction to raise money for remote communities in Botswana

Natural Selection is raising money for its COVID-19 Village Support Program through an art auction taking place on Facebook on the 20th of May. Up for grabs is a custom picture by South African artist Jemima Sargent. Those who have visited Natural Selection’s Lekkerwater Beach Lodge and Hoanib Valley Camp will be familiar with her work which decorates the camps.

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29 April 2020

Wildlife videos for your social media

Natural Selection have released some of their favourite wildlife sightings videos to their trade partners to encourage safari wanderlust. Shot on location at Natural Selection’s Botswana camps, the beautiful footage showcases the wonder of an African safari. From the zebra migration of the Makgadikgadi pans to herds of elephant wading through the verdant Okavango, the videos will inspire and delight. The videos are free to use but please tag Natural Selection @naturalselectiontravel #safarisofcharacter

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03 February 2020

Natural Selection is pleased to present their Namibian flying Safari

Take to the skies with Natural Selection on their 6 night Namibia flying safari. The trip departs from Windhoek every Sunday from March 2020 and will take in Namibia’s most iconic sights.  The journey begins in Windhoek, before soaring across Namibia's desolate landscape to Sossusvlei where you will spend the first 2 nights at Kwessi Dunes in the 200 000 hectare Namibrand reserve.

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21 November 2019

Natural Selection launches the ultimate Namibia flying safari

New for 2020, Natural Selection will be launching scheduled flying safaris to Namibia. The six-night journeys will offer guests a weekly departure every Sunday to experience this extraordinary landscape from the skies. Guests will stay at Natural Selection’s award-winning, eco-conscious safari camps and discover the fauna, flora and culture of Namibia with Natural Selection’s expert guides.

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11 November 2019

Natural Selection launches Angola flying safaris in 2020

2020 will see the launch of Natural Selection’s new flying safaris to Angola. These expeditions, the first of their kind, will follow the paths of the rivers that feed the Okavango and Kwando river and wetland systems from their sources in the Angolan Highlands into the Okavango Delta and Linyanti in Botswana, and finally, to the sands of the Makgadikgadi.Each safari will be customised to suit guests’ interests, but for the ultimate experience Natural Selection recommends their &ldq…

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30 July 2019

Natural Selection to open Kwessi Dune Lodge in the private NamibRand Reserve, Namibia

Natural Selection will open their next Namibian property, Kwessi Dune Lodge, on the 1st March 2020. The new property will be set in the vast 215,000 hectare NamibRand Nature Reserve, with easy access to Sossusvlei’s iconic rusty red sand dunes and the photogenic Deadvlei. When Kwessi Dune Lodge opens on the 1st March, it will bring Natural Selection’s low-key style and quirkiness to southern Namibia. The ten thatch and canvas rooms measure 88 square metres inside and out, and will feature vintage four-poster beds, striped canvas walls and a beautiful map mural feature wall.

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23 April 2019

Jack's Camp, Botswana will be rebuilt and reopen in May 2020

The iconic Jack’s Camp in the Makgadikgadi, Botswana is to be rebuilt by and will reopen with a luxurious new look in May 2020 to celebrate the camp’s 25th anniversary. The new look Jack’s will feature ten spacious safari tents, almost double the size of the existing tents, with an interior floor area of 130m2. The tents will retain the same traditional dark green exterior canvas and iconic interior lining. Furnished with antiques that have been passed down through generations of the Bousfield family, the new larger guest tents will each have their own miniature natural history museum, each one a cabinet of extraordinary curiosities ranging from stone tools to fossils, all collected and curated by Bousfield himself.

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06 March 2019

Natural Selection to open Safari House in Etosha Heights Private Reserve, Namibia

Natural Selection will open Safari House, a new Namibian farmhouse in the heart of the Etosha Heights Private Reserve, Namibia, on the 15th April 2019. Offering genuine hospitality, this exclusive use property is the perfect base for a family or group of friends to explore the 60,000 hectares of pure wilderness that is Etosha Heights Private Reserve.

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10 January 2019

Natural Selection Welcomes “The Jackal & Hide” In The Greater Okavango Delta To Their Portfolio

Natural Selection are delighted to welcome The Jackal & Hide into the family as of 1st January, 2019.  Previously known as Pangolin Khwai Camp, the intimate, tented retreat offers an authentic Delta experience and brings visitors back to the basics of what a safari is all about. Whilst Pangolin Khwai previously only specialised in tailor-made photographic safaris, The Jackal & Hide will be open to all wildlife enthusiasts. For 2019, the camp will continue to provide a resident photo guide and specialised photographic vehicles for professional and amateur photographers alike, alongside the many guest activities on offer.

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18 October 2018

Natural Selection to open Lekkerwater Beach Lodge in April 2019, their first property in South Africa

Natural Selection will open their first South African property, Lekkerwater Beach Lodge, in April 2019. The seven room exclusive eco-lodge is in De Hoop Nature Reserve, one of the most dramatic beach locations in South Africa and home to some of the world’s best land based whale watching.

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05 July 2018

Natural Selection opens two new camps in remote, northwestern Namibia

Natural Selection have opened their first properties in Namibia. Hoanib Valley Camp and Shipwreck Lodge are situated in the rugged and remote northwestern region of the country and both opened in June 2018. Combining the two camps offers safari goers an in-depth experience in one of the most startling landscapes on the continent, far from the normal tourist track.

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16 April 2018

Uncharted Africa now managing Mapula Lodge, Botswana

Mapula Lodge in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta has undergone a full revamp with Uncharted Africa taking over the lodge management from April 2018.

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10 November 2017

Natural Selection expand into Namibia in 2018

Natural Selection are excited to announce the opening of their first propriety in Namibia, Hoanib Valley Camp

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12 July 2017

Affordable and private Okavango – Sable Alley now open!

Natural Selection’s new Sable Alley Camp opened in May in the Khwai Private Reserve. Located in a wildlife biomass hotspot right where the dry Chobe country meets the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, at Sable Alley the wildlife literally comes to us. The lagoon in front of camp is home to a pod of over 30 hippo and plains game, elephant and buffalo are often seen coming to drink close to camp. Sable Alley offers the full range of delta activities; game drives, night drives, walks, mekoros…

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