The most important thing to know about Botswana’s camps is that they’re unfenced and wild animals are free to wander through them without restriction. The rules are few and simple: don’t play music, don’t sleep in the open, don’t leave your tent or vehicle at night, camp only at your designated campsite, and secure your food and belongings after dark, or whenever you leave camp on a game drive. Finally, make sure your campfire is properly extinguished before you depart.

The main, larger camps in Moremi, Chobe, and the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan National Parks all have water and ablution blocks, but the smaller bush camps, and all those in the Central Kalahari do not. You must have a paid-up campsite booking before arriving. You won’t be allowed access to any national park without one.