My husband and I needed somewhere to stop over for lunch on our way up to Kasane, and stumbled upon the amazing elephant sands! I would advise that even if you don't have time for a stop (which we now WISH we had!!), make sure you stop there just for a drink or lunch, and to see the incredible elephants. The owners have set up a watering hole right in front of the raised verandah, and they feed the Ellie's fresh water because there isn't any nearby. There were literally about 40-50 elephants there when we first arrived, all vying for a spot at the watering hole, and more behind them having mud baths and scratching on the trees. Plenty more were running in from the bush!
A couple of people have mentioned not staying here for more than a couple of days because there isn't a lot to do, but in my honest opinion you don't need things to "do" when you have one of the most amazing spectacles happening right in front of you. We were mesmerised watching them and could have happily stayed a week! The food was also lovely and the owners were there chatting with us, such lovely people and it truly is one of the best places I have ever been to in Africa! That's really saying something as my husband and I embarked on a 5 month honeymoon throughout Southern Africa, and I lived in botswana until I was 16, and never have I found somewhere I enjoyed visiting more. Do yourself a favour and stop over, I promise you won't regret it! :)
- Also Known As:
- Elephant Sands Botswana Hotel Nata