Camp Okavango, Botswana, is a hidden gem, located on the secluded Carabao Island, in a World Heritage site, centrally located in the Okavango Delta. A network of meandering channels leading to lagoons and lakes reveal the many creatures who call the Okavango home.
The network covers approximately 16,500 square kilometres in flood and dwindling to around 5,500km during the dry season. Safari in style, on a motorboat or with the mokoro (local canoe) through the waterway with an experienced professional.
Go on tracking walk with an experienced guide, through the ancient Mangosteen trees, who will aim to allow you to spot the larger African species that live here. You don't need to leave your camp to have fantastic bird-watching and have a tiger and bream fishing experience (seasonal).
Twelve Safari Suites, one of which is a family suite, with a maximum of 24 guests. A tent is provided for a pilot and the guides. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, which includes a double shower, double vanity and a toilet. The private viewing decks allow you to view the outdoor scenery day or night while drinking tea or coffee from the rooms facilities.
A solar-powered system provides light day and night. A 220V plug point is in your room for charging equipment. A torch/flashlight is provided in each room. Bedside reading lights, desk light and bathroom light are battery-operated, and in each room.
A fan is there for your comfort in the bedroom, (as air conditioning uses a significant amount of energy, therefore, are not available).
Biodegradable soaps, shampoos, and body lotions with insect repellent and shower caps as well as a hairdryer have been provided in each room.
There is a small safe for valuables in each room. Especially for use during the rainy season, each room has an umbrella ready for you. For your safety in an emergency, an air horn is equipped in each room.
A decking terrace with a plunge pool allows you to cool down and enjoy an evening drink on, with all locally produced drinks included in your stay. A raised platform of interconnected walkways, with a decking linking up two lounge areas the dining room, library, the self-service bar and a curio shop.
Meals are served around the campfire. A curio shop is ready for you to purchase local handcrafted items and souvenirs of your trip. The laundry service is there for you and included in your stay, which enables you to pack within the 20kg allowed on the flight to the location.
As an optional extra, guests may enjoy a helicopter flight to see the vast expanse of the Okavango Delta below (weather dependent).
Only accessible by air: The Camp Okavango Airstrip, one kilometre in length, a privately owned airstrip maintained by Desert and Delta Safaris. Licenced by CAAB, class B, for private use.
It is serviced by Safari Air Charter Aircraft from Maun International Airport (IATA: MUB). 30-minute journey. The 20kg weight limit for bags, including hand luggage packed into soft duffel bags (no suitcases or bags with wheels will be accepted). A 5-minute walk to and from the airstrip to the camp.
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The contact numbers to make a reservation at Camp Okavango are:
• Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
• Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
• Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.
Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.