Overview of Camp Okavango

Situated on remote Nxaraga Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta’s permanent wetlands, Camp Okavango assures a year-round water wilderness experience. Explore the area’s winding, reed-lined channels and thick riverine forests on boats or mekoro for rare species such as the sitatunga antelope and Pel’s fishing owl, and get great views of large mammals like elephant, giraffe and buffalo.

The experienced and well-trained resident guides will introduce you to the Delta on mokoro (fibeglass canoes based on a traditional dugout design) or motorboat safaris. You will also be guided on thrilling nature walks around the smaller nearby islands, which are great for bird watching – look out for carmine bee-eaters, lilac-breasted rollers and African fish eagles.

There are only 11 suites and one family room, all connected by silligna wood walkways through ancient mangosteen trees. In addition to an airstrip and pilot’s room, Camp Okavango has two fire pits, a rim-flow swimming pool, and several expansive viewing decks for game viewing by day and stargazing by night. All suites and walkways are raised, allowing the vegetation to flourish and for smaller game to pass through unhindered.

The camp is committed to preserving the Delta’s incredible natural beauty as far as possible , and all timber and furniture is from renewable plantations. An off-grid solar plant installations provides continuous electricity for thermodynamic geysers and LED lighting. All of the waste water is recycled through a state-of-the-art system to be reused on the grounds and airfield.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Set in the Okavango Delta's permanent wetlands
  • Secluded & private lodge on it's own Island
  • Year-round motorboat & mokoro excursions
  • Guided nature walks on surrounding islands
  • Solar power, water recycling & sustainable materials

Bird watching

Boat excursions

Fishing

Guided walking safaris

Mokoro trails

Specialist guides

General Facilities

The public areas are spacious and consist of a series of decks on different levels, all with expansive views of the Delta. There are two fire pits for stargazing and nightcaps, and a rim-flow swimming pool for cooling off in the hot months from about October to March. All your water-based game-viewing activities will depart from the jetty, and the private airstrip is a 5-minute walk away. Game viewing is water- rather than land-based as Camp Okavango is in a permanent wetland.

There are also a lounge and bar area, a separate dining area, a library and computer room, and a safari shop.

There is a daily complimentary laundry service.

Bar

Curio shop

Library

Swimming pool

Dining

The dining room at Camp Okavango leads onto an open-air patio where a campfire will keep you warm after dark.

The expansive deck is perfect for alfresco meals, and a silver service dinner by candlelight will complete your African dining experience.

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