The greater Okavango Delta includes the Moremi Game Reserve, the town of Maun, as well as vast areas of private concessions or community land dedicated to eco-tourism and conservation. The lodges and safari camps listed here offer either water-based or land-based activities, or both. Many of these lodges can only be reached by light aircraft from Maun. We can arrange your flights to and from the lodge.
The Okavango Delta is just one of those extraordinary places on earth. It offers some of the best game viewing - and some of the most remote lodges in Botswana, accessible only by light aircraft. Generally, the lodges here are more expensive than others in Botswana (and in southern Africa generally) but they are well worth the extra cost. Because of the vast waterways, game is prolific and the safari experience is very rewarding. Simply soaking up the stillness and unspoilt beauty of the Delta is reason enough to visit.
Some of the safari lodges and tented camps offer game vieiwing by open safari vehicles. Others offer game viewing by motorboat or mokoro (dug-out canoes). Many lodges offer a great combination of game viewing both by land and water.
Several of the lodges are in private concession areas where - unlike national parks - bush walks, off-road driving, night drives and fishing are permitted.
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Baines' Camp is a small and intimate luxury camp nestled in the tree line on the banks of the Boro River, in Botswana's Okavango Delta. This minimal-impact lodge is situated in a 260,000-acre private concession area, adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. Game drives are in open 4x4 vehicles which drive off-road and at night. Each of the five intimate suites has been craftily constructed from recycled material and buffalo dung and offers sweeping views over the river and surrounding bush.
Camp Moremi is a serene tented camp at the edge of the Okavango Delta, within the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Renowned as one of the best game-viewing areas in Botswana, the Xakanaxa area surrounding this camp offers you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Okavango from open 4x4 vehicles, motorised river boats or even from your private viewing deck.
Camp Okavango, situated in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta on the secluded Nxaragha Island, is a wetland paradise offering excellent game viewing all year round. This luxury tented camp accommodates 24 guests and each room has its own private deck overlooking the Okavango. The main lodge is built from thatch and lethaka (reed) and offers a cocktail bar, a wildlife reference library and dining room which leads onto a spacious open patio.
Chief's Camp is an idyllic luxury safari camp and one of only two lodges situated on Chief's Island in Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta – the only place in Botswana where rhinos can be found in their natural environment. The area around Chief's Island is seasonally submerged by floodwaters and offers exceptional game viewing all year round. Chief's Island is home to the Big Five and is known as the "predator capital of Africa".
Eagle Island Camp is a luxury lodge nestled within the Okavango Delta on Xaxaba Island, overlooking the Xaxaba Lagoon. The lodge has 11 air-conditioned safari tents and an exclusive luxury suite for those looking for supreme privacy. The Fish Eagle Bar at Eagle Island Camp was voted one of the most romantic bars in the world by the New York Times. The area surrounding Eagle Island Camp offers exceptional wildlife and bird sightings all year round. A special treat is the scenic helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta, which is included in your stay.
Opened in July 2018, Splash Camp offers a relaxed, intimate and friendly safari. Its excellent location offers a range of conditions: permanent and seasonal floodplains as well as extensive dry periods. In high-water season, there are labyrinths of water channels and secret islands to explore. It's said to be one of the best locations in Botswana for both game viewing and activities.
Located in northern Botswana’s spectacular Selinda Reserve, Motswiri Camp is set on the banks of the Selinda spillway and its floodplain. This eco-friendly camp is perfectly placed to offer extensive views over tranquil watery surrounds that are rich with birds and wildlife.
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is an intimate camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Tucked away on its own island in a riverine forest under massive canopies of tall jackalberry trees, this exclusive oasis offers nine luxury tented suites.
Pom Pom Camp is situated in a private concession within the Okavango Delta and adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. This diverse area is a world-renowned game-viewing destination. The camp offers luxury accommodation and a truly African experience in safari-style tents.
Recently renovated (April 2018) Stanley's Camp is an elegant tented camp located off the southern tip of Chief's Island in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. As it's situated in a 260,000-acre private concession, off-road game drives, bush walks and night drives are permitted. Its remote location ensures exclusivity and provides great game- and bird-viewing activities by vehicle, by boat or on foot. The camp offers expansive views over the surrounding floodplain.
Xugana Island Lodge is a luxury game lodge situated on Xugana Island, overlooking the Xugana Lagoon. Set in the heart of the Okavago Delta in Botswana, the lodge neighbours the diverse Moremi Game Reserve. Xugana Lagoon is renowned as one of the most magnificent permanent water sites in the delta, offering spectacular game viewing and birding opportunities.
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