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.
- Situated on a remote Okavango island
- Variety of water-based game-viewing activities
- Bird-viewing hide
- Comfortable safari tents with electric fans and private viewing decks
- Private thatched honeymoon suite
- Plunge pool
- Shaded hammocks
Recently renovated (April 2016) Camp Okavango, situated in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, consists of 12 comfortable safari suites, individually set on raised wooden platforms with a private viewing deck with expansive views out over the delta. Each has its own en-suite bathroom facilities, including indoor and outdoor hot showers. There's also new family unit with two en-suite bedrooms with inter-leading doors.
Luxurious Main Camp
Elevated wooden walkways connect the suites to the main lodge which has two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop. There are two open-air fire pits to gather around beneath the stars and a secluded rim-flow swimming pool to cool off from the summer heat.
Camp Okavango has been built with eco-sensitivity using a variety of modern, non-invasive building technology and operates entirely on solar energy.
Water-Based for Best Game Viewing
Situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Camp Okavango concentrates on water-based activities rather than game drives. You can enjoy motorised boat trips, mokoro (dugout canoe) trips or nature walks on some of the islands in the region. Birdwatching in this area is very rewarding, especially in the summer months. The pace of life at Camp Okavango is slow and relaxed. You come here to unwind, relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Okavango.
All meals at Camp Okavango are inclusive and include light breakfasts before morning activities, buffet brunches during late morning and high tea with cake before setting out for your afternoon game activity. Pre-dinner drinks and snacks are served in the cocktail bar, followed by an à la carte dinner in the tranquil dining room. For bird lovers, there's an excellent hide which provides some unique photography opportunities or allows you to watch them for hours undisturbed.
Camp Okavango can be reached by boat from Camp Moremi, or by short charter flight from Maun. It is best combined with one or more other camps that focus more on game viewing by vehicle, for example Leroo La Tau, Camp Moremi or Savute Safari Lodge.
Our Take on Camp Okavango
Camp Okavango is one of those special places in a beautiful setting in a game-viewing utopia. As part of the Desert & Delta Safaris Collection, it's great to include on a combined safari itinerary that also takes in several of its sister lodges to experience the incredible diversity and safari excellence this area has to offer.
- National park fees
- Game activities (on foot, mokoro or powerboat)
- Meals (à la carte or table d'hote dinners, buffet brunches, high tea and snacks)
- Drinks with meals (local brands, house wines and beers)
- Laundry service
- Medical evacuation insurance
- Transport to the lodge
- Personal travel insurance
- Premium brand drinks
- All items of personal nature
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There are few wild places on Earth that offer the same unique combination of spectacular wildlife, beautiful scenery, palm-fringed waterways, remote islands and vast unspoilt wilderness than Botswana's Okavango Delta. The Okavango swamps are formed by the annual flooding of the Okavango River, which opens into a vast life-giving oasis in Botswana's desert. The delta attracts huge numbers of wildlife due to the permanent water available here.