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“A magical holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Toowoomba, Australia
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“A magical holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We have just returned from an amazing trip to Botswana. We spent 2 nights in Delta Camp. John our guide was fantastic, and we felt privileged to be shown his village of Xaxaba. John showed us his home (that he built himself) and introduced us to his wife. We enjoyed the tranquility of the mokoro, and loved seeing the painted reed frog. It was amazing to be on foot and see wild animals so close. Our accommodation in camp was unique as it was built around a tree (not the tree house).
Lena (the manager) has a great understanding of the people and the animals of the Delta.
On the way to the airstrip, we had to wait for a herd of elephants to move off the road. It was fantastic.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Not only were Jackson and Lena the perfect hosts, the food was fabulous and the game viewing was extraordinaire. The tree cabins were a perfect way to be housed in this area. I loved the walk back to the room after dinner, in the dark, through the elephants and hippos. The mokoro boats were a great experience as we glided through the grassy marsh in near silence. The walks were informative and enlightening. We really were with the wildlife. The sunset was like going to church and the staff gave us a perfect experience. I highly recommend this camp.

Room Tip: Any room is wonderful and there is always the two story (high in the tree) room. Lots of steps and v...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This lace is like no other I have ever stayed in my life. There are no car tracks anywhere in the bush because they do not use cars at all. The stay consisted of morning and night bushwalks with a huge variety of wildlife to see - but not too closely! My 83 year old dad managed to get through one 3 hour session which was about enough for him but he loved the open chalets with literally nothing but a fly net between you and nature.

This camp is hard work compared to being driven around by a gun toting driver - our guides carried a straw that he chewed on as his only protection. He explained that guns make you complacent around the wildlife so they were more gently.

This all means you won't get close up to a leopard kill or enormous elephants but you will have an experience unlike any other you have ever had.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

All travel at this lodge is by the mokoro boats or on foot. You have a personal guide for the duration of the stay at he will tailor the trips to you, in our case he found the game we wanted to see. Rooms are spacious and open air, very secluded. The food and house staff are all very good. Expensive, but this the the way to get immersed in the Delta.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

After the shikaras of Kashmir, the pinasse of Mali and the one-leg rowing fishermen's boats on the Inle Lake of the Shane State of Myanmar, it was our turn to experience the mokoro of the Okavango Delta (a mokoro is a small boat carved our of the trunk of the "sausage tree" and propulsed by the power of the boatman pushing a long stick in the bottom of the lake). MD-our guide and Matt-the camp manager, greeted us at the landing strip; Matt took our luggage to the camp by jeep while MD took us there by mokoro, in about half an hour. Wonderful experience: a quiet sliding on the water among water lilies, beautiful landscape, birds singing, some hipos in the far distance (you definitely do NOT want to be anywhere close to a hipo while in the mokoro).
As it seemed to have been our lucky time of the year, we were the only guests at the camp and were able to get the much coveted tree-house, which was truly a one-of-a-kind experience: absolutely fantastic view from its balcony at all times of the day or night but especially at sunrise and sundown and endowed with all needed amenities. Otherwise, not much of game sighting, inclusive off the half-day walk in the Moremi Reserve, contrary to other reviews (all the game we saw was at a far distance). While the food was good, it was nothing when compared to the meals we had at the Deception Valley Lodge and so was the service - it was perhaps the difference between dealing directly with the owners (at the DVL) vs. dealing with hired help, although MD did his best to be helpful. Overall, a unique experience (the mokoro and the tree-house) in the superb landscape of the Okavango Delta.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Maun, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We have just returned from a fantastic 3 night stay at delta camp. It is a stunning camp offering an authentic Okavango Delta experience. The rooms are great, the food tasty and substantial and the staff are warm and hospitable. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Delta camp is truly the place to stay if you are looking for a unique, comfortable yet unpretentious stay in the Okavango. I highly recommend it and cannot wait to return. Ask for the treehouse when booking.

Room Tip: The treehouse has spectacular views
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

I loved my stay at Delta Camp. The welcome at the airstrip, the rides in the mokoro, the tree house, the walking safaries, Moremi National , our expert guide and hosts, the delicious food, the starry night sky, the elephants around the camp, the sunrises and the sunsets...Everything during my time there was extraordinary !
The place is incredibly beautiful and untouched. I really felt I was in Africa...I fell in love with the Okavango Delta... I really recommend everyone to visit Botzwana, a country with the nicest people and full of unforgettable experiences...I will come back some day!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Okavango Delta
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Delta Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta

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