We travelled here from Chobe having encountered great herds of animals and we were glad to have been there first as wildlife was not as plentiful here.
We were warmly greeted on our arrival at the grass airstrip and the Camp was beautiful, green and lush.
Accommodation is in tents which are beautifully equipped and extremely comfortable. We could hear the hippos at night and had a genet climbing on our roof at night but never felt threatened by anything!
Our first afternoon was taken up with a traditional mokoro canoe ride which was really relaxing and this is when we met Toffee our Guide who was great - very knowledgeable and welcoming. He was to be our Guide for the rest of our stay and found us elephants when on our walking safari as well as an injured Kudu. Apart from crocodiles and baboons in the camp we saw little else. There were birds of all shapes and sizes too.
Even though we did not see much we left Camp Okavango feeling very relaxed and well looked after by Robin, Mona, John Jr, Loveness, IT and the team.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camp Okavango, due to its very unique location in the heart of the Okavango Delta, is one of the very few properties which can truly offer an authentic Okavango Delta water wilderness experience to prospective visitors. Camp Okavango is a stalwart of Botswana and Okavango Delta safari tradition. Camp Okavango is located on Nxaragha Island, which is surrounded by water all year round. This is a permanent water camp and the ideal location from which guests who truly want to experience the real Okavango Delta can do so. Accommodation is in classic tented rooms, all raised on teak decks above the ground and with en-suite bathrooms. There are 11 standard tented rooms and for those who demand a bit more in luxury and exclusivity, the Okavango Suite can also be booked. Activities are all guided and take the form of boat cruises, mokoro excursions and guided walking safaris on the network of islands within this incredible water ecosystem. Camp Okavango has its own airstrip and can easily be linked to a network of other safari properties by means of light aircraft transfers. Camp Okavango is Managed and staffed by an enthusiastic team of Botswana citizens, some of whom have been at Camp Okavango for more than 32 years. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camp Okavango Hotel Okavango Delta
- Camp Okavango Botswana/Okavango Delta