We were a group of 14 , many of whom were on their first ever safari. Certainly, Oddballs with its spaced out tents, and open air bathrooms was an immediate shock to these city-slickers. Then, at nights, the elephants and the hippos came through the Camp area and that left all of us in shock and awe!! All that noise and they played in the waters near our tents and they pushed against the trees to feed and passed ever so close as we lay in our comfortable beds. With some fearing to leave their tents at night to visit their toilets!! It was an experience we will never forget!
The meals were another memorable event! Many of our Group said the food at Oddballs was the best in our trip of 4 locations. While the range was limited, the dishes were a great reflection of the best they were doing. The ox tail stew was a big winner!
The safari portion was also unique to us--in mokoros and walking with experienced and informative guides. As it was our first stop, every African animal and bird was a new sighting. And that meant that we stopped to enjoy each one for a long while. The guides were great with their detailed explanations and keen to impart their knowledge to us.
The scenery in Okavango was astounding! Such beauty in such a contrasting location. Its green lushness of water plants contrasted so well with the blue skies, clear waters and brown and green vegetation of land. Beautiful photographs here. The skies in the day were all blue without a cloud in sight. At night, the stars lit up the clear sky and the day turns cold, as we gathered around the fireplace to chat and drink before resting up for another great day ahead. Certainly, Oddballs is a place we will never forget.
- Also Known As:
- Oddballs Palm Island Hotel Okavango Delta
- Oddballs Palm Island Lodge Botswana/Okavango Delta