We stayed with some friends at Camp Okavango on 29-30 September 2013. It was a great experience as we were there on the 30th, Botswana Independence day. Which meant we shared in the celebrations with the staff and they were all very proud of their country. There was so much joy & happiness, during our stay and one can see why the camp was awarded the "best Camp Choir award". It was a different safari experience, as it was on water (on a mokoro & outboard boat) and 1 foot safari. The sun-downer drinks on the water was magical. The Okavango Delta is a very powerful waterway and the strength of the currents are owe some, even at the end of the dry season. This is a different safari experience, but well worth it. The tented accommodation was good. John Jr. & Lydia the camp managers and all the staff must be congratulated for a job well done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are very pleased to announce that the NEW Camp Okavango has officially opened 14 April 2016. The entire camp has been rebuilt and what has been the existing camp has been removed completely. 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 spacious, elevated and unique safari suites, all raised on decks above the ground and with en-suite bathrooms. There are 11 standard safari suites and one double capacity, inter-leading family suite. 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 36 years. Elevated walkways will connect the rooms to one another and to the main camp public areas, allowing guests to wind through trees as they walk to their rooms. The safari suites encompass a foyer and lounge, large bedroom and ensuite bathroom equipped with double vanity and shower, with an expansive deck accessible through large retractable doors from the room. The family suite has an additional bedroom with separate entree to the bathroom area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camp Okavango Hotel Okavango Delta
- Camp Okavango Botswana/Okavango Delta