Camp Okavango

Tucked away on an island in the Okavango Delta’s permanent wetlands, Camp Okavango delivers an authentic delta experience. The camp’s 12 East Africa-style tented suites are set under sprawling riverine trees and look out over miles of unspoilt wilderness.

Accessible only by air or boat, Camp O – as it is affectionately known – offers year-round water activities, allowing guests to feel the flow of the delta as they drift down lazy channels on motor boats and mokoros, the delta’s traditional canoe. Expert local guides point out rare antelope and birds while elephants make their presence felt as they wander from island to island.

Ideal in combination with one of the Okavango Delta’s land-based camps, Camp Okavango has a romantically remote feel and the absence of vehicles adds to the ambience. Little wonder then that the camp’s private Okavango Suite, a cosy thatched cottage, comes highly recommended as a honeymoon hideaway!

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Highlights at Camp Okavango

  • Water-based camp on a beautiful island setting
  • Motor boat safaris & canoe adventures
  • Guided safari walks & bird watching
  • Remote, romantic atmosphere – honeymoon perfect!

Fast Facts

  • Type of Accommodation:  Luxury Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level:  Luxury
  • Number of Rooms:  12 Tents
  • Location: Okavango Delta
  • See our Travel Guide: Botswana Safari

The Luxury Tents

  • Spacious Walk-in Tents
  • Private Viewing Deck
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Honeymoon Cottage Available
Camp Okavango’s 12 East Africa-style tented suites are each set under a shady tree and, thanks to their private wooden decks, have wonderful views over permanent wetlands. The suites are raised off the ground and have their own bathroom. Solid wooden furniture and quality furnishings lend a homely feel to each tent, and the glass sliding door makes for easy access to the viewing deck. For the ultimate in exclusivity, the Okavango Suite is a safari-chic thatched cottage which offers honeymooners and couples an extra layer of privacy and indulgence.

Camp Okavango Facilities

  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Secluded Bird Hide
  • Swimming Pool/li>
  • Sundeck
  • Wildlife Reference Library

Camp Okavango’s lounge and bar are part of the main building, a grand thatch and timber affair but the main restaurant flows out onto a shady patio where breakfasts and lunches are served on fine days. Dinners are an elegant silver-service affair at the lodge or in the privacy of your own suite. The camp’s swimming pool offers relief on a hot Okavango afternoon – perhaps pick a book from the library and retire to a sun lounger. Guests can also make use of the camp’s bird hide – and with some 400 recorded species in the area, chances are they will have their hands full.

Activities at Camp Okavango

  • Game Viewing by Motor Boat
  • Mokoro (Canoe) Safaris
  • Guided Walks
  • Fishing Trips
Being situated in permanent wetlands means Camp Okavango offers water-based game viewing. Much like their 4X4 equivalents, the camp’s expertly piloted motor boats head off in the morning and afternoon to patrol quiet backwaters and open lagoons for a diverse range of animals. Hippos and crocodiles are often seen, as are elephants as they move between islands. The bird life is spectacular and best experienced on a guided walk when you’ll be on the lookout for delta specials like Pel’s Fishing Owl, Slaty Egret and Pygmy Goose. Game viewing and photography continues at a slower pace on a mokoro adventure, when you explore by canoe, your local guide steering you deftly through the maze of lily flowers and nodding heads of papyrus. Fishing trips for bream and tiger fish complete the picture.

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Rates 2016

  • Green Season 2016
  • USD495 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2016
  • USD573 pp sharing
  • High Season 2016
  • USD873 pp sharing

Green:  January – March and December    |   Shoulder:  April – June and November    |   Peak:  July – October

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Camp Okavango accommodation, all meals, local brand drinks, scheduled game-viewing (includes both land & water activities), emergency medical evacuation insurance to regional medical facility, Moremi Reserve park fees and a complimentary laundry service.

Excludes: Tips, gratuities and premium brand drinks. Camp Okavango guests are welcome to buy items at the Curio Shop and any forgotten items of a personal nature can also be purchased at the camp.

SINGLE SURCHARGE
A Single Surcharge is applicable to bookings during the Peak Season Single Surcharge is applicable for any one reservation comprising more than 2 singles during the Green or Shoulder Season.

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