Camp Okavango

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Beautifully situated on Nxaragha Island in the game-rich Shinde Concession, Camp Okavango is one of the Delta’s best traditional “wet camps.” This is a definitive Delta camp, surrounded by watery landscapes where reedbeds, papyrus and water lillies decorate the verdant channels and lagoons. There are no game drives possible with so much water around, but mokoro excursions, motorboat cruises and island walks offer an attractive insight into the sights, sounds and ambience of the wetlands. While the diversity of animals on this reserve is impressive, you may not see quite the volume of big game that you would in dryer surrounds, but there is exceptional birding and some fascinating aquatic mammals to seek out.

The camp has 12 comfortable tented rooms, elevated on teak platforms with sliding glass doors opening onto a private viewing deck. Furnishings are classical and understated, with more than enough luxury but none of the extravagant bells and whistles you might find at other Delta accommodations. The main lodge features a dining area, lounge and library, along with an open air patio where post-dinner drinks are enjoyed around a campfire. There is a refreshing swimming pool on a sundeck and a bird-viewing hide where idle afternoon hours can be whiled away with a camera and book, meaning you’ll lack for nothing during a stay at Camp Okavango.

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