Rustic and eco-concious camp in the heart of the Okavango
2017 $495 - $885
Okavango Delta - WET Camp
Price Range (2017)
$495 - $885
Delta Camp Map
Delta Camp is a very pleasant small wet camp in the southern regions of the Okavango Delta, just outside of the Moremi Game Reserve. Most of your experiences here will be on foot or in a dug-out mokoro canoe.
The area is not know as a big game area but if birding or just peace and tranquillity are your thing then this reasonably priced camp will be ideal as it does go a log way in offering a true delta experience and can easily form part of a finished tour of Botswana.
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Wet Camp with Mokoro rides and Walking trails
Light aircraft transfer to the airstrip then private transfer to camp
Classic Safari Camp with 7 lethaka (reed) chalets
Children of all ages accepted with conditions
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Game of all sorts abounds: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hippopotamus, crocodile, giraffe, antelope including the rare lechwe, tsessebe and sitatunga, otters, honey-badgers, the shy pangolin, and a variety of the smaller wild cats such as civets, servals and genets are amongst the many mammal species that visit the delta.
Reptiles are well represented – many species of snakes (most of them harmless) occur, as do several of tortoise, terrapin, lizard, skinks, chameleon and gecko – not forgetting, of course, the Nile crocodile.
Then of course there are the birds, well over 450 species, that bring the forests, rivers and flood-plains of the Okavango to life. Many rare and endangered species call the Okavango home, and birders come from all around the world come in search of them. Bird-song heralds each Okavango dawn.
Delta Camp offers twice daily walking safaris and mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions in the Moremi Game Reserve. While visiting you will have your own private guide who will be caring just for you and will be listening to your needs as well as those of the surrounding bush. Whilst at Delta Camp you will have an intimate experience walking in the dynamic eco-systems of the Okavango Delta. While traveling on foot with your private professional guide, you will learn about tracking animals, how they behave and live, as well as helping you to becoming aware of the plants and trees that surround you. Village walks are available and a chance to go to the local village is fascinating and entirely unadulterated.
You will have the freedom to explore the Okavango with your private guide independent of other guests and to plan your days according to whim. A day relaxing with a book followed by a short jaunt to the sunset deck is easy to arrange and sometimes just what you need after the active pace of safari.
Experience a traditional Okavango safari with your own private guide and enjoy luxurious accommodation in natural and open surroundings. Each room is different in design and décor, adapted to fit around the ancient trees of the island forest, open to the spectacular natural environment, and positioned to capture the best views of the landscape.
Fresh vegetables, imported cheeses, excellent meats and fine wines flown in daily and lovingly prepared, maintain the camp's enviable reputation for cuisine.
Accommodation is for a maximum of 16 guests in spacious lethaka (reed) chalets with en-suite bathrooms. Built of natural materials and elevated off the forest floor, each chalet has hot and cold running water, a shower with a view and solar-powered electric lighting.
Delta Camp’s is located on a small island in the heart of the Okavango Delta and the lodge is accessed by light aircraft from Maun, Botswana.
Overlooking the confluence of the Boro and Metsematsweu channels of the Okavango, Delta Camp’s lounge and dining area is well elevated to command the spectacular vista of swamp and riverine forest that lies before it.
A variety of game can usually be seen from the deck, with elephant frequent visitors, and cavorting hippo and basking crocodile common sights. Lion, leopard and Cape Hunting Dogs have all been observed from the deck. Three excellent meals per day ensure that our guests are well prepared for their walks; tea and coffee are available at all times, and the open bar is always open.
The camp's chalets are designed and built to take advantage of the many indigenous, old-growth trees of the island forest. The buildings cannot improve upon the natural landscape; they therefore blend into it as unobtrusively as possible. This sometimes means that a tree grows through a roof or a floor, it always means that you will find no glass in the windows, and it very often means that the building itself is elevated onto a deck, to minimize the disturbance of the earth and vegetation below.
Locally grown reed and grass are the principal means of construction where feasible. Where it is not they have used easily removable canvas. The furniture is locally made from, wherever possible, locally grown material. The camp support local artists and artisans. Each chalet is en-suite with hot and cold running water, a shower with a view, a variety of beds and areas in which to relax, mosquito netting and solar-powered electric lighting. The chalets are situated around the property to take advantage of the views of the surrounding bush and flood-plains.
Tumbling out of the Angolan highlands two rivers converge to form the Okavango river, which spills itself onto the great sea of sand that is Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. An average of 10 million cubic metres of water annually floods 15,000 sq km of Kalahari, forming the world-famous Okavango Delta, largest inland delta in the world. The contrast of desert and wetland is what makes the Okavango unique, and fosters the bewildering variety of life that it supports.
Dry land and wetland species cohabit, creating unique and startling associations of plants, amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. Our premise is that the Okavango was, in its prehistoric form, pristine, and that every intervention comes at a cost to that pristine natural and cultural environment.
The camp has strived to ensure that our every action has a mitigating factor and a concomitant benefit, with each ‘pro’ weighed carefully against its ‘con’, whilst recognizing the need to offer guests the highest standards of comfort consistent with the environment they are in.
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