Oddballs

Very simple budget camp for a cost conscious entry into the Delta

Okavango Delta
2017
$296 - $495

 

Okavango Delta - WET Camp

Price Range (2017)

$296 - $495

Our Rating

Client Rating

Our Highlights

  • Water camp Experience
  • Great views from the Lodge
  • Mokoro rides
  • Bordering the Moremi National Park

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Oddballs, as the name may suggest, is a bit different. It is actually a fantastic way of getting into a great area of the Delta at a reasonable price.

 

The camp does cater for a larger number of people than normal and the accommodation is unusually for a lodge... in dome tents. This is strictly a water camp and most of the excursions here are on mokoro. It is a fun place to be and delivers much for the price. Its the only 2 star camp in the whole of the Okavango Delta but that is only reflected in its very simple accommodation. Activities are still great and match those of the more expensive camps... However, it is not what you would regard as an "intimate" camp.

 

If you do wish to go a little up market then they do have a more intimate camp nearby called Oddballs Enclave, which you can see in the Related Group Lodges below..

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Wet Camp with Mokoro rides and Walking trails

Location

Okavango Delta

How do I get there

Light aircraft transfer to the airstrip then private transfer to camp

Lodge Type

Simple Safari Camp with 15 dome tents

Whats Included

 

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included

 

  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy

 

Children of all ages accepted with conditions

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Wildlife

Land activities

Water activities

Good for Honeymoons?

Spa pampering

(the longer the line... the stronger the emphasis)

Wildlife & Activities

 

Wildlife

 

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, 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.

 

 

Activities

 

Activities are conducted by your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide), a man of the swamp, born and bred. Your trail will take you along winding channels lined with reeds, into the Moremi Game Reserve, an area renowned for its diverse bird and animal life. It might also be possible to visit his village, meet the elders and perhaps his family.

Subject to water levels, an additional attraction at Oddballs' is a mokoro (dug out canoe) trail into the further reaches of the delta. All equipment and provisions are packed into your mokoro as you set off with your guide to sleep under the stars as the nearby wildlife do. Camping equipment is provided (tent, sleeping mat and pillow, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, food) but you must bring your own sleeping bag.

The Camp

Camp Overview

 

Oddballs' is situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.  The camp is accessible by light aircraft only. On arrival, you are met at the airstrip by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. He remains your guide for the duration of your stay.

 

Accommodation is in 3m x 3m dome tents, fully equipped, and set on elevated wooden decks shaded by reed shelters. Each tent has its own, semi-detached bathroom with hot and cold running water and an al fresco bucket shower – in true safari style

Lodge Layout

 

Oddballs' is situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp is accessible by light aircraft only and is a 20-minute flight from Maun. On arrival you will be met at the airstrip and welcomed to the island by your professional guide

Room Description

 

Accommodation is in dome tents set on elevated wooden decks, and shaded by shelters or trees. Each tent is equipped with bedding, a storage trunk and a light. Beautiful outdoor showers and ablutions are en-suite. The central bar and lounge area has comfortable chairs and sofas, a selection of books and games, and raised viewing decks overlooking the sweep of the delta – the perfect place to sip a sundowner and watch the sun set over the palm trees, and view whatever wildlife may be visiting.

Camp Environment

 

Tumbling out of the Angolan highlands two rivers converge to form the Okavango river, which spills 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. Dry land and wetland species cohabit, creating unique and startling associations of plants, amphibians, birds, mammals and reptile

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