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Delta Camp, Okavango Delta

Delta Camp, Okavango Delta

Botswana Safari Holidays - Grandstand view at Delta Camp

Experience a traditional Okavango safari with your own private guide and enjoy luxurious accommodation in natural and open surroundings.  Each room at Delta Camp 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.

Delta Camp’s guests enjoy the luxury of their own private guide.  Guides are locals - this is a man of the swamp, born and raised in the area, and you will spend your days in his mokoro (pictured below), gliding through the floodplains and channels, and walking under his guidance on some of the many islands in the area, taking in the magnificent scenery and light, as well as the abundant game and birdlife of the Okavango.

LOCATION Situated on the south-western edge of Chiefʼs Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve.

THE FOCUS: 
Is on peace and tranquility (stalking game on foot provides all the excitement one could wish for) and guests are actively encouraged to visit the local village, home to the guides, and to interact with the people there.

ACCESS: 
Serviced by Delta Camp Airstrip –a 20 minute flight from Maun, 50 minutes from Kasane, and 15-30 minutes from most other camps.

GPS CO-ORDINATES: 19°31' 56.19" S and 23° 06' 19.48" E

CATEGORY OF SAFARI EXPERIENCE: 
Predominantly a ʻwaterʼ camp with walks on the neighbouring islands. At Delta Camp you will travel in the traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe), not the fiberglass replicas.
 
ACCOMMODATION: 
Delta Camp  accommodates 16 guests in 7 luxury chalets (pictured below) that are raised and built from reed and wood.  Each chalet has an ensuite bathroom with hot and cold running water.

 ACTIVITIES:

 • Private mokoro (traditional dug out canoe)
 • Private guided walks
 • Cultural interaction at an authentic baYei village
 
CHILDREN
of all ages are welcome.  There are two family rooms, with no age restrictions.

WILDLIFE Game of all sorts is abundant: 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. There are also reptiles  – many species of snakes (most of them harmless), as well as several species 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.

CONSIDERING THE WILD:  The power at Delta Camp is generated by solar panels, and where possible the water is heated in similar fashion.  Delta Camp also considers the environment by ensuring that the large four and six-wheel-drive fuel tankers do not cross floodplains and streams or cut through forests to deliver diesel for their generators. The generators are regularly serviced to ensure they are in excellent working condition and do not emit excess air pollution.

Botswana Safari Holidays - Okavango Delta - Delta Camp - Mokoro

Botswana Safari Holidays - Okavango Delta - Delta Camp - Chalet interior