Oddballs' Enclave, Okavango Delta
“A small, intimate hideaway with spectacular views over the flood plain that lies before it. ”
Oddballs' Enclave is situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. It is categorised as a 'Water Camp', and offers bush walks and mokoro excursions. There are just 5 twin-bedded meru-style tents (below) set on elevated wooden decks, with rustic ensuite facilities.
The main guest area consists of a bar and lounge with comfortable seating. The raised viewing deck is the perfect place to watch the sun rise over the floodplain and view whatever wildlife may be visiting. Meals are simple, yet wholesome and enjoyed at the table with stunning views over the Delta.
The focus at Oddballs is to recreate a time when safaris were a real adventure. Activities are conducted by your own professional guide (each tent is allocated its own guide), a man of the swamp, born and bred in the area. The activities at Oddballs’ Enclave usually start by mokoro, after which you will walk on some of the larger islands in the area. Walking is an integral and significant part of the experience at any time of year. The extent of the walks will depend on your tastes. Guests usually go out in the early morning, having a late breakfast on their return, and again in the afternoon after the midday heat has dissipated, but some elect to go out for the whole day with a packed picnic lunch.
LOCATION: Oddballs' Enclave is situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
THE FOCUS: Oddballs' Enclave is paying homage to a time when safaris were a real adventure. Activities are conducted by your own professional guide, a man of the swamp, born and bred in the area. The Enclave is a small, intimate hideaway with spectacular views over the flood plain that lies before it.
ACCESS: Serviced by Delta Air - a 20 minute flight from Maun.
GPS CO-ORDINATES: 19°31' 51.14" S and 23° 05' 32.84" E
CATEGORY OF SAFARI EXPERIENCE: Water camp with bush walks and mokoro excursions.
ACCOMMODATION: We accommodate 10 guests in 5 tents, with rustic en suite facilities.
- Walking with your personal, professional guide
- Mokoro excursions
- Optional visits to the local baYei village (your guide's home)
CHILDREN: are most welcome.
WILDLIFE: An incredible variety of species cohabit in the Okavango, from plants, animals, birds, insects and reptiles. Low nutrient levels mean that sheer numbers of different species are seen - few of Africa’s wilderness areas can boast the diversity the Okavango can. Desert and wetland species exist side by side, elephant frolic in the water while the cats, small and large, grit their teeth and take the plunge when they feel they have to. You will also certainly see baboons cavorting, crocodiles basking and hippo frolicking.
CONSIDERING THE WILD: Oddballs' Enclave does not operate any generators or offer motorized activities (you will either be gliding through the waterways in a tradition wooden hand-made mokoro, or you will be walking on your own two feet across the islands). Solar
panels are used to power batteries and heat the water, and every little bit of waste is bagged and flown up and out of the Okavango altogether.