Delta Camp (Okavango Delta)
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.
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.
Delta Camp’s guests enjoy the luxury of their own private guide. Our 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 (pl. mekoro), 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 bird-life 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 we still use the traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe), not the fiberglass replicas.
ACCOMMODATION: We accommodate 16 guests in 7 luxury chalets that are raised and built from reed and wood. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water.
• Private mokoro (traditional dug out canoe) (pl. mekoro)
• Private guided walks
• Our Chiefʼs Island Walking Trail is a fully-serviced wilderness camping expedition
• Cultural interaction at an authentic baYei village
CHILDREN: of all ages are welcome. We have two family rooms to accommodate families. We have no age restrictions as we believe you know your children and their capabilities, and as you will not be going on safari with other guests you have no one but yourselves to consider.
WILDLIFE: Game of all sorts are 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.
Please be advised that our use of mekoro depends on a number of factors beyond our control – water levels, vegetation growth, changes in the Okavango’s channel-structure, and hippo activity, amongst others. These can and do change quickly and unpredictably. Consequently we may not be able to offer mokoro trails due to practical constraints or safety considerations. If this is the case we will recommend to guests that they stay in camp and do daily excursions, rather than camp out overnight. We trust you will understand that we cannot predict environmental conditions with any certainty, despite having 30 years experience behind us.