Camp Okavango is a luxury tented camp situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta on the remote Nxaragha Island.
Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta is a maze of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering an area of over 16,000 km² in flood and shrinking to less than 9,000 km² in the dry season. Trapped in the parched Kalahari sands the fresh water oasis attracts wildlife that depends on the permanent waters of this unique wilderness. Camp Okavango is situated in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assuring a year-round water wilderness experience.
Using Camp Okavango as your base, this intricate water wilderness can be explored and enjoyed. Camp Okavango is located right in the center of the Okavango Delta and is surrounded by channel systems and flood plains which form the core water supply to this delicate ecosystem throughout the year. Exploring the Okavango by mokoro, specially adapted boats or guided walking excursions on the islands surrounding Nxaragha Island will allow every visitor to the region the opportunity to truly experience what the Okavango Delta is all about.
The main lodge building at Camp Okavango, which houses the reading lounge and cocktail bar, opens out onto an expansive outdoor lounge and fire place built under the shady boughs of huge Jackelberry trees. The elevated rooms are located along pathways which meander out to the left and right of the main lodge building. Each room has its own unique view into the lush Okavango forest from its own private deck.
For the romantic Honeymooner or the guest who prefers that added extra when traveling, Camp Okavango offers an exclusive suite. From the suite, the view of the Papyrus lined channels and distant wooded islands are spectacular.
Camp Okavango has its own private airfield which is located a mere five minutes walk from the main lodge area on Nxarahga Island. Alternatively Camp Okavango can be reached by means of a scheduled boat transfer system linking Xugana Island Lodge and Camp Moremi to Camp Okavango.
All game-viewing activities at Camp Okavango are conducted by experienced professional safari guides and include exploring the Okavango by mokoro in eco-friendly canoes where guests can relish in the serenity of this magnificent site and get a chance to see the small critters of the Okavango Delta, such as the tiny painted reed frog amongst others. Alternatively, guests can explore the Delta by motorboat and take pleasure in the essence of the surrounding panoramic views of lagoons and windy channels.
Guided nature walks on the various islands allow for opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding as more than 400 species of birds flourish in this wet wonderland, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered on a catch and release basis.