Shinde Concession, northern Okavango Delta
Camp Okavango a unique and exclusive camp situated within the 1000th Unesco World Heritage Site - The Okavango Delta. Camp Okavango offers guests a year-round water wilderness experience, due to its location in the Delta.
The Okavango Delta is arguably the finest wilderness wetland in the world; renowned as a haven for rare species such as the elusive Sitatunga antelope and the Pel's fishing owl. The luxury and style of Camp Okavango blends effortlessly into this wilderness and is the ideal base from which to discover the beauty of this wetland ecosystem.
Camp Okavango’s main area comprises of a network of interconnected walkways linking up two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop. Sweeping ramps lead to the lower level deck with two open-air fire pits and comfortable seating areas to relax and take in the natural surroundings. There is a third deck with a rim flow swimming pool and thatched lounge deck for those warm summer days.
The open air design and elevated position, the new Camp Okavango is an eco-sensitive lodge which captures the very essence of the Okavango Delta.
For the ultimate African safari experience, Camp Okavango accommodates only twenty-four guests in eleven intimate Safari suites and one Family suite consisting of two bedrooms and each with an en-suite bathroom. Each of the guest suites have been built on individual raised wooden platforms and set beneath the thick Okavango Delta vegetation. All Suites have en-suite bathrooms with double vanities, double shower and a separate water closet (with a view). The stack away sliding doors open onto a private open-air viewing deck offering beautiful views over the Okavango Delta.
Camp Okavango is a water based camp therefore activities on offer are water-based. Conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways, activities on offer are Power Boat excursions, Mokoro trails, Wilderness bush walks, Fishing and Birding. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat or one can even explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta in an old-fashioned way as it was done in the past, in the traditional Mokoro (dugout canoe).
In order to get a little closer to nature, there is nothing comparable to guided bush walks which are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. For the birding enthusiasts, birding opportunities are outstanding and anglers may put their skills against bream and tiger fish on a catch and release basis. Do note that Camp Okavango is a water-based camp therefore game-drive activities are not offered.