At Delta Camp guests are invited to be at one with nature, without foregoing those little luxuries that safari travellers today are accustomed to, like five-star dining and excellent wines. Concealed in the shimmering core of the ever-changing Okavango Delta, on the south western edge of famous Chief’s Island, close to the perimeter of Moremi Game Reserve, Delta Camp is the ultimate retreat for those who wish to immerse themselves in the African safari experience. The camp is accessible only via the Delta Camp Airstrip, a 20 minute air transfer from Maun, and just 16 guests at a time are accommodated in seven reed and thatch chalets.
To retain the natural order of nature, the lethaka (reed) chalets are elevated above the ground, and all are located in spots chosen to take advantage of the best views of the natural wooded surroundings, to ensure maximum privacy as well as provide unlimited opportunities for game viewing.
Each chalet is well appointed with fittings, furniture and décor made by local craftsmen. Great care has been taken to blend into the landscape as well as have minimal impact on the environment. The chalets are built around the existing trees out of materials from the area. There is no glass separating you from your wilderness experience, and no generators to cause noise and air pollution. The chalets have open-air bathrooms, flush toilets and hot water, courtesy of eco-friendly solar panels.
The double storey treehouse provides an intimate romantic retreat for honeymooners and couples, while the large family rooms are ideal for families with children.
Your local guide will provide a wealth of information about the forests, rivers and flood-plains of the Okavango and is at your service throughout your stay. Friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable, he will delight in showing you his world on tailor-made trips that suit your interests and energy levels – from fully-catered picnics and rambling trails on the Delta’s islands to mekoro trips in dug out canoes into the depths of the wilderness, and even on overnight sleep outs on neighbouring islands if that is your dream. Visits to the nearby village to discover how the locals live are a real treat and should not be missed, although the emphasis at Delta camp remains firmly on relaxing and simply absorbing the unique tranquillity of your surroundings.
Together with your guide you will learn to track and find rare antelope species, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hippopotamus, crocodile and giraffe as well as learn to appreciate the smaller creatures found in the Okavango Delta such as genets, servals, civets, lizards and reptiles along with 450 types of birds.
This well travelled honeymoon couple wanted an authentic action packed trip. Camille plotted a seamless safari for them through three diverse ecosystems in Botswana (Kalahari, Okavango and Savuti) ending at the Victoria Falls. And then it was time for some R&R down in trendy Cape Town and the nearby Winelands