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Surrey UK
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This camp was refurbished earlier this year and all concrete has been eliminated which means that the r aided buildings are made of wood. Whilst the pathways can be slippery in the wet the staff are aware of this problem. The dining facIlities are great - although dining at one long table mixing over twenty people together might t not... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

First time in Botswana...I expected it to be amazing, but I miscalculated how awesome it would be! The Camp O staff are The Best. I felt welcome and special with every single interaction. I started off with the mokora ride through the delta. I was unprepared for the peace and calm--the only sounds were the wind blowing through the papyrus,... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Camp Okavango was a wonderful first stop for our week in Botswana. We were blown away by our arrival at the simple airstrip and walking into the luxurious camp( which blends so well into the landscape. The rooms were superb ( quite recently renovated) and far more luxurious than we ever expected but still with the thrill of baboons, elephants... More 

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Playa del Ingles, Spain
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were 2 days in september. The lodge was totally renovated in april being one of the best from Bostwana. But if i had to say something special would be the staff. Other lodge offers you great activities and experiences but Camp Okavango is special because the staff is special. They make you feel like they were a family and... More 

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Okavango, responded to this review

Dear AdrianBacaicoa Thank you so much for a great review from your recent stay at Camp Okavango. It is always a pleasure to read reviews where our staff are highlighted and commended for their great service and hospitality. I will definitely be sharing the feedback with the team. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris Kind... More 

Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Desert & Delta seem to have topped all expectations for luxury in the great wilderness of the Okavango delta by completely rebuilding Camp Okavango to its current level. The staff at this lodge is most welcoming, warm-hearted, knowledgeable and helpful at all times. Although we experienced occasional glitches with the fresh-water supply - hippos 'colliding' with the pumping station -... More 

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Okavango, responded to this review

Dear Ernst D Thank you for taking the time to write a review from your recent trip to Camp Okavango. The new camp is most definitely pure luxury. The team on the ground continue to work hard to provide excellent service throughout guests stays. There is always an adventure taking place as you have mentioned. Thank you for choosing to... More 

darmstadt
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252 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Outstanding large luxurious accomodation in this newly built lodge, sitting on stilts above the ground. Widely spaced „cabins“ have a large deck and are surrounded by bush. Extremly welcoming, considerate and caring staff. There is a pool and areas to relax for times you do not feel going out on game trip or boat rides. Gameviewing is largely a matter... More 

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Okavango, responded to this review

Dear weinweber Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a great overview from your recent stay at Camp Okavango. I will be sure to share the feedback with the staff and team on the ground. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris. Kind regards The Team More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had a fabulous, and very special, time at Camp Okavango. The newly built bedrooms were so luxurious, with views of the bush from all sides! The staff created such a lovely atmosphere – we were so looked after and they couldn’t do enough for us. Our guide, Carl, was truly excellent, both in his tracking skills, and the wealth... More 

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Okavango, responded to this review

Dear RomanBowden Thank you for taking the time to share your experience from your recent visit to Camp Okavango. I am pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time, and I will be sure to share the feedback with the team. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris. Kind regards The Team More 

Perth
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The camp has been recently renovated - and they've done a fantastic job. The walking safaris with our guide Aaron were brilliant - informative, interesting and humorous, and occasionally with a hint of suspense - we encountered a herd of elephant on our way back to the boat, which Aaron handled with total confidence and professionalism. We did a spot... More 

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Okavango, responded to this review

Dear PerthR2 Thank you for taking the time to review each of the properties that you stayed at. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the walking safaris, it is always such a great way to get right into the mix of it all. I will be sure to share the great feedback with the team. Thank you for... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016

What a privilege to stay here. Our guide Carl and the staff made this a truly memorable experience. Highlights were the walking safari and the fishing. The accommodation was absolutely outstanding - the 'rooms' have been very cleverly designed and decorated. Made to feel slightly tent-like but there is nothing much else to resemble camping. Everything you could possibly want... More 

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Okavango, responded to this review

Dear Heather C Thank you for such a wonderful review from your stay at Camp Okavango. The newly built camp is out of this world and the rooms as you have mentioned, have everything you could want when out on safari. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.... More 

Over the rainbow
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Wow - this is not a normal tented camp - it's awesome. They recently remodeled the entire camp and it is very nice. Food is great too. Staff are super friendly and guides are amazing. Aaron must have the best eyesight in the world. The animals and birds he could quickly spot was impressive. Internet is slow at best.

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Okavango, responded to this review

Dear OzFlatlander Many thanks for the wonderful review from your stay at Camp Okavango. I will be sure to share the feedback with the team on the ground and highlight Aaron for his excellent spotting skills. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris. Kind regards The Team More 

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We are very pleased to announce that the NEW Camp Okavango has officially opened 14 April 2016. The entire camp has been rebuilt and what has been the existing camp has been removed completely. Camp Okavango, due to its very unique location in the heart of the Okavango Delta, is one of the very few properties which can truly offer an authentic Okavango Delta water wilderness experience to prospective visitors. Camp Okavango is a stalwart of Botswana and Okavango Delta safari tradition. Camp Okavango is located on Nxaragha Island, which is surrounded by water all year round. This is a permanent water camp and the ideal location from which guests who truly want to experience the real Okavango Delta can do so. Accommodation is in spacious, elevated and unique safari suites, all raised on decks above the ground and with en-suite bathrooms. There are 11 standard safari suites and one double capacity, inter-leading family suite. Activities are all guided and take the form of boat cruises, mokoro excursions and guided walking safaris on the network of islands within this incredible water ecosystem. Camp Okavango has its own airstrip and can easily be linked to a network of other safari properties by means of light aircraft transfers. Camp Okavango is Managed and staffed by an enthusiastic team of Botswana citizens, some of whom have been at Camp Okavango for more than 36 years. Elevated walkways will connect the rooms to one another and to the main camp public areas, allowing guests to wind through trees as they walk to their rooms. The safari suites encompass a foyer and lounge, large bedroom and ensuite bathroom equipped with double vanity and shower, with an expansive deck accessible through large retractable doors from the room. The family suite has an additional bedroom with separate entree to the bathroom area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Camp Okavango

Address: Nxaragha Island, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Hotel Class:4 star — Camp Okavango 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Camp Okavango Hotel Okavango Delta
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“Better room away from the swamp areas (as they are quite shady)”
 of 5 bubbles Andramara, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All 12 rooms are similar and separate from each other.”
 of 5 bubbles terryt622015, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are very good”
 of 5 bubbles AnaChristinaP_13, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are new, spacious, gorgeous”
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“No matter which camp you're in, definitely bring an eye mask & ear plugs as the wild can get very noisy!!”
 of 5 bubbles SuzeyQ101, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
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