Accommodation

Options for Okavango Delta Accommodation

Accommodation in the Okavango Delta has, in recent years, become some of the most sought after in the African safari circuit. Most Okavango Delta accommodation is provided by well-known safari outfitters such as Wilderness Safaris and &Beyond.

Most accommodation is prebooked with travel arrangements made by a tour operator. Access to remote camps and lodges is primarily by light aircraft or helicopter, although some can be reached by vehicle or boat.

Government policy, coupled with the geography of the Okavango Delta, has ensured that the Okavango Delta safari experience has remained exclusive. Most camps and lodges are sited on large concessions meaning that you might not see anyone from another camp during your stay. Even when camps and lodges share concessions activities are often restricted to their allocated area.

Camps and lodges generally focus on either water, Desert & Delta SafarisXugana Island Lodge, or land, Wilderness Safaris’ Mombo Camp, activities, however camps and lodges such as Ker & Downey Botswana’s Kanana combine both activity types.

To reduce the impact on the environment camps and lodges in the Okavango Delta are required to be non-permanent. Outfitters have however not allowed this requirement to detract from the quality of their properties with the Okavango Delta containing some of the most luxurious camps and lodges in Africa. Many camps and lodges are still tented in the traditional style, with some like Footsteps Across the Delta still utilising comfortable explorer style Meru tents, but in recent years radical modern wood and canvas designs, such as &Beyond’s Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, have become popular.

All Okavango Delta accommodation is graded by the Botswana Tourism Organisation. This gives a rough understanding of the standard of the accommodation and provides a basis for comparison. It is however difficult to capture the essence of such unique properties on such a matrix based standard and grading should form one variable when comparing accommodation.

Self-supported camping is possible in the Moremi Game Reserve and some of the surrounding concessions. It must be noted that arrangements should be made before you travel both to book your campsite and pay park entry fees.

Camps and Lodges

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Water Focused Camps

Normally situated on permanent waters of the delta these camps offer walking safaris, mokoro exursions and motorboat excursions.

Water Focused Camps
Land Focused Camps

Activities at land focused camps and lodges are primarily vehicle borne, with some walking permitted in the private concessions.

Land Focused Camps
Land and Water

Predominantly located in the Okavango Delta’s vast private concessions which surround the Moremi Game Reserve, these camps offer first class safari experiences

Land and Water
Accommodation
A

Abu Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Abu Concession

B

Baines’ Camp , Sanctuary Retreats, NG 32

C

Camp Moremi , Desert & Delta Safaris, Moremi Game Reserve
Camp Okavango , Desert & Delta Safaris, Shinde Concession
Camp Xakanaxa , Desert & Delta Safaris, Moremi Game Reserve
Chief’s Camp , Sanctuary Retreats, Moremi Game Reserve
Chitabe Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Chitabe Concession
Chitabe Lediba Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Chitabe Concession

D

Duba Plains Camp , Great Plains Conservation, Dubu Plains Concession

E

Eagle Island Lodge , Belmond Safaris, NG 27B

F

Footsteps Across the Delta , Ker & Downey Botswana , Shinde Concession

G

Gunn’s Camp , Under One Botswana Sky, NG 27B

J

Jacana Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Jao Concession
Jao Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Jao Concession

K

Kanana Camp , Ker & Downey Botswana , Pom Pom Concession
Khwai River Lodge , Belmond Safaris, Khwai Concession
Kwara Camp , Kwando Safaris, Kwara Concession
Kwetsani Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Jao Concession

L

Little Kwara , Kwando Safaris, Kwara Concession
Little Mombo , Wilderness Safaris, Moremi Game Reserve
Little Tubu , Wilderness Safaris, Jao Concession
Little Vumbura , Wilderness Safaris, Kwedi Concession

M

Mombo Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Moremi Game Reserve
Mombo Trails , Wilderness Safaris, Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Crossing , Under One Botswana Sky, NG 27B

N

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp , &Beyond, Pom Pom Concession

O

Okuti Camp , Ker & Downey Botswana , Moremi Game Reserve

P

Pelo Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Jao Concession
Pom Pom Camp , Under One Botswana Sky, Pom Pom Concession

S

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge , &Beyond, Chitabe Concession
Seba Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Abu Concession
Shinde Camp , Ker & Downey Botswana , Shinde Concession
Stanley’s Camp , Sanctuary Retreats, NG 32

T

Tubu Tree Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Jao Concession

V

Vumbura Plains , Wilderness Safaris, Kwedi Concession

X

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp , &Beyond, Rann’s Concession
Xigera Camp , Wilderness Safaris, Moremi Game Reserve
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge , &Beyond, Rann’s Concession
Xugana Island Lodge , Desert & Delta Safaris, Shinde Concession

&Beyond

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp , Pom Pom Concession
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge , Chitabe Concession
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp , Rann’s Concession
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge , Rann’s Concession

Belmond Safaris

Eagle Island Lodge , NG 27B
Khwai River Lodge , Khwai Concession

Desert & Delta Safaris

Camp Moremi , Moremi Game Reserve
Camp Okavango , Shinde Concession
Camp Xakanaxa , Moremi Game Reserve
Xugana Island Lodge , Shinde Concession

Great Plains Conservation

Duba Plains Camp , Dubu Plains Concession

Ker & Downey Botswana

Footsteps Across the Delta , Shinde Concession
Kanana Camp , Pom Pom Concession
Okuti Camp , Moremi Game Reserve
Shinde Camp , Shinde Concession

Kwando Safaris

Kwara Camp , Kwara Concession
Little Kwara , Kwara Concession

Sanctuary Retreats

Baines’ Camp , NG 32
Chief’s Camp , Moremi Game Reserve
Stanley’s Camp , NG 32

Under One Botswana Sky

Gunn’s Camp , NG 27B
Moremi Crossing , NG 27B
Pom Pom Camp , Pom Pom Concession

Wilderness Safaris

Abu Camp , Abu Concession
Chitabe Camp , Chitabe Concession
Chitabe Lediba Camp , Chitabe Concession
Jacana Camp , Jao Concession
Jao Camp , Jao Concession
Kwetsani Camp , Jao Concession
Little Mombo , Moremi Game Reserve
Little Tubu , Jao Concession
Little Vumbura , Kwedi Concession
Mombo Camp , Moremi Game Reserve
Mombo Trails , Moremi Game Reserve
Pelo Camp , Jao Concession
Seba Camp , Abu Concession
Tubu Tree Camp , Jao Concession
Vumbura Plains , Kwedi Concession
Xigera Camp , Moremi Game Reserve

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Little Kwara Situated adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve this exclusive camp is located within the game rich Kwara concession, which borders the Moremi Game Reserve on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta.
Chiteba Lediba Wilderness Safaris Chitabe Lediba is a smaller version of the main Chitabe Camp. Chitabe Lediba is built a few hundred metres from the main camp, on the other side of the same island.
Chiteba Wilderness Safaris Chitabe Camp borders the Moremi Game Reserve and the area is a fascinating combination of open floodplains, wooded islands and perennial Delta - which hosts a wide variety of wildlife.
Xigera Camp Wilderness Safaris Xigera is situated in an area which has permanent water all year round, which makes it the perfect water and land activity camp.
Pelo Camp Wilderness Safaris Pelo Camp is situated in the private Jao Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve boundary. It is the perfect place to connect with one of the largest inland wetlands on the planet: the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Banoka Bush Camp Wilderness Safaris Banoka Bush Camp is named in honour of the River San, or Banoka, ancestors of the Khoi and the earliest settlers of the Okavango Delta.
Seba Camp
Abu Camp Wilderness Safaris? Abu Camp is set in a pristine pocket of riverine forest in a private reserve of 180 000 hectares (400 000 acres) in the Okavango Delta.
Jao Camp
Tubu Tree Camp
Jacana Camp Wilderness Safaris Jacana Camp is set on a heart shaped island situated on the Jao Flats. The density of date palms gives Jacana the feeling of a ?tropical island?.
Kwetsani
Duba Plains Duba Plains is known for the titanic clashes between buffalo and lion and was the setting for Relentless Enemies?, an award-winning National Geographic documentary that records the classic interaction between the two species.
Vumbura Plains Wilderness Safaris Split into two main camps, North and South, Vumbura Plains Camp has a total of fourteen rooms, all raised on wooden platforms and connected by a raised wooden walkways.
Little Vumbura
Little Mombo Wilderness Safaris Little Mombo is connected to the main Mombo Camp via the raised walkways which connect all the guest rooms and both camps.
Mombo Wilderness Safaris Mombo Camp is a luxurious tented camp which overlooks floodplains that teem with wildlife.
Chief's Camp Situated in the Mombo Concession in the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief?s Camp is considered to have some of the finest game viewing in Africa.
Baines Camp Baines Camp, operated by Sanctuary Retreats, is located on the Boro River to the west of Chief?s Island and the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta
Stanley's Camp Operated by Sanctuary Retreats Stanley?s Camp is an intimate property centred around a large sitting and dining area with magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta.
Pom Pom Under One Botswana Sky Pom Pom Camp situated on Pom Pom Island in a private concession lies at the heart of the Okavango Delta at the head waters of the Xudum river system. On the western boundary of the renowned Moremi Game Reserve Pom Pom offers a superb Okavango Delta experience.
Moremi Crossing One of the newest and larger of the camps in the Okavango Delta Moremi Crossing has been build on a palm fringed island overlooking Chief?s Island. The camp prides itself on its eco friendly approach to solar and waste disposal.
Gunn's Camp Under One Botswana Sky Situated in the western Okavango Delta and overlooking Chiefs Island and the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn?s Camp is set under leafy palms and African Ebony and blends naturally with its unique surroundings, Gunn?s Camp achieves a good balance of comfort without isolating guests from the sights and sounds of the wilderness.
Xudum Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is situated in a private wilderness concession of 25 000 hectares to the southeast of the Moremi Game Reserve in the centre of the Okavango Delta.
Xaranna &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is a ?sleek? new safari lodge, which opened in late 2008 on the site of a much older camp, Rann?s Camp.
Sandibe &Beyond &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge consists of 8 luxurious guest cottages with overhead fans set along ancient game paths where the gentle majesty of elephants have often tread.
Nxabega &Beyond Meaning ?Place of the Giraffe,? Nxabega is known for its elegant tented accommodation with breathtaking views of the Okavango Delta.
Kwara This well known camp is set overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta. This region offers a contrasting experience, as its location allows access to the permanent waterways of the Delta as well as expansive dry land areas, admired for their quality game viewing.
Shinde Shinde is nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, this is is an intimate camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife.
Kanana Kanana is a hidden jewel set on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango.
Okuti This delightful camp lies alongside the Maunachira River which flows through Xakanaxa Lagoon within the world renowned Moremi Game Reserve.
Camp Okavango Botswana?s magnificent Okavango Delta, the world?s largest inland delta, is a maze of deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden, meandering channels.
Xakanaka Camp The stylish main buildings extend over the Khwai River and are set on raised platforms to maximize the views over the surrounding lagoons and islands.
Xugana Island Lodge Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa
Camp Moremi Peeking out from under a lush green woodland canopy, Camp Moremi, in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi Game Reserve, is a truly hidden gem.