Camp Okavango

Shinde Concession, eastern Okavango Delta

Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta, is a maze of deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden, meandering channels.

During the annual flood season the Delta covers a vast area of over 16,000 km² before shrinking to less than 9,000 km² in the dry season. Trapped in a basin of parched Kalahari Desert sand, the fresh water oasis attracts wildlife that depends on the permanent waters of this unique environment.

Camp Okavango is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island at the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assures an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience. The camp was rebuilt in 2016, creating a modern and extremely comfortable camp whilst at the same time preserving the very special atmosphere for which it achieved its renown.

Camp Okavango’s main lodge features a cocktail bar, lounge and wildlife reference library. The dining room leads onto an expansive open-air patio which is perfect for brunch, afternoon tea and tranquil evenings around the fire. Other facilities include a secluded bird-viewing hide and a sundeck with plunge pool for relaxing during the sunny midday hours.

To ensure a peaceful and genuine safari experience, Camp Okavango accommodates just 24 guests in spacious safari suites. Each suite is individually situated on a raised teak platform, features en-suite facilities and enjoys sliding glass doors which open on to a private open air viewing deck. Suites are connected by raised walkways providing excellent views over the delta.

As part of Desert & Delta Safaris continued investment in bespoke family safaris a new family suite has been built allowing families to visit this remote part of the delta together. This suite has two bedrooms allowing parents and children their own rooms.

Water-based game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat or explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta the old fashioned way, in the traditional contours of the Mokoro (canoe).

For those looking to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks 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. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity.

From USD 510 per person


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At Okavango Delta Explorations we specialise in crafting safaris to this unique ecosystem.

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Safaris including Camp Okavango

The activities at Camp Okavango focus on the unique water environment of the Okavango Delta and include walking safaris, mokoro and motorboat excursions. These activities provide a real feel for the delta, but should be combined with land based activities at either a land or land and water camp. The safaris below do just that, providing an excellent Okavango Delta experience.

Four Night Okavango Delta Safari


This is an excellent value safari for those wishing to explore the Okavango Delta. These camps were originally sited in the early 1980s and have been part of the Desert & Delta Safaris portfolio ever since.

Desert & Delta Safaris operate a portfolio of lodges across northern Botswana, with properties in Chobe, the Okavango and Boteti.


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Six Night Ultimate Family Safari


This six night Desert & Delta Safaris’ itinerary has been tailored for families, providing a ‘safari hero’ at each camp to assist with making your children’s holiday the best yet. This safari explores the Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta and Savute.


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Similar Camps & Lodges

Camp Okavango is unashamedly a water based camp providing a first class base from which to explore the waters of the Okavango Delta. This focus is shared with a number of camps in the delta including Desert & Delta Safaris’ Xugana Island Lodge, located in the same concession.

Xugana Island Lodge


Also operated by Desert & Delta Safaris, Xugana Island Lodge is situated in the same Shinde Concession as Camp Okavango, but has a unique design overlooking the hauntingly beautiful Xugana lagoon. Smaller than Camp Okavango, accommodating just 16 guests this is a more intimate camp. Xugana Island Lodge offers the same activity mix as Camp Okavango.


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Jacana Camp


With a focus on water activities Jacana Camp is operated by Wilderness Safaris under their classic camp designation. The camp is situated on the permanent delta and activities here include the same mix of activities as Camp Okavango, although game drives are offered when water levels receed. Birding is particularly good at Jacana Camp.


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Photographic Safaris

Unspoilt vistas in Africa

With a variety of habitats and ever abundant water, the Okavango Delta provides the photographer with a wealth of subjects, dramatic landscapes, herds of plain’s game and spectacular birdlife.


Photographic Safaris

Water-based game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat or explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta the old fashioned way, in the traditional contours of the Mokoro (canoe).

Shinde Concession

Shinde Concession

classic Okavango Delta

The Shinde Concession, on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta, is the smallest concession in the delta. The concession is predominately permanent delta with two of the concession’s camps focusing on water based activities. The northern part of the concession borders the Kwara Concession and includes a good population of plains game.


Shinde Concession

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