Delta Camp: Our View
Delta Camp is tucked away on a small island within the heart of Botswana's abundant and beautiful Okavango Delta, resting on the busy Gunns Concession in the South East of the Okavango Delta. Because of its water locked location, Delta Camp is commonly known as a "water camp". Due to this there are no game drives in a 4x4 on offer, but Delta Camp delivers unique mokoro excursions and guided walking safaris. The accommodation Delta Camp offers is equally unusual and adds to the Camps personality. The large thatched chalets nestle under shady trees, protecting you from Botswana's heat, but because of this we found the rooms a little dark and gloomy. The tree house is a perfect honeymoon hideaway and lies high above the tree tops, guaranteeing a perfect view of the majestic Okavango Delta, wildlife and endless sunsets, although this may not be suitable if you are not comfortable with heights.
However, we found that there are better priced options for water camps in the Okavango Delta on offer and we therefore rarely include this camp into our itineraries.
Delta Camp: Quick Facts
- No game drives on offer
- Mokoros trips and walking safaris on offer
- Tree house for honeymooners
- No pool
Delta Camps: The Details
Delta Camp has the charm of an intimate and informal safari camp, close to the south-western edge of Chief`s Island in the centre of the Okavango Delta and is only accessible by light aircraft from Maun due to its island location. Each chalet fits unobtrusively into its surroundings, blending into the bush and with impressive views over the flood-plains of the Okavango Delta. Hammocks on the decks round up the picture of a relaxed African wilderness environment. The tree house is the perfect couples hideaway for honeymooners or other special occasions. Delta Camp overlooks the confluence of two channels, the lounge and dining area is elevated to command great views of swamp and lush forest that lies before it. Tasty meals are on offer with tea and coffee available at all times of the day.
Game of all sorts can be seen here and a variety of the smaller wild cats are among the many species you may see including over 450 species of birds. Activities on offer are mokoro excursions and guided walking safaris around the island, allowing you to explore and experience all the Okavango Delta has on offer.