Camp Maru

Okavango Delta
Birding Daydrive Walk Mokoro Swimming

Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Camp Maru: Our View

This lovely new tented camp, opened in early 2020.  The camp is situated within NG32, a private concession, bordering Moremi Game Reserve in the game rich area of the eastern side of the Okavango Delta.

Camp Maru is accessed either by a 15 minute scenic helicopter flight across the Delta, or by a 2.5 hour road transfer from Maun, and offers game driving, mokoro excursions and walking.

The area is gorgeous - offering a wide mixture of diverse habitat which includes mopane woodland, acacia trees, savannah, floodplains, permanent channels and tiny islands, making for spectacular and special game viewing.  Sightings of big cats and the occasional sightings of rare species like wild dogs and rhino, add to the magical safari experience of the camp.  

With only 6 luxury en suite tents accommodating a maximum of 12 people, the camp is very small and exclusive, and certainly one of the smallest camps in the Delta. Children 12 years and older are welcome at Camp Maru, and the camp can also be booked out on an exclusive basis. Facilities at the camp include open canvas ‘tented’ lounge and dining areas overlooking the permanent waterways in front of camp and a curio shop. There is also a small swimming pool, cleverly made out of a shipping container looking out over the flood plain, and a private deck where they can set up private dining if required.

The extra large meru tented rooms are very comfortable, with lovely views over the flood plain, and en suite toilet and shower to the rear of the tent.  For the most part this eco-camp is run entirely on solar power, with the exception of the gas heated shower geysers, ensuring guests have hot water showers on even the coldest cloudy days.

Camp Maru: Quick Facts

  • 6 en-suite, luxury tents
  • Swimming pool, lounge, dining area and bar
  • WiFi in the guest tents
  • Game driving, Mokoro excursions and game walks
  • Helicopter or road transfers from Maun
  • 100% off the grid
  • Children 12 years and older are welcome

Camp Maru: The Details

The furnishings throughout the camp are of the highest quality, with mostly relaxing muted tones. The décor is very tasteful with a lot of retro antique “olde worlde” 1930’s safari touches, which makes for a very sophisticated atmosphere.

The camp is well spread out along the edge of a permanent waterway under a grove of giant leadwood trees, offering guests a lot of privacy and peace, whilst minimizing the impact on the environment.

Camp Maru also has a small honey bee farm and bee conservation project, which not only assists with keeping the elephants outside of camp with hives located up high in surrounding trees, but helps with uplifting communities outside of the concession involved in the project.