Okavango Delta Safari Reserves

Lodges & safari camps in Okavango Delta Safari Reserves

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Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp

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Situated on a forested island, and shaded by large trees overlooking floodplains and a seasonal lagoon in the Okavango Delta, ...More about Kwara Camp

Excellent  92%
(133 reviews)

This was the first Safari that we have been on and although we had read up on it before we went, our expectations were exceeded in all respects. Our guide Dix, was excellent ... reviews...

Little Kwara

Little Kwara

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North of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, Little Kwara lies within the 1,750km² private Kwara Reserve, where the diversity of ...More about Little Kwara

Excellent  94%
(114 reviews)

The game drives were briliiant - we saw so much and had so many exciting experiences. The lodge itself was friendly, comfortable and had just the right "feel".Our ... reviews...

Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

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Little Vumbura is an intimate and remote - but eminently comfortable - camp, built on a secluded island in the private Vumbura ...More about Little Vumbura

Excellent  96%
(78 reviews)

A short three minute boat ride takes you to and from Little Vumbura. It really is the most beautifully located camp. Steve, Mandy and their entire team are always on hand ... reviews...

Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp

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Shinde, meaning ‘tree squirrel’ in Setswana, is situated on the edge of an area of deep water and lagoons in the heart of the ...More about Shinde Camp

Excellent  91%
(62 reviews)

We loved Shinde camp. It was different then the other camps and offered new vistas of Botswana. The people were very friendly and we had a great time there. reviews...

Sandibe Safari Lodge

Sandibe Safari Lodge

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Adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve, Sandibe Safari Lodge stands among towering stands of palm trees, thick riverine vegetation and ...More about Sandibe Safari Lodge

Excellent  93%
(58 reviews)

WOW! We were at the "new" Sandibe after the remodel and it is incredible! The architecture, art work, ambience and graciousness of staff are top notch. This ... reviews...

Chitabe Lediba

Chitabe Lediba

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Chitabe Lediba is situated on an elevated island within the Chitabe Reserve. This fairly dry area lies towards the south of Botswa...More about Chitabe Lediba

Excellent  97%
(56 reviews)

Chitabe Lediba was the most luxurious of the 4 camps in which we stayed in Botswana, and it provided the best game viewing experience. An excellent rating does not do it ... reviews...

Kanana

Kanana

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Situated in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve, Kanana Camp nestles among towering jackalberry ...More about Kanana

Excellent  95%
(43 reviews)

Please see my joint comments about both lodges on previous page - haven't time to redo reviews...

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

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Situated in the southern part of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Camp is an established camp with an impressive track record for ...More about Chitabe Camp

Excellent  95%
(42 reviews)

A more relaxed, gentler feel. Very welcoming and a great layout with the best tents of the trip. it was the only pool I enjoyed using, and the library is a great place to ... reviews...

Footsteps Across the Delta

Footsteps Across the Delta

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If you're keen to do some walking in Botswana, then Footsteps Across the Delta should be at the top of your wish list! The guides ...More about Footsteps across Delta

Excellent  99%
(30 reviews)

Our guide, whose name/initials I am happy to provide if you don't have them, was uninspired, a bit weary and in general just "mailed it in." He did not bring ... reviews...

Nxabega Safari Camp

Nxabega Safari Camp

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Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp (formerly known as Nxabega Safari Camp – and often to most of us simply as "Nxabega") is in a area ...More about Nxabega Safari Camp

Excellent  93%
(29 reviews)

Had this been our first camp we'd probabaly have like it better but coming after Little Vumbura it seemed to us a little formal and over regimented. We'd wanted ... reviews...

Tubu Tree Camp

Tubu Tree Camp

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Tubu Tree Camp is a small, traditional tented safari camp on a large island in the 600km² (60,000 hectare) Jao Reserve, on the ...More about Tubu Tree Camp

Excellent  98%
(29 reviews)

After 2 previous visits to the old, small Tubu we returned to the enlarged camp with some trepidation. While we enjoyed our stay, our misgivings were confirmed. The doubling ... reviews...

Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains

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North of Botswana's Moremi National Park is a series of large floodplains dotted with small palm islands and interspersed with ...More about Vumbura Plains

Excellent  98%
(23 reviews)

The rooms here are amazing! The food at this camp was excellent, varied and wonderfully presented. Thebe even cooked us Ostrich for breakfast one day as the rest of our ... reviews...

Kwetsani Camp

Kwetsani Camp

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Kwetsani is a small and fairly luxurious safari camp set on a long narrow island in the beautiful Jao Concession (NG25) of Botswana's ...More about Kwetsani Camp

Excellent  96%
(21 reviews)

As witnessed by the number of times we have visited, we love Kwetsani. The rooms, the management and the staff combine to make this small camp one of the very best in the Delta... reviews...

Jacana Camp

Jacana Camp

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Jacana Camp is a fairly small camp built on a little island amidst the large open floodplains of the Jao Flats. The Okavango's ...More about Jacana Camp

Excellent  99%
(18 reviews)

The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable, right from leaving the aircraft to the end of our stay. The location of the camp was excellent for both water based and ... reviews...

Khwai Tented Camp

Khwai Tented Camp

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The small Khwai Tented Camp is located within the Khwai Community Concession, a beautiful, game-rich area that's separated from ...More about Khwai Tented Camp

Excellent  93%
(18 reviews)

We enjoyed our stay at Khwai Tented Camp. The setting and scenery is quite stunning and a real contrast to the dryer conditions in and around Chobe. The camp itself is ... reviews...

Mapula Lodge

Mapula Lodge

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Mapula Lodge is situated in the private, game-rich Mapula Reserve within the northern Okavango Delta. The lodge occupies a stunning ...More about Mapula Lodge

Excellent  93%
(17 reviews)

Ownership of the camp appears to be in dispute. There were no other visitors while we stayed at the camp which we liked; it gave us an opportunity to talk to the staff, ... reviews...

Baines' Camp

Baines' Camp

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Baines' Camp was built in 2005 in a beautiful area of Botswana's Okavango Delta: neighbouring the Moremi Game Reserve and facing ...More about Baines' Camp

Excellent  93%
(12 reviews)

Baines was unique in many ways. We were greeted at tea with irresistible pastries and a quick tour before we were encouraged to move out in search of three young lions..... reviews...

Duba Plains Camp

Duba Plains Camp

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Duba Plains Camp is a traditional tented safari camp situated in a pretty part of the northern Okavango Delta, which is dominated ...More about Duba Plains

Excellent  93%
(12 reviews)

Antoinette and Pierre run an excellent camp and Pierre's culinary skills give you really well balanced dietary options. Sited overlooking the reeds and swamp the camp ... reviews...

Stanley's Camp

Stanley's Camp

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Stanley's Camp, situated in riverine forest south of the Chitabe Reserve, is an unpretentious camp, with a really rustic 'bush-feel' ...More about Stanley's Camp

Excellent  92%
(12 reviews)

This was the last camp of our visit to Africa and somehow we managed to save the best for last. We arrived at the camp after arriving in a bush plane, driving 50 minutes ... reviews...

Little Tubu

Little Tubu

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Little Tubu is one of the newest camps in the Jao Concession (NG25), opened in mid-2013. Situated on Hunda Island, deep in the ...More about Little Tubu

Excellent  100%
(7 reviews)

The location, staff, facilities and activities were outstanding. This camp, our last, made us desire to stay even longer than our three nights. We had the "place to ... reviews...

Pom Pom Camp

Pom Pom Camp

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Situated on Pom Pom Island, on the western side of Moremi Game Reserve, Pom Pom Camp overlooks the reed-fringed Pom Pom Lagoon, ...More about Pom Pom Camp

Excellent  91%
(7 reviews)

The programme at Pompom turned out to be less rigid than our first impressions: there needed to be a framework to accommodate the number of visitors, and Paul and his colleagues ... reviews...

Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge

Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge

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Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge, like its sister lodge Xudum, occupies an island within 62,000 acres of private reserve amidst the ...More about Xaranna

Good  88%
(5 reviews)

Following a 5 minute flight from Nxabega we landed at the Pom Pom airstrip and 25 minutes later we were met at the lodge. We had requested Tent 1 which was waiting for us ... reviews...

Jao Camp

Jao Camp

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Situated on a remote island in the middle of the large private Jao Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Jao Camp is surrounded by open ...More about Jao Camp

Good  80%
(4 reviews)

+ Highlight: the helicopter flight! A must for the surroundings and views. - Staff is a bit too concerned (always asking every minute if everything is ok) and not that united... reviews...

Seba Camp

Seba Camp

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Seba Camp was built around 2006, and is situated on the south-western side of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Located in an ancient ...More about Seba Camp

Good  85%
(4 reviews)

This camp (the junior partner to the celebrated Abu elephant safari camp) may not be particularly well endowed with game according to some guidebooks, but we were very happy ... reviews...

Pelo Camp

Pelo Camp

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Opened in Mid-2013 and situated deep inside the delta on a small island, Pelo Camp is Jao Concession's newest lodge. Surrounded ...More about Pelo Camp

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

This is a very friendly camp that is extremely well run. We arrived during the low water season, which meant taking a boat ride through tall weeds and shallow water to get ... reviews...

Abu Camp

Abu Camp

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Located on the edge of a permanent lagoon in a grove of towering hardwood trees, Abu Camp is one of the most luxurious and expensive camps in Africa. For many years it was owned and sporadically run by its founder, the charismatic Randall Jay Moore. During this time it gained a reputation as the ...More about Abu Camp

Banoka Bush Camp

Banoka Bush Camp

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Named after the Banoka people or river Bushmen, who first settled in the Okavango Delta, Banoka Bush Camp is situated in a former hunting concession, now part of the Khwai Community Concession. The camp overlooks a lagoon connected to the Khwai River, close to the northern border of Moremi Game Reserve...More about Banoka Bush Camp

Eagle Island Camp

Eagle Island Camp

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On the of the Okavango Delta’s first photographic camps was built on Xaxaba Island, very close to where Eagle Island Camp is situated today, surrounded by lagoons, floodplains and waterways. It was called Xaxaba Camp. Chris, from Expert Africa, first visited it over 20 years ago, and although the ...More about Eagle Island Camp

Kanana Mokoro Trail

Kanana Mokoro Trail

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The Expert Africa team has not yet experienced this activity, although we know and like Kanana Camp who operate this trail. The information below has been supplied by the safari operator. The Kanana Mokoro Trail allows visitors to explore the Okavango Delta's tranquil waterways in search of rare ...More about Kanana Mokoro Trail

Machaba Camp

Machaba Camp

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Machaba Camp is one of the newest offerings along the Khwai Riverfront, having only opened in 2013. That said, visitors familiar with the area might well remember the old Machaba Camp on whose foundations this latest iteration is built. A member of the Expert Africa team first visited at the end ...More about Machaba Camp

Sango Safari Camp

Sango Safari Camp

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Opened in 2010, Sango Safari Camp is on the outskirts of the traditional Khwai Village. It is within the Khwai Community Concession, not far from the border of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve – and its proximity to these two areas allows guests to do activities in both. Sango is a small and quite ...More about Sango Safari Camp

Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

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Spread across an island within the seasonal and permanent waterways of the Okavango Delta, the upmarket Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge was previously known simply as ‘Xudum’. It offers a range of water- and land-based activities within an area that is known for its natural beauty rather than its wildlife ...More about Xudum Delta Lodge