Setari Camp: Information from the owner
- Luxury Tented Camp
- No. of rooms
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Setari Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 22 Aug 2019
Setari Camp is located on a picture-perfect palm island in the very heart of the Okavango. Situated within a private concession of 120,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness, exclusivity and seclusion are guaranteed. Enjoy a pure Delta experience, inhabited by a myriad of birdlife and wildlife unique to this exceptional ecosystem. The area is a birder’s paradise, boasting a huge number of migrant birds, aquatic birds, raptors, a seasonal heronry and to top it all, the hauntingly beautiful Pel’s Fishing Owl.
Setari Camp accommodates 20 guests in 8 light and airy tents and 1 suite designed for families. Each tent cleverly combines understated luxury with an authentic and relaxed home-from-home atmosphere. The camp resembles an enormous tree-house where the entire construction is elevated with wooden walkways linking the impressive sitting and dining areas, pool-with-a-view, gym and curio shop. All of the tents have private decks with spectacular views over the Okavango. Safari activities available at Setari include bush walking, boating or gliding gently through the waterways in a traditional Mokoro (dug-out canoe). Delicious home-cooked food, super-comfy accommodation and superb guiding all combine to making Setari a hidden treasure in the iconic Okavango Delta.
Facilities at Setari Camp
- Property facilities
- Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Gym, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Meal on Request, Pool, Restaurant
- Room facilities
- Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Sala, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Wheelchair Friendly
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Gourmet Picnic, Helicopter Scenic Flights, High Tea, Mokoro Excursion, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Sleep Outs, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
- Nearby activities
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Boat Cruises, Boating, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Mokoro Excursion, River Cruises, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
Room types at Setari Camp
We have a specially designed tent to meet the needs of those requiring accessible facilities. The bathroom is fully accessible with lower sinks and space for easily moving around in a wheelchair. We also have wheelchairs available in camp for those whose mobility is limited. There are no steps anywhere in camp and the whole camp is built on level walkways.
The family tent comprises 2 'standard' tents situated together sharing a massive deck! Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with adjoining outside shower so that mum and dad can keep an eye on the kids but enjoy a little privacy! Both tents can be configured as doubles or singles and each have extra length beds, mosquito net, fan, desk and comfy sofa. The family tent has 2 en-suite bathrooms with free-standing bath, shower, loo and outside shower. There is access between the tents via an interleading door in the outside showers to ensure safety for younger children. There is also a private decking area in between the tents, ideal for private dining. For al fresco private dining, there is a private deck which extends out over the Okavango.
There are 8 standard light and airy tented 'suites'. Each of the tents are elevated on stilts and accessed via wooden walkways and private decks with superb views from which to watch the sunset with a G & T! The tents can all be made into doubles or twins and have comfy sofas, fan, mosquito net, armchairs, safes, desks and en-suite bathrooms. Each bathroom has a free-standing bath, shower, loo and outside shower-with-a-view. The beds are all extra length and when made into a double, are super king size.
Activities at Setari Camp
Setari Camp offers a range of boating activities including cruises in the nearby lagoons and waterways in their boats. Two of the boats have a viewing deck which make the ideal spot to enjoy the spectacular sunsets with a glass of bubbly and to view this marvellous ecosystem and its resident wildlife. The largest boat can take a maximum of 10 guests and the other 2 can take 8 guests each. Boat safaris are offered inclusive in the cost and go out twice a day with expert professional guides.
Catch and Release Fishing
Fishing in available at Setari and tackle and rods are provided. Spend a lazy afternoon trying your hand at fishing with your professional guide exploring the lagoons or main channels. The fishing at Setari is amazing and the Barbel run between August and end of October makes for an exhilarating sport for the keen fisherman with tiger fish in abundance.
Cultural visit to Jao Village
Our airstrip is located on the beautiful and remote Jao Village, a small and isolated island with approximately 400 inhabitants. We offer the opportunity to go and visit the villagers and to see their fascinating way of life.
Full day exploring the Delta
For guests spending 3 nights with us, we offer a full day out exploring the Okavango. We leave early in the morning and travel by boat to the South of the concession to the idyllic islands where we go on a bush walk before having a picnic. A leisurely boat ride back in the afternoon affords the opportunity to watch the sun setting before reaching camp. A fantastic way to spend the day!
Guided Bush walks
In our view, there is no better way to immerse yourself in the bush than by going on a bush walk! We offer walking safaris on the islands to the south of the concession. Each of the walks is guided by one of our professional guides who is armed. We take a maximum of 8 people on a walking safari and each walk is accompanied by both guide and back up guide. Unfortunately, we do not accept children younger than 12 years old on our bush walks.
We offer a chance to glide through the waters of the Okavango in a traditional Mokoro which is a dug-out canoe navigated by an expert poler. Spot the exquisite malachite kingfisher or marvel at the crystal clear waters.
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