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Delta Camp

Delta Camp

The Okavango Delta is an area of outstanding beauty, and a visit here should be on everyone’s bucket list! The delta is born out of two rivers that emerge from the Angola highlands and converge to form the Okavango River. Each year approximately 10 million cubic meters of water floods 5,800 square miles of the Kalahari, forming the largest inland delta in the world. It is this unique contrast between wetland and desert that makes the region unique, together with its astonishing variety of plants, amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles.

Delta Camp has the astounding privilege to be situated among the bush and floodplains of one of the world's premier wilderness areas, on a small island in the heart of it all, Chief’s Island. Overlooking the confluence of the Boro and Metsematsweu channels of the Okavango, the lounge and dining area is elevated and provides excellent views of the swamp and riverine forest. From the deck guests can observe a variety of game including elephant, hippo, crocodile, lion, leopard, and Cape hunting dogs.

Delta Camp accommodates sixteen guests in en-suite chalets, which, although built with natural materials, offer all the amenities and luxuries required by modern travelers. The chalets are placed to take advantage of the many old-growth trees of the island forest. They are elevated, have hot and cold running water, a shower with a view, and a variety of areas in which to relax. Also provided are mosquito netting and solar-powered electric lighting. Locally grown reed and grass were the principal means of construction where possible, and elsewhere easily removable canvas was used.

Three excellent meals per day ensure that guests are contented and ready for each day’s excursions. Tea and coffee are always available, and the bar is also open to refresh you at your convenience.

But for most, it is the wildlife that draws them here. The area is home to excellent populations of lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hippopotamus, crocodile, giraffe, otter, honey-badgers, the elusive pangolin, and many antelope species including the rare lechwe, tsessebe, and sitatunga. There are also almost 500 species here including many rare and endangered birds.

In addition to game drives, mokoro (dug-out canoe) cruises, and walking safaris, unique to Delta Camp is the opportunity to overnight in a treehouse or to participate in a two to eight night camping expedition into the delta.

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