Gunns Camp (Okavango Delta)
Overlooking the legendary Chief’s Island and bordering
the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn's Camp is one of the last few
remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. Set under leafy
palms and African Ebony to blend naturally with its unique
surroundings, Gunn's Camp achieves a fine balance of comfort
without isolating guests from the sights and sounds of the
wilderness. There are two camps to choose from at Gunn's -
Main Camp and Moremi Crossing. The camps are priced the same
and are located within minutes of each other by boat.
Gunn's is situated in the southern part of the renowned
Okavango Delta on a tiny island called Nstwi Island. The
Okavango is a vast river that never meets the sea. Instead,
its clear waters spread across the Kalahari Desert, forming
Africa's largest wetland. The Delta is an oasis amidst the
vast plains and pans of the desert that covers most of
Southern Africa. Its waterways are a collection of
meandering channels, creating a haven for Africa's most
The flagship accommodation offering at Gunn's is Main
Camp, which consists of eight fully furnished, deluxe
Kenya-style Meru tents with en-suite bathrooms set on raised
platforms overlooking the Delta plains. The honeymoon suite
is built into one of the ancient African Ebony trees and
demands unsurpassable views of the meandering waterways. The
island on which the tents are located is connected to the
central camp dining and lounge area by a small causeway
crossing the wetlands and magically lit by a series of
fairylike lanterns. Guests have access to the elevated bar,
lounge and dining room, campfire boma and swimming pool.
Gunn's Main Camp has re-opened after refurbishment has
been completed to its characteristic split-level elevated
main lodge building. The main building houses a welcoming
and comfortable bar with lounge and adjoining restaurant
which is renowned for its picturesque views of the water
lily flowered lagoon and magnificent far-reaching vistas of
the Okavango flood plains and palm fringed islands. The main
lodge building, camp entrance and general fencing have been
refurbished and rethatched.
Become part of the bustling river life by easing between
the papyrus clad banks on traditional 'mokoro' canoes. These
are propelled from the stern by skilled 'poler' guides,
allowing the guests to sit back and absorb the scenery. For
full day trips, Gunn's Camp prepares delicious picnic
lunches which can be enjoyed on a Delta island after an
exhilarating bush walk.
Explore the wilderness on foot under the guidance and
education of your own personal guide. Feel your senses
ignite as you become part of life in the bush and encounter
game without the parameters of a vehicle.
The camp managers will pack your mokoro with basic
camping equipment and food so that you can set out with your
own personal guide to find an island where you will set up
camp. The evening will be spent preparing dinner around the
campfire in the company of Africa's nocturnal wildlife.
A great way to explore the crystal clear channels of the
Boro River, motor-boat cruises are organized in time to
toast the unprecedented African sunsets while drifting on a
lagoon in the middle of the Okavango Delta. Watch as the
mutating colours are reflected in the smooth waters,
disturbed only by dipping swallows or curious hippos.
(Gunn's Main Camp only, unless by prior arrangement and
subject to delta water levels)
From $405 per person per night.