Oddballs Camp (Okavango Delta) Botswana
Oddballs is situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is accessible by light aircraft only. On arrival, you are met at the airstrip by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. He remains your guide for the duration of your stay.
Oddballsʼ offers an extraordinary value-for-money experience in the Okavango. Activities are conducted by your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide), a man of the swamp, born and bred in the area. No motorized activities are offered, with the emphasis on a quiet, slow, and intensely personal experience of the African bush.
Accommodation is in 3m x 3m dome tents, fully equipped, and set on elevated wooden decks shaded by reed shelters.
Each tent has its own, semi-detached bathroom with hot and cold running water and an al fresco bucket shower – in true safari style.
The lodge facilities, central bar and lounge area has comfortable chairs and sofas, and a raised viewing deck overlooks the sweep of the delta - the perfect place to sip a sun-downer and watch the sun set over the palm trees, and view whatever wildlife may be visiting.
Whilst at Oddballs camp guest meals are taken in the central dining area, directly overlooking the Boro river, and providing excellent game viewing whilst eating! There is a comfortable lounge area and a raised viewing platform right on the banks of the river.
Oddballs Lodge hammocks are everywhere, and enable guest to relax during the heat of the day whilst 'cramming up' on the wildlife and bird population from Oddballs extensive library.
Oddballsʼ offers no motorized activities. Each guide has his own mokoro, (pl mekoro) (the genuine wooden article, not the plastic replica), in which heʼll take you gliding through the Okavango to nearby islands, where heʼll walk you through magnificent scenery to view game, birds, insects, medicinal plants, tracks, signs, droppings, and other fascinating natural phenomena.
Guests usually go out in the early morning, returning for a late breakfast, and venture out again in the afternoon after the midday heat has dissipated. Should you wish to go out for the whole day, weʼll be happy to pack you a picnic lunch. For guests staying a minimum of four nights, we also offer overnight camping trails by mokoro, for a minimum of two nights – although we recommend three or more to get the best out of this unique safari.
Our trails are amongst the most sought-after wilderness experiences in the world today, offering an opportunity to experience life in serenity and on its own terms in a way not easily achieved in the modern world.
Accommodation Rates:- From $400 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary