Oddball's Enclave (Okavango Delta)
Oddballs' Enclave is situated on the edge of Chief's
Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp is
accessible by light aircraft only. On arrival you will be met
at the airstrip and welcomed to the island.
Oddballs’ Enclave is an adjunct to Oddballs’ proper, a
secluded, 10-bed addendum with its own dining area, its own
spectacular view, and bigger, walk-in mini Meru tents, with
king-sized beds, and all en-suite, al-fresco Okavango-style.
Without going over the top we’ve created something with
greater creature-comforts, without breaking the bank and
without resorting to the gold tap. Oddballs’ Enclave fills a
niche in the market, for those who want to be able to stand
up in their tent, luxuriate in a large bed with crisp white
linen, experience the authentic Okavango, and all in a
relaxed and comfortable atmosphere without pretension.
Enclave is a small off-shoot which aims to give the same
kind of exclusivity as a luxury camp while retaining all
that is charming from the old safari days and remaining good
Five Meru-style tents on raised wooden platforms with
bathrooms open to the trees look out over the waving
grasses of the Delta. The camp itself is beautiful but the
location is what makes this little place really worth
visiting. Chief's Island lies at the heart of Moremi Game
Reserve and was historically a royal hunting ground...and
it's easy to see why.
The Enclave specializes in offering private guiding,
where you guide is someone who has been brought up in this
area and knows the terrain intimately. The best way to
explore this area is on foot or in the time-honored dug-out
The central dining area, where scrumptious breakfasts and
evening meals are served, is built on a raised timber deck
with views over the surrounding floodplain.
There is also a cozy seating area as well as a cash bar -
some of the furniture has been built using mokoros including
a swing seat which adds a quaint touch to the decor.
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 $425 per person per night sharing. Please
contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary