Fodor's Expert Review Footsteps

Okavango Delta, North West, Botswana

This is the ultimate back-to-nature experience but you'll be more than rewarded for the lack of luxury by a safari adventure that will live long in your memory. The night sounds are awesome, from roaring lions and whooping hyenas to the tuneful whistles of the Pearl-spotted owlet. Although the emphasis is on learning the secrets of the Okavango on foot, both game and night drives and seasonal water activities (boat and mokoro) are also available, and wildlife is plentiful. With just three tents, the camp, which is completely solar-powered, has a minimal ecological footprint, and small groups or families can have the place to themselves. Your cosy en suite tent, raised on a deck with indoor and outdoor shower, running water, and plug sockets, maintains a safari explorer vibe without sacrificing important creature comforts. Sip sundowners by the crackling fire, listening to the orchestra of bass hippos and descant nightjars before feasting on a three-course meal conjured up by a talented bush chef–you will feel like you have the whole of Africa to yourself. Families with children as young as seven can book the whole camp as a Young Explorers package with a specialist guide and activities tailored to the children's ages.

PROS

  • this is the real thing, a genuine close-to-nature experience
  • best children's program in the Delta
  • families can have the entire camp to themselves

CONS

  • rustic
  • wilderness experience may not suit all
  • no WiFi

QUICK FACTS

Resort
GreenFamily
Quiet
Remote
Comfortable
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 686–1282

HOTEL DETAILS

3 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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