The Ngwesi River Houseboat on the Okavango Delta, named after the feisty Tiger fish found in abundance in the Delta, is moored in Shakawe at Drotsky’s Cabins from where it operates. The Ngwesi Houseboat, consists of an upper and lower deck, and is headed by a licensed Skipper and trained staff.
Ngwesi Houseboat Introduction
The Ngwesi River Houseboat on the Okavango Delta, named after the feisty Tiger fish found in abundance in the Delta, is moored in Shakawe at Drotsky’s Cabins from where it operates. The Ngwesi Houseboat, consists of an upper and lower deck, and is headed by a licensed Skipper and trained staff. The Ngwesi comes with its own tender boats, which guests are welcome to use to explore the various waterways of the Delta.
The lower deck is designated to luxurious floating accommodation, consisting of 4 en suite cabins, two with twin beds and two with double beds. Cleverly designed, the cabins are individually constructed to offer maximum privacy, while glass sliding doors project superb views from the bedrooms. Bathrooms are spacious and equipped with hot and cold fresh water showers, luxuriously soft towels and bed linen, and superior guest amenities.
The sun-drenched vantage point of the upper deck attracts guests to its leisurely lounge, from where the activity of the Delta’s wildlife can be viewed in comfort. A space where everyone can gather and recline on the sleek furniture, enjoy the hedonistic amenities provided, and feel comforted and relaxed by the warm Botswana sun spilling over the winding channels and their habitual islands.
- Fishermen can anticipate very rewarding fishing endeavours throughout their stay.
- A skipper-led excursion on a tender boat is one of the best ways to navigate the Okavango’s famous channels.
- Spend a day with a pre-packed picnic on one of the Delta’s many islands.
- Lechwe antelope, uniquely adapted to a swamp environment and endemic to this area of Botswana.
Ngwesi Houseboat Game Viewing and Activities
Game viewing in the Delta is influenced by a number of factors, including seasonal movements of large mammals, particularly elephant and buffalo. The majority of the large mammals in and around the delta are not year-round residents. They leave with the summer rains to find renewed fields of grass to graze on and trees to browse, and then make their way back as winter approaches. Large herds of buffalo and elephant total about 30,000. The Delta area of Botswana is home to over 400 species of bird, and has been deemed by Ornithologists a veritable treasure trove of bird life; including, amongst many others, the Pel’s Fishing Owl, which is often heard but rarely seen. Visitors are often drawn to the Delta for a fish phenomenon called the “Catfish Run”, which is an event that occurs when thousands of catfish hunt on the surface of the water and vigorously thrash their bodies against the underwater plants, scaring fish out into the main river. This mass of activity creates the appearance of boiling water from a distance and has become a sought-after vision for safari goers in the area, as well as, for wading birds; such as, fish eagles, cormorants, darters, herons, kingfishers and egrets.
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