Oddballs' Camp is situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta, and is the Okavango Delta's most affordable camp. All activities are led by men from the local communities.
Oddballs' Camp Introduction
Oddballs' Camp is situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The area is known to be one of the most magnificent permanent water sites in the Delta. The camp is remote and offers a private safari experience with breath-taking views and sunsets. Oddballs’ offers an extraordinary value-for-money experience in the Okavango Delta.
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.
Oddballs’ Camp offers no motorized activities. Each guide has his own mokoro (pl. mekoro), (the genuine wooden article, not the plastic replica), in which he’ll take you gliding through the Okavango to nearby islands, where he’ll walk you through magnificent scenery to view game, birds, insects, medicinal plants, tracks, signs, droppings, and other fascinating natural phenomena.
- Oddballs is the most affordable option in the OKavango Delta
- Guests are assigned their own private guide who has grown up in the local community
- The safari activities include mokoro excursions as well as walks on Chiefs Island
- Two night camping options on Chiefs Island are also offered
Oddballs' Camp Game Viewing and Activities
Oddballs' Camp is situated within a diverse habitat that includes an incredible variety of animals. Bird watching is excellent year-round, while the lagoons are home to bream, catfish and the fiesty Tiger fish. Otters, honey-badgers, the shy pangolin, and a variety of the smaller wild cats such as civets, servals and genets are also seen on occasion in the Delta. Activities focus on offering guests a water-based experience and led by professional and knowledgeable guides who will accompany guests on all game activities. Activities are conducted by your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide); a man who was born in the area and who lives in the local community.
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.