Setari Camp is built on a tiny island in the heart of the Okavango Delta in the central waterway near the base of the panhandle. It receives year round water and offers water-based and on-foot safari excursions in a pristine part of Botswana.
Setari Camp Introduction
Setari means “tree” in Setswana, and is a testament to the tangled riverine and palm trees that fill this small 1.2km x 700m island. The lodge and nine tented suites are built on raised wooden decking with winding boardwalks leading from room to room. The views of the floodplains and papyrus are endless, and the mass of vegetation on the island keeps the lodge feeling shaded and cool. As sublimely simple as Setari Camp’s setup is, the accommodations are luxurious and the furnishings are designed for style and comfort. Wildlife roams freely on the ground, just below the raised guest areas, and the birdlife is prolific.
- There are nine tented suites including one family unit. All are classic canvas structures and have ensuite bathrooms with bath and outside shower.
- There is a swimming pool and a gym to offer added enjoyment during leisurely hours spent at camp, while the dining, lounge, and bar areas are well furnished and very inviting.
- Setari is surrounded by water all year round, so consistently offers boating and mokoro activities and is only a 25-minute flight from Maun.
- There is WiFi in the main lodge and in the tents so keeping connected is a possibility, but we would recommend taking in the sights and sounds instead!
Setari Camp Game Viewing and Activities
Setari’s year-round presence of water means this is a destination that explores the Delta from the lagoons and the channels. Boating excursions are an awe-inspiring way to explore this wetland and they are on offer morning and night at Setari Camp. Mokoro safaris are a more intimate and traditional way of exploring the the waterways between the islands, bringing guests closer to hippos and crocodiles that watch from afar. Bird watching is world renowned, and professional birding guides at Setari can enhance the birding experience to guests who would specifically like that experience. Catch and release fishing is also available, and so is the only land-based activity: guided walks. Walking on the little Delta island, led by a professional guide is sure to be memorable with chance encounters with some of the large, wild inhabitants of the island. A visit to Jao Village is an ideal introduction to the local people and their way of life.
Chitabe Camp is an excellent luxury camp located in the southern part of the Okavango Delta. The camp is in area renowned for some of the best wild dog sightings in Africa. This camp should definately be considered on any itinerary to Botswana.
Makgadigadi and Delta Iconic Safari
This premier 7-night safari explores the desert-like area of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the water wilderness that is the Okavango Delta and the game-rich Moremi Game Reserve. Guests will experience the thrill of flying over these breath-taking wilderness areas via light aircraft transfer.