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.
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.
Xugana Island Lodge is one of the oldest safari lodges in the Okavango Delta. The decor pays tribute to its heritage. Xugana Island Lodge offers only bush walks and the water based game viewing activities.
Xigera Camp is located just outside the borders of the Moremi Game Reserve within the Okavango Delta. It is a classic water based camp and a bird lovers paradise. Guests can avail of a full range of safari activities year round.
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.
A location like no other, made famous by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, yet remaining secluded and exclusive: Selinda Reserve is the unique home of Motswiri Camp, north of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Camp Okavango offers a comfortable and affordable Okavango Delta safari, in a private concession. The camp focuses on walks on the islands and mokoro and boating activities. No game drives are offered. It is a classic Okavango Delta Camp and has superb year round birding opportunities.
Shinde is a superb camp located in a private concession north of the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is a great option for an overall water and land Okavango Delta safari. Game viewing is very good all year round.
This premier 6-night safari explores the desert-like area of the Makgadikgadi Pans and 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.
This 9-night safari explores 3 different regions of Botswana and includes the unique Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve and the Chobe Forest Reserve. Guests will experience the thrill of flying over these breath-taking wilderness areas via light aircraft transfer.