. A variety of game can usually be seen from the deck, with elephant frequent visitors, and cavorting hippo and basking crocodile common sights. Lion, leopard and Cape Hunting Dogs have all been observed from the deck.
Delta Camp’s is located on a small island in the heart of the Okavango Delta and the lodge is accessed by light aircraft from Maun, Botswana. The camp’s chalets are designed and built to take advantage of the many indigenous, old-growth trees of the island forest. The buildings cannot improve upon the natural landscape; they must therefore blend into it as unobtrusively as possible. This sometimes means that a tree grows through a roof or a floor, it always means that you will find no glass in our windows, and it very often means that the building itself is elevated onto a deck, to minimize our disturbance of the earth and vegetation below. The furniture is locally made from, wherever possible, locally grown material. Each chalet is en suite with hot and cold running water, a shower with a view, a variety of beds and areas in which to relax, mosquito netting and solar-powered electric lighting. The chalets are situated around the property to take advantage of the views of the surrounding bush and flood-plains. Delta Camp offers twice daily walking safaris and mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions in the Moremi Game Reserve. While traveling on foot with your private professional guide, you will learn about tracking animals, how they behave and live, as well as helping you to becoming aware of the plants and trees that surround you. Village walks are available and a chance to go to the local village is fascinating and entirely unadulterated. You will have the freedom to explore the Okavango with your private guide independent of other guests and to plan your days according to whim. A day relaxing with a book followed by a short jaunt to the sunset deck is easy to arrange and sometimes just what you need after the active pace of safari.
Game of all sorts abounds: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hippopotamus, crocodile, giraffe, antelope including the rare lechwe, tsessebe and sitatunga, otters, honey-badgers, the shy pangolin, and a variety of the smaller wild cats such as civets, servals and genets are amongst the many mammal species that visit the delta. Reptiles are well represented – many species of snakes (most of them harmless) occur, as do several of tortoise, terrapin, lizard, skinks, chameleon and gecko – not forgetting, of course, the Nile crocodile. Then of course there are the birds, well over 450 species, that bring the forests, rivers and flood-plains of the Okavango to life. Many rare and endangered species call the Okavango home, and birders come from all around the world come in search of them.