Rating: Simple Price from: £220 - £320 pp full board
A classic tented camp in the heart of the Okavango's waterways, Moremi Crossing offers great value for money in a very scenic part of the region and is just a 20 minute scenic flight from Maun. It is an eco-friendly camp that uses the latest solar and waste disposal technology.
On a small palm fringed island near the southern part of Chief's Island, Moremi Crossing is surrounded by game rich seasonal floodplains. Its sister camp, Gunns Camp, is also on the edge of Chief's Island.
Wonderful views over the waterways and floodplains across to Moremi are interspersed with grasses and woodland can be enjoyed from the camp.
There are 16 traditional style large safari tents, all with private viewing decks and lovely views over the Boro River to Chief's Island. All the tents are airy and have en-suite bathrooms with a large shower area.
A crescent-shaped central lounge bar and dining area is built on several levels to give a feeling of space and wide ranging views. It is covered by a large thatched roof and there are smaller private lounging areas for comfort and privacy. There is a shaded deck and small pool.
Activities here focus on the water with mokoro trips and motor boat rides being the main attraction. Being a water based camp the birding here is excellent. Walking on the islands can be arranged, weather and safety permitting. On walks large mammals are often seen. Those living in the area around the camp include lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra, elephant, buffalo, wild dog and red lechwe, amongst others. If you want a real adventure it is possible to pack up camping equipment and head out with a professional guide for a night wild bush camping.
Open: Year round
Location: On Ntswi island, near the southern point of Chiefs Island on the edge of Moremi Game Reserve, a 20 minute scenic flight from Maun. From the airstrip it is about a 5 minute boat ride to the camp, though when water levels are very low guests will walk to the camp.
Rooms: 16 en suite Meru style tents on raised decks each with their own veranda. Rooms are equipped with beds, free-standing fans and writing desks. Bathrooms contain a hand basin and toilet and there's an outdoor shower.
Activities: Activities here area focused on the water with boating being the main attraction. Walking on the islands can also be arranged weather and safety permitting. Mokoro trips can be taken either half or full day and bush picnics arranged. Motor boat trips, particularly at sundown, are very enjoyable.
Facilities: A central lounge bar and dining area is half moon shaped and built on differing levels to give a feeling of space and wide ranging views. It is covered by a large thatched roof and there are smaller private lounging areas for comfort and privacy. There is a shaded deck and small pool. The camp has a curio shop and there are communal battery charging points.
Dining: All meals, snacks, tea & coffee, beverages, are included during your stay. Meals are usually served as buffets and eaten communally, sitting at long tables in the dining room.
Children: Children aged 6 years and over are welcome. Children under 11 years are not permitted on mokoro rides or guided walks.
Health: This is a malarial area
Communication: Low chance of mobile phone reception, no internet access.
"Guides were excellent and we felt well looked after. The food was very good and the wine. Highlight was an elephant in the camp which the guides had to drive away so we could walk to our tent. The negative part was us not really being able to cope sitting in a Mokoro, however Amos our guide appreciated our back issues sitting in a Mokoro and we had the next 2 tours in the motor boat."
The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499