Rating: Deluxe Price from: £330 - £545 pp full board
A small and intimate camp with just seven rooms or mosasas (houses of reeds) at the edge of the Maunachira river flowing through Xakanaxa in the Moremi Game Reserve. The unique design of woven hoops gives a feeling of huge space in the cool rooms which enjoy a shady spot in the middle of one of Botswana's main game viewing regions. There is a swimming pool. Meals are served in the open plan dinign area, with wonderful views of the delta visible through the elegant arches. There's a lounge, the ideal place to shelter from the heat of the day.
There are 5 twin-bedded rooms with ensuite bathroom with flush toilet and indoor and outdoor showers. There are also 2 family rooms, each sleeping 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, with a shared bathroom with flush toilet. Please note children under 6 are not accepted. There is no mains electricity but there is invertor power for lights and charging batteries.
Wildlife is abundant in this area and game viewing is from comfortable open sided vehicles or by boat on the water channels near the camp. This is also a good bird watching area and Okuti offers seasonal boat excursions to Gadikwe Heronry. Moremi Game Reserve is an excellent destination for year round fantastic game viewing. There are plenty of elephants, giraffe, big cats and antelope as well as the possibility of seeing the elusive wild dogs!
Open: Okuti Camp is open all year.
Location: Okuti Camp is on the banks of Xakanaxa Lagoon in Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. The camp is about a 20 minute drive from Xakanaxa airstrip.
Rooms: There are 5 twin-bed rooms or mosasa, (a tribal word meaning house of reeds), providing spacious accommodation. Each has a private bathroom, with hot and cold running water, flush toilet and indoor and outdoor shower. There are also 2 large family units with 2 bedrooms. All rooms are set on raised decks and face the river. The maximum guest capacity is 18.
Activities: You can go for 4x4 game drives and motorboat rides on Xakanaxa Lagoon year round. The camp offers seasonal (September-December) boat trips to Gadikwe Heronry. Bird watching is good all year.
Facilities: The main area houses the reception, lounge and dining room, with ample comfy seating local carvings. There are reference books and board games. These rooms are set in large rondavel-style buildings, partially open for views of the lagoon. There’s an outside deck with a plunge pool, and on another deck you’ll find a viewing scope and the camp fire.
Dining: Meals are eaten communally as a group, in the dining room and on the deck.
Children: Children aged 7 years and over are welcome. Younger children may be accepted in low season on request. There are 2 family rooms.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is no mobile reception or internet access. The camp communicates with head office in Maun via radio.
Okuti is actively involved with environmental projects in the Delta, and they employ a variety of recycling, anti-pollution and staff welfare schemes.
"Nani was our room, the one with the huge outdoor bath which we used as often as we could, including under the stars! It was our anniversary on the 4th and Mona and Robin went out of their way to set up a candlelit table for 2 in our lodge complete with bubbles. Very special lodge and very special location. Again the river trip was magical"