Guests per Safari Vehicle
North Island Okavango is set on a private island, surrounded by a mosaic of other islands, netted together by shining lagoons and transient channels. There is an abundance of wildlife everywhere as the camp is set between floodplains, open savannah, and woodlands in the heart of Botswana.
North Island Okavango is an intimate camp and boasts just three Tents. Each tent takes its space by being set among a congregation of beautiful big trees, offering exceptional lagoon views. With touches of ebony, mangosteen, rain trees, leadwood, and wild fig trees. The adventure at North Island Okavango comes in waves. Guests on safari will enjoy rich wildlife sightings and extraordinary beauty. This is, without a doubt, an incredible Okavango Delta safari experience.
Designed around comfort and luxury, it won’t take you long to settle right in. Here you will be blissfully unaware of anything else, other than the tranquility and beauty of your surroundings. This is also an exciting opportunity to experience the joy of the Okavango Delta done three ways. On land, on water, and in the air. Each new adventure is as extraordinary as the last. The wildlife opportunities in and around camp are exceptional and discovering this idyllic island landscape for yourself will not only delight you but also leave you full to the brim with adventure-filled stories to share.
The largest inland delta in the world, the Okavango Delta is the most unexpected wonder – water present in a desert. The broad Okavango River sinks into the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert, creating a lush and waterlogged oasis with crystal clear lagoons and channels, reeded islands and fertile floodplains. Dubbed “the river that never finds the sea”, this magical oasis spreads over more than 15 500 km² (almost 6 000 square miles) and yet is so fragile that, if it were denied water for even a decade, it would revert to a semi-desert.
This breath-taking environment constantly adapts and changes with the ebb and flow of the floodwaters that seasonally inundate large portions of the Delta. Although dry for two-thirds of the year, during the winter months the rising floodwaters create a maze of marshes, small wooded islands and shallow lagoons. Water lilies and other aquatic plants flourish in the shallow water, while water birds inhabit the banks of papyrus. As relatively little water can be found elsewhere during this time, the wildlife is drawn to the clear waters of the Delta.
On the edges of the Delta, where land blurs with water, breeding herds of elephant splash gently through shallow channels, the long necks of a family of giraffe materialise slowly out of the Delta skyline and graceful sitatunga antelope hide in the reeds. It is a place where you can wonder at the antics of wild dog in the morning and cast a line for tiger fish in the afternoon, wake in the dappled shade of a forest and enjoy dinner beneath the boughs of a massive baobab at full moon.
Beautiful little reed frogs cling to the water grasses and a variety of incredible bird species make their appearance, from jewelled kingfishers and bee-eaters to ponderous herons and cranes and solemn-looking owls. Red lechwe scamper through the shallows and wild cat, serval and pangolin can be spotted at night, when the moon reflects off the backs of a family of hippo coming out of the water to graze, turning them into slabs of shining silver.
3 Tented Suites
6+ welcome on game drives
Okavango Delta Botswana, Maun, Botswana