Witness true beauty of the palm open views of Oddballs’ Camp.
Oddballs’ Camp is situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Oddballs’ Camp is accessible by light aircraft only. On arrival, you are met at the airstrip by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. He remains your guide for the duration of your stay.
Accommodation is in 2.3m x 2.3m dome tents, fully equipped, and set on elevated wooden decks shaded by reed shelters. Each tent has its own, semi-detached bathroom with hot and cold running water and an al fresco bucket shower – in true safari style.
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Accommodation in camp is provided in 3-man dome tents set on shaded, elevated wooden decks which provide a sweeping view of the area and any game that might come venturing near to camp. Each tent is equipped with mattresses, linen, duvets, pillows, towels and a small solar powered light.
The activities at Oddballsʼ usually start by mokoro, after which you will walk on some of the larger islands in the area. Walking is an integral and significant part of the experience at any time of year. The extent of the walks will depend on your tastes.
Guests usually go out in the early morning, have a late breakfast on their return, and go out again in the afternoon after the midday heat has dissipated. Some guests elect to go out for the whole day with a packed picnic lunch.
The bar and lounge areas have comfortable seating and a raised viewing deck overlooks the sweep of the delta – the perfect place to watch the sun set over the palms and view whatever wildlife may be visiting. Meals are simple, yet wholesome, and enjoyed in the main dining area.
Activities are conducted by your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide), a man of the swamp, born and bred in the area. He has a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) in which he will take you to nearby islands, where you will walk to view game and the spectacular landscape that is the Okavango. It might also be possible to visit his village, meet the elders and perhaps his family. Subject to water levels and length of stay, it is also possible to go camping.
Oddballs’ Camp Reviews
“Oddballs is a few lodges/camps – I stayed at the Oddballs Camp. I was hesitant at first given that you stay in tents and have an outdoor shower with a bucket but was so pleasantly surprised by how nice it all was – its definitely a fancy tent camp with great detail to everything. I am a city girl and this was my first “camping” experience. The bucket shower is attached to a hose and shower head and you have other amenities so you are not roughing it at all – nothing to fear. Do bring a small flashlight for night.” – philatravelgirl_11
“Perhaps one our best stays in Africa. By the way the lodge is no longer called palm (this was an old lodge). Oddballs has two or three camps nearby. We stayed in Oddballs camp and can’t say enough of what a fantastic stay we had! Book with Lodges of Botswana: they are the owners and they’ll give you the best deal. If you want to save money, you can now get to the camp with a motorboat (3and half hours from Maun). I’ve been told that the trip is fantastic.” – Barbara b
“We were a group of 14, many of whom were on their first ever safari. Certainly, Oddballs with its spaced out tents, and open air bathrooms was an immediate shock to these city-slickers. Then, at nights, the elephants and the hippos came through the Camp area and that left all of us in shock and awe!! All that noise and they played in the waters near our tents and they pushed against the trees to feed and passed ever so close as we lay in our comfortable beds. With some fearing to leave their tents at night to visit their toilets!! It was an experience we will never forget!” – MahTO