Opening: North Island Okavango Camp

Roger Hohl
Roger Hohl
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Natural Selection, a leading safari operator in Africa, is set to open a new exclusive camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The North Island Camp Okavango will offer guests a truly authentic safari experience in one of the most beautiful and wildlife-rich areas of the delta.

The camp, located on a private island, will consist of only three luxury tents, each set on elevated wooden decks beneath ebony trees, with breathtaking views of the lagoon. Guests will have access to a variety of safari activities year-round, including game drives, mokoro safaris, boat tours, guided walks, hot air balloon rides, and helicopter flights over the nearby Tsodilo Hills.

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The area surrounding the camp is a mosaic of islands connected by sparkling lagoons and channels. As the area is located at the upstream end of the Okavango Delta and is one of the first sections of the river to be reached by annual floods, unique opportunities for wildlife viewing abound throughout the year, particularly for birdwatching. Over 350 bird species have been recorded in the area, including all those typical of the Okavango Delta as well as endemic species.

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In addition to offering exceptional comfort, style, and luxury, the North Island Okavango Camp is committed to sustainability and community engagement. The camp was built on an uninhabited private island leased from the Magobagoba Youth Trust, and a portion of the camp’s revenue will be used to support education and create jobs for local youth in the villages on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta.

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The camp’s interior design was created by Hint Interiors, which blended contemporary African design with a modern color palette and various shapes, colors, and textures as stylistic elements. Each of the spacious 140-square-meter accommodations features a private plunge pool, sun deck, indoor and outdoor showers, bathtub, air conditioning over the bed, fireplace, and Wi-Fi.

“We’re excited to offer guests an unforgettable safari experience in one of the most stunning and wildlife-rich areas of the Okavango Delta,” said Natural Selection’s CEO, Colin Bell. “We’re also proud to be supporting the local communities and preserving the natural beauty of this unique ecosystem for future generations.”

The North Island Okavango Camp is set to open in July 2023, and bookings are now being accepted.

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