Oddballs Enclave is a small private area of Oddballs Camp, one of the pioneering camps in the Okavango Delta and remains true to the mission of delivering the pure, vintage Delta experience. Here there are no game drive vehicles, instead you travel as the locals do by mokoro (dugout canoe) to focus on bush walks on nearby Chief’s Island, a renowned wildlife paradise, as well as other neighboring islands.
Oddballs Enclave is unique in that guests of each tent receive their own private guide. This is a man of the Delta who knows the area intimately and is a well trained guide.
There is no better way to feel the essence of the Okavango Delta than to ply its waters by mokoro, the traditional mode of transportation. Due to tourist demand most camps now use fiberglass mekoros (plural of mokoro) but at Oddballs Camp the guides take great pride in using authentic mekoros that have been hand-carved from Ebony or Sausage trees.
A walking safari provides the ultimate connection to the land. Because you have your own private guide the pace is made to fit you and your expert guide is able to show you the small things, the sign that animals leave behind, and in this area it is common to view big game on foot as well. This is an area where no vehicles drive and the animals are accustomed to people on foot allowing for great observations. Chief’s Island is considered by many to be the richest part of the Moremi Game Reserve and one of the best wildlife areas in all of Africa.
Guests are also able to travel by mokoro to the village where the staff and guides hail from. This is not a tourist show visit; rather it is a walk around a real village where people go about their daily business. Your guide may show you his home and possibly introduce you to some friends and family along the way.
Oddballs Enclave is a small camp a few hundred yards south of Oddballs Camp, set on a spectacular island overlooking the Delta’s channels and flood plains. Accommodation is in 5 meru tents set on elevated wooden decks with en-suite open to the sky facilities and rustic safari charm featuring a unique solar heated bucket shower system.
- Village cross-cultural experience