Project Description

Oddballs is situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is accessible by light aircraft only.
The Okavango Delta is home to a large variety of game from Big Five (excluding the rhino), to hippo and crocodile, as well as giraffe and antelope including the rare lechwe, tsessebe and sitatunga. Otters, honey-badgers, the shy pangolin, and a variety of the smaller wild cats such as civets, servals and genets are also seen on occasion in the delta. Many species of snakes occur (most of them harmless), as do several tortoise, terrapin, lizard, skinks, chameleon and gecko – not forgetting, the Nile crocodile. Then of course there are the birds. The Okavango Delta is a birding paradise with well over 450 species, many rare and endangered, which bring the delta to life.

Oddballs offers no motorized activities, with the emphasis on a quiet, slow, and intensely personal experience of the African bush. 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. Each guide has his own Makoro, in which he’ll take you gliding through the Okavango to nearby islands, where he’ll walk you through magnificent scenery to view game, birds, insects, medicinal plants, tracks, signs, droppings, and other fascinating natural phenomena.

The bar and lounge areas at Oddballs provide a great meeting place and somewhere to swap stories around the fire. There is a great raised viewing deck that overlooks the sweep of the delta – the perfect vantage from which to watch the sun set over the palms and view whatever wildlife may be visiting.

Oddballs Camp accommodates 30 guests in 15 dome tents (including two family units), fully equipped, and set on elevated wooden decks shaded by canvas shelters. Each tent has its own rustic en-suite bathroom facilities with hot and cold running water and an al fresco bucket shower – in true safari style. A reed and thatch hut of romantic island charm constitutes the honeymoon suite. The power at Oddballs Camp is generated by solar panels, and where possible the water is also heated this way.

For guests staying a minimum of 4 nights, Oddballs Camp also offers overnight camping trails by Makoro. The Makoro Trail is one of the great wilderness adventure camping trails of the world. A minimum stay of two nights for the trail is required – although three or more are recommended to get the best out of this unique safari. After spending at least one night at Oddballs, acclimatizing, you will set off into the Okavango in a dug-out canoe with your camping equipment and guide. Oddballs Makoro Trails are amongst the most sought-after wilderness experiences in the world today, offering an opportunity to experience life in serenity and on its own terms in a way not easily achieved in the modern world.
Please be advised that the use of Makoro depends on a number of natural factors beyond our control. Consequently we may recommend guests that they stay in camp and do daily excursions, rather than camp out overnight.

Bush walks
Makoro excursions
Overnight camping trails by Makoro
Full day picnics


  • Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 13 dome tents with en-suite bathrooms and bucket shower, on wooden decks
  • 2 family units with en-suite bathrooms and bucket shower, on wooden decks
  • 1 honeymoon suite, a reed and thatch hut of romantic island charm
  • TSS Tip: Experience the excellent Makoro Trail



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