The NEW Oddballs’ Camp
Things change, including the bush, and after years of elephants rummaging through the camp, eating trees and moving bushes, the team at Lodges of Botswana felt that it was time not only to improve their accommodation, but also to make sure that guests were getting the best views available of the Boro River and the stunning riverine forest on Nyoga Island.
NEW platforms have been built for each of the tents, some have been moved completely and others are orientated differently and NEW 3m x 3m tented accommodation has been created. Taking care of the essential needs of the traveller, the tents are designed for two people and include simple features like hooks in the right places, canvas pockets, a head board for your book and trunks for your belongings inside the tent. The tents are no longer dome tents, but rather square spaces that have roof panels lighter than the walls creating a spacious airy feeling. Each tent has refurbished en-suite bathrooms with traditional bucket showers and loo.
There is also a NEW family platform that incorporates two tents next to the central guest areas, which means that parents can return to the campfire, if they would like to, and still be able to hear their children if they are needed.
After listening to feedback from the trade and guests, Oddballs’ decided to create more space for guests to spread out and enjoy the views of the Okavango. The Honeymoon Chalet has been removed to make way for a NEW chilled guest area created with a barefoot, relaxed, beach vibe with soft Okavango sand and hammocks.
News from Oddballs’, Oddballs’ Enclave, Delta Camp
There is a NEW full-time masseuse at all three Delta properties (during the high season) offering various treatments including a NEW signature treatment designed specially for the well worn feet of the bush walker. Relaxing and rejuvenating Africology products are used for all of the treatments.
A NEW wine list is offered at each of the three properties. The lists boast small, owner-run wine farms that support conservation initiatives and bottles that are just spectacular and need to be shared. Each camp has a unique, hand selected list that complements the menu and atmosphere and provides a better than expected wine for the price point.
Guide Training – Okavango Delta
All of the Lodges of Botswana Guides have undergone a refresher, week-long intense training with Nature Guide Training of Botswana. The front of house, waiters and housekeeping have also been provided with in-depth training to ensure that guests are getting a Service + 1 experience. Needless to say, the staff are ready for the high-season.