Lodge style Brand-new safari spot
Luxury and simplicity
You might feel the urge to disconnect from our modern world for a while, or to reconnect with pure nature; whatever your motive is, Moremi Crossing is the place to unwind. This intimate, affordable tented camp is located on the southern part of Chief’s Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. A contemporary safari lodge, established on a small palm and tree fringed island called Ntswi, surrounded by the game-rich seasonal Moremi floodplains. Venture out to this remote place and find yourself overlooking the lush green Chief’s Island from any deck at Moremi Crossing. Or sip an Amarula (Africa’s traditional cream liqueur) on the rocks, secluded in the bush, while watching the sunset. Don’t be surprised if you bump into an elephant when returning to the camp at night – they may pick those tender green leaves in front of your tent as a dining-spot for the evening. Not only elephants and wildlife like to roam around freely at Moremi Crossing, the bubbly staff will make sure you are not keen on leaving either. By pampering you with their unbridled attention, managers Alvin and Lindsday have an innate ability to make you feel like you are the only guest.
Accommodations consist of sixteen spacious and airy vintage style tents (including a family and honeymoon tent) on raised decks, each with a private wooden deck and magical views. Tent interiors are simple, with splashes of warm, terracotta colours. En-suite facilities include a basin, luxurious rain shower and toilet (also note the hippo-shaped soap; it is all in the details). And honeymooners out there: the lovebird’s suite boasts an outdoor bathtub, so dip in with broad panoramas over the delta. For this new camp, environmental protection is a priority: the camp runs on solar powered electricity and lighting - all day, every day. It also features eco-friendly waste disposal technology. So recline in the dining room, bar or lounge with the comfortable feeling that this camp is leaving a minimal footprint. The thatch roof that hugs the riverine tree line covers the main areas, and you will also find several small private lounges to soak in the stillness of nature’s beauty. A shaded deck leads to the secluded swimming pool, for a cooling plunge during the hottest hours of the day.
Activities at Moremi Crossing
Ease between the papyrus clad banks in a traditional 'mokoro' canoes, propelled from the stern by skilled 'poler' guides, allowing you to sit back and absorb the scenery. No engines running - just songbirds, dipping swallows, or a curious hippo. If you are into a more active adventure, book an island trip. Camp managers pack your mokoro with basic camping equipment and food before setting out with your own personal guide to find the perfect spot. The evening will be spent preparing dinner around the campfire under countless stars. However, let’s not forget the exhilarating, evening bush walk before dinner, where you can encounter game without the parameters of a vehicle. This rustic experience is subject to availability, and must be pre-booked in advance. You can also jump in a motorboat and look for your own reflection in the crystal clear channels of the Boro River. These cruises are particularly great for toasting the unprecedented African sunsets. When returning to the camp, the staff will treat you to fresh produce, authentic African meat dishes and yummy desserts: although this is a new camp, it will feel like the established, safari home you have been searching for.
Tripadvisor comments Moremi Crossing
Moremi Crossing provides a beautiful place for viewing game in the delta. The twice daily boat game drives provide sightings of many elephants, hippos, and birds. It was an unique experience to ride in the mokoro (dug-out canoe) and to take a good hike in the bush. While on the hike we did see zebras, wild dogs, impalas, and a male lion. The staff attends to every need and the food is excellent which includes an open bar. Our tour company did not tell us that in addition to the ranger, tips are also given to the poler(mokoro) and to the general staff.mlmCT
This is one of the most memorable experiences we've had traveling the world. The staff was accommodating, meeting every wish. The guides were amazing, showing us the flora and fauna of the Okavango Delta.JGLS-95 from Foster City, California