Lodge style Authentic & adventurous
Dream away under canvas
Situated on the south-western edge of Chief’s Island, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta, is a classic, intimate hideaway; Oddballs Enclave. Located on a small island, this camp enjoys spectacular views across the floodplains to the distant island forests. Hiking through the bush, swamps and scrub, spotting a giraffe from just a few meters away, finding a hearty lunch waiting for you on returning to the camp (don’t miss out on the soups, they are delicious) – at Oddballs Camp you will feel like are merging with nature. The camp has been established for nearly twenty years, so the visiting wildlife grazes comfortably in front of your verandah. Forget about social media for a while (plenty of socializing around the campfire anyway), unwind, bring a good book, or just soak in the scenery without the distractions. Kick back for a long stretch of tranquility with Africa’s most pure natural splendor.
The camp accommodates a maximum of just ten guests in five twin or double bedded mini-Meru tents (a classical safari canvas). The tents are on elevated wooden decks for better views, and each boasts semi-detached bathroom facilities, including a flushable toilet and hot and cold running water for an authentic, al fresco bucket shower (while you whistle along to all the birdsongs!). All tents open out to views over the Delta (spy zebras, impalas, or other wildlife roaming freely through the camp). Guest areas include comfortable seating on raised decks where delicious meals are served for spectacular viewing across the panoramic floodplain. Spot elephants crossing the water, colourful birds in the morning from your bed, hippos stoically grazing grass – may Africa always be like this.
Activities at Oddballs Enclave
Activities at Oddballs Enclave include walking and mokoro excursions with your private guide (for that personal touch, a maximum of two guests per guide are allowed). No running engines, just enjoying the tranquility of nature in silence. Your guide knows every corner, bush and waving reed in the swamp. With his mokoro, he will take you across the river during sunrises and sunsets to the nearby Palm Island (don’t be surprised if he encourages you to momentarily ‘navigate’ the canoe through the swamps - you will see it is not as easy as it looks!). Once there, hop off and start your walking safari. Hippos, elephants, zebras, buffalo, birds, maybe a lion or two… you never know what you will encounter, so be prepared for an exhilarating experience. Feel like focusing on our feathered friends for a morning or afternoon? With over 350 bird species, a paradise will open up through your binoculars. To get a glimpse of day-to-day life in the Okavango, cultural village interactions are also part of the experience. An authentic adventure awaits, in one Africa’s best safari destinations.
Tripadvisor comments Oddballs
We stayed for two nights accommodated in a comfortable tent with mattresses and feathers. Amazing experience especially for all the animal noises you can hear and see (elephant and leopard crossing the camp) during the night. Sleeping in tent and doing walking safaris you feel part of the nature and have more opportunities to get really close to the animals.supererika
The name Oddballs conjured up many things, but this Lodge is one of the most amazing places I have visited. Firstly the 90-minute flight from Kasane, landing on the Delta airstrip, right next to the Lodge was an experience in itself. The short walk to the open lounge and eating area, right on the banks of the Boro river, take your breath away. The staff was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. The food was excellent, and plentiful. The 2 nights spent there was too short, with mokoro boat punts to islands to walk in the bush and view wildlife and birds, words do not do this place justice.Julie L from Suider Paarl, South Africa