Okavango Elephant Camp.
For the curious, the adventurous, strong in character and a little crazy, we have something new for you. A haven made up of natural wild authentic spaces, where you will have the opportunity to truly disconnect, adopt responsible travel and rake in those once-in-a-lifetime memories feeding your Instagram with real wilderness experiences. Get ready for a Botswana Okavango Delta safari.
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We are shifting the traditional concept of Safari. Bold, unconventional experiences are the new safari; encounters that will unlock the imaginations of you, the discerning, responsible and adventurous traveller.
A perfect balance of adventure, culture and relaxation. Get up close and personal to The Lion Project – CLAWS. Get involved in our tree protection initiative – Adopt A Baobab. Visit the local village school, visit the Kgotla Chief and join in the dancing and drum beating in the evening around a fire. A surprise guest to camp – an extraordinary and rare opportunity to experience the cultural richness of the “Bukakhwe” San Bushmen, visiting from the nearby Gudigwa Village.
Of course you haven’t truly experienced the Okavango Delta without gliding across the water by mokoro, and discovering the exceptional wildlife on a guided nature walk and open vehicle safaris – which we, Okavango Elephant Camp, include in our full offering as well as boat and fishing safaris. It is a fact that Okavango Elephant Camp offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the Okavango, with more variety and greater numbers than in the South and West – a true Botswana Okavango Delta safari experience.
What’s In The Name?
Uniquely situated in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta, Okavango Elephant Camp is smack-bang at the meeting point of two major elephant corridors.
So when a whole lot of elephants meet at the junction of two major migratory routes it’s only apt to name that unique place #OkavangoElephantCamp!
This area offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the Okavango Delta. Ecoexist, an NGO that is involved in elephant research, collared 50+ elephants and collected data for 2 years establishing these corridors.
They then managed to get buy in from the Tawana Land Board to not issue any land grants or leases within a certain distance to these corridors.
The idea is to minimise elephant/human conflict.
The research done by Ecoexist proves that the elephants prefer to travel from the north of us to the Delta for water bringing large numbers of elephants to the camp!
There is the added bonus of a year-round combination of water- and land based activities due to the ideal location of the lodge in close proximity to the deep channels that feed the rest of the Okavango Delta. We look forward to introduce you to our wilderness haven of tranquility, wildness and beauty…
CLAWS (Communities Living Among Wildlife Sustainably) employs innovative approaches to promote human-wildlife coexistence. Our Okavango Elephant Camp-based program began in 2014 as a response to poisoning that killed 50% of the lion population along the northern edge of the Okavango Delta. Since our community based work began we have seen a significant change for good.
Community & Wildlife
A team of specialists work with the communities most impacted by human-wildlife conflicts. The approach is two fold – firstly to protect the livestock by offering hands-on solutions to promote coexistence with wildlife, and secondly to protect the habitat of the Okavango Delta & the wildlife that move into the community wildlife conservancy areas.
ADOPT A BAOBAB
Okavango Elephant Camp is blessed to be located at the point where two elephant corridors meet. But the sheer number of elephants put pressure on the local vegetation (especially large trees). We have started a Baobab tree initiative to protect this tree species on the islands of the Okavango Delta near Okavango Elephant Camp. We are committed to conserving hundreds of Baobabs in the area.
Experience the Okavango.
A visit to Okavango Elephant Camp leaves you in awe of this incredible wilderness haven. Experience the beauty of its wildlife, scenery and people. Get a glimpse of what a visit to Okavango Elephant Camp can be like…
From the moment you arrive at Okavango Elephant Camp you will experience the dedication & commitment of our outstanding team.
There are the guides who will reveal the secrets of the Okavango Delta by opening the door to a world of wild beauty and fascinating stories around every corner.
Then you’ll experience the camp staff who ensure your visit is outstanding in every way – the food, the drinks, your room, the lounge, the fire, the snacks while on game drive.
All taken care of by our awesome team at Okavango Elephant Camp!
We look forward to welcome you to our world.
We offer our guests a wide variety of activities to experience the incredible sights & sounds in and around Okavango Elephant Camp. It’s time to awaken the adventurer in you…
See What Our Clients Say.
I stayed at Jumbo Junction in December 2020. I spent about half my time staying at the camp, and the rest on a mobile safari in the Okavango Delta hosted... read more
my husband and i had a wonderful trip. we were taken by boat on a 1 and 1/2 hour trip form Guma lagoon to Seronga where we were met... read more
The owner organized a safari for us near his lodge. Great professionalism of the guides is a beautiful day spent in the bush !!!! The lodge is well organized and... read more
Jumbo Junction is located about 5kms outside of Gunotsoga village, very easy to find - just keep driving along the main gravel road from the Mohembo Ferry. Greg and Sue,... read more
We had amazing welcome song by the staff and the service was phenomenal. It was my birthday and the staff put a lot of attention to details, arranging the rooms... read more
Oh my goodness…,Where to begin? This was one of the most amazing, unforgettable, rewarding & educational experiences of my life. Okavango Elephant Camp was my first experience of the real... read more
Okavango Elephant Camp was a great place for a couple of days R&R whilst driving across the northern panhandle. They were hugely helpful with us and our vehicles as well... read more
Okavango Elephant Camp is located along the northern section of the Okavango Delta, the most beautiful part of Africa. In my decade of living and working around East and Southern... read more
We had the best game drivers in the world: Two Boy and Monoso. These guys had eyes in the back of their heads and knew their territory very well. This... read more
Our stay at Okavango Elephant Camp was definitely the highlight of our visit to Africa. Greg and Sue are wonderful hosts. Baruti and Twoboy were absolutely fantastic... read more
First time to Africa/Botswana and Greg, Susan and their staff made it an unforgettable experience. Truly appreciated all the warmth and care that made our stay perfect - from the... read more
Spent an incredible two days at Okavango Elephant Camp in late September and it was completely perfect. We stayed in the safari tents, which are wonderful - spotlessly clean, beautifully... read more
Our trip here was absolutely amazing! Sue and Greg were great hosts along with their fabulous staff. They made our stay here bliss. The food for breakfast, lunch, high tea... read more
We spent a few days in Jumbo junction in early May this year and it has been wonderful.
The staff of the camp, above all Greg and Sue, took very... read more
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Follow our stories from the Okavango Delta. Life in the African bush is exciting and there are always something interesting that takes place. Read about sightings, changes at camp, stories from the guides and feedback from our conservation partners on their wins to conserve the Okavango's habitat and beautiful wildlife.