We stayed here in Sept 2010 for 4 nights and it was amazing! (fyi - I selected Sep 2011 but it was 2010)
We stayed in the basic tents and I love the outdoor shower! It feels like your back with nature. Its not everyday you can shower and listen to the elephants roar or goto the bathroom as fast as possible at night and look out for predators.
You go out twice a day, morning and before sundown to avoid the hot sun.
You have the same guide during your stay. They will take you out on a mocorro to see hippos, elephants or go walk about (giraffe, pumba from lion king, baboons and a variety of birds). But I would suggest three days, on the forth day the guides didn't have much more to show us.
One evening (around twilight) we saw a herd of elephants stroll by outside out tents up close.
The viewing platform is a nice place to relax and enjoy the hippos going up and down the river. One day during lunch we saw elephants crossing the river and they were playing in the water (we even saw some mating!)
The food was delicous and hearty - really yummy food. Even the pilot said that this oddballs had the best food out of all the camps he serviced.
The hosts were very friendly and helpful.
I heard from other pple that oddballs wasn't that good after being at other camps but its a great place to start. I love this place and would recommend.
Also there was an option to go out camping with a guide.. like out with the wild animals! I would have but my companions were too scared. One other couple that went out and almost got trampled by elephants but the guide tried to scare the elephants away with pots and pans.
- Also Known As:
- Oddballs Palm Island Hotel Okavango Delta
- Oddballs' Palm Island Luxury Lodge Botswana/Okavango Delta