Gunns Camp in the Okavango Delta
Overlooking the legendary Chief’s Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunns Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. Set under leafy palms and African Ebony to blend naturally with its unique surroundings, Gunn’s Camp achieves a fine balance of comfort whilst embracing the sights and sounds of the wilderness.
At Gunns Camp your African experience starts with a twenty minute light aircraft transfer from Maun over the south-western Delta, taking in the magnificence of the winding, papyrus fringed channels that make up one of the world’s greatest wet land wonders. You will be able to see some of Africa’s most celebrated animals from a bird’s eye view –500 FT above the ground
On arrival at the private airstrip on Ntswi Island deep in the delta, you will be met by welcoming hosts and shown to the Camp.
ACCOMMODATION The flagship accommodation offered at Gunns Camp consists of 6 fully furnished, deluxe Kenya-style meru tents with en-suite bathrooms featuring standalone baths and outside private showers. Set on raised platforms overlooking the delta plains Gunn’s Camp is ideal for honeymooners or guests looking for a more intimate and personalized safari experience. All 6 tents are discretely set within the densely treed island ensuring privacy and tranquility. Each has been traditionally furnished with an eclectic mixture of solid wood and African furniture and offers a lounge area as well as private veranda. The accommodation area is connected to the main camp via raised wooden walkway crossing the wetlands and magically lit by a series of fairylike lanterns. Guests have access to the elevated bar, lounge and dining room, campfire boma and swimming pool.
ACTIVITIES Our True Delta activities include motor boat cruises, mokoro excursions and guided game walks. The walks take place on Chief’s Island, in the Moremi Game Reserve, separated from Ntswi Island by the Boro River channel. Each guide takes two guests by mokoro to different areas of the Reserve, where the focus is not solely on the larger species but learning about the habits of the smaller animals, sighting birds and learning their calls, as well as identifying plantlife and their medicinal uses. Guides converse in English and offer a rare insight into the unique phenomenon of the Delta, with guests appreciating how important the “little things” are to this diverse ecosystem.