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Camp focus: Oddballs’ Camp

This month, we focus on the newly revamped Oddballs’ Camp, which has integrated rustic luxury and relaxation into this mainstay accommodation on Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.

Oddballs Camp, Footsteps in Africa, Botswana, Okavango Delta, Chiefs Island

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Oddballs’ Camp, which is part of the Footsteps in Africa, offers the same relaxed vibe as it has for the last three decades, but with far more comfort. The new tents and chill area have already become absolute winners with this season’s guests. Despite this upgrade, Oddballs’ Camp remains an extraordinary value-for-money experience in the Okavango Delta.

There is so much to get excited about the updated Oddballs Camp. Here’s what you can expect when you book your next stay:

The main camp

Oddballs Camp, Footsteps in Africa, Botswana, Okavango Delta, Chiefs Island

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Step into the recently created bohemian-styled guest area to completely relax and unwind. Your feet will sink into a soft sandy beach and burnt-orange hammocks will welcome you as you recline in peaceful seclusion.

The lounge and bar are great spaces to connect with fellow guests over drinks and snacks. There is an updated, carefully selected wine list which pairs appropriately with the food menu and caters to the tastes and dietary needs of all guests.

Oddballs Camp, Footsteps in Africa, Botswana, Okavango Delta, Chiefs Island

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For those who appreciate being pampered, you’ll be thrilled to find out that Oddballs now offers spa treatments to guests of the three Footsteps in Africa Delta Camps during the high season. This includes a special signature treatment for the walker’s feet, which is definitely well-deserved after a bush walk.

The tents

 Oddballs Camp, Footsteps in Africa, Botswana, Okavango Delta, Chiefs Island

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The 15 dome canvas tents have been replaced by larger, square units that now have useful hooks, canvas pockets and storage within the head board and trunk. Guests will value lights that are now practically placed over the bed as well as en-suite bathrooms with the same rustic and playful self-fill bucket showers that have hot and cold water.

 Oddballs Camp, Footsteps in Africa, Botswana, Okavango Delta, Chiefs Island

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The tents are on new wooden platforms, which offer guests stunning views of the Boro River and Okavango Delta from a private verandah. Families can enjoy their safari experience with two tents placed next to the guest areas for extra comfort, safety and security. As always, children of all ages are welcome!

The experience

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Guests can still enjoy the same fantastic Oddballs’ safari experience. All your needs will be met by a professional guide that attends to you and leads you on all safari activities. You’ll have the opportunity to encounter plains game and an array of bird life whilst on traditional mokoro day excursions as well as overnight camping trails, daily bush walks and full-day picnics.

Oddballs Camp, Footsteps in Africa, Botswana, Okavango Delta, Chiefs Island

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As a camp committed to operating in an environmentally-friendly way, power at Oddballs’ is generated by solar panels and the water used at the camp is heated this way. Generators onsite are well-maintained in order to minimise air and noise pollution. You will have peace of mind that your stay at Oddballs’ has a minimal carbon footprint.

Chat to us about planning a memorable safari experience which includes a stay at Oddballs’ Camp.

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