We offer fully furnished Old Africa style houseboats in the panhandle of the beautiful Okavango Delta in Northern Botswana.
The Okavango Delta is an idyllic wetland in the middle of the desert, aptly called “The Jewel of the Kalahari”, home to the most astonishing proliferation of bird, animal and aquatic life. Our houseboats offer the rare opportunity to experience this wetland paradise in comfort as you float along with waterways in peace, viewing the magnificent bird and animal life.
Our houseboat trips ensure your exclusivity and privacy. There is no sharing with other guests or groups and so you can dictate the day’s activities. Our rates include the services of a chef and licensed boats-man, accommodation and the use of tender boats and utilities. You are left with nothing to worry about and nothing to do but relax and go fishing!
Apart from the excellent fishing, guests enjoy exceptional birding opportunities along with the chance to view the rare sitatunga antelope, or watch elephants feeding on palm fringed islands. The hushed silence makes it all the more peaceful and the knowledge that you are in deepest Africa makes your experience utterly compelling.
Our three houseboats, Inkwazi, Inyankuni and Madikubu allow you to experience the quintessential Okavango Experience. Sleeping on board, you experience the rhythms of the Delta – the gentle lull of the river, the rise and fall of the sun, the haunting cry of the African Fish Eagle and the cheerful grunting of the hippo. Our boats are moored to the main channel of the Okavango River near the village of Seronga, in an area that offers fantastic fishing, papyrus beds and charming palm islands.
With the main channel being deep and fast-flowing, it is ideal for both the fighting Tiger fish and Bream (Tilapia). Seventeen species of fish can be caught in the Panhandle area. Bird watching is also outstanding in the region’s tall, shady riverine forests and many resident and migratory birds can be seen along the river. This area is accessible by road for 4 x 4 enthusiasts or by aircraft.
Although fishing and relaxing on board satisfies many of our guests, we offer excursions on tender boats to explore the Delta’s countless water channels, bird watching, as well as mokoro excursions, overnight camping trips, fishing and village tours. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All of our houseboats offer the following facilities:-
Lounge / dining room, galley, semi-covered deck
Crew – A licensed boatman and chef
Each of our three houseboats offer it’s own unique flavour.
Wood and brass accents in the bar and deck give this boat an Old Africa feel.
Pax: Maximum 23
Cabins : 3 single cabins and 10 twin cabins
Ablutions: 3 single cabins share 1 full bathroom (shower and toilet) and 10 twin cabins share 6 full bathrooms (shower and toilets)
The oldest of our fleet and still a favourite among regular visitors for it’s homely feel.
Pax: Maximum 24
Cabins: 2 double cabins with en-suite, 10 twin cabins
Ablutions: 2 en suite full bathrooms (shower and toilet); 4 toilets and 2 showers
The newest of our vessels, Madikubu (mother hippo in Setswana), offers a modern feel and a dining area on the upper deck.
Pax: Maximum 20
Cabins: 8 twin cabins and 2 en suite twins
Ablutions: 2 en suite cabins; 5 shared full bathrooms (shower and toilets)