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Okuti Camp

Okuti Camp is located in the northern section of the game rich Moremi Game Reserve, overlooking the permanent waterways of the Okavango Delta.

Okuti is a very comfortable and well run lodge (though called ‘camp’ it has the infrastructure of a lodge), with friendly staff and a good ambience. With just seven unique and very spacious rooms, Okuti is an intimate and exclusive lodge. It is worth noting that whilst the area is fantastic for game viewing, the Moremi Game Reserve is not as exclusive as the surrounding private concession areas, so you do see a few other vehicles on game drives. Boat cruises are also superb, with extensive lagoons and waterways to explore. Being in the reserve also means more restrictions on activities (night drives, walks and fishing are not permitted) and the deep water around the lodge is not suitable for mekoro excursions. We therefore usually suggest combining Okuti with a second camp in the Okavango that can offer these activities. In a part of Africa that is generally very expensive, Okuti represents extremely good value for money when you consider the great location for game viewing and the quality of the camp.


Okuti accommodates a maximum of 18 guests in seven unique rooms which are loosely designed on traditional bushman shelters or ‘Masasas’. The spacious, dome shaped rooms are built onto raised plinths and have high ceilings, bamboo-weave interior walls and solid clay en suite plumbed bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers. Each room has a canvas and mosquito gauze front and leads out to a private deck overlooking the waterways. Two of the rooms are family rooms and include a second twin bedroom in an open plan style off the main room with a shared lounge area and bathroom.

Central Areas

The central areas are built on wooden decking and comprise an indoor dining and lounge area, leading out to an outdoor dining deck and campfire area and a swimming pool with sundeck, all overlooking the waterways of the delta.


Wi-Fi – Yes
Power for charging – Yes
Swimming pool – Yes

Habitat & Wildlife

The big game viewing in the Moremi Game Reserve is some of the best in Africa, with all the major species present (though rhino very hard to find) and excellent predator concentrations. Cheetah and wild dog are regularly seen, as are lion and leopard. There are high numbers of elephant and big herds of buffalo, whilst boat cruises offer the chance to see rarer species such as sitatunga, spotted necked otter and Pel’s fishing owl.

The area immediately around Okuti is mature mixed woodland leading out to floodplains along the edges of the deep water channels. It is a very beautiful part of Moremi. The birdlife is as good as you would imagine, with woodland, savanna and riverine species all present.


Activities at Okuti focus entirely around day time game drives and boat cruises. Walking is not permitted in the Moremi Game Reserve and the deep waterways around camp are not suitable for mekoro excursions.


Okuti is open from March to early January, though the best game viewing is generally from late May through to early November.

Okuti accepts children seven years and upwards and has two fantastic family rooms which are spacious and include a second bedroom internally linked to the main bedroom. Specialist guides can be hired through Ker and Downey’s Young Explorers programme who are really geared up for families. With a swimming pool and the chance to undertake both game drives and boat cruises, Okuti offers an excellent all round family experience.

Ker & Downey Botswana, owners of Okuti, supports Maun-based NGO Bana Ba Letsatsi (Children of the Sun) which assists northern Botswana’s orphaned and vulnerable children by providing them with food, clothing, education and counselling as well as sporting, art and musical activities. Ker & Downey provide monthly donations to the organisation based on a percentage of their safari sales. The children also regularly attend the BBL Wildlife Club which is run by Ker & Downey’s specialist guides who encourage them to develop an interest and respect for their wildlife. Bana Ba Letsatsi has been introduced to the Pack For A Purpose organisation which means that Ker & Downey Botswana’s guests may use the space in their luggage to bring in donations of clothes, toys and educational materials for the children.