A wonderful Okavango experience
Nguma Island Lodge in Botswana’s Okavango Delta offers a laid-back experience of one of the world’s most beautiful places. Peace and quiet, as well as numerous opportunities to explore the Okavango Delta and its plethora of animal, fish and bird life – Nguma Island Lodge offers it all.
Nguma Island Lodge (S 18 57.19 E 022 22.10) has a breathtaking view over the huge Nguma lagoon in the north west of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, but is also not far away from the panhandle in the main Okavango River.
Guests at Nguma Island Lodge in the Okavango Delta are accommodated in 8 luxury well-spaced meru-styl tents, pitched on stilts under thatch. Beautiful indigenous trees provide shade and are home to a variety of birds: entertainment on your doorstep! Each tent at Nguma Island Lodge is en suite and linked to the main complex by means of a wooden walkway.
Nguma Island Lodge in the Okavango Delta offers excellent cuisine in a restaurant and bar area overlooking the constantly-changing Nguma lagoon.
For travelers preferring to camp or self-cater in the same area on the Nguma lagoon on the Okavango Delta, the Delta Dawn Campsite is the ideal solution. The self-catering ( self contained ) units at Delta Dawn are built on raised platforms, overlooking the Nguma lagoon. All linen (except towels) are provided and the units are fully serviced. The units are not en suite, but the ablution blocks are spotless and offer all amenities.
The camping spots at Delta Dawn Campsite are shaded, with ablution blocks, and offer a bar, restaurant and viewing platforms overlooking the Nguma lagoon.
The Nguma Island Lodge and Delta Dawn Campsite will delight any fisherman. Tiger fishing, bream, pike, and of course, the annual barbel run in the Okavango Delta. You can hire tackle, while Nguma Island Lodge offers many boating trips guided by local people who knows the perfect spot to land the big one.
Birdwatchers will find Nguma Island Lodge to be among the best spots for birdwatching in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Especially during the barbel run, you will be able to spot countelss fish eagle, egrets, goliath heron and darters, frantic to feed on the darting fish in the reed-lined channels. Walking trips on the Nguma Island and flood plains offer the chance to see land bird species.
The Okavango Delta is synonymous with the mokoro – the dugout traditional canoe. Nguma Island Lodge offers guided mokoro trips, giving you the opportunity to discover the hidden beauty of the Okavango river.
Nguma Island Lodge and Delta Dawn Campsite in the Okavango Delta in Botswana can easily be reached from Maun via air or road. Please note that the last few kilometers to Nguma Island Lodge can only be travelled by means of a 4X4 vehicle, but you can arrange with the Lodge to have you transferred from Etsa.