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Drotsky's Cabins

Drotsky’s Cabins is a family-owned lodge very popular with anglers and birders. The accommodation is relatively simple and the feel of the lodge is homely.


Western panhandle of the Okavango Delta

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BasicA place to sleep with access to a bathroom. Not right for everyone. Can be an experience.

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Drotsky’s Cabins

Drotsky’s Cabins is a family-owned lodge very popular with anglers and birders. The accommodation is relatively simple and the feel of the lodge is homely. Chalets are set by the water and are spacious and high-ceilinged with private bathrooms. The bar is popular with locals as well as guests, a place of lively, affable conversation where friendships are formed. The dining area is set on an elevated deck by the wide Okavango River, allowing you to take in the views as you eat the cook’s tasty dishes. Buildings are set beneath tall trees which offer welcome shade from the sun’s rays. The lodge is set in attractive, well maintained gardens

Fishing and bird watching are the main activities, which can be pursued year round. The months of August, September and October are especially favourable as they coincide with the barbel run, when thousands of young fish gather to swim upstream, triggered by the lowering water levels of the flood plains. The presence of some many fish I welcomed by their predators, among them the sharp-toothed catfish, also known as the barbel, and their presence in turn attracts tigerfish. This makes for exciting watching, the river is alive with fish of varying sizes, and for superb fishing. Birds are also drawn to the area, so it’s a good time to observe herons, fish eagles and egrets among others.

Other activities include boat trips, with a selection of vessels of different sizes. Staff can arrange excursions to view the San rock paintings at Tsodilo Hills, a World Heritage Site, and the amazing Drotskys Caves with their many chambers and impressive stalagmites and stalactites. It’s also possible to visit Mahango Game Park just over the border in Namibia, another prime birding destination.

Drotsky’s Cabins Highlights

  • Fishing for tigerfish in the barbel run
  • Watching bushbuck in camp
  • Catch a glimpse of Pel’s fishing owl
  • Viewing rock art in the Tsodilo Hills

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Drotsky’s Cabins

Drotsky’s Cabins


  • 4 guest tents.
  • Open all year.
  • Children aged 8 years and over are welcome..


  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Library
  • Bar
  • Gift shop
  • Large deck with firepit
  • Day beds
  • Outdoor ‘jungle gym’
  • In-room massage service
  • Laundry service
  • A professional Canon camera and lenses to use whilst you’re staying


  • Boat trips on Zibadianja Lagoon
  • Guided island walks (if you want to guarantee this activity, please let us know in advance)
  • Game drives
  • Night drives

Ultimate luxury in the midst of the Botswanan wilderness. It doesn’t come any grander than this, and you’ll be blown away by the immense suites, stylish décor, comfort and attention to detail.


  • 4 guest tents
  • Mosquito nets
  • Open fire
  • Bedside tables, dressing table, storage chest and hanging space
  • Lounge
  • Writing desk
  • Veranda
  • Sun deck and plunge pool
  • En-suite bathroom with copper bathtub, shower, twin basins and flush toilet
  • Bathrobes
  • Outdoor rain shower
  • Solar-powered electricity
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Yoga mat and weights
  • Supply of drinking water, tea, coffee and spirits

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