Gunn's CampGunn’s Camp is just over the water from Chief’s Camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Gunn’s is all about water-based activities and walks – there are no game drives.
Adjacent to Chief’s Island, Okavango Delta
Tented safari camp
Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.
Gunn’s Camp is just over the water from Chief’s Camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Gunn’s is all about water-based activities and walks – there are no game drives. Here you explore the waterways by traditional mokoro with your poler guide. It’s a wonderful way to experience the delta, without the distraction of an engine, so you can hear as well as see all that is going on around you. If you opt for a full day trip you’ll be served a picnic on one of the many islands.
You’ll also be invited to take a walk in the bush, under the expert eye of your guide, learning bush lore and enjoying close-up views of the natural world. Gunn’s Camp has its own motorboats and a sunset cruise is a wonderful way to end your day. You may also have the option of fly camping on a nearby island, with your personal guide, supplied with basic camping equipment and plenty of food, for your own bush adventure.
Guest tents and central areas are on raised platforms linked by walkways, overlooking the delta plains. With a maximum of 12 guests the camp is small and personal. The large Meru-style tents are sent amongst tall trees, ensuring privacy. Inside they have high ceilings and screened picture windows, with a lounge area separated from the bedroom by sliding glass doors, which itself leads out to the veranda, part of which is covered. You can bathe in the bathtub or choose a refreshing shower in the separate room, open to the sky.
The main building has a lounge, bar and dining room. These areas are open to the front with expansive views of the delta. The lounge is roomy, with sofas, chairs and coffee tables. The dining room has a long table for communal meals. Outdoors there’s a boma and campfire and a swimming pool.
Gunn’s Camp Highlights
- Stunning area with plentiful wildlife
- Over 250 species of birds recorded here
- Exciting, guided walks and mokoro excursions
- Island sleep outs can be arranged
- Beautiful waterfront setting
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Gunn’s Camp Location
- 6 guest tents
- Open all year
- Children aged 12 and over are welcome. Younger children are welcome if the camp is booked for exclusive use.
- Central area with lounge, bar, dining area and breakfast terrace
- Outdoor grill
- Camp fire
- Swimming pool
- Laundry service
- Mokoro rides
- Motorboat trips
- Guided walking safaris on Chief’s and other islands
- Island sleep outs
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