Gunn's Camp & Moremi Crossing
Okavango Delta, Botswana
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GUNN'S CAMP & MOREMI CROSSING RATES: Gunn's Camp / Moremi Crossing
GUNN'S CAMP - OKAVANGO DELTA,
Overlooking the legendary Chief’s Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn's Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. Set under leafy palms and African Ebony to blend naturally with its unique surroundings, Gunn's Camp achieves a fine balance of comfort without isolating guests from the sights and sounds of the wilderness. There are two camps to choose from at Gunn's - Main Camp and Moremi Crossing. The camps are priced the same and are located within minutes of each other by boat.
Gunn's is situated in the southern part of the renowned Okavango Delta on a tiny island called Nstwi Island. The Okavango is a vast river that never meets the sea. Instead, its clear waters spread across the Kalahari Desert, forming Africa's largest wetland. The Delta is an oasis amidst the vast plains and pans of the desert that covers most of Southern Africa. Its waterways are a collection of meandering channels, creating a haven for Africa's most notable wildlife.
Gunn's Camp and Moremi Crossing are owned by Chobe Fish Eagle (“Under One Botswana Sky” – Chobe Safari Lodge, Nata Lodge, Pom Pom Camp).
Gunn's Main Camp For images of Gunn's Main Camp, click Gunn's Main Camp Images
The flagship accommodation offering at Gunn's is Main Camp, which consists of eight fully furnished, deluxe Kenya-style meru tents with en-suite bathrooms set on raised platforms overlooking the Delta plains. The honeymoon suite is built into one of the ancient African Ebony trees and demands unsurpassable views of the meandering waterways. The island on which the tents are located is connected to the central camp dining and lounge area by a small causeway crossing the wetlands and magically lit by a series of fairylike lanterns. Guests have access to the elevated bar, lounge and dining room, campfire boma and swimming pool.
Gunn's Main Camp has re-opened after refurbishment has been completed to its characteristic split-level elevated main lodge building. The main building houses a welcoming and comfortable bar with lounge and adjoining restaurant which is renowned for its picturesque views of the water lily flowered lagoon and magnificent far-reaching vistas of the Okavango flood plains and palm fringed islands. The main lodge building, camp entrance and general fencing have been refurbished and rethatched.
Moremi Crossing For images of Moremi Crossing, click Moremi Crossing Images
Moremi Crossing is a new 16-tent camp built on a palm fringed island surrounded by Okavango's game-rich seasonal floodplains and overlooking Chief's Island. The camp is located only a short 6-minute boat ride from Main Camp. Moremi Crossing is a new style safari camp combining luxury with simplicity. Moremi Crossing is leading the way in making the Okavango Delta as environmentally friendly as possible. The camp runs off a massive solar-panel, which feeds power to the entire camp. Hot water is supplied through a state-of-the-art solar-heated geyser system, delivering hot water to each room.
Accommodation consists of 16 en-suite and spacious tents built on raised decks, each with their own veranda. There is a Family Tent and a Honeymoon Tent.
The main building consists of a large open-plan deck that has a spectacular view over the Boro River onto Chief's Island. This crescent-shaped area is built on different levels to give one a feeling of space. The dining room, bar and lounge are covered by a large thatched roof that hugs the tree line. Various small private lounge areas have been created for comfort, privacy and spaciousness. Within the tree line you will find a nice shaded decked area that leads to the pool. The whole camp is shaded by magnificent Ilala Palms, Ebony, Mangosteen, Sausage and giant Fig trees.
Moremi Crossing also has a Curio Shop where you may pick up some mementos which will remind you of your stay.
Activities include mokoro excursions and guided game walks on Chief’s Island, which is part of the Moremi Game Reserve and just across the Boro River that separates it from Ntswi Island. Two guests are allocated one guide who then transports them in his mokoro to different areas within of the game reserve where they commence their walk. Guides converse in English and point out not only big game, but also bird life and plant life. Guests can learn anything from plants and their medicinal uses, to birds and their calls. It is an amazing way to experience the Delta and many guests leave appreciating the smaller life as opposed to just the normal big five!
Explore the wilderness on foot under the guidance and education of your own personal guide. Feel your senses ignite as you become part of life in the bush and encounter game without the parameters of a vehicle. The walks are conducted on Chief’s Island, where you may come across numerous animal species not to mention the wide selection of birds and insects. Bush walks on Chief’s Island give you the opportunity to get a better view of not just the big animals, but the smaller insects and birds that contribute to the Okavango’s vast ecosystem. Game which has been spotted on walks includes Lion, Leopard, Wild dog, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Buffalo, Red Lechwe and many more.
For the more adventurous there is a chance to do wilderness camping. This involves packing up a mokoro with camping equipment and going with a professional guide out into the Delta for a night or two. It’s a magical experience and a good way to get close to the birds and animals that the Delta has to offer.
For the less energetic there are boat cruises up and down the Boro River. A great way to explore the crystal clear channels of the Boro River, motor-boat cruises are organised in time to toast the unprecedented African sunsets while drifting on a lagoon in the middle of the Okavango Delta. Watch as the mutating colours are reflected in the smooth waters, disturbed only by dipping swallows or curious hippos. (subject to Delta water levels)
Become part of the bustling river life by easing between the papyrus clad banks on traditional 'mokoro' canoes. These are propelled from the stern by skilled 'poler' guides, allowing the guests to sit back and absorb the scenery. For full day trips, the chefs prepare delicious picnic lunches, which can be enjoyed on a Delta island after an exhilarating bush walk. On the mekoros you get to see the water birds like African Jacanas, African Fish-eagles and if you look carefully, you will see the Malachite Kingfishers darting between the reeds. There is also a chance that your guide will find the rare Pel’s Fishing-owl.
Relaxing in camp
Take advantage of the relaxed atmosphere of the camp and its facilities. Gunn's and Moremi Crossing combine simplicity with luxury and are a perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature at its best. Being water-based camps, they offer a wide variety of animal and bird species.
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