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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Refurbished in 2014, Okuti draws its influence from the Maunachira River which flows in front of the camp, with its abundant birdlife, fish and sandy river banks, it remains an oasis of serenity and peacefulness. Okuti is built amidst the wilderness of one of Botswana's prime game viewing regions, Moremi Game Reserve.

Accommodation

Okuti comprises of five very spacious twin and double-bedded “Masasas” (ancient tribal word for house of reeds), exceptionally unique in style and architecture all rooms overlook the permanent Maunachira channel. An additional two family “Masasas” consist of two bedrooms which share spacious bathroom facilities – ideal for families in this child friendly camp. Each en-suite bathroom provides both an indoor and outdoor shower. Connected by raised wooden walkways all areas of camp are wheelchair accessible.

Activities

Situated in the heart of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, guests can experience game drives with unhindered views in specially- designed safari vehicles. When out on game drives our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle and individual use of a camera mount. The Moremi Game Reserve is rich in wildlife, and its consistent year-round game viewing makes it ideal for repeat and first- time visitors to Botswana. Guests can also explore the Okavango Delta waterways by motorboat, and the areas open lagoons and winding channels make it a birder's paradise, complete with herons and storks in the breeding season.

Facilities

  • Five twin/double bedded “Masasas” with en-suite bathrooms (triple on request)
  • Two family “Masasas” (each sleeping five people in two bedrooms with shared en-suite bathroom)
  • Dining room, bar, seating area and open deck for evenings around the campfire
  • Accessible by air or road (self-drive options available)
  • Swimming pool

Attractions  
Okuti offers one of the best value safari experiences in the Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta region of Botswana. It provides excellent game viewing due to its widely varied and protected habitats which support a huge variety of wildlife.
Okuti can accommodate clients wishing to self-drive (in 4WD) into Moremi Game Reserve, offering an adventure and an alternative to flying.

 
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Details 1 Mar  2020 -
31 Mar 2020
1 Apr  2020 -
30 Jun 2020
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Full inclusive in USD 525 785
Details 1 Jul  2020 -
30 Oct 2020
1 Nov 2020 -
30 Nov 2020
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Full inclusive in USD 1 065 785
Details 1 Dec 2020 -
31 Dec 2020
1 Jan 2021 -
5 Jan 2021
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Full inclusive in USD 525 525


Single Room Supplement July - Oct 2020: R320</p

CAMPS & PRODUCTS

Your stay with Ker & Downey Botswana will be on a fully inclusive basis. This means that the nightly rate at each of the camps covers:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Game activities conducted by professional guides
  • Park/concession entry fees
  • Laundry service
  • Botswana VAT
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (to regional medical facility)

The camps are accessed by light aircraft, usually connecting from Maun or Kasane. Dinaka and Okuti can also be accessed by road from Maun or
Kasane. Flights must be booked with Ker & Downey Botswana for Footsteps Across the Delta and the Young Explorers family safari.

NOTES AND TOUR LEADER RATES

  • Single Room Supplement applies in low and shoulder seasons if more than 2 single rooms are booked in one booking.
  • One tour leader with a minimum of 4 paying guests, USD 335 per night in tour leader accommodation.
  • One tour leader will receive complimentary accommodation in the tour leader tent with full camp occupancy.
  • Private vehicle for 3 or less people, USD 450 per night. 4 or more people automatically qualify for a private vehicle.
  • Private Specialist Guide rates available on request.

CHILD POLICY

  Mar - Jun & Nov Jul - Oct Dec
Okuti 7 years 7 years 7 years

Children from 7 years old are allowed on activities and we do not request the family to book a private vehicle

Open season and child policy

1st March 2019 – 5th January 2020.

1st March 2020 – 5th January 2021.

FAMILY MONTHS : January, March, April, May, June, November and December.

Nightly Rate Per Child Sharing
Fully inclusive in USD

Low
Mar & Dec 2020

01 to 05 Jan 2021

Shoulder
Apr - Jun & Nov 2020
High
July to Oct 2020
 
Okuti 327 490 665

Children under 16 years pay full adult rates EXCEPT during Family Months.  

For children younger than 7 years, please enquire directly.

*The family months reduced rate for children is valid in High Season (July to Oct) but only when booking the Family Unit  with two sharing adults. Family Units dependent on availability.

2. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS  

2.1. Any cancellation of a booking must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by the Company. Cancellation charges shall apply in the following circumstances:

  •  From date of confirmation to 61 days prior to programme starting date, full 20% advance payment is forfeited.
  •  60 to 31 days prior to programme starting date, 50% of total programme cost is forfeited.
  •  30 days or less prior to programme starting date and "no shows", total programme cost is forfeited  to include handling fees and liquidated damages for the Company.

2.2. If you are a "no show," the Company shall be entitled to treat your reservation as cancelled without having given the Company any notice, and the provisions of Paragraph 2.1 shall apply.
2.3. Any request to amend or change a booking once it has been confirmed may be accommodated subject to space availability. If the Company is able to assist, an administrative fee may be charged, depending on the nature of the change. These fees will be added to your final invoice. Please note no name change is possible
2.4. No refunds are given (1) for lost travel time or substitution of facilities, (2) for itineraries amended after departure, (3) for circumstances arising beyond the Company's control, necessitating alternative arrangements being made to ensure the safety and/or further participation and enjoyment of your programme, (4) if you do not appear for any accommodation, service, sightseeing or trip segment without notifying the Company, or (5) if you leave your programme after it has begun, or miss any scheduled sightseeing, activities, meals or accommodations.

11. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND VACCINATIONS

It is your responsibility to ensure that passports, visas, travel permits, health certificates, inoculations, international driving license, or other documentation required for the trip are obtained and are in order. It is your responsibility to meet any additional costs incurred either by yourself (or by the Company on your behalf) as a result of any failure by  you to comply with such requirements.

12. SPECIAL REQUESTS

You must advise the Company in writing of any special requests; e.g., diet, facility or physical handicap, when you submit your reservation request to the Company. The Company will meet such requests, if possible.
21.3. Cancellation fees are to be paid per person per night booked.
21.4. Full payment of the booking is required 45 days prior to travel unless otherwise arranged with specific operators or individuals.

  •  121 days or more prior to programme starting date is subject to 20% of accommodation cost
  •  120 to 91 days prior to programme starting date is subject to 30% of accommodation cost
  •  90 to 31 days prior to programme starting date is subject to 50% of accommodation cost
  •  30 days or less prior to programme starting date and "no shows," total costs are forfeited

A Fruitful Week of Day Trips at Okuti

The Moremi Game Reserve is a massive expanse of land with so many different habitats to explore, making a day trip the perfect way to experience and maximise on a stay in this world-renowned wilderness area. For guests at , pre-day trip preparation means an early wake-up call, a scrumptious breakfast, remembering camera’s, binoculars, hats, sunscreen, followed by a short walk to the game vehicle. Behind the scenes, a gourmet picnic lunch is prepared accompanied by lots of refreshments to keep the energy levels surging through-out the day!

This week Solly, professional guide, and Maths, Assistant camp manager at Okuti, both did day trips up to and beyond the third bridge area of Moremi Game Reserve. On return, they both reported a very successful day, highlighting two special predator sightings – see below for their accounts:

Solly

The Moremi Game Reserve is world famous for many reasons, one of them being the abundance of predators that call the reserve home. Near Okuti, in the region of Xakanaxa, there is a lioness who is seen regularly, mostly by herself. Last year April she had a litter of cubs which were unfortunately killed by a coalition of three male lions who were enforcing their dominance in the area.

One of these males was seen in the vicinity of the lone female recently and we had high hopes of them mating. I was on a day trip with my guests near Dombo pools, on the western Side of Moremi, when we came across the pair mating! We really hope that something will materialise and this female will be able to raise more cubs in the next few months to come.

A lioness has a gestation period of three months so we hope that the summer season and the start of the rains brings new life to the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi game reserve.

Maths

We set out on our day trip and I decided, without telling my guests, that we were going to try and find Cheetah on this particular day! This meant driving to Third Bridge where the open grassland areas present the perfect habitat to spot Cheetah. We ambled slowly along taking in the surrounded, my guests were all very focused and keen to spot animals! In the distance, out the corner of my eye I saw what looked like the majestic cat but I had to drive closer to be sure.

As we approached, there he was standing still in the long grass looking ahead at a herd of impala. There were lots of ‘wows’ and excitement coming from the back of the game vehicle as this was my guests first time seeing Cheetah.

A cheetah is a carnivorous animal preying upon smaller antelope such as impala and reed Buck. At full chase, a cheetah can reach speeds of up to 110/120 km per an hour – also part of the reason why we find them in these wide-open grassland areas where they can gain speed easily!