Nguma Island Lodge Etsha

Accommodation Botswana

Nguma Island Lodge offers peace and tranquility with a spectacular and exclusive view over one of the largest lagoons in the north west of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The lodge is situated on the banks of the beautiful lagoon bordered by palm trees, papyrus and reed beds. A 50 minute boat drive brings you to the main Okavango River in the panhandle where tiger fish abound and the many inlets offer good bream fishing. Nguma Island Lodge offers a very relaxed family atmosphere and a fishing, mokoro and birdwatchers paradise.


Set amongst large indigenous trees the Lodge offers accommodation in eight stilted luxury meru en-suite tents. Meals include full English breakfast, hot or cold lunch and three course dinner.

DELTA DAWN CAMPSITE is a shaded wonderland with lawns and well appointed campsites for self erected tents or roof top tents. There is a bar, restaurant, viewing platforms with built in boma and 5 bedded self cater units for those that do not have their own tents or equipment.
The self cater units are erected on raised platforms with flood plain views and separate ablution blocks with hot and cold running water and flush sanitation. These units are fully serviced and all linen is provided except for towels.


Excellent tiger fishing except for July and August. Bream, pike and barbel throughout the year. The barbel run starts anytime from mid-September and can continue throughout November. Spin fishing tackle is available for hire and a full stock of lures and spinners are on sale.
Nguma Island Lodge is a birdwatchers paradise covering not only all water species viewed from the boat or mokoro but a full compliment of dry land and flood plain species viewed during island and flood plain walks. Find the elusive Pelís fishing owl on the numerous islands. Or during the barbel run take a 50 minute boat ride to the main Okavango River through meandering channels literally lined with fish eagle, goliath heron, darters and egrets feeding, forming your own special guard of honour.
No Okavango experience is complete without a mokoro ride. Get lost in the Delta being poled on a mokoro (dugout) through papyrus and reed beds to lily covered lagoons and islands, viewing elephant, lechwe, warthog, sitatunga and other plains game in the open, not to mention the birdlife.
Enjoy a 50 minute boat ride to the main Okavango where tiger and barbel abound or outwit that nembwe by dropping a fly or spinner close to that grassy edge. Turn off to an inlet or hidden lagoon for other bream species and African pike. Large boats are provided for fishing and fly fishing with guides/drivers indigenous to the area with an unbeatable knowledge of the fauna and flora as well as directing you to the perfect fishing spot or positioning that boat for that perfect fly cast.

Order that specialty barbeque for an island lunch or for the fisherman a sandwich lunch that wonít interfere with the tying and casting.


Nguma Island Lodge is accessible by tar road to within 12km of the Lodge. The last 12km are accessible by four wheel drive ONLY. A safe lock-up for saloon cars is available on request with a four wheel drive transfer to the lodge. Please ask for a map from Maun, Mohembo (Shakawe) or
Nguma also has a private licensed airstrip which can facilitate aircraft up to a maximum weight of 5700kg.

There is no freezer space available in the main camp and generators are not permitted unless special arrangements made. The office closes at 6 pm and under no circumstances will late arrivals be accepted. This causes disruption and inconvenience to guests and management.

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Rates per unit per night, accommodation only: on request

Twin bedded units, per unit -
Camping adults -
Transfers Etsha, per person, max 12 persons per vehicle -
Activities per person
Transfers Etsha, minimum charge per vehicle -
Boats per hour, max 6 persons per boat, fuel and driver inclusive -
Mokoros (2 persons per mokoro), per day -
Mokoros half day -
Mokoros overnight -
Lodge, accommodation, meals and activities*
Per person sharing -
Single -

* Excluding: bar purchases, gratitudes and fishing tackle.

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Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

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