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Okuti - Ker & Downey Botswana

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5.0
#2 of 8 lodges in Moremi Game Reserve
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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At Okuti you will discover the treasure trove of wildlife that inhabits the Moremi Game Reserve, one of Botswana’s prime wilderness areas. The ceiling fan cooled rooms have en-suite bathrooms and both indoor and outdoor showers. Each room has a magnificent view of the Xakanaxa lagoon. Public areas include a dining room, sitting room, swimming pool and campfire.Game drives are conducted by specially adapted four wheel drive vehicles.
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Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve Botswana
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JeanLouiseFinch wrote a review Sept 2021
Fernandina Beach, Florida70 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our last of six camps, and the second of two Ker & Downey in the Delta. We enjoyed Okuti more than the prior Ker & Downey camp. It started much warmer with the staff and our guide Sue greeting us with a welcome song! We were always walked out to our game drive, and welcomed back. There is even a “Time for Dinner” song to which we jumped in and danced with the staff. The rooms and common areas are very nice and spacious, with a lovely view of the lagoon. I liked the option of an indoor or outdoor shower. The photos on the camp’s web site are accurate. Not only did the staff take very good care of us but they were engaging at pre-dinner camp fires. The menu was interesting, varied and well prepared. I learned that the camps in the Delta can’t get deliveries as often as other camps, so I was really impressed with the marvelous dishes prepared with the ingredients they had! The staff went out of their way for what was not only our final dinner in camp, but final dinner on safari as they set up a private table for us by the pool and decorated the area with plants, crafts and candles. Sue is a very knowledgeable guide and can answer any question you ask about the animals, plants and landscape. He is quite engaging, always quick with a smile, and can really find the animals. This is the only place in three weeks where we saw painted wolves! We also opted for a boat cruise where we continued to see many animals. I accused Sue of placing an elephant in the lagoon eating grasses right at sunset so I could get a perfect sunset picture! I also liked the fact that local crafts were available for purchase. Okuti camp was a wonderful last stop.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Fran Hird, General Manager at Okuti - Ker & Downey Botswana
Responded 16 Sept 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Okuti with Sue and the team. I hope your elephant at sunset photos came out well.
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Cutup wrote a review Jul 2023
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Okuti. The flight in and out is a great way to see animals from the sky in the local bush plane. Our guide was Carlos who is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He knows details about flora as well as all the animals, including the incredible birds (from someone who did not used to be a birder—the fowl in Botswana are fascinating and ever so varied, from ostrich to lilac breasted rollers.) We saw a lot of lions and several leopards and got a chance to really watch the big cats. The roads are enough to realign the spine, but Carlos was an excellent driver and kept us safe.
Because it is a National park, we needed to be back at camp by 6:30, and there were no night drives or bush walks. The hot water bottles were definitely appreciated in the cool early morning hours.
The staff at the camp were warm and fun and entertained us nightly with music. I would recommend some lighting to be on them while they sing and dance. The meals were delicious, particularly the local dishes, and the self-service from passed plates was perfect to avoid wasting.
The rooms were very comfortable and we really liked the outdoor showers. The yoga mats and weights in the room were a nice touch.
We enjoyed the boat ride and saw many elephants dining in water Lilly roots. The Okavango experience was really beautiful, seeing the sun set over the intricate life-filled delta.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Boi Moribame, Marketing at Okuti - Ker & Downey Botswana
Responded 7 Jul 2023
Thank you so much for a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Okuti and that the team made you feel welcome and comfortable. We will be sure to share this feedback with the rest of the team. Looking forward to your next visit in the near future.
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Bongani N wrote a review Aug 2020
Gaborone, Botswana16 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited Okuti with my wife during July 2020. This was our first trip into the Delta. What an amazing experience. We were welcomed by the manager Maths (who welcomed us like old friends returning to his camp), he is so warm, welcoming and very professional. His great attitude and spirit flowed through to the rest of his staff. A special shout out to Samson (main guide), Slim (assistant guide), Mmonni (who took very good care of us while dining.

The food was great, the game drives excellent and the staff just the best. Thank you very much. I highly recommend this place
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Magnus Kuester wrote a review Jun 2022
Hamburg, Germany4 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Okuti Camp is a gem, a delight, located at one of the countless riverarms of the Okavango. Build in a very sustainable way, it however offers all amenities for your perfect safari.
The staff is great and super friendly. We also appreciated, that you'd have breakfast and dinner with your guide and after dinner there was time to sit around the fire place and chat with the staff - it was great to learn from local people so mich about Botswana and life in the country.
Food was excellent and offered also the chance to taste some local specialties.
Rooms were spectacular - high ceilings, view on the river and equipped with allamenities you wish.
Our guide, Oni, was great, with a good sense of humor and knew all the spots, both on land and water (you must do the river safari - one of a kind).
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Jul 2022
So glad you enjoyed your time with us at Okuti. Thank you for leaving a review.
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Frank_Germany40 wrote a review Nov 2021
Muenster, Germany11 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay and hospitality so much. The team was so nice to us and Monika prepared best food and variety. Our 2nd evening with private dinner by the pool was fantastic. Boat and jeep game drives were very good with sundowner or breakfast close to the animals. We reached by our rented 4x4 from Khwai and left to Maun, roads were no problem in October. We would love to come back !
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Jul 2022
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peter wrote a review Sept 2023
Guiseley, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a place this is. This was our first experience of an African lodge and safari’s, our hopes and expectations were high but the way the staff welcomed us with their friendly hospitality and knowledge of not only the animals we saw but their passion for their local community and sustainability generally surpassed our expectations, superb.
The safaris whether by vehicle or boat were always informative and enjoyable.
Being sung into dinner was a really nice touch and having dinner with your fellow travellers and the lodge staff was great, made our visit special.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Boi Moribame, Marketing at Okuti - Ker & Downey Botswana
Responded 19 Sept 2023
Good day, thank you so much for sharing this lovely review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share this feedback with the rest of the team. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
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BHLJ wrote a review Aug 2023
Zurich, Switzerland17 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We (family with 2 kids) started our Africa trip with 4 nights at Okuti. We enjoyed every minute of our stay there. The team ist just wonderful! We loved to be seated at one long table with the other guests for lunches and dinners and sitting together around the fireplace for an Apero. Our guide, Sedic, did an awesome job and you could feel that he loves his job and the animals. The boat trip on the Okavango is unforgettable. We can highly recommend Okuti
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Boi Moribame, Marketing at Okuti - Ker & Downey Botswana
Responded 27 Sept 2023
Good day, Thank you so much for such a lovely review on your stay at Okuti. We are happy you had a great Safari experience and will be sure to send this feedback to the rest of the team. We cannot wait to host you again very soon.
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Beryl wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our friends in Maun gave us a surprise trip with them to Okuti when we went to visit them in September 2019 (date not possible to show in "travel option". What a lovely camp, well organised, great staff. We so enjoyed the treat!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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wprincess4 wrote a review Mar 2023
Ottawa, Canada216 contributions132 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful luxury camp located in the Moremi Game Reserve. It is a permanent camp with really lovely accommodations right on the river bank. Every cabin has a beautiful view of the river and surrounding area. The bedsbare veiry comfortble with king-size beds, beautiful private bathrooms, and an oitsode shower for those hot, humid days! The campnoffers camp drives and boat safaris. We took both and saw wildlife close up. The staff are simply the best, the food is fantastic and the wildlife interesting. The guide makes all the difference as well and ours, Sedic was really great. He was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. We particularly enjoyed the boat safari, which was a lovely change of pace. I would not hesitate to recommend this camp!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Boi Moribame, Marketing at Okuti - Ker & Downey Botswana
Responded 13 Mar 2023
Thank you so much for a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Okuti and that the team made you feel welcome. Looking forward to your next visit in the near future.
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TMags1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Dublin11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are so lucky to have stayed at Okuti. The camp was beautiful and the staff was so sweet and attentive . The whole experience was amazing. Highly recommend staying here and seeing the beauty of the Delta first hand and be so well taken care of. We had the best time with our guide Sam. He made our time with him a lot of fun and very educational.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Fran Hird, General Manager at Okuti - Ker & Downey Botswana
Responded 19 Jul 2022
From Sam and the team at Okuti, thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you had a great time with us.
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cqfp123 asked a question Feb 2023
Los Angeles, California990 contributions594 helpful votes
Is there wifi?
Answer from James C
Good day, We do have Wi-Fi in Okuti. Please note that it's bush Wi-Fi - however we are constantly looking for ways to improve it.
CANJTN asked a question Nov 2014
Valparaiso, Indiana255 contributions38 helpful votes
Are there mokoro experiences and night game drives? Are there any astronomy presentations under the stars??
Maun, Botswana1 contribution
Okuti is the only 5* camp within the Moremi Game Reserve so night drives and mokoro activities are not permitted in this area. To experience these activities we recommend a combined itinerary including Shinde or Kanana, both land and water based camps in their own private concessions. Just ask the guides and they will happily explain the magical night sky.
Maun, Botswana1 contribution
Depending on your interests would determine the best time of year to visit. Okuti is accessible by 4 wheel drive (self drive), but most of our guests arrive by plane. We book this for you. We do have other properties and can put itineraries together for you.
Mamagoose75 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Carmichael, California93 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I forgot to add in my review that the good at this camp is remarkable. Each dish at each meal was delicious."
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MundB wrote a tip Nov 2018
Kaarst51 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All 8 cabins are situated directly at the riverside - you cannot pick a poor choice!"
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NikkiH2 wrote a tip Oct 2018
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are great."
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Bella C wrote a tip Oct 2018
Chichester, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room, Bee eater, was very private, being the last room in the row, and had an outdoor bath."
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RichardGRigby wrote a tip Jul 2017
Brisbane, Australia30 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms were very high-quality, spacious and comfortable. We watched Bushbuck and hippo walk by our back viewing door."
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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