Lodging Information

We are working with local travel and accommodation companies to provide discounts for event participants.  Please check back soon for updates and information.  In the meantime, general information about travel and accommodation can be found at Botswana Tourism Organization

(If you contact any of these lodges be sure to mention that you are participating in the Okavango Half Marathon or 5K, and you may get a special rate)

Drotsky’s Cabins

Drotsky’s Cabins on the western panhandle of the Okavango Delta, near Shakawe in the north-western corner of Botswana, is one of the original lodges in the country. Directions: almost 8km south of the radio mast in Shakawe you’ll find a left turn off the tar road. This sandy track will lead you east, crossing the old road up the panhandle for about 3km until you reach Drotsky’s Cabins.

Hawk Guesthouse

Hawk Guesthouse is a small local run guesthouse catering mainly for local travelers  There is a small restaurant with a limited menu and a bar with a safe area for parking vehicles inside the compound.  Rooms all have air conditioning and bathrooms. Camping is also allowed in the courtyard.

Xaro Lodge and Lawdon’s Lodge

Xaro Lodge and Lawdons Lodge are sister lodges of Drotsky’s Cabins in Shakawe, Botswana, in the western panhandle of the Okavango Delta. You can only reach this luxury private lodge by a pre-arranged boat transfer from Drotsky’s Cabins.

Shakawe River Lodge

Also known as Shakawe Fishing River Lodge and Shakawe Fishing Camp.  The lodge stands on the bank of the Okavango River, a little less than 3 km east of the main road. The lodge was built in 1959; subsequently its present owners, Barry and Elaine Price, now very well-known local characters, took over the fishing camp in 1975. Under shady trees on the river bank, a few meters south of the main lodge, is their campsite. This is a lovely, grassy site with simple ablutions and a few metal drums that act as braai stands for cooking.

Delta Belle Houseboat Bed & Breakfast

  • Rates:  830 Pula per person, 600 Pula per person (if sharing)
  • Includes:  en-suite accomodation, english breakfast, tea and coffee
  • Contact info:  deltabelle.bw@gmail.com, www.deltabelle.com, 72468354, 71674278

Download more information on the Delta Belle by clicking on the links below:

Delta Belle General Info
Delta Belle Fact Sheet
Delta Belle Terms and Conditions
Delta Belle Slide Show

(We are working furiously to find more lodging options, please check back later.)