Okuti is hidden on the banks of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the wildlife-rich heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. A wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary design incorporating thatch, reeds and locally sourced sun-dried bricks has resulted in a visually appealing camp. Explore the region by land or water to encounter a wide variety of wildlife – but be aware that you won't be the only ones venturing into this wilderness.
At the lodge
Okuti Camp’s main areas flow one into the other. The reception area, with its domed thatch ceiling, leads to a long area equipped with a dining table and comfortable chairs (the meals are highly recommended). Around the corner, the lounge's leather wrap-around sofa and armchairs beckon you to relax. The decor throughout is tasteful, eclectic and, above all, African. Outside, a fire bowl surrounded by comfortable fold-out chairs makes for convivial evenings. There's a swimming pool to plunge into at the end of a safari.
You can stay in a family, honeymoon or luxury mosasa (reed house). Each mosasa is very spacious and, like the main area, has a domed roof and is built on a raised teak platform from which to admire the lagoon. All are furnished with soft comfortable linens, mosquito netting and a ceiling fan for those hot summer afternoons.The en-suite bathrooms have indoor and outdoor showers with hot and cold running water; the honeymoon suite includes a large stone tub.
There's such an abundance of wildlife in Moremi that most of your time will be spent exploring the reserve in a safari vehicle. Motorised boat trips through the waterways bring you close to hippos, tigerfish and other aquatic life, as well as really good birding (including squacco herons, marabous and yellow-billed storks). Unwind beside the pool or on your private deck, watching the water slowly drift by. Night-time exploration of the wilderness is not permitted in Moremi.