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Okovango Delta, Botswana
In the North-Western corner of Botswana, situated on the banks of the Okavango River, in the panhandle of the Delta, you will find the lush green lawns and tall, shady indigenous trees, a paradise called Drotsky’s Cabins. Thirty years ago, Jan and Eileen Drotsky put their roots down here, and today still own and manage the Cabins, one of the first lodges in Botswana.
At Drotsky’s you will receive a warm welcome, enjoy personalised attention, and get local knowledge from owners and staff alike on the nature and communities in the region. The area is a birding and fishing paradise. Drotsky’s is the ideal stop over for tourists en route from or to Namibia and a wonderful place to relax for a few days while enjoying a boat cruise on the Okavango River, or visit the nearby World Heritage Site of Tsodilo Hills and Mahangu National Park.
Bird life is abundant at Drotsky’s, and the staff will be quick to point out their local specials such as the Brown Firefinch and White-backed Night Heron, or the haunting call of Pel’s Fishing Owl.
A boat cruise from Drotsky’s is the perfect way to witness the feeding frenzy of the Barbel Run, taking place from August to October each year. Thousands of barbel swim upstream in the Okavango River, slapping their tails to create confusion amongst the smaller fish species, which soon becomes the barbel’s next meal. The ever opportunistic tiger fish join in the hunt, while hundreds of Egrets, Darters and Cormorant follows suite, and keen fishermen cast their lines and try to hook “the big one”.
Private Facilities 24hr – Electricity Hot & Cold Water Swimming Pool Wifi
Naturalist / Guide
Fishing availableNear National Park / Reserve (less than 50km)Near Stream or River
Restaurant / DiningBreakfastLunchDinner Bar
Species List - English
- Southern Carmine Bee-eater 2-10km
- Pel’s Fishing Owl 2-10km
- African Skimmer 2-10km
- Long-toed Lapwing 2-10km
- Goliath Heron 2-10km
- African Wood Owl 2-10km
- Retz’s Helmetshrike 2-10km
- White-backed Night Heron 2-10km
- Saddle-billed Stork 2-10km
- Brown Firefinch 1km
Species List - Scientific
- Merops nubicoides 2-10km
- Scotopelia peli 2-10km
- Rynchops flavirostris 2-10km
- Vanellus crassirostris 2-10km
- Ardea goliath 2-10km
- Strix woodfordii 2-10km
- Prionops retzii 2-10km
- Gorsachius leuconotus 2-10km
- Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis 2-10km
- Lagonosticta nitidula 1km