How to Get Here

Okavango Houseboats is in the panhandle of the beautiful Okavango Delta in Northern Botswana. The boats are moored near Seronga Village in the main channel of the Okavango. The maps below show the region in more detail.

You can reach us from Sepopa or Seronga both of which can be reached via road, although a 4×4 is recommended when driving to Seronga. From here we will transfer you on a tender boat to the Houseboats. Seronga also has an airstrip and you can fly in on a chartered light aircraft (we can book this for you if needed).

Seronga is 525 km from Maun or a 45 minute flight, and an extra short boat transfer (usually 5 to 10 minutes). If you come via Sepopa it is 320 km from Maun and an extra  1 hour and 45 minutes water transfer on a tender boat.

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Air Botswana & South African Air link are the only carriers to fly from Johannesburg into Maun, the cheapest and most convenient way to book is online. We can book your charter flight from Maun into Seronga for you.


There are two route options if coming from South Africa. One is via Kwa Nokeng and Martin’s Drift and the other goes via Zeerust and Ghanzi. It would be a good idea to use route one on the way here and the other when you go back.

If coming from South Africa where would you recommend that we overnight on our way up and on the way down ?


ROUTE 2 : Via Zeerust on the new ‘Trans Kalahari’ through Ghanzi

Where do you recommend we fill up with petrol & diesel?

Route 1 ; Filling station just across the border, Nata, Maun, Sehitwa, Gumare, Shakawe.
Route 2 ; Kang , Ghanzi, Sehitwa, Gumare, Shakawe.

Which border post would you recommend we cross into?

Route 1 ; Our Border post is called Martin’s Drift, you go via Makopane [Potgietersrust]
Route 2 ; Depending where you are from, South to North , Ramatlabama , Lobatse , Tlokweng.

Is there accommodation on the Botswana side of Martins Drift ?

  • Kwa Nokeng Tel: +267 491 5938. Mobile: +267 723 00410; E Mail:

Could you give us contact No’s for accommodation at the Rhino Sanctuary.

The Khama Rhino Sanctuary can be reached on: +267 463 0713. The route is good all the way, it has been tarred recently.


Are there other camps between the border and Maun?

On the Maun- Francistown road:

  • Nata Lodge Tel: +267 621 1260
  • Gweta Rest Camp Tel: +267 621 2220

On the Rakops road that leads to Serowe:

Where can we stay in Maun?


  • Sitatunga Camp  is 15 km to the West of Maun. Tel: +267 680 0379
    Facilities: camping ,bar , bar meals.
  • Island Safari Lodge is 12 km to the East of Maun. Tel: +267 686 0300
    Facilities: Chalets, camping, bar, restaurant.


  • Audi Camp is 15 km to the East of Maun. Tel: +267 686 0599
    Facilities: Tents with power, bar, restaurant.
  • Maun Rest Camp is 12 km to the East of Maun close to the old Bridge. Tel: +267 686 2623
    Facilities: Chalets, tents, camping, self catered.


  • Crocodile Camp is 16km to the East of Maun. Tel: +267 680 0222
    Facilities: Chalets, camping, bar, restaurant.
  • Royal Tree Lodge is 15 km to the West of Maun. Tel: +267 680 0757
    Facilities: Luxury Safari Tents, bar, restaurant.
  • Maun Lodge in town. Tel: +267 686 3939


The reservations office in Maun can be contacted on +267 6861265