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Little Okavango Camp

superb bird-watching a stone’s throw from Serengeti

Unique Water-based Safari Camp

About Little Okavango Camp

Little Okavango camp opened in 2018. The western side of the Serengeti lacked decent small and intimate lodging so the Tent with a View team built this camp in safari style when it discovered the staggering bird life of the area. Located just a short five-minute drive from the Ndabaka gate to Serengeti, Little O is in a great location with easy access in and out of Serengeti.

It’s favoured by those wanting to overnight somewhere before entering the park and also as a stop off on the way out of Serengeti.  The famous Lake Victoria waters occasionally rise for a period and this water-based camp suddenly is full of Tilapia fish and hippo under the walkways.  Elephant also regularly pass through the camp.  If you have a couple of days free, it is worth spending a few days here. You will regret it if birds are your thing! 

Little O’s tented rooms are lovely & spacious with huge carved wooden beds and Maasai-themed decor. The bird lounge & bar area are lovely relaxing places to drink and eat and most guests like to sit around the fire pit before dinner. 

As well as being one of the best places for birding in Africa where you can sit in your hide ticking off species, you might also like to weave amongst the tall papyrus grasses and out onto the expanse of the lake. Cultural visits to a nearby fishing village can be taken from the camp returning by boat via the fabulous Little Okavango Tower where you can enjoy brunch and a relax whilst taking in the views.  Some guests like to head out on a bike safari with guide down to a small lake where animals like to come to drink. Being on the edge of Serengeti with no walls has its advantages.   

Accommodation & Amenities

   ​​Bird bar & restaurant

   ​​7 beautiful large tented rooms

    Family tented suites

   ​​En-suite accommodation

   ​Private terrace

   ​​Solar-powered lights and hot water

   ​Amazing Victoria island tower


 ​  Open: year round

   ​Airport: ​​Mwanza (2 hour drive to camp)

   ​​​10 minutes from the Serengeti Ndabaka Gate

   By car: Mwanza (2 hours)

   ​Book full board or Game Package


The six large tented rooms have authentic thatched grass roofs and spacious verandas.
All rooms have en suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and rain showers.
Beds are super king size in double rooms or have large twin beds in the twin rooms. 
Each room has its own solar panels for lights and hot water.
All the rooms are raised on large wooden platforms with a timber frame and door with canvas walls. 
There is a raised walkway which connects the rooms to the restaurant and bar area so when the lake waters rise, guests can enjoy watching Tilapia and other fish swimming around below

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Safaris from the Camp

As well as traditional game drives in Serengeti in our customised Land Rover Defenders, you can also head out on foot from the camp and boat on famous source of the Nile, Lake Victoria.  You can be at the gate to the western corridor of Serengeti in just 10 minutes from the camp avoiding paying additional park fees simply to stay inside the park to sleep.

Family safari holidays

Family Safari Holiday - Serengeti & Zanzibar

10 Days

Safari in famous Serengeti  •   ​Discover Lake Victoria   •   ​Off the beaten track   •   ​World-class diving and water sports in Zanzibar

US $3040


Serengeti Migration and the Famous Parks of Tanzania

9 Days

Four of Tanzania’s most famous parks   •   Best wildlife Africa has to offer   •   Bush Rover camp   •   Safari in open Land Rovers 

US $4895

Bird watching in Tanzania

Home of the Shoebill, Bird Watching Safar​i in Tanzania

9 Days

Explore Lake Victoria   •   ​​Best place to see Shoebills in Tanzania   •   ​Burigi-chato safari   •   ​​Serengeti national park   •  ​Off-the beaten track

US $3925

Safari and Beach Holidays

Classic Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

13 Days

Serengeti National Park   •   ​NgoroNgoro Crater   •   ​Lake Victoria and Manyara   •   Tarangire   •   ​Zanzibar beaches

US $5860


Little Okavango Camp is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, 10 minutes drive to Serengeti National Park, Ndabaka gate.