Ideal as a stopover and even better for a few nights' downtime, Drotsky's is a home-grown institution in north-western Botswana on the Okavango River near the Namibia border.
As the Okavango turns south through Namibia's Caprivi region, the land flattens and the river spreads out to form the fat panhandle of the Delta. Drotsky's Cabins is right on the edge of the river and this family-run lodge has all the charm in the world.
Accommodation is in large brick A-frames near the water's edge with en suite bathrooms and a tree-shaded deck from which to admire the view. The bar is a lively waterhole for the locals, also right on the river, and the restaurant serves up a hearty if a little ordinary plate of grub.
Perfectly placed for a Namibia-Botswana combination tour, Drotsky's Cabins is about four hour's from Rundu, also on the Okavango River, giving you an excellent Okavango Delta experience without the Okavango Delta prices. From Drotsky's you can loop back to Windhoek via the Kalahari or continue on via the Delta proper and on to Victoria Falls by way of Chobe National Park for a truly awesome safari adventure.
Life at Drotsky's revolves around the river: fishing, boating and birding are the main attractions and the Tsodilo Hills - Botswana's only World Heritage Site - feature San rock art and are well worth the visit.
Room only accommodation in riverside chalets with en suite bathrooms; family units; camping; restaurant; bar; swimming pool
Guided river cruises; fishing; birding; day trips to Tsodilo Hills rock art site
Page last updated: 10 Oct 2014