Drotsky's Cabins

Accommodation in Shakawe

Star Rating:3

Just south of Mahango, within Botswana , is a small camp which is close enough to reach whilst crossing the Caprivi Strip , offering a taste of the Okavango Delta, within easy reach of Namibia . Drotsky’s Cabins stand on a high bank overlooking the river, which is already several kilometres wide. Below is a network of deep water channels and large beds of papyrus.

It’s excellent for bird watching or fishing, although there is little game around except for hippos and crocodiles. The visit to Drotsky’s is to see a classic panhandle environment, and to stay at one of Botswana ’s most genuine lodges, about 23km south of the border, and just 2km off the road. Drotsky’s can be reached with a 2WD, although the last 2km needs careful driving.

The Lodge, which has been run for years by Jan and Eileen Drotsky and their family, is situated on the banks of the Okavango River under giant riverine trees. Tables and benches made from old mokoros (dug out canoes) as well as barbecue facilities are provided. The bar and the restaurant all overlook the river. All the chalets are situated on the banks of the OkavangoRiver .


Room Description at :

A Frame Chalet's with electric lights and 220v plugpoints.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation and 10% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
Meals and boats.


Extra information

Getting fuel: Drotsky’s is about 7km before Shakawe coming from Maun. Please note there are no filling stations in Shakawe. You can fill up in Maun and again at Etsha # 6 which is 100km before Drotsky's. The next place is at Bagani in Namibia - 60km from Drotsky's.

Day trips: Drotsky’s Caves and Tsodilo Hills, which can be organized on request. Boat trips and other water activities are available for the water-sport enthusiast.

Meals - please book in advance
Breafkast  P95.00
Lunch P110.00
Dinner P140.00

Boats (Please note fuel is extra)
all boats go out with driver / guide
18 Foot boat (max. 4 people)
Per Day per boat P900.00 (8 hours)
Per Hour per boat (210.00
20 Foot Boat (max. 8 people)
Per Day per boat P985.00 (8 hours)
Per Hour per boat P275.00
"Lawrence of the Okavango" (max 12 people)
Per Day per boat P985.00 (8 hours)
Per Hour per boat P420.00

Sundancer R130.00 per person per hour (Min 10 people)

Fuel per liter for outboard motors R14 per litre for outboard motors (this may change)

Fishing License R15.00 per per per day

Transfers: Airfield to camp One Way per person P65.00