Thursday, May 23, 2024

Ker & Downey completes refurbishment of Okuti Camp in Moremi Game Reserve

Ker & Downey Botswana has completed the full refurbishment of Okuti, accentuating its unique architecture of curved arches and doorways which pay homage to aspects of Botswana’s parliament building, where the arches represent unity, strength, and harmony.

Okuti enjoys a prime location overlooking the enormous Xakanaxa lagoon, boasting uninterrupted views of the Maunachira channel. A wide variety of Okavango wildlife wanders along the riverbanks in front of the camp, with the Xakanaxa region remaining one of the Moremi Game Reserve’s best year-round wildlife hotspots.

Okuti’s extensive structural renovations and innovative improvements have retained its understated luxury and rustic charm. With the interior design expertise of Maun-based Lien Smith (Interior Designer) of Thakadu Treasures, and Nardia Cronje (Interior Architect) of Nomvula Design, the reimagined full softs and décor replacements assure comfort, enhance guest experience, and elevate the camp to a new level of luxury. Always forging new ways, Ker & Downey Botswana is proud that most of the new interiors were manufactured in Maun, thus supporting the local industry and its talented artisans.

Walter Smith, Sales and Marketing Director of Ker & Downey Botswana, said, “The complete transformation of Okuti’s look and feel is modern, and the camp is truly one-of-a-kind, with a design that seamlessly blends into the natural surroundings. The room’s new layout and amenities have been rearranged to enhance the breathtaking views out over the lagoon and river, allowing guests to enjoy nature to the horizon from the comfort of their room. Other new room fixtures, such as the flooring and lighting, have transformed the rooms into a more stylish and brighter space.”

The long-serving team, who helped to undertake the improvements, are rightly proud of their role in reimagining the camp and look forward to hosting both their guests, media, and Ker & Downey Botswana’s trade partners.


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