The Okavango Panhandle is a section of the Okavango River, the main watercourse supplying the Okavango Delta. It is located to the north-west of the Delta and stretches for approximately 70km until it fans out into the alluvial plain of The Delta. This deep channel is full all year round and offers excellent tiger and bream fishing, while the surrounding woodlands and the river’s shallow waters teem with a huge variety of birds. The Okavango Panhandle is dotted with several villages and serves as a gateway to the scenic Tsodilo Hills, some 40 kilometres west, with their various tribal cave paintings, some dating back as far as 20 000 years. There are also a number of well-established riverside camps that provide comfortable tourist accommodation. Visitors can enjoy excellent fishing, first-class birding, boating on the Okavango River and game viewing in the Mahangu National Park.
Drotsky’s Cabins is located on the western panhandle of the Okavango Delta and is an original pioneer lodge. The lush green lawns of the lodge run down to the river and are surrounded by tall indigenous trees, creating a perfect shaded setting to relax and enjoy the wilderness. The papyrus channels and lush vegetation of the river make the cabins an ideal venue for fishing and bird watching. The river boasts seventeen species of fish, most notable are the tiger fish and bream. Apart from many opportunities to view birds and some wildlife of the Shakawe area in Botswana, the lodge also offers a place for rest and relaxation. At Drotsky’s you will receive a very warm welcome from the friendly and knowledgeable staff who will love pointing out resident birds to you. All of the chalets at Drotsky’s have their own patio overlooking the tranquil gardens and are en-suite. These authentically rustic chalets also have air-conditioning, mosquito nets and tea and coffee facilities. Children of all ages are welcome at Drotsky’s Cabins.