Xaranna Tented Camp is a small intimate camp with sweeping views opening up onto a permanent lagoon teeming with hippo. The Camp combines the best of what the Okavango has to offer, both on land and the water, accompanied by expert guides and trackers.
A beautiful light camp in the heart of the seasonal Okavango Delta. Each romantic, tented room has a plunge pool looking out over the floodplain.
With excellent guiding you are sure to see lots of wildlife whether on a game drive, walk, traditional mokoro or motor boat.
Take a helicopter flight to see the vast delta from above.
Take your complimentary Swarovski binoculars out with you on a game drive to ensure you get the best game viewing possible.
Reachable only by boat during the high water season, this intimate camp with only nine tents offers an exclusive experience steeped in the wonder and magic of this extraordinary ecosystem. Xaranna enjoys 25,000 hectares of pristine wilderness which will be shared by only 18 guests at any one time, meaning a totally private experience. Xaranna's guides are among the best and will gently introduce guests to the surrounding area and its resident game.
As well as excellent big game viewing there are diverse bird and plant species to enjoy, including the elusive Pel’s fishing owl. Bee eaters frequent the area and can often be seen in their noisy colonies and kingfishers can often be spotted darting in and out of the reeds.
Guided walking, 4x4, mokoro and powerboat adventures are all on offer - and the boat trips up the swollen waterways are a particular highlight, the boat able to drift up almost silently to game, giving amazing photographic opportunities.
Meals are a relaxed and friendly affair, complemented by delicious pan-African cuisine. The carefully positioned guest areas maximise the sweeping views across the channels, with classic delta tree-line silhouettes. The main guest areas offer a spacious games and reading area as well as a shaded veranda for dining.
Each spacious tent enjoys gorgeous views, as well as a romantic sala and private plunge pool.
When to visit
I love the shop at Xaranna it is full of all the niknacks that are found around the lodge…very dangerous for the credit card.
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is set in a private wilderness concession of 25 000 hectares (61 800 acres) to the southeast of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in the centre of one of the most unique regions in the world, the Okavango Delta. Renowned for its lush waterways and abundant wildlife, the Okavango is home to a number of aquatic and land species.
Fly into the Xudum airstrip, a mere 20-minute flight from Maun
(90-minute flight from Kasane), followed by a 45-minute game
drive and/or a boat ride into camp (depending on water levels).
&Beyond Wild Child programme
Specially designed activities ensure your children get the most out of their safari experience, with activities such as tracking footprints and making traditional bows and arrows to add to game drives with their parents.
Boat safari in the Okavango Delta
Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.
Fishing in the Okavango
Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.
Game Drives in Botswana
Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.
Game drives in the Okavango
One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximise your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.
Walking Safaris and Nature Walks
Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.