Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp is situated under dense strands of African ebony trees in an exclusive wildlife concession. With only ten elevated tented suites, Nxabega offers some of the best flood plain views in the delta.
At a Glance
Day and night game drives
Guided game walks
Relax by the swimming pool
In room massages on offer
Explore the delta channels by boat or mokoro
Exploring the Delta by mokoro is the ultimate way to see the game from a different angle. Also as the mokoro are silent we saw fantastic birds and the small animals such as a painted reed frog, which was the same size as my finger tip and beautifully marked.Louisa Ross-Taylor
A fantastic mixture of both water and land safaris. The game is brilliant with lots of predators and plenty of antelopeSian Frost
To start planning your vacation to Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp
Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp is unique in that it combines the Okavango water wilderness experience with the excitement of viewing the big game normally associated with ’land’ camps.
The lodge has been beautifully hand-crafted and was deliberately designed to ensure that its open-plan dining room, lounge, library and expansive decks all offer the best views over the endless floodplains of the delta. The ten contemporary tented suites, including one family suite, are tastefully decorated in natural colors in order to feel light and airy, and feature traditional touches such as linens hand-stitched with patterns reminiscent of traditional Botswanan basket designs. All suites have private decks with a swinging bench and en-suite facilities, and the tents open out towards the delta with front-facing beds, giving guests spectacular views over the floodplain. Families have the opportunity to benefit from added space and privacy by connecting two tented suites with a covered walkway.
There is a choice of daily activities including meandering along the floodplains of the delta by mokoro, exploring the deeper channels by motor boat, nature walks accompanied by an unarmed professional guide or tracking game by open 4 x 4 safari vehicle in the mopane forests and open grasslands. The added highlight of an evening game drive by spotlight ensures you a complete Botswana experience.
Nxabega is located in riverine forest which is home to prolific birdlife, including the elusive Pel’s fishing owl, and fruit bats are attracted to the abundant fig trees, feeding on the juicy fruit after dark. The camp is situated on the channels and lagoons of the southern, seasonal part of the Delta. This is one of the most important wetland sites remaining in Africa. In the wet season, the pans fill with water attracting flocks of flamingo and other migratory water birds.
Nine exclusive tented suites are strung out on either side of the handsome thatched guest areas of the camp. The tents are thoughtfully designed, blending in perfectly with their surroundings. Each room has spacious en-suite facilities, including both indoor and outdoor showers, while a private wooden deck with a swinging bench invites guests to contemplate at the water’s edge. Two tented suites can be connected with a covered walkway to create a perfect space for families to use, giving ample amounts of privacy.
Children are welcome. However, regretfully, children 5 years and younger cannot participate in the game drives, nature walks and mokoro activities. Children 16 years and older can participate in guided walks and mokoro activities. Childminders can be booked at an additional cost. Children aged 6 to 11 years are accommodated on game drives, and children aged 12 to 16 on mokoro cruises, at the lodge manager’s discretion. Please check details when booking.
Children can take part in &Beyond's fantastic program, WILDChild, which allows children to take part in fun and educational activities, such as fishing.
Private bush dinners, breakfasts in bed, lamp-lit cocktails on a river island or a walking safari with al fresco picnic are provided with pleasure by Nxabega’s warm and friendly staff. There is a swimming pool for guests to enjoy between safaris.
Activities at Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp are all based around game viewing with an option of twice daily game drives - guests can explore the rich wildlife surrounding Nxabega on early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in an open air safari vehicle, accompanied by an armed guide and tracker. Alternatively guests may chose to take a leisurely walk in the surroundings of the Camp to take in the sights, smells and sounds of the Okavango Delta, accompanied by an armed guide.
River cruises in an electrically powered ‘eco boat’ or mokoro are also on offer for guests to explore the waterways of the Okavango by boat in the company of an experienced guide. Learn the fascinating details of the Delta's network of channels, fringed by dense reeds and papyrus.
Birdwatching is excellent and fishing is permitted between the months of March and December.
Location & Directions
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Nxabega is set in a private concession of 8 000 hectares (19 800 acres) to the southeast of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in the center 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.
When to go
Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.