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 nine contemporary tented suites, including one family suite, are tastefully decorated in natural colours 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.