Camp Xakanaxa

Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Xakanaxa region of the Okavango Delta is known for its excellent wildlife and dramatic wooded scenery. The area is home to large quantities of plains game with allied sightings of predators.

Camp Xakanaxa is one of the Okavango Delta’s classic camps, evoking the spirit of the original safari whilst providing superb levels of comfort to guests. The camp’s 12 Meru-style luxury tents all look out over the waters of the Okavango Delta and to the papyrus reed beds and floodplains beyond.

Recalling an earlier age, the camp’s en suite tents are well proportioned and individually decorate to reflect the camp’s classic safari style each taking its cue from an animal of Africa. Each tent has a comfortable viewing deck overlooking the water, perfect on which to relax. Bathrooms are spacious with generous showers. The tents are cooled fans aided by a unique water sprinkler system ideal for the midday heat.

Extending over the Okavango Delta Camp Xakanaxa’s main buildings are built of thatch and local timber and are raised to take full advantage of the camp’s location overlooking the Delta. Including a small library, a sala and expansive sundeck this is a perfect place to relax when not on a game activity. The camp has two swimming pools, a plunge pool overlooks the Delta with the larger set back in the camp’s shaded grounds.

The Moremi Game Reserve is considered one of the most beautiful in Africa. At the heart of the Okavango Delta the reserve is home to herds of plains game including elephant, giraffe, wilderbeest, impala, buffalo and sable. Predator populations are good with lion, leopard and African wild dog seen. The varied habitat in the area is home to spectacular birdlife, particularly when migrating species arrive during the spring and summer months.

Camp Xakanaxa focuses on land based activities taking advantage of its central location in the magnificent Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve. Located overlooking the Okavango Delta the camp also provides year-round water excursions by motorboat, perfect to better understand this unique ecosystem.

In Outline

Location

Access

Camp Xakanaxa is accessed via light aircraft from Maun International Airport and other camps and lodges in northern Botswana.

The camp is accessible by vehicle via road from Maun.

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Rates
From USD 495
January, February, March and December
USD 495
April, May, June and November
USD 595
July, August, September and October
USD 895

Climate

The Okavango Delta region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in the Okavango Delta are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • All canvas, Meru-style classic luxury safari tents on raised decks
  • Superb site on the bank of a permanent flowing river and overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon
  • An elevated thatch-roofed, reeded dining room and viewing deck
  • Game Drives via open Land Rovers.
  • Motorboat excursions

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

Game viewing within is good within the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve. Large concentrations of plains game encourage great predator sightings, including all the big cats, of which lion sightings are frequent. Guests can also expect to see leopard and spotted hyaena. Herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell’s zebra are also regularly seen.

Best Time to Travel

Game viewing at Camp Xakanaxa perennially good, although game is most prolific in the winter.

Bird Sightings

The Okavango Delta has prolific birdlife. Including African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders. Birding is particularly good in summer.

Guest Safety

Camp Xakanaxa is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.