Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Meaning “Place of the Giraffe,” Nxabega is ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Okavango. The wide open channels of the Delta spread in front of the camp, inviting guests to discover a world full of adventure.

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is well known for its elegant tented accommodation. With just nine tents set on raised wooden platforms shaded by a canopy of ebony trees and boasting breath-taking views of the everchanging Okavango Delta. Each spacious tent features an ensuite bathroom and private veranda and all overlook the great floodplains of the Okavango Delta.

Burnished teak floors and a pitched thatch roof frame a lofty and comfortable living and dining areas. These areas constructed from timber, reed and thatch include indoor and outdoor dining areas, a Safari Shop and a swimming pool with an expansive viewing deck. Private bush dinners, breakfasts in bed, lamplit cocktails on a river island or a walking safari with al fresco picnic are all provided with pleasure by Nxabega’s warm and friendly staff.

Situated in a 25 000 hectare (61 775 acre) private concession on the border of the world famous Moremi Game Reserve, Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Delta with its maze of sparkling lagoons and meandering channels. The Delta’s floodplains and islands teem with wildlife including lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog which share this environment with huge herds of elephant and buffalo. The deeper channels and lagoons are inhabited by hippopotamus, while honeybadgers can be seen in broad daylight. The termite mounds which form the Delta are homes for dwarf and banded mongoose.

Traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) trips are conducted year round and explore the delicate nature of the Delta’s waterways, where iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers live in the papyrus lined banks. Late afternoon game drives are able to continue into the night giving guests the opportunity to see the Okavango Delta’s nocturnal inhabitants.

In Outline

Location

Access

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is accessed by light aircraft or helicopter via Maun or Kasane International Airports or other camps and lodges in the Okavango Delta.

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Rates
From USD 625
January, February and March
USD 625
April, May, November and December
USD 855
June, July, August, September and October
USD 1380

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

  • Nine Ensuite Tents set on Suspended Platforms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safari Shop
  • Game Drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Mokoro (Canoe) and Boat Cruises
  • Children’s Programme

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

African wild dog, lion, elephant, semi-aquatic lechwe, kudu, giraffe.

Best Time to Travel

The Okavango Delta provides good game viewing all year round, although animal density is greater in the winter months when game migrates to the Delta from the dry hinterland.

Bird Sightings

The Okavango Delta is ideal for birding enthusiasts. One of its most sought after species is the huge but elusive Pel’s fishing owl. Other species include African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders. Birding is particularly good in summer.

Guest Safety

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp 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.