Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
Okavango Delta, Botswana
A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert.
With inspiration taken from the beautiful water lily, Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is delightful with nine ensuite safari tents combining canvas and bleached timber. Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp has an atmosphere that is cool, light and airy, very much in keeping with the gentle beauty of its environment. Safari tents are delicately decorated in shades of khaki and gentle pink lily and boast romantic outdoor salas, private plunge pools, indoor bathtub and al fresco shower.
Guest areas are positioned to maximise the sweeping vistas out across the channels of the Okavango Delta, with classic Delta tree-line silhouettes. Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp celebrates Botswana’s iconography, humorous design touches apparent throughout. Perfect for afternoon relaxation, the intimate guest sitting area boasts a spacious reading area. An elevated dining area features shady verandas with wonderful views leading out onto an open-air boma where exotic candlelit dinners take place under the stars. A fully-stocked Safari Shop offers chic outdoor gear, African art and jewellery.
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is situated on an island within a 272 000 hectare Rann’s Concession an exclusive private wildlife concession within Botswana’s unique Okavango Delta. The Delta is maze of sparkling lagoons with meandering channels and islands teeming with wildlife. The concession is home to red lechwe and sitatunga as well as lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog who share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Deeper channels and lagoons are home to Hippopotamus, while honeybadgers can be seen in broad daylight along with dwarf and banded mongoose.
At Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) rides explore this wonderful environment allowing guests to see iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers which love in the papyrus-lined banks.
Game drives take place in the private concession and sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings. Those wishing to explore this unique habitat in more detail might choose a bush walk with a professional guide. Seasonal water-based experiences include motorized boat, mokoro and fishing excursions. The Okavango Delta has remarkable bird-watching with 450 bird species, including Pel’s Fishing Owl. Vast number of migrant birds in summer.
Both scenic helicopter flights and horse safaris are available with prior arrangement and at an additional cost.
From USD 790
January, February and March
April, May, November and December
June, July, August, September and October
The Okavango Delta region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).
Summers in the Okavango Delta are hot with temperatures reaching mid to high 30o Celsius.
Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.
Elephant, large buffalo herds, tsessebe, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, African wild dog, red lechwe and sitatunga.
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.
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.
Xaranna Okavango Delta 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.