Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

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.

Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is set on the edge of a channel in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, deep within the 272 000 hectare private Rann’s Concession. This private concession allows exclusive close-up game viewing. Wildlife includes elephant, large buffalo herds, tsessebe, hippo, lion, leopard and roan antelope as well as rare species such as red lechwe, sitatunga and Africa wild dog

With just nine carefully crafted suites, handsomely decorated in tones of chocolate and ebony, guest comfort is assured. Innovative design details featuring the artful recycling of everyday objects have been used throughout and all timber work is rough-hewn and chunky. The suites feature large bathtubs and romantic al fresco showers as well as a private plunge pools and elevated rooftop sala with magnificent views over the Delta are available for sleep-outs and relaxing in the afternoon.

Guest areas are multi-layered and boast dramatic decks with panoramic views of the surrounding floodplains and yet are designed to remain discretely hidden within the tree line. With an atmosphere is one of earthy glamour these spaces are designed to make the experience more intimate, with inviting plump sofas ideal for total relaxation. Playful accents celebrate Delta icons and Botswana basketware appears throughout the lodge. &Beyond’s innovative interactive kitchen completes the overall guest experience along with the well-stocked Safari Shop showcasing chic outdoor gear, African art and jewellery.

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.

In Outline

Location

Access

Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is accessed by light aircraft or helicopter via Maun or Kasane International Airports or other camps and lodges in the Okavango Delta, followed by a road and boat transfer to camp.

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Rates
From USD 790
January, February and March
USD 790
April, May, November and December
USD 960
June, July, August, September and October
USD 1630

Climate

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

SUMMER

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

WINTER

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

Facilities

  • Nine Air-Conditioned Suites
  • Interactive Kitchen
  • Outdoor and Indoor Showers
  • Generous Private Plunge Pools
  • Safari Shop
  • Day and Night Game Drives
  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Seasonal Boat and Mekoro Excursions
  • Children’s Programme
  • Helicopter Flights (Additional Charge)
  • Okavango Horse Safaris (Additional Charge)

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

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.

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

Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge 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.