Xakanaxa lodge, Okavango Delta

Xakanaxa Camp is one of the few Okavango lodges which can offer year-round boating trips

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About Xakanaxa lodge

Xakanaxa Camp is one of the few Okavango Delta lodges which can offer year-round boating excursions, as well as extensive game drives into superb wildlife areas. It has one of the best locations in Botswana, and is the original camp at Xakanaxa

Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-Kan-A-Ka) is set in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, which is rated as being one of the finest game viewing areas in Africa, incorporating most of the Delta water and has a vast selection of exotic wildlife.

To the south and east, the reserve offers sanctuary to the most varied herds in southern Africa. To the north and west of the lodge are the permanent lagoons and waterways of the Okavango.

The game drives in this sector of Moremi, take one through a large variety of differing vegetation types, down winding tracks, through mopane forests and across lush grasslands.

The waterways are either forded by vehicle or crossed on rustic log bridges. The camp faces out over the Xakanaxa Lagoon on the Khwai River, where boat trips lead into the sinuous channels of the Delta, one of Africa's greatest natural wonders.

Wildlife in the Xakanaxa area is fantastic and includes tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, elephant, sable and giraffe. The predators are prevalent and lions are often heard calling in the early mornings. Leopards, wild dog and hyena are often sighted. Birding in the area is excellent, especially in the spring and summer months, when the migrants are breeding.

Boat trips and game drives are conducted by a team of experienced, professional game guides. The camp consists of luxury, spacious safari tents, with en-suite facilities. They are fully equipped and tastefully furnished. The dining room is open fronted with reed walls and a thatched roof, and has a fully stocked bar. Centrepiece in the dining room, is a dining table, tailor-made in old railway sleeper timber. Wholesome meals, candle-lit dinners and a selection of fine wines, will more than satisfy. The service is personalised and of a high standard. A rustic and friendly atmosphere prevails