Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp combines more than just two worlds - the remote and wild game viewing experience of Botswana’s lush grasslands offsets the intricate detail of the hidden world of the Delta’s waterways, while the simplicity of canvas merges with the elegance of an exclusive club.

Nine tented suites create an experience that is rugged yet luxurious, blending the remoteness of the breathtaking setting with utter comfort and style. 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.The Camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation with breathtaking views of the ever-changing Okavango Delta.

A Day at Nxabega-

At Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to spoil you with the romance of Africa.

Morning Game Drive

As dawn breaks over the African bush, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the delights of a new day. Your guide will discuss what you hope to see that day over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. Explore the floodplains and grasslands of the Delta in search of the Big Five, encountering large herds of elephant and buffalo or elegant sable and roan antelope.

Breakfast

Return to the Camp for a delicious breakfast, with platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. Choose from eggs, oats, waffles or a number of other options.

Lunch

If you wish, you can walk off your breakfast on a short walk near the lodge, accompanied by your guide, who will share his insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area. Lunch is served in shady guest areas tucked into the riverine forest.

Afternoon Tea 

Cool off with a refreshing dip in the Camp's pool or indulge in an afternoon siesta. Then enjoy a late afternoon tea before you embark on your afternoon adventure.

Afternoon Boat Ride

Explore the crystal clear channels of the Delta on a mokoro or in a motorised boat. Dozens of bird species, frogs and other intimate details of the Delta lie waiting to be explored at eye level.

Dinner

Return to the Camp for a mouthwatering dinner under African skies.

GAME DRIVES
Game viewing in the Okavango Delta is remote and secluded, with very few vehicles sharing the private concession. Sensitive off-road driving practices allow our guests to get up close to the area’s exceptional wildlife. Afternoon drives continue after night, allowing for an opportunity to see the many animals that are more active at night, including leopard and serval. Lion frequently hunt at night and there is always a chance of coming upon them feeding on a kill. &Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting, getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.

No additional cost

BOATING

Game viewing is also offered in motorized boats. These trips allow you to cover more ground, and should allow you to see more of the landscape.

No additional cost

SCENIC HELICOPTER FLIGHT

Thrill to an aerial view of the Okavango Delta as you soar above a vast maze of both permanent and fleeting waterways.  Fly over rivers and pools dotted with lily pads, as well as a variety of wild animals that inhabit this unique habitat.

Additional costs apply

MOKORO

The Delta is probably best known for its Mokoro rides. These are boating trips through the maze like channels and shallow lagoons of the Delta. They are conducted in traditional boats which are called Mokoros. These sturdy boats used to be hand crafted out of large Delta trees. Today most of the boats used in the Delta are fiber glass replicas, to prevent the cutting down and depletion of the Delta’s magnificent trees.

Mokoros are a great way to go game viewing. As they are not motorized, they allow you to glide silently through the channels. This allows you to approach the wildlife silently and you will see more, as they are not scared off by a motor. You will see many animals that feed on the grass and reeds on the palm islands such as lechwe, sitatunga, elephant, hippo and crocodile.

No additional cost

 

NUMBER OF TENTS
9 (including one family tent)

MAXIMUM GUESTS
18

CHILDREN
Yes - children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives, nature walks or mokoro activities; children aged 6 to 11 can participate in game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion; children aged 12 to 16 can participate in mokoro activities at lodge manager’s discretion; children aged 16 and over can participate in nature walks

CHILDMINDING
Available at an additional cost

TRIPLES
One (children 16 years and younger)

ROOM FANS
Yes

LODGE POOL
Yes

SHOWERS
​Indoor-Yes, Outdoor- Yes

PRIVATE SALA
Yes

IN-ROOM SAFE
Yes

TELEPHONE
No

HAIRDRYER
Yes

LAUNDRY INCLUDED
Yes

​WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
No

DISTANCE BETWEEN ROOMS
20m / 66ft

POWER
220v AC Please note that the generator is generally switched off overnight; with prior notice we are able to provide 24-hour electricity for guests with special requirement

INTERNET ACCESS
Yes, wifi in guest area only

PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE
Not available

CREDIT CARDS
Visa, MasterCard

IN-ROOM MASSAGE
Yes

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
Gym in a bag available on request

WEATHER
Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and nights can be chilly.

RAINFALL
The rainy season is from late December to late February, sometimes continuing into March, with rain generally in the form of afternoon thundershowers; average rainfall is approximately 500mm / 20”

TEMPERATURE
Summer: Average of 18˚C to 32˚C / 64˚F to 90˚F, although temperatures can rise over  40˚C / 104˚F Winter: 8˚C to 21˚C / 46˚F to 70˚F

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Year-round

MALARIA
The Okavango Delta is a malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken

AIRSTRIP
Nxabega Airstrip is a scenic 15-minute drive from the camp

​CAMP CLOSURE
Open year-round

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