Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

Situated on a private concession in the magnificent Okavango Delta, Sandibe boasts exclusive traversing rights over a vast stretch of land adjacent to the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve. Inspired by nature and celebrating its stunning setting, the lodge features the best the Delta has to offer in terms of outstanding design, outstanding wildlife viewing and warm local hospitality.

Set in a cool forest canopy of wild palms and gnarled fig trees, this flagship lodge blends seamlessly with one of Africa’s most breath-taking landscapes. Behind the lodge, golden-grassed floodplains inhabited by a staggering variety of wildlife stretch into the distance, framed by lush palm islands and the spires of giant termite mounds. A channel of clear, cool waters runs directly in front of the elevated guest suites, offering unrestricted views over the shimmering beauty of the Delta.

At &Beyond Sandibe, guests can awaken to the sound of animals, laugh at the antics of baboons and squirrels over breakfasts and tread in the footsteps of elephants as they walk the ancient paths that bisect the forest. Days are spent exploring a maze of papyrus and exploring the wide floodplains in search of wildlife. The lodge’s exceptional design creates a sense of space and grandeur where guests can revel in one of Africa’s most untouched landscapes, drinking in the serene beauty of the unique natural spectacle that lies right on their doorstep.

A Day at Sandibe Okavango

At Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, 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 lodge 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. Watch as the expert chefs in the interactive kitchen prepare the freshest of ingredients for a mouth-watering lunch.

Afternoon Tea

Cool off with a refreshing dip in your private plunge pool or indulge in an afternoon siesta or one of the comfortable day beds. Then enjoy a late afternoon tea before you embark on your afternoon game drive.

Afternoon Game Drive

Set in out in search of wildlife once again, stopping to marvel at the spectacular sight of the setting sun casting a golden glow on the floodplains and Delta channels.

Dinner

Return to the lodge for a mouth-watering dinner under African skies.

NUMBER OF ROOMS
12, including a family suite

MAXIMUM GUESTS
24

FAMILY SUITE
Yes, one

CHILDREN
Yes - children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives or nature walks; children aged 6 to 11 can participate in game drives at the 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)

TWIN BEDS
All convertible to double

AIR CONDITIONING
Yes

ROOM FANS
Yes

MOSQUITO NETS
Yes

PRIVATE PLUNGE POOLS
Yes

INDOOR SHOWERS
Yes

OUTDOOR SHOWERS
Yes

BATH
No

SEPARATE W.C
Yes

IN-ROOM SAFE
Yes

PERSONAL BARS
No

BUTLER’S HATCH
Yes

TELEPHONE
No

HAIRDRYER
Yes

LAUNDRY INCLUDED
Yes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
No

DISTANCE BETWEEN ROOMS
30m / 98ft

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT
12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00

KOSHER FOOD
Not available

POWER
220v AC

INTERNET ACCESS
Yes, wifi in guest area and suites

PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE
Available at an additional cost (from 1 November 2014)

CREDIT CARDS
Visa, MasterCard

MASSAGE
At the spa or in-room

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
Gym at the spa with treadmill, rowing machine, stationary bicycle and weights

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
Chitabe Airstrip

CAMP CLOSURE
Open year-round

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