Xaranna Delta Camp

Xaranna Delta Camp is set in a private wilderness concession of 61,800 acres to the southeast of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in the centre of one of the most unique regions in the world, the Okavango Delta renowned for its lush waterways and abundant wildlife. In the midst of crystal clear waters, surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, Xaranna provides an exceptional water experience. With sweeping views opening up onto a permanent lagoon, this serene and isolated camp combines the best of what the Okavango has to offer. Glide silently on a mokoro, exploring the mosaic of islands nestled among a labyrinth of channels and enjoy exciting wildlife sightings. During the high-water months, the camp is only accessible by a boat. Xaranna enjoys luxurious solitude on its own delta island.

It is a delightful, airy camp with just nine sleek safari tents that combine canvas and timber. All the tents have sweeping views across the channels and a romantic sala. The tents are equipped with air-conditioning, fans, room safes and hairdryers. A private bathroom promises the luxury of a deep, warm bath, and a refreshing shower waits either indoors or al fresco open to the elements. Lull your senses with a quiet contemplation while watching the waters of the Okavango from the cooling comfort of your own plunge pool. Share stories over the flavors of delicious meals in the open-sided dining room or give in to the romance of African nights spent around a roaring fire under starry skies in the open air boma.

Guests can experience guided walking safaris, interpretive game drives and traditional mokoro excursions. Lion prides, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog are occasionally encountered, while families of hippo hide in the deeper channels and lagoons. The area supports the continent’s largest surviving concentration of elephant and buffalo, while roan and sable antelope are occasionally spotted in the open woodlands. Leopards occur throughout the Okavango, particularly in dense riverine forest. Apart from the more commonly encountered predators, the Okavango is also a stronghold for the endangered African wild dog, although sightings of this rare animal are relatively uncommon. With an incredible wealth of species, the Okavango is also a haven for birding enthusiasts.

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.

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 and floodplains that occupy an otherwise sandy corner of Botswana in a helicopter. 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 Okavango Delta is well known for its Mokoro rides. These are boating trips through the maze like channels and shallow lagoons of the Delta. As mokoros are not motorized, they allow you to glide silently through the channels. You will see many animals that feed on the grass and reeds on the palm islands such as lechwe, sitatunga, elephant, hippo and crocodile.
Seasonal activity

FISHING

Try your hand at catching the fierce tiger fish, or Tilapia in the Okavango Delta. Not all water based camps in the Okavango allow fishing, but some camps do allow fishing on a catch and release basis. Most of the fishing however takes place in the Panhandle region where the Okavango River enters the Delta.
Seasonal activity

BOATING

Game viewing is also offered in motorized boats. These trips allow you to cover more ground and to see more of the landscape. Boating is offered seasonally depending on the water levels in the Okavango Delta.
Seasonal activity

OKAVANGO HORSEBACK SAFARI

Immerse yourself in the unique landscape of the Okavango Delta on a half or full day horseback safari that explores this magnificent habitat, providing you with the opportunity to venture up close to the Delta’s spectacular wildlife and bird species. Set off on this extraordinary adventure, which allows for exceptional game viewing opportunities and an exhilarating experience as your expert ranger guides you through untamed Africa. All horses and tack are of the highest quality and safari guides are armed to ensure your safety at all times, with stringent safety precautions taken when dangerous game is encountered.

 

NUMBER OF ROOMS
9

MAXIMUM GUESTS
18

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 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
1 (children 12 years and younger)

TWIN BEDS
All convertible to double

MOSQUITO NETS
Around beds

AIR-CONDITIONING
Yes

ROOM FANS
Yes

PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL
Yes

LODGE POOL
No

INDOOR / OUTDOOR SHOWERS
Yes

IN-ROOM SAFE
No

TELEPHONE
No

HAIRDRYER
Yes

LAUNDRY INCLUDED
Yes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
No

DISTANCE BETWEEN ROOMS
30m / 98ft

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 requirements

INTERNET ACCESS
Yes, wifi in guest area only

CREDIT CARDS
Visa, MasterCard

IN-ROOM MASSAGE
Yes

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
Gym in a bag available on request

PRIVATE GAME DRIVE VEHICLE
Available at additional cost

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
Varies according to seasonal rainfall

CAMP CLOSURE
Seasonal (availability on request)

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20 Year Anniversary Special!
​Discounted rate of $1340 for travel in Jun- Sep, 2018

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