Xaranna Okavango 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 with sweeping views across the channels.  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.

The nine en suite safari tents combine canvas and bleached timber, accented with shades of soft lily pink and olive green. Each tent has a romantic sala, private plunge pool, indoor bathtub and al fresco shower – all boasting sweeping Delta views. The tents are equipped with air-conditioning, fans, room safes and hairdryers.

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

Private Vehicle
With a dedicated game ranger and tracker, as well as a private game drive vehicle, guests have the luxury of tailor-making their own safari experience; choosing their own game drive times and spending as much time as they want at sightings.

Massage
A variety of massage treatments are available for maximum relaxation.

 

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

​May be combined with Long Stay or Honeymoon Offers. For new reservations only.