Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

Experience the freedom and exhilaration of the Okavango Delta at Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge, with its unique rooftop hideouts in each of nine private African safari suites.

Overlooking a seasonal lagoon, the earthy glamour of this striking lodge provides the perfect counterpoint to the natural bounty of this game-rich landscape. A strong but playful recycled theme provides unusual accents at every turn.

Explore the intricate watery canals, replenished by cyclical rainfalls, by mokoro or traverse the golden grasslands in search of the Big Five by vehicle, retreating to the contemporary comfort of your suite by night.

Cuddle up in the large outdoor cane lounger and watch the sun go down over the Delta.

After a successful Botswana safari, cuddle up in the large outdoor cane lounger and watch the sun go down over the Delta.

A Day at Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

At Xudum Okavango Delta 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. Lunch is served on dramatic decks with panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness.

Afternoon Tea

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

Afternoon Boat Ride

Depending on the levels of rainfall you can 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. Alternatively, if Mother Nature hasn’t been particularly accommodating in terms of rainfall you can embark on another game drive to compliment your morning’s search of wildlife.

Dinner

Return to the camp for a mouthwatering Botswana safari 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.

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

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

ISHING

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

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

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.
Additional cost apply

INTERPRETIVE BUSHMEN EXPERIENCE

Experience a guided Bushmen walk at &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge. The Bushmen, also known as the San people, are one of the continents oldest inhabitants, with ancestral roots tracing back to over 30 000 years. They are highly skilled hunter-gathers using bows and poisoned arrows, traps and throwing sticks, fashioned out of raw materials found in the wilderness. Three Bushmen lead this exceptional half-day adventure, where you will be introduced to their various hunting and survivalist techniques.

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 16 years and younger)

TWIN BEDS
All convertible to double

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
Open year-round

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Special: 

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.