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Nxabega Safari Camp
5 STAR LODGE IN BOTSWANA
OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
On the languid beds of the Okavango Delta lies Nxabega Safari Camp, a luxurious safari camp on the border of Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve. With this ideal locale, exploring the Okavango is virtually effortless. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world and comprises countless channels, lush islands and open plains. With this variety of foliage, the animal- and birdlife is equally diverse and proves to be an absolute delight to visitors of the area.
Nxabega Safari Camp is an opulent camp that accommodates up to 18 guests. This intimate venue boasts spectacular views of the Okavango Delta and the life that roams its plains. Expert décor oozes understated sophistication amidst a natural ambience that ensures an effective incorporation of the local terrain.
The nine exclusive safari tents are elevated on wooden platforms, and all enjoy the home comforts of en-suite bathrooms with a shower and flush toilet, as well as an enticing private game-viewing deck, and a refreshing swimming pool (also with an expansive deck).
|Nxabega Safari Camp offers memorable dining experiences, topped off by indulgent fireside facilities. While enjoying al fresco cuisine, guests are able to take in the fantastic views of the floodplain and the gorgeous display of the Okavango Delta. Dining experiences range from bush picnics, breakfast in bed, sundowners on one of the islands, or a hearty picnic at the end of a walking safari. Meals are innovative, delicious, and served by efficient Nxabega Safari Camp staff.
The safari shop and interpretive centre offer an interesting look into the local culture of Botswana, and allow visitors an authentic African experience.
Nxabega Safari Camp enjoys prime positioning in the 7 000 hectare wildlife area near the Moremi Game Reserve, which is home to a multitude of game species. Guests are afforded a choice of exciting activities that are based on the prevalence of wildlife and water in the area.
Our safari activities include:
Twice a day, Nxabega Safari Camp's experienced CC Africa rangers and Batswana trackers will guide guests on an enthralling game drive in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Night game drives, illuminated by non-invasive spotlights are likely to reveal a host of nocturnal animals, including lions and leopards.
Water cruises on a motor boat or a traditional dugout canoe, called a mokoro, offer serene trips along the waterways of the Delta. Experienced guides pole guests along these quiet channels, imprinting valuable memories for years to come. Boat excursions are ideal from June to September.
With just under 350 bird species living in the Nxabega Safari Camp vicinity, bird-watchers will be spoilt for choice. Wetland species abound, and include African jacana, malachite kingfisher and openbilled stork, as well as Pel's fishing owl, one of only three fishing owls in Africa.
The many fish species that are resident in the Okavango Delta provide visitors and locals alike with an exciting source of exotic fish and edible fish.
Nxabega boasts five distinct habitats within the Okavango Delta wilderness. These are diverse and luscious and, as such, support a host of wildlife that rivals most. Elephants, the endangered African wild dog, rare Pel's fishing owls, semi-aquatic red lechwe antelope, and amazing birdlife have established their home in the groves of real ran palms, baobab, leadwood and sausage trees.
Nxabega Safari Camp Safari Camp habitats:
Open savannahs host knob thorn, umbrella thorn, marula and leadwood trees and, more rarely, the traditional monumental baobabs. The evergreen riverine forest lines the banks of the river channels. Island shores are also dotted with mahogany, jackalberry, sausage tree, sycamore fig and mangosteen. Floodplain grasslands are made up of various species of hardy grass species, which are designed to weather the harsh seasons. The palm savannah is wide open and occupied by palm groves and wild sage patches. Papyrus, miscanthus grass and colonies of swamp fig cluster the permanent channels and swamps, while the lagoons house water lily, water chestnut and similar aquatic plants.
Mammals at Nxabega Safari Camp Safari Camp:
Elephant and buffalo roam the Delta banks in quiet majesty, sharing their precious home with lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog. The beautiful red lechwe and tsessebe line the floodplains, while hippos occupy the deeper channels and lagoons. Honey badgers are out and about during the daylight hours. Roan and sable antelope hide in tall woodland grass, while the sitatunga prefer the seclusion of dense papyrus beds. Dwarf and banded mongoose live in the large termite mounds, enjoying the characteristic chirping of the epauletted fruit bats, while they feed on the nectar of the baobab and sausage trees and feast on ripe figs.
Nxabega Safari Camp is situated on the lush banks of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The wildlife concession in which the camp is situated on 7 000 hectares of exquisite landscape on the western border of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.
Access Flights to Maun or Kasane are available via Air Botswana. From here, transfer by light aircraft takes esteemed guests to Nxabega Safari Camp Safari Camp's airstrip. Just a ten minute drive from the airstrip to the camp, this route provides ideal game viewing, en route.