Okavango Delta


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Okavango Delta



Okavango Delta

Known as “the river that never finds the sea”, The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a massive inland delta formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the basin of the Kalahari. There is something elemental about the Okavango Delta – the rising and falling of its waters, the daily drama of its wildlife encounters, its soundtrack of lions roaring, saw-throated leopard barks and the crazy whoop of a running hyena, the mysteries concealed by its papyrus reeds swaying gently in the evening breeze. Viewed from above on a scenic flight, the countless tributaries of the Okavango Delta can seem like an eagle’s talon clutching at the country and not letting go. At ground level, the ghostly silhouettes of dead trees in the dry season give the delta a hint of the apocalypse.


The scale and magnificence of the Okavango Delta helped it secure a position as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, which were officially declared on February 11, 2013. On June 22, 2014, the Okavango Delta became the 1000th site to be officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Okavango Delta

The crystal clear channels of the Okavango spread over the thirst lands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe antelope and shy sitatunga antelope are found in this aquatic wilderness.The Okavango delta is both a permanent and seasonal home to a wide variety of wildlife including African elephant, Cape buffalo, tsessebe, blue wildebeest, giraffe, Nile crocodile, lion, cheetah, leopard, brown hyena, spotted hyena, springbok, greater kudu, sable antelope, black rhinoceros, southern white rhinoceros, Burchell's zebra, common warthog and chacma baboon. Notably the endangered Cape wild dog still survives within the Okavango Delta, exhibiting one of the richest pack densities in Africa. The delta also includes over 400 species of birds, including African fish eagle, Pel's fishing owl, crested crane, lilac-breasted roller, hammerkop, ostrich, and sacred ibis.


Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, while honey badgers can be seen in broad daylight. Tall termite mounds are homes for families of dwarf and banded mongoose. The delta can be experienced by land in open safari vehicles or by the glistening waterways on a mokoro (dugout canoe) safari as well as by foot in the private concessions.





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Okavango Delta Recommended Accommodations



Xugana Island Lodge

Xugana Island Lodge
Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent
site. The lodge accommodates just 16 guests in large raised reed and thatch lagoon facing chalets, with
en-suite facilities and private viewing decks situated on the shaded fringe of the island.

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Machaba Camp

Machaba Camp
Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area, on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta. The camp
was built to resemble the classic 1950's style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, not
forgetting the romantic outdoor showers.

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Khwai Tented

Khwai Tented Camp
The new exclusive location of the Khwai Tented Camp, on the banks of a lagoon flowing into the Khwai River, acts as a boundary between the reserve and the community area, offering visitors staying here several unique ways to experience Africa.

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Pelo Camp

Pelo Camp
The word Pelo in Setswana means ‘heart’ – a fitting name inspired by the distinct heart-shaped island on which the camp is built in the heart of the Jao Concession. This is the Delta as it is meant to be enjoyed. There are five intimate guest tents, complete with a covered front veranda, have en-suite bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower.

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Camp Xakanaxa

Camp Xakanaxa
The prime location of Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) is on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp accommodates twenty-four guests in twelve spacious all-canvas, classic Meru-style luxury safari tents.

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Vumbura Camp

Vumbura Plains
Vumbura Plains is located in the Okavango Delta. Each large, luxurious room is raised off the ground, with indoor
and outdoor showers and an en-suite bathroom. A step down is the lounge area, open on three sides for that iconic
view of the floodplains.

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Stanley's Camp

Stanely's Camp
Stanley’s Camp is located on a 260,000 acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The
intimate camp features only eight safari canvas tents, each individually designed, furnished with African
antiques that exude a classic and understated elegance.





Chief's Camp

Chief's Camp
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is located on Chief's Island in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve.
Each guest pavilion boasts an indoor and outdoor shower, a spacious seating area and a private game
viewing deck overlooking the surrounding floodplains.





Baine's Camp

Baine's Camp
Sanctuary Baines’ Camp boasts five luxurious suites. With star baths and sky beds on your private deck, this is a
romantic oasis. Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on
raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.

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