Xaranna Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Xaranna Camp

Surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp 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.

UNLEASH IT: IN THE HEART OF THE WATERY WONDERLAND THAT MAKES UP THE OKAVANGO DELTA.

We Love
  • Situated on a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta it is an exceptional water experience
  • Serene setting of this remote and isolated camp with exceptional water activities available year-round
  • Scenic helicopter flights explore the Delta from above
Need to Know
  • Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak to your travel consultant for more details.
  • Camps move to a different site every five or six days. This is a true African experience, with campsites in remote areas where guests can expect to see few other people or vehicles.
  • The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Guests are accompanied at all times when walking around the lodge at night.

The Review

Reachable only by boat during the high water season, this intimate camp with only nine tents offers an exclusive experience steeped in the wonder and magic of this extraordinary ecosystem. Float gently along clear, intricate channels and explore the myriad islands of the Delta from the light and airy base of this ethereal camp.

Wildlife
Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, while honeybadgers can be seen in broad daylight. Tall termite mounds are homes for families of dwarf and banded mongoose.

Why Stay
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp enjoys luxurious solitude on its own Delta Island with just nine ensuite safari tents that combine canvas and bleached timber. The overall atmosphere of the camp is cool, light and airy, in keeping with the gentle beauty of its environment. The safari tents are organic in design and are delicately decorated in shade of khaki and soft lily pink. Each tent boasts a romantic outdoor sala, private plunge pool, indoor bathtub and al fresco shower.

The guest areas are all carefully positioned to maximise the sweeping views out across the channels, with classic Delta tree-line silhouettes. The camp celebrates Botswana’s iconography, with humorous design touches used throughout. The intimate guest sitting area boasts a spacious reading area, perfect for afternoon relaxation. The elevated dining area features shady verandas with mesmerising views leading out onto an open-air boma where exotic candlelit dinners are served beneath the stars.

Experience
A typical day starts with morning tea and discussion with your guide about what you hope to see that day. Explore the floodplains and grasslands of the Delta in search of the Big Five.

Return to the Camp for hot breakfast dishes, a quick siesta and lunch. Later afternoon, set out in search of wildlife once again. 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.

Getting There

Most major international airlines from Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia fly to Johannesburg, South Africa, which is the easiest route into Botswana. Air Botswana operates scheduled flights to Maun or Kasane. From there, it is a short flight by light aircraft to the Nxabega airstrip, where they will be welcomed by staff. A 2 hour drive in an open safari vehicle completes the journey to the Camp.

 
Xaranna Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana