Xudum Lodge

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Xudum Lodge

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

Unleash It: Stay At Xudum Lodge And Experience The Freedom And Exhilaration Of The Okavango Delta.

We Love
  • Enjoy an exceptional water experience and revel in the seclusion of this truly remote lodge
  • Rooftop sleep-outs in a private sala with beautiful elevated views over the Delta
  • Situated on a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta with exceptional water activities
  • 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

An intimate refuge, Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is designed with privacy in mind. Sprawled along the banks of a lagoon and guarded by a resident family of hippo, the Xudum Lodge, with its unique rooftop hideouts in each of nine private safari suites, flawlessly combines the best of this unique inland delta.

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. Traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) rides explore the delicate details of the glistening waterways, where iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers live in the papyrus-lined banks.

Why Stay
Surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge lies deep within an exclusive wildlife concession. The nine split-level safari suites with its unique rooftop hideouts and a plunge pool, feature large bathtubs and romantic al fresco showers.

Innovative design details feature artful recycling of everyday objects and all timber work is rough-hewn. The multi-layered guest areas boast dramatic decks with panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness, yet remain discretely within the tree line. These spaces are designed to make the experience more intimate, with inviting plump sofas ideal for total relaxation. The overall atmosphere is one of earthy glamour.

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, encountering large herds of elephant and buffalo or elegant sable and roan antelope.

Return to the Camp for hot breakfast dishes, a quick siesta and lunch. Later afternoon, 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.

 
Xudum Lodge Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana