Sandibe Safari Lodge
Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
OKAVANGO DELTA AND MOREMI, BOTSWANA
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is a stylish thatched lodge set between permanent water and open grassy plains. The Lodge is situated on the southern tip of Chief’s Island, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and within the Santantadibe River system. Set in a prime location, near the water channel of the Delta and within forested areas interspersed with floodplains, it offers both water wilderness of deep-channels, and wildlife viewing in the game-rich Moremi Wildlife Reserve.
The Sandibe Lodge has undergone a full rebuild, and is now one of the most contemporary and original lodges in the whole of Botswana. Its beautiful design, inspired by nests of the weaverbird, creates an illusion of hanging giant baskets, suspended between trees. The main area of Sandibe Safari Lodge has timber of different types, textures and tones with a roof like the overlapping scale of the pangolin. The feeling is both cocoon-like and wide-open, intimate and expansive.
Tucked away beneath a cool forest canopy of wild palms and several huge old baobabs, Sandibe Safari Lodge looks out onto the Okavango Delta through a maze of brilliant green papyrus. Set on a private concession, adjacent to wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve, Sandibe has exclusive traversing rights over 22,500 hectares of wildlife land. Sandibe’s prime location between permanent water and open plains means that guests can enjoy a variety of land wildlife.
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge OKAVANGO DELTA AND MOREMI, BOTSWANA
Stay Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge has just eight suites raised on stilts. Nestled within the riverine forest, the suites have airy screens, admitting the refreshing Okavango breezes and styled in a fusion of natural colours and organic materials. Each suite has giant king-sized beds, ensuite bathroom with outdoor showers and sitting area with bi-fold glass doors that open onto a deck with a plunge pool offering exceptional views of the Okavango Delta wetlands and savanna.
The Camp The main lodge features an expansive open-plan, split-level lounge and dining area, with a curving, flowing roof shaped like the armour of a pangolin. Here deep sunken lounges with leather beanbags afford views across the waterways and the swimming pool. The elevated viewing deck, with a bar, stretches out towards the water forming an exclusive zone for romantic dinners. At night, a constellation of candles illuminates the boma where dinner is served on tree stump tables.
ChildCare Children of 6 years and above are welcome to stay at the Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, but there are no specific facilities available. Children aged 6 to 11 can participate in regular game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion. An extra bed and babysitting service can be arranged, if requested.
Safari Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies at the heart of the Kalahari Desert with a maze of lagoons, meandering channels and fertile floating islands teeming with wildlife. At Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge you have opportunities to view a variety of wildlife from the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga, found in the watery wilderness to lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog that share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo.
Experience A typical day at the Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge starts with morning game drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with your guide. Explore the floodplains and grasslands in search of the Big Five. Return to the Camp for breakfast, siesta and lunch. Late afternoon, set out again in search of wildlife, stopping to marvel the setting sun casting a golden glow on the floodplains. Dinner under African skies. Activities include guided walks, gym or a relaxing treatment in the massage sala.