Nxabega Tented Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Nxabega Tented Camp

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp combines more than just two worlds - the remote and wild game viewing experience of Botswana’s lush grasslands offsets the intricate detail of the hidden world of the Delta’s waterways, while the simplicity of canvas merges with the elegance of an exclusive club.

UNLEASH IT: STAY IN ELEGANT TENTS WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE OKAVANGO DELTA.

We Love
  • A water and wildlife experience between the lagoons and channels of the Delta and the Okavango floodplains
  • Permanent Delta setting allows for mokoro and boat activities year-round
  • Late afternoon game drives continue after nightfall, with opportunities to see unbelievable night life, including the Pel’s fishing owl
Need to Know
  • Great fishing from March to December, with catches of tiger fish, bream, catfish and tilapia
  • Giraffe, elephant, kudu, red lechwe, tsessebe, buffalo and hippo, which graze around the camp at night
  • The camp is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Security guards accompany guests at all times when walking around the camp at night.

The Review

Meaning “Place of the Giraffe,” Nxabega is ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Okavango. The wide open channels of the Delta spread in front of the camp, invite guests to discover a world full of adventure. Nine tented suites create an experience that is rugged yet luxurious; blend the remoteness of the breathtaking setting with utter comfort and style.

Wildlife
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
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is located in an exclusive wildlife concession on the edge of the Okavango Delta, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Made from local timber, reed and thatch, the guest areas include indoor and outdoor dining areas, a Safari Shop and a swimming pool with an expansive viewing deck. From this springboard of comfort, guests are able to appreciate the exquisite beauty of the Okavango Delta. Private bush dinners, breakfasts in bed, lamplit cocktails on a river island or a walking safari with al fresco picnic are all provided with pleasure by Nxabega’s warm and friendly staff.

Experience
As dawn breaks over the African bush, tea is served. Your guide will discuss what you hope to see before setting out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. 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 followed by a quick siesta before lunch. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the Camp's pool. Then enjoy a late afternoon tea before you embark on your afternoon adventure. Explore the Delta on a mokoro or in a motorised boat. Dozens of bird species lie waiting to be explored at eye level. Return to the camp for dinner served under African skies. Then relax around a glowing campfire.

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.

 
Nxabega Tented Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

Nxabega Tented Camp

Okavango Delta
Sheltered by dense forest thickets, yet opening up onto wide, expansive views over lagoons and channels, the Camp showcases the best of what the Delta has to offer. Nine exclusive tented suites are strung out on either side of the camp's handsome thatched guest areas.

Rating                             Classic Camp
Type                               Safari Camp
No. Rooms                       9 classic tents
Max Occupants                 18 guests
Occupancy/Tent                2 (children 16 years and younger in classic tents only)
Interests                          Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Internet                           Yes, within guest area only
Credit Cards                     Visa and Master Card

Electricity & Water
The camp has 220v AC. Please note that the generator is generally switched off overnight; with prior notice the camp is able to provide 24-hour electricity for guests with special requirements. Guests are urged to bring two batteries for video recorders or cameras, as a battery can only be charged when the generator is in use.


Policies

Children Policy
    Children 5 years and younger cannot participate in regular game drives ro mokoro activities
    Children aged 6 to 11 can participate in regular game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion
    Children aged 12 to 16 can participate in mokoro activities at lodge manager’s discretion;
    Children aged 16 and over can participate in nature walks.

Other Policies
    All stocked drinks are included in the nightly tariff.
    Laundry is done daily and is inclusive in the nightly tariff with the exception of “smalls” i.e. underwear, which are not washed due to local customs.
    Curios and tips/gratuities can be settled on check out. Payment can be made by cash (US Dollars,
    British Sterling), Visa and MasterCard.

Taxes and fees
    All taxes and fees imposed by the property, unless otherwise noted, will be added at the time of purchase on AwimAway.
    Guests are responsible for all incidental charges during their stay.
    A 10 percent per night service charge will be collected at the AwimAway checkout.
    Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak to your travel consultant for more details.

Additional Services
    Rates quoted for additional fees and services are subject to change due to currency conversion.
    Please indicate any requests for additional services to include, airport transfers or city tours in the ‘Tell us more’ field on the contact us page or call AwimAway.com on 0208 350 6199.

Check in & Check out
    Check in:     12:00 PM
    Check out:     08:00 AM
    Suggested stay:  1 night

 

Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is home to a large number of species, including semi-aquatic species, such as the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga. Families of hippo hide in the deeper channels and lagoons, while the unique Delta environment supports many minute but beautiful species, including multicoloured frogs and incandescent dragonflies. The area supports the continent’s largest surviving concentration of elephant and buffalo, while roan and sable antelope roam the open woodlands. &Beyond Nxabega means place of the giraffe and these elegant animals are abundant in the surrounding areas.

With an incredible wealth of species, the Okavango is a haven for birding enthusiasts. One of its most sought after species is the huge but elusive Pel’s fishing owl, which roosts in the densest evergreen thickets. A quintessential African sound, the haunting call of the fish eagle can be heard echoing over the channels of the Okavango. The Delta also boasts the largest population of the endangered wattled crane, a large and beautiful species. The African jacana, with its extraordinarily long toes, skims along the top of floating vegetation, giving the impression that it is walking on water.


When to go

Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and nights can be chilly. The rainy season is from late December to late February, sometimes continuing into March, with rain generally in the form of afternoon thundershowers; average rainfall is approximately 500mm / 20”. Best time to travel is all year round.

Summer: Average of 18˚C to 32˚C / 64˚F to 90˚F, although temperatures can rise over 40˚C / 104˚F
Winter: 8˚C to 21˚C / 46˚F to 70˚F

Currency    
US dollar bills printed between 1996 and 1999 are not accepted in Kenya or Tanzania, as there was a large amount of illegal processing of dollar bills in East African during that time. Traveller’s cheques are no longer accepted in Kenya due to fraud

Visa and Health
The Okavango Delta is a malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken.

All visitors to Botswana need a valid passport, but no visas are required by citizens of most Commonwealth countries, EU countries, Israel, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. On arrival you’ll get a 30-day entrance stamp. Extensions are available for up to three months. You may be asked to show an onward air ticket or proof of sufficient funds for your intended stay.


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.

Light aircraft transfers have 15kg luggage restrictions in soft, squashable bags plus 5kg of hand luggage. The size of the cargo pod of a Cessna 206, which is generally used on inter-camp transfers, is 72cm wide and 29 cm high. Travellers going for safaris are advised not to take hard suitcases as they will not fit on light aircrafts.

Nxabega Airstrip    (Varies according to seasonal rainfall)
Coordinates:         
GPS Coordinates    S 19˚29.081’    E 022˚47.634’
Camp Closure        Open Year-round