|XAKANAXA CAMP is one of the few Okavango lodges, which can offer comprehensive year-round boating trips as well as extensive nature drives into good game country. |
Xakanaxa is located 50 kms to the west of the Khwai Gate in the northern sector of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. To the north and west of the camp are the permanent lagoons and waterways of the Okavango, and to the south and east are the dry woodlands.
Some 90 kms by road or a half hours flight from Maun is Xakanaxa, nestled in the shade of huge kigelia (sausage) and mopane trees, a stone's throw from the edge of Xakanaxa Lagoon.
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Xakanaxa Camp Attractions
Xakanaxa has one of the best locations in Botswana and is the original camp at Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-Kan-A-Ka). Set in the heart of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve which is rated as being one of the finest game-viewing areas in Africa, incorporating most of the Delta water and a vast selection of exotic wildlife. To the south and east the reserve offers sanctuary to the most varied herds in Southern Africa. To the north and west of the lodge are the permanent lagoons and waterways of the Okavango.
The game drives through this sector of Moremi take one through a large variety of different vegetation types, down winding tracks, through mopane forests and across lush grasslands. The waterways are either forded by vehicles or crossed on rustic log bridges. The camp faces out over the Xakanaxa lagoon on the Khwai River, where boat trips lead into the sinuous channels of the Delta; one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders.
Game in the area includes just about everything imaginable and game to be seen on the game drives include tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, elephant, sable and giraffe. The predators are prevalent and lion are often heard calling in the early morning. Leopard, wild dog and hyena are often sighted.
Birding in the area is excellent, especially in the spring and summer months when the migrants are breeding. To the north are the world-famous heronries which attract large numbers of breeding storks and herons. In the summer months the fishing is very good. Mainly bream (Tilapia) but there are also tiger fish. Boat trips and game drives are conducted by a team of experienced professional guides.
The camp offers twelve luxury spacious safari tents set on wooden platforms near the water, each set on a concrete base, and furnished with two beds, a table and chairs. There's a reed-walled dining room and bar, hot and cold water showers and flush toilets. Light is supplied by hurricane lamps.
Xakanaxa Camp’s newest edition, THE OWNER’S COTTAGE, provides the ultimate experience in luxury and exclusivity. This private, elevated wood and thatch cottage offers an open-fronted bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite double shower, hand basin and toilet facilities. A free standing outdoor bathtub overlooks the Khwai River. The Owner’s Cottage offers a personal plunge pool, sala, lounge area, fire deck and viewing deck.
Xakanaxa Camp Additional Information
Game viewing drives in open 4x4's offer you the chance to see lions, wild dogs, leopards and honey badgers, in addition to the conventional game found in the Moremi Reserve.
Other attractions are boating, and visiting the heronries of Xakanaxa, Godikwe and Xobega lagoons.
Xakanaxa Camp Children Policy
N.B. Maximum of one child under 12 sharing with adults. Where two children are involved, then one parent and one child are to share accommodation.
Childrens rate is approximately 50% of adult rate.
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM