The Okavango Delta is increasingly being recognised
as one of the world's premier wildlife destinations.
Some 90 km 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.
Fly-In, Safari Lodge, Wildlife, Game Drives, Safari,
Walking /Hiking, Canoeing, Fishing, Photography,
Birding, Game Cruise
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 six walk-in safari tents 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
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, fishing for tigerfish and bream,
walks on the islands, and visiting the heronries
of Xakanaxa, Godikwe and Xobega lagoons.
· Children over 12 welcome
· Game/Wildlife Reserve
· Bar Facility
· Swimming Pool
· Full Board
Check In Before: 14:00
Check Out Before: 11:00