Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

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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 at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp.

A beautiful view of reed-filled waterways and a sparkling lagoon in front of the camp, entice guests to discover the many wonders of this incredible location. &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation and array of safari adventures.

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Rates

RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation.
  • Three meals daily.
  • Soft drinks.
  • House wines.
  • Local brand spirits and beers.
  • Teas and coffees.
  • Refreshments on game drives.
  • Laundry.
  • Safari activities.
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance.
  • VAT.
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and park fees.

RATES EXCLUDE

  • Telephone calls.
  • Safari shop purchases.
  • Gratuities.
  • All items of a personal nature.
  • Champagne.
  • Cognacs.
  • Fine wines.
  • Premium brand spirits and cigars.
  • Landing fees.
  • Administration fee.

Overview

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 Okavango Delta’s waterways, while the simplicity of canvas merges with the elegance of an exclusive club. Nine tented suites create an experience that is rugged yet luxurious, blending the remoteness of the breathtaking setting with utter comfort and style.

Meaning “Place of the Giraffe”, Nxabega is ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Okavango Delta. The wide open channels of the Delta spread in front of the camp, inviting guests to discover a world full of adventure. Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation with breathtaking views of the ever-changing Okavango Delta.

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Accommodation

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. Meaning “Place of the Giraffe”, Nxabega is ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Okavango Delta.

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The wide open channels of the Delta spread in front of the camp, inviting guests to discover a world full of adventure. Tucked under a canopy of massive ebony trees, &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp reveals the splendour and variety of the Okavango in all its glory.

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.

Raised on wooden platforms, the spacious tented suites let in the sights and sounds of the African bush. Escape the heat of the day with a dip in the pool or take in the sun on the broad viewing deck looking out over reeds and floodplains.

Cowhide rugs on the floors and chocolate tones warm and gratify, while large spinning fans keep the heat at bay. A large en-suite shower with burnished teak floorboards refreshes and renews, while private wooden decks invite you to contemplate the water’s edge.

Conservation & Community

At every lodge we seek out small (and sometimes not so small) but meaningful ways of putting our values into action every day. Each &Beyond lodge supports the conservation of wildlife and contributes to its neighbouring communities in one way or another. In addition, we seek to limit our impact in terms of fossil fuels, the use of renewable energy, water and waste management, and recycling.

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Activities

SCENIC HELICOPTER FLIGHT

Thrill to an aerial view of the Okavango Delta as you soar above a vast maze of both permanent and fleeting waterways. Fly over rivers and pools dotted with lily pads, as well as a variety of wild animals that inhabit this unique habitat.

Additional costs apply.

BOATING

Game viewing is also offered in motorized boats. These trips allow you to cover more ground, and should allow you to see more of the landscape.

No additional cost.

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GAME DRIVES

Game viewing in the Okavango Delta is remote and secluded, with very few vehicles sharing the private concession. Sensitive off-road driving practices allow our guests to get up close to the area’s exceptional wildlife. Afternoon drives continue after night, allowing for an opportunity to see the many animals that are more active at night, including leopard and serval.

Lion frequently hunt at night and there is always a chance of coming upon them feeding on a kill.&Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting, getting to know the habits of the animals.

They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.

No additional cost.

MOKORO

The Delta is probably best known for its Mokoro rides. These are boating trips through the maze like channels and shallow lagoons of the Delta. They are conducted in traditional boats which are called Mokoros. These sturdy boats used to be hand crafted out of large Delta trees. Today most of the boats used in the Delta are fiber glass replicas, to prevent the cutting down and depletion of the Delta’s magnificent trees.

Mokoros are a great way to go game viewing. As they are not motorized, they allow you to glide silently through the channels. This allows you to approach the wildlife silently and you will see more, as they are not scared off by a motor. You will see many animals that feed on the grass and reeds on the palm islands such as lechwe, sitatunga, elephant, hippo and crocodile.

No additional cost.

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Wildlife

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.

One of the most common antelope in the Okavango, the red lechwe is especially adapted for the swampy conditions it lives in. Its splayed, elongated hooves give it a sure footing, allowing it to inhabit the outskirts of the permanent swamps. The Okavango is also a stronghold for the endangered African wild dog, although sightings of this rare animal are relatively uncommon.

Exhibiting a fascinating social structure, wild dog lives in packs led by a dominant pair, with a strict social hierarchy. Although particularly nocturnal and difficult to spot, leopard live in the dense riverine thickets of the Delta.

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.

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Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp Reviews

“This lodge was scheduled for renovation when we were here, so please check before you book here. The tents and furnishings are really very worn, but are in no way reflective of the service, which is exceptional.” – Sharla T

“We visited the Okavango for the first time in October 2014 and were lucky to choose Nxabega as our destination. It was an experience of a lifetime. The staff were fantastic – very welcoming and hospitable. Particular mention must be made of Patrick, the Lodge Manager, who made us feel at home and was extremely warm and welcoming.” – phil0mena123

“Nxabega is practical & down-to-earth, with their very nice team I did feel like going back to my mom’s, & being well looked after. Their tent is nothing fancy but everything is thoughtful. Food is like home cooking, enjoy dearly as a vegan.” – MamaBabaRocks

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