Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge offers your seasonal luxury experience!
Overlooking a seasonal lagoon, the earthy glamour of Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge provides the perfect counterpoint to the natural bounty of this game-rich landscape. A strong but playful recycled theme provides unusual accents at every turn.
Explore the intricate watery canals, replenished by cyclical rainfalls, by mokoro or traverse the golden grasslands in search of the Big Five by vehicle, retreating to the contemporary comfort of your suite by night.
- All meals.
- All drinks (excluding premium brands).
- Park fees.
- Emergency medical evacuation.
- Two daily shared game viewing activities. These include morning and evening game drives, mokoro excursions (seasonal), and walking safaris.
- Return transfers to and from Stanley’s Airstrip to the camp.
- Premium alcoholic drinks.
- Additional activities including scenic helicopter flights over the Delta and the elephant interaction activity.
- Gratuities to driver / guides and staff.
- All items of a personal nature, telephone calls and curio shop purchases.
- Private vehicle and guide.
Overview and Accomodation
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge, Okavango Delta.
Experience the freedom and exhilaration of the Okavango Delta at &BeyondXudum Okavango Delta Lodge, with its unique rooftop hideouts in each of nine private safari suites.
Overlooking a seasonal lagoon, the earthy glamour of this striking lodge provides the perfect counterpoint to the natural bounty of this game-rich landscape. A strong but playful recycled theme provides unusual accents at every turn.
Experience the freedom and exhilaration of the Okavango Delta at &BeyondXudum Okavango Delta Lodge, with its unique rooftop hideouts in each of nine private African safari suites. Overlooking a seasonal lagoon, the earthy glamour of this striking lodge provides the perfect counterpoint to the natural bounty of this game-rich landscape.
A strong but playful recycled theme provides unusual accents at every turn. An intimate refuge, &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is designed with privacy in mind. Sprawled along the banks of a cyclical lagoon and guarded by a resident family of hippo after the rainy season, the Lodge flawlessly combines the best of this unique Botswana safari destination.
Rising high as the treetops, the open upper level of your suite entices you to while away the afternoon in a lofty hide or enjoy a private dinner under the stars. Dark wooden frames cradle another bed in a more conventional bedroom location just down the stairs. Two steps down, a deep, oversized bath offers comfort and warmth, and a choice of indoor and outdoor showers promises refreshment. Curl up in a large, round lounger big enough for two on your private deck and watch the tiny details of life in the Okavango.
Indulge in a playful moment or two on a big tractor tyre swing in the shade of the trees or gaze out over the lagoon from the quiet comfort of the massive couches in the warm guest area. Tease and tantalise your taste buds watching the chefs at work in our open, interactive kitchen or get involved with tastes and textures yourself! Savour the wholesome flavours of meals served in the dining room, with its sweeping views, or in a warm cluster around a crackling blaze in the open fire pit.
- Babysitting Service.
- Laundry Service.
- Internet Access.
- Balcony / Deck.
- Dressing Gowns.
- Hair Dryer.
- Pure Cotton Linen.
- Lounge Area.
- Complementary Wi-Fi.
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.
The Okavango Delta is well known for its Mokoro rides. These are boating trips through the maze like channels and shallow lagoons of the Delta. As mokoros are not motorized, they allow you to glide silently through the channels. You will see many animals that feed on the grass and reeds on the palm islands such as lechwe, sitatunga, elephant, hippo and crocodile.
Game viewing is also offered in motorized boats. These trips allow you to cover more ground and to see more of the landscape. Boating is offered seasonally depending on the water levels in the Okavango Delta.
Try your hand at catching the fierce tiger fish, or Tilapia in the Okavango Delta. Not all water based camps in the Okavango allow fishing, but some camps do allow fishing on a catch and release basis. Most of the fishing however takes place in the Panhandle region where the Okavango River enters the Delta.
OKAVANGO HORSEBACK SAFARI
Immerse yourself in the unique landscape of the Okavango Delta on a half or full day horseback safari that explores this magnificent habitat, providing you with the opportunity to venture up close to the Delta’s spectacular wildlife and bird species.
Set off on this extraordinary adventure, which allows for exceptional game viewing opportunities and an exhilarating experience as your expert ranger guides you through untamed Africa. All horses and tack are of the highest quality and safari guides are armed to ensure your safety at all times, with stringent safety precautions taken when dangerous game is encountered.
Additional cost apply
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 and floodplains that occupy an otherwise sandy corner of Botswana in a helicopter.
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
INTERPRETIVE BUSHMEN EXPERIENCE
Experience a guided Bushmen walk at &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge. The Bushmen, also known as the San people, are one of the continents oldest inhabitants, with ancestral roots tracing back to over 30 000 years.
They are highly skilled hunter-gathers using bows and poisoned arrows, traps and throwing sticks, fashioned out of raw materials found in the wilderness. Three Bushmen lead this exceptional half-day adventure, where you will be introduced to their various hunting and survivalist techniques.
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge Reviews
“This was our second and most preferred of all andBeyond camps. While they were all exquisite, this camp had a warmth was exuded all staff members. The food was out of this world and the service unequaled. We loved all the staff and the rooms were excellent.” –Idalia R
“Absolutely loved our time at Xudum! Staff really friendly, helpful and efficient, food was excellent. Activities was varied and fun, the highlight being the bushman walk! We have traveled to many lodges before but truly felt at home and welcome at Xudum, we will most certainly return. ” –hrmat123
“The delta provides a great show for animals, every drive was different we saw it all even mating lions. The staff, guides, trackers and food was just perfect, along with your beautiful safari suite to sleep and relax in you could not ask for a better place to stay.” –jerryg68