Newly renovated Camp Xakanaxa is a well-established, popular tented safari camp in the Moremi Game Reserve, built in a prime location overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon in Botswana's Okavango Delta. It's one of the few Okavango lodges that offers year-round water- and land-based activities in a superb game-viewing area.
- Prime location within Moremi Game Reserve
- Luxury en-suite Meru safari tents with private viewing decks
- Excellent game viewing activities by boat, canoe or 4x4 vehicles
- Overlooks the Okavango Delta
- Bar, curio shop and boma
- Swimming pool
- Year round water-based activities
- Excellent birding, especially in Spring (September to October)
Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) accommodates 24 guests in 12 luxury safari tents in Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve. Each spacious tent is elevated on a wooden platform overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon. There is no air-conditioning but the double canvas roofs are cooled with a sprinkler system and there is an electric fan. All tents offer en-suite facilities with a flush toilet and hot water shower as well as a private viewing deck with loungers. One is a family tent with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a comfortable lounge and a private deck area.
There is plenty of space in which to relax at Camp Xakanaxa. Thatched, open-sided buildings contain spacious lounge and dining areas. Wrap-around wooden decks and swimming pool are perfect for relaxing and watching the wildlife. An open-air fire pit is the place to gather with cocktails to discuss the sightings and highlights of the day.
Choice of Game Activities
Activities at Xakanxa can be enjoyed either on the water or on land. Experienced guides conduct open 4x4 game drives in some of the most productive wildlife areas in Botswana. No night drives are permitted in the Moremi Game Reserve. A sunset boat cruise is highly recommended, with one of the highlights being a visit to the heronries (water-bird breeding area) on the nearby islands. Guests are offered two activities of their choice per day.
Game Viewing Decks
The main camp buildings extend over the water, raised on wooden platforms, optimising the view of the surrounding Xakanaxa lagoon and islands. Facilities include a large sundeck, plunge pool as well as a fire-deck for relaxing in the evenings. There is a library, dining room and reception lounge with a curio shop.
By road: Camp Xakanaxa can be reached by road with 4WD vehicles. (four-hour transfer from Maun)
By air: Flights by light aircraft connect from sister camps, Maun and Kasane to the Xakanaxa airstrip, from where it is a 25-minute drive to camp. Flights to/from Maun take approximately 20 minutes and flights to/from Kasane approximately 55 minutes.
Our Take on Camp Xakanaxa
Our stay was characterised by warm hospitality, delicious food and excellent game viewing. The wildlife that frequents this area includes lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, wild dog, hippo, giraffe, zebra, numerous antelope species, monkeys, baboons and lots more. Camp Xakanaxa offers the quintessential African safari. Thoroughly recommended.
- All meals
- All drinks (excluding premium brands)
- Laundry service
- Activities – either boating, canoeing or game drive in 4x4 vehicles
- Park entrance fees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Personal Insurance
- All items of a personal nature
- Premium-brand drinks
You may also want to look at
The Moremi Game Reserve is one of Botswana's best wildlife destinations. The lodges in the Moremi Game Reserve typically offer a combination of 4x4 game drives and boat trips on the waterways of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is a Big Five reserve, although currently only Chief's Island, deep in the delta, has rhino following a successful rhino reintroduction programme. In other parts of Moremi, you can expect to see elephant, buffalo, lion and possibly leopard and wild dog as well. Cheetah are rare but they do occur here. General game includes giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, lechwe, puku, hartebeest, sable antelope, impala, waterbuck, baboon and monkey, warthog, hippo and crocodile.