Camp Xakanaxa Tented Camp
Closed for renovations - reopening 1 March 2019
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 offer year-round water- and land-based activities in a superb game-viewing area.
* Camp Xakanaxa Highlights
- ∞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 (Sept - Oct)
More about this accommodation
Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) accommodates 24 guests in 12 luxury safari tents. 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 go about their daily activities. 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, 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. (4-hour transfer from Maun)
By air: Flights by light aircraft connect from sister camps, Maun & Kasane to the Xakanaxa airstrip, from where it is a 25-minute drive to camp. Flights to/from Maun take approx. 20 minutes and flights to/from Kasane approx. 55 minutes.
Our Take on Camp Xakanaxa
Our stay was characterized by warm hospitality, delicious food and excellent game viewing. The wildlife that frequents this area includes lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, wild dogs, hippos, giraffe, zebra, numerous antelope species, monkeys, baboons and lots more. Camp Xakanaxa offers the quintessential African safari - thoroughly recommended.
- ∞ Accommodation
- ∞ 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
- xPersonal Insurance
- xAll items of a personal nature
- xPremium brand drinks
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.