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Xakanaxa Camp

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

Xakanaxa has a charming layout right on the water and is a comfortable, sweet little place. This area enjoys very good concentrations of wildlife.  However it also has a number of neighbors so it is not an exclusive or private game experience. This helps with the price tag. So for those without an unlimited budget, Xakanaxa should be a consideration.

Xakanaxa Camp is one of the pioneer safari camps in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Its prime location on the banks of the Khwai River and Xakanaxa Lagoon provides guests with an authentic year round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience.

As one of Botswana's very first safari camps, the owners have beautifully preserved its original African bush camp character while providing guests with every comfort. Each tent, shaded by the Kigelia trees, is tastefully furnished with comfortable beds and en-suite facilities. The stylish main buildings extend into the Khwai River and are set on raised platforms to maximize the views over the surrounding lagoons and islands. Constructed of local timber, reed and thatch the main area is comprised of an elegant lounge containing a comprehensive library, dining room, expansive sundeck, plunge pool, sala with day bed and a fire-deck set under giant Jackalberry trees. The kitchen is renowned for its traditional safari fare served with a Pan-African touch, all accompanied by excellent South African wines.

Guests may see elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, giraffe, hippo, sable, wildebeest, kudu, lechwe, sitatunga and myriad bird species, including Pels fishing owls and slaty egret. You will track the diverse wildlife either in open Land Rovers or by powerboat in the company of incredibly knowledgeable guides.

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