andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Botswana

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Pros

  • Tranquil, remote Okavango Delta location
  • Luxurious safari tents with plush beds
  • Beautiful views of the delta from open-air common areas and tents
  • Lovely communal pool with wooden deck
  • Guided excursions: game drives, bush walks, and delta canoe trips
  • Excellent food, included in the price of the stay
  • Exotic wildlife: Lions, hippos, elephants, buffalo, leopards and much more
  • Phenomenal service

Cons

  • Smaller wildlife preserve than at other lodges
  • Camp not enclosed; not safe from animals after dark without guide
  • Malaria area

Bottom Line

This luxurious safari lodge in Botswana delivers everything you'd expect from the excellent &Beyond chain: amazing tents with plush beds, phenomenal service, tasty food, and safari excursions with first-rate guides. It's located in the Okavango Delta region, but on land, so you won't need to take a boat to and from the camp. Its peaceful location, beautiful delta views, lovely communal pool, and rustic-luxe design inspired by traditional African hut construction (complete with rich woods and thatched roofs) help make it a truly special place. But its 17,300-acre wildlife concession is smaller than you'll find at the nearby Xaranna, and the tents lack Xaranna's soaking tubs and private plunge pools.

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 Location

In the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta region of Botswana

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is located along the beautiful Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, on a private 17,300-acre wildlife preserve. Arriving to the lodge requires a flight in a small plane from Maun to the camp's airstrip (where staff will be waiting) and a short ride in a safari vehicle.

Northern Botswana's diverse and exotic wildlife has made it a tourist destination for the affluent and adventurous, and the region now hosts a number of luxurious safari lodges. It embodies the fantasy of Africa: a land with open savannahs, sandy deserts, and shimmering orange sunsets, where elephants, lions, leopards hippos, buffalo, hyenas, zebra, cheetahs, crocodiles, and giraffes are still wild. Botswana has been a democracy since the 1960s, and is relatively wealthy (thanks to its diamond mines); crime rates are low and the locals are friendly.

  • 25-minute flight from Maun to the Nxabega camp airstrip
  • 15-minute drive in a safari vehicle from the airstrip to camp
  • If the Nxabega airstrip is closed, guests must arrive at the airstrip of a neighboring camp, a 2-hour-plus drive away

 Bottom Line

This luxurious safari lodge in Botswana delivers everything you'd expect from the excellent &Beyond chain: amazing tents with plush beds, phenomenal service, tasty food, and safari excursions with first-rate guides. It's located in the Okavango Delta region, but on land, so you won't need to take a boat to and from the camp. Its peaceful location, beautiful delta views, lovely communal pool, and rustic-luxe design inspired by traditional African hut construction (complete with rich woods and thatched roofs) help make it a truly special place. But its 17,300-acre wildlife concession is smaller than you'll find at the nearby Xaranna, and the tents lack Xaranna's soaking tubs and private plunge pools.

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Address

  • Ngamiland East, Botswana, Africa

Room Types

  • Safari Tent

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Hotel Information

Location: Botswana
Address: Ngamiland East, Botswana, Africa
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