Known as “the river that never finds the sea”, the Okavango Delta is a wilderness haven teeming with fascinating wildlife species, ideally set within the Kalahari Desert. A truly remarkable wilderness and game viewing experience amongst an oasis of islands and crystal clear water channels is sure to be had here. There is no end to the fascinating life that exists here. Wherever you look is an incredible sight that is sure to leave you speechless as you marvel at this fascinating jewel within the Kalahari.
&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is located in a riverine forest on the channels and lagoons within a private concession of 7 000 hectares (17 300 acres) in the Okavango Delta, southeast of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Massive canopies of African ebony trees offer seclusion within this luxuriously remote location. Overlooking expansive lagoons and channels, as well as reed floodplains, you can’t help but feel that you’ve found a small piece of heaven, an oasis of your very own.
&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp consists of 9 luxurious ensuite safari tents with standing fans. Raised on wooded platforms, the safari tents are invitingly spacious warm tones and accents, ideally placed on either side of the camp’s thatched guest areas. Indulge in the luxurious comforts of the refreshingly cool swimming pool, broad viewing decks overlooking reeded floodplains, ensuite showers, burnished teak floorboards, private wooden decks, sweeping guest areas, leather fittings, comfortable reed chairs and a gleaming dining room area.
“The sun setting, reflecting our shape in shadows on the tall reeds as we passed, then 'sundowners' while floating amid lillies now closed from the faded light. Sitting and sipping in silence, the only sounds the noises of the African bush. Moving as the pale blue sky fades to violet and pink, then to orange, indigo and, finally, the African starlit sky.”
Game drives are offered twice daily during the morning and late afternoon / evenings within the comfort of open air safari vehicles and in the company of an enthusiastic armed guide and tracker team. Explore the floodplains, seasonal grasslands, woodlands, shrub lands and savanna areas of this magically beautiful wilderness area tracking the Big Five and many other rare and remarkable species.
A truly special way to experience a close encounter with Africa’s wilderness is to discover it on foot with an interpretive bush walk. In the company of an armed and passionate guide, a leisurely walk of this kind allows you an intimate adventure and the opportunity to learn about the finer details of this remarkable place.
Take advantage of those invitingly peaceful waterways with an incredible mokoro ride! Fringed by dense reeds, water lilies and papyrus, you and your experienced and highly knowledgeable guide will explore the wilderness of the Delta, discovering a rich diversity of plant and wildlife species as well as fascinating bird life.
“Magic… pure magic. That is the only way to describe the experience. We could have never imagined the pure, life–affirming joy we experienced during our stay.”
Immersed in some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, surrounded by Africa’s most majestic of creatures, and hosted and befriended by some of the warmest people we have ever encountered ’ no other travels we have ever done can compare to our &Beyond experience.
– David Cobb
A gentle tap on the door of your luxurious safari tent as the morning hues of the day rise over the horizon will awaken you to a brand new and exciting day. Sip a steaming hot cup of fragrant tea or coffee and enjoy a few biscuits or rusks as you daydream of the adventure of the day that lies before you. An open safari vehicle awaits your arrival for the morning game drive of a lifetime!
Upon your return to &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, fresh fruit and cheese platters will invite you back as the aromas of a freshly prepared hot breakfast selection being cooked will tempt your senses. Take a leisurely walk around the camp accompanied by your guide who will expand your knowledge of the wild in a brand new and exciting way or simply enjoy the exclusive tranquillity of the camp facilities and surrounds. Lunch will then be served in the shady guest areas tucked away within the riverine forest.
Treat yourself to a refreshing dip in the camp’s pool or a delightful afternoon siesta before a late afternoon tea is served. Enjoy an afternoon adventure with a boat ride along the crystal clear channels of the Delta on a mokoro or in a motorised boat, discovering the treasures of the Okavango at eye level. Return to the camp for a mouth–watering dinner under the stars before retiring into pleasant dreams of your next adventure in the African bush!
Guest areas with sweeping views of expansive Delta lagoons and channels
Dine under the stars overlooking the expansive Delta lagoons and channels
Enjoy expansive Okavango
views at Nxabega
Experience the glistening waterways
on a mokoro adventure
Explore the meandering channels
and overgrown islands
Guest areas made of local timber,
reed and thatch, with sweeping views
Intimate and romantic dinners
for two under the stars
The safari tents are on raised wooden platforms with private decks
While away the afternoon overlooking the channels of the Okavango Delta
|Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp|
|01 Jan - 31 Mar||$ 570|
|01 Apr - 31 May; 01 Nov - 31 Dec||$ 775|
|01 Jun - 31 Oct||$ 1,145|
&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is easily reached with scheduled flights to Maun or Kasane on Air Botswana. Upon arrival at either of these destinations, a short flight by light aircraft to the Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp airstrip then sees you closer to your magical destination. A welcoming party of &Beyond representatives eagerly await your arrival with an open safari vehicle, ready to take you on a short 15–minute transfer to the camp.
|Route||Approximate Time||GPS co-ordinates||Mode of Transport|
|Maun to Nxabega||25 min||S 19°29.081' E 022°47.634'||Flight|
|Kasane to Nxabega||1h 25 min||S 19°29.081' E 022°47.634'||Flight|
THE DAY OF A RANGER - 25 March 2013
We started off as early as possible on our morning game drive. We had seen two lions and a lioness the night before and interestingly the dominant male took the lioness behind the bushes and got to see the reaction of the subordinate male, he did...
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HYENA DEN AT NXABEGA - 18 August 2012
There has been a lot of hyena activity at Nxabega. This is because the guides have found an active den site. It seems that there are 7 adults and 3 young ones. The sightings have been incredible; mothers sucking their young to socialising and the...
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IT'S A BIRD! NO WAIT, IT'S A BAT! - 12 August 2012
While on the boat cruise through the papyrus channels that Nxabega is well known for, we noticed what seemed to be a bird hawking insects from the water lilies. As we approached it became evident that it was not a bird but a bat! I managed to snap...
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