andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

PRICING FROM

$ 420 (Pps)

Overview

  • Elegant accommodation
  • Remote area of the Okavango Delta
  • Good choice of safari activities
  • Night drives and game walks on offer

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp lies in a private Okavango Delta concession (NG27A) on the western border of Chief’s Island and the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp has been beautifully hand crafted and designed so that its open-plan dining room, lounge, wildlife library, and expansive sundecks all offer unobstructed views over the beautiful and seemingly endless floodplains of the Okavango Delta.

Situated under dense stands of African ebony and strangler fig trees, Nxabega Tented Camp accommodates 18 guests in the classically elegant safari tents on elevated wooden platforms with private game-viewing decks. Beautiful details such as burnished teak floors, huge wooden bowls full of chillies and a solitaire game made from local vegetable ivory pods add a signature style to Nxabega.

There's an attractive swimming pool for cooling off during the warm Botswana days with sun loungers and drinks at the ready as well as expansive decks on two sides and plenty of comfortable places to sit inside and out.

Activities

You have a choice of daily game activities in Nxabega’s 7,000ha private concession including meandering along the river channels by mokoro (usually in season) or tracking big game on foot or by open 4x4-safari vehicle. Nxabega means ‘place of the giraffe’ and these are just one of the many species found here as well as elephant, lion, leopard, zebra, semi-aquatic lechwe, sitatunga and hippos. The concession has a variety of habitats including a large wetlands area. 343 bird species have been recorded at Nxabega with wetland species such as the African Jacana, open billed stork and malachite kingfisher. You may even be able to spot the rare Pel’s fishing owl whilst on a mokoro or boat cruise.

We’ve informally classified Nxabega as a multi-activity camp as you will be able to enjoy water activities for most of the year, however activities will be more orientated towards game drives and bush walks during the dry season. The standard of guiding is very good with a guide and a tracker on hand to impart their extensive knowledge. Nxabega also aims to make their safari experience more unique with bush picnics in stunning settings, breakfast in bed, cocktails on an Okavango Delta island or alfresco dinners under lanterns.

Sister camps to Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp include Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, Xaranna Delta Camp in the southern Okavango Delta, as well as its semi-mobile camps such as Chobe under Canvas and Savute under Canvas.

Families at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Children are welcome, and one child maximum may share with 2 adults with a maximum of one triple in the camp at any one time. Nxabega also has a spacious family tent with an enclosed inter-leading walkway. Children over the age of 6 years are allowed on regular game drives at the discretion of the camp manager, but cannot go on game walks. Canoes and mokoros are available to adults only, (including children of 16 years and older). Early dinners are always available and recommended for under 6's.

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Rooms

Tent(s)

Raised on wooden platforms, the spacious tented suites let in the sights and sounds of the African bush and offer glamourous, light and earthy interiors. Front-facing beds make the most of the sensational Delta views, while a spacious dressing area sits snugly behind the bed’s giant headboard, in between the bedroom and ensuite bathroom, to ensure the utmost privacy. The beautiful bathrooms come complete with indoor and al fresco showers.

 

Family Tent

Families will be well taken care of in the family tent. Two interleading luxury tents make up a family tent, ensuring a magical multi-generational travel experience for all. Raised on wooden platforms, the spacious tented suites let in the sights and sounds of the African bush and offer glamourous, light and earthy interiors. Front-facing beds make the most of the sensational Delta views, while a spacious dressing area sits snugly behind the bed’s giant headboard, in between the bedroom and ensuite bathroom, to ensure the utmost privacy. The beautiful bathrooms come complete with indoor and al fresco showers.

 

Review of Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

They call Nxabega “the Gentlemen”. Lighter woods are now used but there’s still quite a manly feel to the lodge. All in all, it runs very well and I would recommend it. The main areas were looking very outdated but a refurbishment is about to start to bring the lodges area up to the same standard/décor look & feel as the new tents. The tented rooms are looking very good with a great combination of fresh, light woods with a traditional safari feel and colours. Spacing is the only real issue as the bedroom area seems a little tight. The little foyer is not really needed and this could be converted to the luggage area. The bathroom is very spacious (and they could have incorporated the luggage /dressing area in here as well rather than behind the bed, but anyway….). We had good game viewing with water activities available on the permanent channels. The Staff are well established, experienced and very knowledgeable.

There was no air conditioning, only a standing fan in the room. The camp runs on generator power so all gets switched off 1 hour after last guest goes to bed then back on 1 hour prior to wake up (around 4/5am) depending on season.

Note: Nxabega had a rooms refurbishment earlier in the year but the main lodge area is being refurbished now (Jan-Feb 2017).

Cedarberg : Gloria Darvall

Special offers

Honeymoon Offer

If you stay for 2 or more nights, the bride pays only 50%

If you stay for 2 or more nights, the bride pays only 50% (based on the 1-3 night price, not long stay rates)

Terms & Conditions: Not combinable with other offers

VALID FROM 11/01/2021
VALID UNTIL 10/01/2023

Fly me around Botswana Offer

Stay for 7 nights at any of our Botswana lodges and we'll include your flights!

Stay for 7 nights at any of our Botswana lodges and we'll include your flights! (Stay at a maximum of 3 lodges per package).

Excludes: Festive Season

VALID FROM 01/01/2021
VALID UNTIL 20/12/2022

Long Stay Offers

Stay 4-5 nights or 6+ nights at one or more & Beyond Camps and get lower nightly rates

Stay 4-5 nights or 6+ nights at one or more & Beyond Camps and get lower nightly rates. No 6+ night rates in Peak Season however...

Excludes: 6+ nightly rates not available in July & August

VALID FROM 01/01/2021
VALID UNTIL 20/12/2022

Includes

Full Board and Game Activities, Laundry, 1-hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability), Emergency medical evacuation insurance, Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip, Park fees

Excludes

Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars, government bed levy, conservancy fees,landing fees

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Adventure, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife

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