One of Botswana's very first safari camps, Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) goes to extraordinary lengths to preserve its original African bush camp character, whilst always providing guests with every comfort. Its prime location on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve ensures that it is one of the few safari camps which can provide guests with an authentic, year round Okavango Delta safari land and water game-viewing experience, in open 4x4 safari vehicles or powerboats.
Safari activities are conducted by licensed guides eager to share their in-depth knowledge and impart the treasured secrets of this great wilderness. Morning and afternoon game drives explore the many different ecosystems that the Moremi Game Reserve has to offer. Guided excursions through the deeper channels and lagoons of the Okavango Delta are in hard-bottom aluminum boats equipped with comfortable seats, a foldaway canvas roof and life jackets.
The Moremi Reserve is rated as one of Africa's finest game-viewing areas, and is home to abundant herds of elephant, sable, giraffe, tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, impala and waterbuck. Lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena complete the picture. Birding is spectacular, especially during spring and summer when the migrants breed.
The 12 all canvas, en-suite Meru-style classic luxury safari tents are situated on raised decks.
In camp, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere together with personalised and caring service evokes a feeling of coming home. The stylish main buildings extend over the Khwai River and are set on raised platforms to maximise the views over the surrounding lagoons and islands. The elegant lounge and dining rooms, built of local timber, reed and thatch, feature a small library, and there is also an expansive sundeck and pool. In the evenings, the fire-deck is an enchanting environment where guests can relax after dinner.
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All meals; snacks; tea/coffee; laundry; soft drinks, local branded spirits, house wines and beer (premium brands excluded); Park fees; emergency medical evacuation insurance; and shared safari activities - either by powerboat or game drives in 4x4 vehicles - are included.
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
Camp Xakanaxa has just 11 twin-bedded luxury tents and 1 family tent (consisting of 2 bedrooms, both en-suite) accommodating a maximum of 24 guests.
The lodge offers both game drives and motorised boat safaris to explore the many different ecosystems that the Moremi Game Reserve has to offer.
The morning activity will normally start at 06:00 or 06:30 depending on the time of year, with the early morning wake-up call being an hour earlier. The morning activity will usually be 3-4 hours, and is followed by brunch and the chance to relax and enjoy the lodge facilities and surroundings.
The afternoon activity will start at 15:30 or 16:00 depending on the time of year, and this will usually last approximately 3 hours before you return to the lodge for dinner.
The main lodge has bar, lounge and library with a large deck offering views over the Khwai River. The dining area also has a large riverside deck, and the fire pit extends out over the river to create a memorable environment in which to relax before or after dinner.
All guest rooms are set along the river front and have a private deck with river views. The rooms are all en-suite with showers, hand basin & toilet facilities. There is no air-conditioning in the rooms, however fans are available. The rooms also have tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, a small pass-code protected safe for valuables, a flashlight, and an air horn for use in case of an emergency.
There is a large swimming pool with an elevated sun deck in the expansive grounds, and a smaller pool deck right by the river.
This is a laundry service.
Whilst there is no wifi or mobile phone signal available at the lodge, there is a guest laptop available with basic internet connection in the library.
There is a curio shop that accepts both cash and credit card payments.