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Pronounced ‘Ka-ka-ne-ka’, Xakanaxa Camp was one the first set up in Botswana’s mesmerising Okavango Delta. Today, it has a welcoming balance between old-school rustic charm and modern conveniences and, being fenced, is a good choice for families travelling with pre-teen children. It is also wheelchair-friendly and has four open-roofed Land Cruisers for game drives in Moremi Game Reserve, as well as four mekoro (dugout canoes) and three power boats for exploring the gentle reeded waterways of the Delta.

Each of the 12 twin-bedded Meru-style tents is fitted with a unique in-room ‘mist’ sprinkler system to allow for a cool haven in Botswana’s midday heat, and there is a separate guide’s tent for those who bring along a personal tracker, guide or other staff. There is also one of the largest swimming pools in the Delta and a cosy fire pit for convivial sundowners.

As part of the laid-back atmosphere of Africa, Xakanaxa Camp has an ‘open bar’ where you can help yourself to your favourite tipple and the kitchen staff will be happy to prepare some local dishes if you want to extend your Delta adventure to your taste buds!

 

highlights

  • Year-round water- & land-based activities
  • Child-friendly & fenced camp
  • Wheelchair-friendly design
  • Swimming pool
  • Riverside location & views
  • Sprinkler-cooled Meru tents

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Facilities

The main lodge is made from local timber, reed and thatch and is positioned to overlook the Khwai River and Xakanaxa Lagoon. The area is made up of various comfortable lounge areas, a help-yourself bar and an elegant, open-sided dining area with an enormous communal dining table where guests assemble for meals.

These living areas spill onto an expansive wooden deck with idyllic views of the river. Private plunge pools and sun decks overlook the teeming Delta waterways, while a larger swimming pool brings the camp together for opportunities to spend lazy days in the sun. After dinner lounge around the campfire and watch myriad twinkling stars in the clear African night sky.

A safari shop stocks unique presents and holiday essentials.

General Facilities

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    Library
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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar

Dining

The kitchen is renowned for its creative safari fare served with a Pan-African touch, all accompanied by South African wines. A light pre-drive breakfast consists of fruit, cereals and yoghurts while brunch on return is more substantial, with salads, pastas, cheese and other dishes on offer. After your siesta and before heading out again, nibble on sweets and savouries at high tea. Dinner is a 3-course affair, with the main course being a buffet.

Guests usually eat together at a long table in the main dining room but Xakanaxa Camp also caters individually for those wishing to dine in private. Be sure to ask for Lettie’s homemade melon jam for your toast!

Superior Tent

Accommodation at Xakanaxa Camp consists of 12 spacious, very comfortable safari tents set on wooden platforms, each with an en suite bathroom comprising a hot shower, flush toilet, hairdryer, toiletries and a wash basin.

The tents are tastefully furnished and overlook the Khwai River. Each has a private viewing deck with comfortable loungers while the interior is cooled by both a fan and a unique ‘sprinkler’ system. All rooms have safes, power points, reading lamps and ponchos in case of game-drive downpours.

Superior Tent AMENITIES

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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite shower only
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    Hairdryer
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    Twin bed available

Activities

  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • High tea on offer
  • Mokoro trails
  • Birding
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $875 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 $575 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $495 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 11 Feb 2015 $495 Fully Inclusive
  • 12 Feb 2015 - 14 Mar 2015 $0 Fully Inclusive
  • 15 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $495 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $595 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $895 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $595 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $495 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Our favorite place was Xakanaxa. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the animals and birds and had a lot of great stories to share. We were so lucky in our sightings: within 10 minutes of being there we saw a young leopard just 3 meters from our vehicle! I had never paid much attention to birds while on safari before, but the Okavango area was a great place to become interested!

    Lisa Prach, May 2014
  • All flights perfect - although my wife was not keen on 4 seater planes, bravely closed her eyes for the whole journey! Facilities and Accomodation at Xakanaxa were excellent. We were thrilled with the luxury tent, being ardent caravanners, and its proximity to the waters edge. The staff at the camp were very helpful and genial. The food was good but the dinners were slightly dissappointing (set meal). The game drives in the company of a family from Australia/South Africa were both varied and exciting. The highlight was the tracking of a leopard and being face to face with it 3 metres away for over an hour which was both frightening and beyond belief! Our guide was very informative, familiar with his surroundings and catered for all our needs and requests. We found the whole 3 day experience to be very relaxing and yet the next game drive was always eagerly awaited! The flight to Kasane was in a bigger light aircraft with just us and the pilot. A better experience for my wife!

    Richard Baker, April 2014
  • Xakanaxa Camp was a great experience, more rustic than our other locations but having hippos munching on the grass outside our tent was a great experience. Lettie and the team were so welcoming and our guide Monthsu was fabulous in helping us get so very very close to the big cats in the delta area. Never was anyone so persistent at trying to find leopards as Monthsu!

    Deborah Daly, November 2013
  • Leroo La Tau was such a great location, the ability to be able to see so many zebra and wildebeest in the one location. We were just amazed, particularly to find that it was the biggest migration outside of Serengeti – what a treat! We did go out to the Madagadiki pans however probably not the best time of year to get the best out of the area; however we did have the chance to visit the magnificent Boabab trees which was an amazing, if not bumpy trip!

    Deborah Daly, November 2013
  • At Xakanaxa, the tent looked rustic from outside, but once I looked inside, it was very charming with lots of ornaments and candle lights. I felt detailed thoughtfulness in each points. Lettie, the manager, always took care of me such as joining dinner by sitting next to me. There, I heard sounds of footsteps of hippos at night just outside of my tent! I tried to see but I couldn't. In front of the restaurant, I watched mom and baby hippos and crocodiles. In the daytime, I watched hippos, elephants, lions, buffaloes, impalas, kudus, leopards, many kinds of birds, and the highlight was cheetahs in the morning drive on the departure date! That was my first time to see wild cheetahs!!! They were amazingly beautiful. All the companions were very happy. Mokoro drive was also comfortable and I also saw bathing elephant. The stays were very relaxing, but I suppose I put on weight with eats, safaris, siestas, eats... (^^,)

    Reiko Mori, October 2012
  • Xakanaxa: The room selection, Room 8, was very good. Again close to the lodge, but little noise. The view was perfect. It was a nice balance of chic rustic and luxury. Again, food/staff was very nice. The delta was a nice contrast to Simbambili terrain. Fewer animal experiences, but still very good. We enjoyed the 'feel' of the lodge.

    Steven Peterson, September 2012
  • Xakanaxa which I still can't come close to pronouncing, was really different and Janelle is glad it was only 2 days, but excellent chance to experience a different type of Safari and also to see birds. I even spotted a Leopard in a tree this morning before the Guide and after another had missed her 2 min earlier!!! Got kudos for that one, lots of fun and great memories.

    Dave Meyer, September 2012
  • Xakanaxa was a lot of fun. The tent lodge was every bit as comfortable as the other lodges. The landscape perhaps more diverse. We also were treated to viewing another pack of Wild Dogs. We wouldn't be disappointed to return.

    Kathryn Taghon, May 2012
  • Accommodation at Xakanaxa Camp was slightly superior to the Kwando ones, if one had to be picky, and had a great pool. Great sightings of hippos.

    Carrie Ahern, March 2012
  • Okavango and Xakanaxa Camp were the best for us. It reminded us of our first experience you proposed to us in Honey Guide near Kruger: small structure, tents, people very friendly, guides very ambitious: we saw lions, leopard, cheetahs, and so much species of birds : no comment, just marvellous.

    Marie-Line Pagnoux, February 2011

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"A comfortable camp set in a prime location in the Moremi Game reserve where one will get best of the Okavango delta: Excellent water activities and great game-viewing in the reserve."

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Xakanaxa was a lot of fun. The tent lodge was every bit as comfortable as the other lodges. The landscape perhaps more diverse. We also were treated to viewing another pack of Wild Dogs. We wouldn't be disappointed to return.

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