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The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a natural wonderland where delicate dragonflies dart from reed to pastel-pink lily, and tsessebe, sitatunga and red lechwe antelope move from island to island, watched closely by lions, leopards and crocodiles. In the midst of this untouched splendour lies Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge in the Moremi Game Reserve, whose nine luxurious suites overlook the game-rich lagoon and offer guests the ultimate in comfort and privacy.

Guarded by a resident family of waddling hippos, the earthy glamour of Xudum (pronounced ‘Ku-doom’) compliments the electric Delta environment, where predators like African wild dogs share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Guests are able to explore the glistening waterways by mekoro (dugout canoes that are poled by your guide) or traverse the golden grasslands in search of the Big 5 via 4x4. Ideal for discerning families, Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge has programmes tailored specifically for children.

One of the highlights at Xudum is the rooftop lookouts built atop each suite. By day, they offer sweeping views of the lagoon and beyond, while by night they are make for adventurous place to fall asleep by the soft, silvery glow of an African full moon and a blanket of stars.

highlights

  • Secluded lodge in private game reserve
  • Permanent game-rich lagoon setting
  • Specially tailored children’s programme & babysitting service
  • Fine dining & interactive kitchen
  • Mokoro trips & motorised boat excursions
  • Catch-and-release fishing & birding
  • Spacious suites with rooftop lookouts
  • Wi-Fi & air conditioning

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Facilities

The lodge’s central lounge and dining areas are spaced over multi-layered decks and allow guests to gaze out over the busy lagoon while sitting comfortably on chic, modern furniture. The outdoor dining area offers sweeping views of the plains and is an incredibly romantic space in which to savour the chef’s top-notch creations. Plump sofas, traditional basketware and tasteful objet help to accentuate the ambiance of sophisticated calm and serenity.

Activities are centred on the surrounding waterways of the Delta and include mekoro trips, motorised boat excursions, catch-and-release fishing as well as traditional 4x4 game drives and guided walking safaris on the plains.

Children of all ages are welcome at Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge but some activities are restricted to those older than 12 or 16 years. The lodge runs a children’s programme with specially tailored activities relating to the natural environment and also offers a babysitting service.

In-suite massages and beauty treatments can be organised with the in-house spa therapist. The lodge also offers a laundry service, Wi-Fi, a safari shop, ‘gym in a bag’ and a butler service.

General Facilities

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    Wi-fi available
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    Laundry service
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

With panoramic views enjoyed from the lodge’s various lamp-lit dining areas, mealtimes are always an occasion. For breakfast, continental options include fruit, cheese and pastries are followed by how-you-like-them eggs and other English-style options. Bush breakfasts in the Delta wilderness are also arranged.

With an only-the-best approach to food, lunch and dinner dishes combine African-style cuisine with European accents. This delicious amalgamation of tastes can be enjoyed inside, alfresco, communally or in the privacy of your own suite.

The open and interactive kitchen encourages guests to engage with the chefs and become involved in the cooking process.

Suite

Built from wood and designed to be split-level, the contemporary comfort of these opulent suites rises as high as the treetops. Each has a bedroom and lounge area as well as a lower deck with a private plunge pool that overlooks the Delta. The interior design features recycled everyday objects with chunky timber, and tones of chocolate and ebony. The prime feature is a rooftop lookout that is perfect for whiling away the afternoon watching animals or enjoying a private dinner under the stars.

With 30 metres separating each suite, you are guaranteed privacy to enjoy the outdoor shower and large bath tub that offers a picture-perfect view through the floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. All rooms also have electric fans and air conditioning.

Suite AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Hairdryer
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    Outdoor shower
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    Outside area
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    Private plunge pools
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    Safe
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    Twin bed available

Activities

  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • River cruises
  • Boat excursions
  • Mokoro trails
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $1550 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $910 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $790 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015 $960 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $1630 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $960 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Triple Suite 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

  • Xudum – again different and the service so personal – treated like royalty, welcomed like long lost friends. Our room, out of this world, and our ranger TH was so knowledgeable. So many surprises organised for us – truly amazing.

    Jean King, May 2013
  • I first wanted to let you know that our trip to Africa was the best experience of our lives. I didn't want to go home. Your planning was perfect and nothing went wrong.The people of Botswana were lovely and gracious. Our accomodations were great. We met some lovely people. The guides were outstanding. Food amazing. Surroundings beautiful. The animals in our first camp were phemononal.... lions leopards cheetahs etc. The delta was beautiful however my only criticism would be that people want to see animals and in the second two camps they were scarce. The third camp had a fire 3 weeks ago and 60 percent of there concession was burnt. I thought you should know that because it was a little disappointing however when we were on the water we went fishing - saw beautiful birds & animals etc.

    Sue Obrant, August 2012
  • The Xudum stay was clearly the most luxurious accommodation and again the service, food and facilities were tops. The guides was first class and went to considerable trouble to find animals and to provide all our needs and requests. Indeed, I found that all staff in the lodge was extremely friendly and helpful and made us feel "at home". I did like the complete upfront payment covering all food, alcohol and clothes washing, it really made us feel cared for.

    John Cooper, April 2012
  • The facilities at Xudum are amazing - it beats a luxury tent any day, and the elephants woke us up right at our window one night on their way to feed. The staff and manager, Mark, were superb. It was the most rustic of all the lodges (turning off the generators at 23:30 nightly), but we really felt like we were "way out there." The food everywhere was great! I especially enjoyed trying African game, like impala and kudu.

    Lynne Hamilton, October 2008

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Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

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"One of the most romantic Delta lodges, Xudum's unique rooftop hideouts are all about absolute privacy."

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The Xudum stay was clearly the most luxurious accommodation and again the service, food and facilities were tops. The guides was first class and went to considerable trouble to find animals and to provide all our needs and requests. Indeed, I found that all staff in the lodge was extremely friendly and helpful and made us feel "at home". I did like the complete upfront payment covering all food, alcohol and clothes washing, it really made us feel cared for.

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