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Nxamaseri Island Lodge is a unique African experience in the Panhandle of the Okavango Delta. This small and exclusive lodge is one of the oldest in the Delta and is renowned as one of the best fly-fishing destinations in Africa. While not a big game viewing area, the beautiful aquatic environment and fantastic bird watching opportunities immerses you into this celebrated landscape, where the intricacies of nature flourish and time stands still.

Nxamaseri Island Lodge is the closest lodge to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tsodilo Hills. The four massifs that make up Tsodilo Hills are home to around 4,500 ancient rock paintings, one of the largest concentrations of rock art in the world. The paintings are spread over 200 sites and taking a helicopter ride from the lodge’s private airstrip is a true delight before you delve into the fascinating bushcraft and lore of the Delta.

Back at the lodge, you will explore the waterways of the Okavango by motorised boat and mokoro excursions and guides will share their in-depth knowledge of the area and the inhabitants that include crocodiles, hippos, otters, swamp antelope and bird species too numerous to count.


  • Morning and afternoon motorised boat cruises
  • Traditional mokoro excursions
  • Catch-and-release fishing (in season)
  • Fly by helicopter to view the ancient rock art of Tsodilo Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Guided walks on beautiful nearby islands
  • Unrivalled bird watching including kingfishers, herons, storks and fish eagles


  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Mokoro trails
  • Boat excursions



Each of the thatched, canvas-walled chalets are a quiet haven privately situated within indigenous forest and feature a private viewing deck. Teak walkways link the rooms to the main area of the lodge, and each is adorned with professional photography taken of the Okavango Delta. The chalets have large en-suite showers with twin basins and a separate toilet. A range of bathroom amenities are available including bio-degradable soaps and shower gels.  Each evening your bed will be turned down and if there is a chill in the air, hot water bottles are tucked under the blankets as a welcome surprise.


The main area of the lodge is open-plan with a thatched roof. It consists of a lounge, a dining area and a bar. There is a large deck that overlooks the water, where a firepit is the preferred meeting place to while away evening hours and share stories of the day’s adventures. You can also take a dip in the swimming pool, complete with sun loungers and privately set in the forest. There is a small curio shop to purchase beautiful trinkets of your stay in one of Africa’s unspoilt wildernesses.


Meals at Nxamaseri Island Lodge are served in the communal dining area, after which you can sit by the firepit with views of the Nxamaseri River. Hearty African style fair is served buffet-style by attentive staff, and arrangements can be made for private dining in your chalet.

General facilities

  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar

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