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  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Xobega Island Camp is a piece of paradise in the great water wonderland that is the Okavango Delta. Just off the mainland of Moremi Game Reserve, Xobega (or Gcobega) Island is ideally located and easily accessible for self-drivers, and also for guests flying into the Xakanaxa airstrip.

A bird-lover’s paradise, and an adventurer’s dream, Xobega has 10 light Mery-style canvas tents equipped with twin stretcher beds and en suite, open-air bathrooms. Everything about this camp is eco-friendly, from the solar-power, to bucket showers, and chemical toilets.

Guests arrive at the tree-filled island via boat and are welcomed to this simple safari. Hippos rule the waters around the island, lions are heard across the water, and a Pel’s fishing owl takes up residence in the trees.

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    Xobega (Gcobega) Island Camp is located on a small island in the Okavango Delta and the camp is accessed by boat from Mboma Boat Station in the Moremi Game Reserve. The Mboma Boat Station is accessed via road or light air transfer into Xakanaxa airstrip. The Okavango Delta offers spectacular sightings of big game, magnificent birdlife and extraordinary natural beauty.

    This location is easily reached by self-drivers travelling from Maun, through the Moremi Game Reserve from either North or South Gate, to Mboma Boat Station, where they will be picked up transferred to Xobega. This area of the Okavango Delta is dominated by hippos and is a true water safari experience in Africa's greatest wetland.
  • Facilities
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    » 10 Meru-style safari tents with en suite open-air bathrooms
    » Bucket showers, standing canvas wash basins, and chemical eco-toilets
    » Stretcher beds with swags and full linen in each tent
    » Bedside table with insect repellent and water glasses
    » Solar-powered lighting in the tents
    » Two safari chairs under the small canopy forming ‘veranda’ at each tent
    » Hammocks for siesta
    » A dining tent with dining table, chairs, and a tea and coffee station
    » Two lounge gazebos in camp, complete with wicker furniture
    » A clearing with central campfire forming an open-air boma for evening relaxation 
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    » Morning and afternoon boat cruises around the Delta islands and through the hippo-filled channels
    » Birdwatching from the camp and boat
    » Sunset boat cruises through the Okavango’s channels
    » Mokoro safaris (optional on transfers in and out of Mboma Boat Station)
    » Photography opportunities are plentiful Xobega island camp
  • Typical Day at Xobega Island Camp
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    Boating safaris are the main attraction at Xobega Island, while mokoro safaris are easily organised. Daily routines change according to guests’ itineraries; however, the below is a guideline of day-to-day activity:

    06h00 Wake up call followed by coffee and rusks at the dining tent

    06h30 Depart for 3-4 hour boat cruise including a coffee stop

    10h30 Return to camp with hot bucket showers ready and waiting

    11h30 Brunch is served in the dining tent, followed by afternoon siesta

    16h00 Depart for afternoon boat cruise

    18h30 Return to camp with hot bucket showers ready and waiting

    19h30 Dinner is served at camp, followed by campfire chatter
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Rate 1 Apr 2017- to 30 June 2017 1 July 2017 to 31 Oct 2017
Xobega Island Camp US$ 310,00 US$ 355,00
Children Aged 6-12 No children under age 12
No children under age 12
Single Supplement no single supplement applies no single supplement applies
Pitot/Guide US$ 240,00 US$ 240,00
  1 Nov 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 1 Dec 2017 to 31 Marc 2018
Xobega Island Camp US$ 310,00 on Request
Children Aged 6-12 No children under age 12 No children under age 12
Single Supplement no single supplement applies no single supplement applies
Pitot/Guide US$ 240,00 on Request

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
No single supplement applies.
CHILDREN POLICY
No children under age 12 are accepted at the camp. Children aged 12 and over pay the full adult rate.
RATES INCLUDE
All meals, game activities, teas & coffees, bottled water, park fees, taxes & Botswana bed levy, emergency medical evacuation insurance
RATES EXCLUDE
All drinks, all items of a personal nature, gratuities, any item not described above.
NOTES
Rates are quoted in US$.
Rates are quoted per person sharing per night.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Rates include government taxes where applicable. If taxes increase, we reserve the right to increase the rate accordingly.
LIGHT AIR TRANSFERS
Xobega Island Camp can be accessed via the Xakanaxa airstrip in the Moremi Game Reserve.
The costs are as follows:
• Maun Airport to Xakanaxa: US5 per person   • Xakanaxa to Maun Airport: US5 per person
• Kasane to Xakanaxa: US0 per person   • Xakanaxa to Kasane: US0 per person
Notes on light air transfers:
Departure taxes from Maun and Kasane Airports are included
Luggage is restricted to 20kgs per person in soft sided bags (including carry on luggage)
Passengers weighting more than 110kg might have to purchase an extra seat. Please liaise with us
Passengers are travelling on a seat in plane basis, therefore may have up to 2 stops en-route
No single supplement applies 

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