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Why Visit Botswana?

  • 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

A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Known as the river that never finds the sea, the Delta’s crystal-clear channels spread over the thirstlands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo.

Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, while honeybadgers can be seen in broad daylight. Tall termite mounds are homes for families of dwarf and banded mongoose. Traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) rides explore the delicate details of the glistening waterways, where iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers live in the papyruslined banks.
&Beyond boasts four magnificent lodges in the Okavango Delta, each with its own individual charm and character: Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp and Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge.

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    Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp enjoys luxurious solitude on its own Delta island within a 272 000 hectare (672 125 acre) exclusive wildlife concession. Taking its inspiration from the water lily, Xaranna is a delightful camp with just nine ensuite safari tents that combine canvas and bleached timber. The overall atmosphere of the camp is cool, light and airy, in keeping with the gentle beauty of its environment. The safari tents are organic in design and are delicately decorated in shade of khaki and soft lily pink. Each tent boasts a romantic outdoor sala, private plunge pool, indoor bathtub and al fresco shower. The guest areas are all carefully positioned to maximise the sweeping views out across the channels, with classic Delta tree-line silhouettes. The camp celebrates Botswana’s iconography, with humorous design touches used throughout. The intimate guest sitting area boasts a spacious reading area, perfect for afternoon relaxation. The elevated dining area features shady verandas with mesmerising views leading out onto an openair boma where exotic candlelit dinners are served beneath the stars. A fully-stocked Safari Shop offers chic outdoor gear, African art and jewellery.

    AT A GLANCE
    • 9 air-conditioned ensuite tented suites
    • Private plunge pools
    • Secluded salas ideal for relaxing massages
    • Outdoor and indoor showers
    • Safari Shop

    WHAT SETS US APART
    • Beautiful setting on the edge of a channel in the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site
    • 272500 hectare (672 125 acre) private concession guarantees exclusive game viewing and activities
    • Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings
    • Extraordinary game viewing, wildlife includes elephant, large buffalo herds, tsessebe, hippo, lion, leopard, Africa wild dog and roan antelope
    • Ostrich are unique to the area
    • Viewing of rare species such as red lechwe and sitatunga
    • Bush walks explore the intimate details of this unique habitat
    • Remarkable bird-watching with 450 bird species, including Pel’s Fishing Owl. Vast number of migrant birds in summer
    • Scenic helicopter flights explore the Delta from above
    • Discover the Delta on a horseback safari
    • Seasonal water-based experiences include motorized boat, mokoro and fishing excursions

    ACTIVITIES
    Included
    • Day and night game-drives
    • Guided bush walks
    • Birdwatching
    • Children’s programme includes treasure hunts and other activities
    • Mokoro and fishing trips along hippo trails amongst the Delta grasses*
    • Motorised boat excursions*
    * Seasonal

    At an additional charge
    • Helicopter flips
    • Okavango Horseback Safari

    GUEST SAFETY
    The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Security guards accompany guests at all times when walking around the lodge at night.

    ACCESS
    • Scheduled charter flight into the Okavango Delta, followed by a road and boat transfer to camp
    • Airlink have a flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Maun
    • Air Botswana have a flight from Johannesburg to Maun
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    NUMBER OF ROOMS
    9 Rooms -  Maximum Guests: 18
    CHILDMINDING
    Available at an additional cost
    TRIPLES
    1 (children 12 years and younger)
    TWIN BEDS
    All convertible to double
    MOSQUITO NETS
    Around beds
    WILDLIFE
    Lions, elephant, hyena, African wild dog, antelope, waterbuck,kudu,impala
    CURRENCY
    Botswana Pula
    INTERNET ACCESS
    Yes, wifi in guest area only
    CHILDREN
    Yes - children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives or nature walks; children aged 6 to 11 can participate in game drives at
    the lodge manager’s discretion; children aged 12 to 16 can participate in mokoro activities at lodge manager’s discretion;
    children aged 16 and over can participate in nature walks
    WEATHER
    Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and nights can be chilly.
    The rainy season is from late December to late February, sometimes continuing into March, with rain generally in the form of afternoon
    thundershowers; average rainfall is approximately 500mm / 20”
    PRIVATE GAME DRIVE VEHICLE
    Available at additional cost
    BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
    Year-round
    MALARIA
    The Okavango Delta is a malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken
    AIRSTRIP
    Varies according to seasonal rainfall
    CAMP CLOSURE
    Seasonal (availability on request)
    EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
    Gym in a bag available on request
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Details High Season   1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 Mid Season 1 Nov 2018 - 10 Jan 2019
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp (Tents) 1 - 3 Nights - per person per night sharing USD 1 750 USD 1 030
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp (Tents) 4 - 5 Nights - per person per night sharing USD 1 665 USD 930
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp (Tents) 6+ Nights - per person per night sharing USD 1 575 USD 775
Details  Low Season  11 Jan 2019 - 31 Marc 2019 Mid Season 1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge (Suites) 1 - 3 Nights - per person per night sharing USD 850 USD 1 030
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge (Suites) 4 - 5 Nights - per person per night sharing USD 810 USD 980
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge (Suites) 6+ Nights - per person per night sharing USD 680 USD  825
Private Vehicle USD 685 USD 685
Tour Leader  1-14 guests USD 425 USD 515
Details High Season 1 Jun 2019- 31 Oct 2019 Mid Season 1 Nov 2019 - 10 Jan 2020
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge (Suites) 1 - 3 Nights - per person per night sharing USD 1 750 USD 1 030
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge (Suites) 4 - 5 Nights - per person per night sharing USD 1 665 USD 980
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge (Suites) 6+ Nights - per person per night sharing USD 1 665 USD 825
Private Vehicle USD 685 USD 685
Tour Leader  1-14 guests USD 875 USD 515

All rates are confidential, inclusive of VAT and in US Dollars.
Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing, except for family suites and villas which are per family suite/villa per night.

Long-Stay Rates:

  • May be applied for a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to seasonal availability of the offer), for the same guests on a single itinerary.
  • These cannot be used in conjunction with any other &Beyond offers, including Signature offers.
  • 6+ Night Long Stay Rate is valid 1 Jan - 31 May 2019, 1 Nov - 31 Dec 2019 and 1 - 10 Jan 2020.

Single Supplement: A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room. A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.

Triple rooms : Triple room only allows for children under 12 years to share with two adults

Rate Includes: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry (excluding Chobe and Savute Under Canvas), safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and park fees.

Rate Excludes: Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars and landing fees.

Pilots and Local Driver-Guides: Rate only includes accommodation, meals, teas and coffees. Accommodation in a pilot/guide room is on a twin basis; single rooms will be allocated depending on availability.

Tour Leaders, Private Guides: Normal guest inclusions and exclusions apply. A maximum of 1 Tourleader on a discounted rate per 14 guests.

Private Vehicles:  A private 4x4 safari vehicle can be pre-booked at applicable lodges, subject to availability. Rates are per vehicle per night, from 2pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure. Please see applicable notes under our Child Policy for children joining on a private vehicle.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:  Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.

CHILD POLICY

Child Age Rate (not applicable to villas/family suites) Notes Game Drives Nature Walks Other Activities
0 - 2 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge Cots subject to availability Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
3 – 5 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge Triple rooms subject to availability Not permitted; additional children's drives may be requested Not permitted Not permitted
6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults 50% of full adult rate Triple rooms subject to availability Yes, 6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion 12 years and older Not permitted
6 – 16 years in own room 1st child: adult rate
2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate
Max 3 children per room
(subject to triple room availability)
Yes, 6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion 12 years and older Not permitted


Childminders:

Childminders are available but must be booked on the day of arrival. A rate of USD 5 per hour is payable at the lodge.

Triple room at   Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp: Only allows for children under 12 years to share with two adults.

Whilst there are age restrictions for children permitted on game viewing activities, all ages will be accommodated on game drive and boat transfers to-and-from the lodge.

If paying for a Private Vehicle, children of any age may go on game drive, with access to sightings being at the discretion of the guide, based on the behaviour of both child and animals. Greater distances to animals may be adhered to, or certain sightings may be avoided, in order to ensure the safety of all. In the case of boating activities, the availability of boats may restrict private use and require forward planning.

Triple room at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp and Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp: Only allows for children under 12 years to share with two adults.

Signature Offers

OFFER VALIDITY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Signature offers may only be booked on 1-3 Night   rates, and may not be combined with any other offers.
Fly Me Around Botswana 11 Jan '19 - 10 Jan '20 Stay for 7 nights at any of our Botswana lodges and we'll include your flights
  •  Nightly   Rates are not applicable
  •  contact us for package rates and full terms and conditions.
  •  Stay at a maximum of 3 lodges per package.
  •  Nights spent at Sandibe will attract an additional supplement.
Honeymoon Offer

1 Jul '18- 30 Sep '18 &

11 Jan '19 - 10 Jan '20

Save 50% on one partner's accommodation
  •  One partner pays full rate and the other partner pays 50% of accommodation rate for the whole stay. Rate and honeymoon discount based on 1-3 night   rate.
  •  Offer is not applicable to &Beyond family suites and family tents.
  •  May not be combined with other offers or long stay rates. Valid for travel within 6 months of date of marriage.
  •  Minimum 2 night stay.
Valid from 1 January to 31 December 2018 - All rates are quoted in USD

Tsodilo Hills Half Day Trip

  • Guests travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills, set inGuests travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills, set inthe midst of the Kalahari Desert, by helicopter. They will hike up thecraggy hillside with a San guide to view some of the area’s 4 500 rockpaintings, which date back 26 000 years. Considered sacred by the San,evidence of human activity on the hills goes back 100 000 years.
  • Either morning or afternoon, includes all entry fees and refreshment
  • No Guests: Min 2; Max 10
  • Duration : 1⁄2 day
  • Rates USD 1 338 per person

 Village Tours

  • This helicopter trip to some of the most remote villages in the Okavango Delta offers guests insight into a way of life that has changed very little over the generations. Following a scenic flight, a local guide will explain aspects of local life that include architecture, religious beliefs and traditional manners of hunting and fishing. Guests will also enjoy the opportunity to meet local craftspeople.
  • Includes refreshments.
  • No Guests: Min 2; Max 6
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • USD 480 per person

Scenic flight

  • Thrill to an aerial view of the Okavango Delta as you soar above a vast maze of both permanent and fleeting waterways and floodplains that occupy an otherwise sandy corner of Botswana in a helicopter. Fly over rivers and pools dotted with lily pads, as well as a variety of wild animals that inhabit this unique habitat.
  • No Guests: Min 2; Max 3
  • 30 min Scenic flight  USD 421  per person
  • 45 min Scenic flight USD 554  per person
  • 1 hour Scenic flight USD 687  per person

Okavango Horseback Safari

  • Immerse yourself in the unique landscape of the Okavango Delta on a half or full day horseback safari that explores this magnificent habitat, providing you with the opportunity to venture up close to the Delta’s spectacular wildlife and bird species. Set off on this extraordinary adventure, which allows for exceptional game viewing opportunities and an exhilarating experience as your expert ranger guides you through untamed Africa. All horses and tack are of the highest quality and safari guides are armed to ensure your safety at all times, with stringent safety precautions taken when dangerous game is encountered.
  • Minimum requirements: Reasonable horse-riding ability is required and includes mastery of the basic aids, being comfortable at all paces, posting to the trot for stretches of 10 minutes at a time and being able to gallop out of danger if needed. Weight limitations apply (90 kg / 198 lb) and riders need to be a minimum of 12 years old.
  • No Guests: Min 2 
  • Half day Okavango Horseback Safari USD 554  per person
  • Full day Okavango Horseback Safari USD 830  per person

THE FINE PRINT

  • All rates are confidential,  in US Dollars.
  • Private 4x4 safari vehicles can be pre-booked at certain lodges at an additional cost and subject to availability.
  • All activities are weather dependent
  • The maximum number of guests on helicopter scenic flights is 3 with guaranteed window seats with doors removed for photo opportunities.
  • Minimum requirements for Horse back safaris: Riding ability: they do not take beginners. Reasonable horse-riding ability is required and includes mastery of the basic aids, being comfortable at all paces, posting to the trot for stretches of 10 minutes at a time and being able to gallop out of danger if needed. Please note that weight limitations apply (90 kg / 198 lb) and Riders need to be a minimum of 12 years old and maximum age of 80 years old
  • No reimbursement will be made for any game drives missed due to optional activities booked.
  • Full details of listed activities available on request.
  • Rates subject to change without prior notice.
  • Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.

  20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OFFER

Valid from 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018

Rates are per person per night sharing.

1 - 3 Nights 4 - 5 Nights 6+ Nights Private Vehicle Children Pilot / Driver-Guide
Rooms
USD 1 290 USD 1 226 USD 1 161 USD 624 All Ages N/A

THE FINE PRINT

  • Valid for new bookings only.
  • Valid for travel from 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018.
  • All rates are confidential, inclusive of VAT and in US Dollars. Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing
  • Long-Stay Rates: May be applied for a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to seasonal availability of the offer), for the same guests on a single itinerary. These cannot be used in conjunction with any other &Beyond offers, including Signature offers.
  • Single Supplement: A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room. A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.
  • Rate Includes: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry (excluding Chobe Under Canvas), safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and park fees. 
  • Rate Excludes: Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars and landing fees.  
  • Private Vehicles: A private 4x4 safari vehicle can be pre-booked at certain lodges, subject to availability. Rates are nett and non-commissionable and are per vehicle per night, from 2pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure. Please see applicable notes under our Child Policy for children joining on a private vehicle.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.

CHILD POLICY

Child Age Rate Notes Game Drives & Boating Mokoro Other Activities
0 - 2 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge Cots subject to availability Not permitted  Not permitted
Not permitted
3 – 5 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge Triple rooms subject to availability Not permitted; additional children's drives may be requested Not permitted Not permitted
6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults 50% of full adult rate *Triple rooms subject to availability Yes, 6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion 16 years and older Not permitted
6 – 16 years in own room 1st child: adult rate 2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate *Max 3 children per room (subject to triple room availability) Yes, 6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion 16 years and older Not permitted
Childminders: Childminders are available but must be booked on the day of arrival. A rate of USD 5 per hour is payable at the lodge. 6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults 16 years and older
Triple room at Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp: Only allows for children under 12 years to share with two adults.
Whilst there are age restrictions for children permitted on game viewing activities, all ages will be accommodated on game drive and boat transfers to-and-from the lodge. If paying for a Private Vehicle, children of any age may go on game drive, with access to sightings being at the discretion of the guide, based on the behaviour of both child and animals. Greater distances to animals may be adhered to, or certain sightings may be avoided, in order to ensure the safety of all. In the case of boating activities, the availability of boats may restrict private use and require forward planning.
         

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    Spoil yourself with an unforgettable Botswana wildlife experience andenjoy complimentary flights between the camps.
    Botswana is a land of dramatic contrasts, from the crystal-clear watersof the Okavango Delta to the large elephant herds in the Chobe NationalPark and the unpredictable Savute Channel, which runs dry and floodsseemingly at random.
    Spend seven nights at a combination of up to three &Beyondlodges and camps in Botswana and enjoy complimentary flights.

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    Okavango Horseback Safari

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    Family Travel

    Children are welcome at &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp.

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