The Okavango Delta, Botswana is all about intricate waterways, luxuriant foliage and prolific wildlife – an astonishing display of natural splendour. In the heart of this, is Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp.
On an Okavango Delta holiday, visitors will find crystal clear lagoons decorated with water lilies and water chestnuts, fringed with dense thickets, evergreen figs and ferns. The channels teem with fish - a tasty meal for Pel’s Fishing Owl. This elusive hunter is one of many species of bird living in this superb eco-system.
The delicate Sitatunga and Red Lechwe Antelope can pick their way across the floating reed beds on specially adapted hooves. Along the edge of the water, the riverine forest provides deep shade and cover for a variety of animals and birds - it is here also that the Sausage Tree can be found with its exotic fruit and crimson flowers.
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is located on a 25 000 hectare private concession to the southeast of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Wildlife including many species of antelope such as Roan and Sable live in this region - also the elusive Leopard and Wild Dog. Hippo families and the Cape Clawless Otter adore the deeper channels and lagoons.
Botswana has a hot and wet summer between October and April, from May to September it is dry and cool with some chilly nights. Spectacular afternoon thundershowers fall from late December through to February and sometimes in March – bringing many migrant birds to the Delta.
There are regular scheduled flights to Maun, Botswana. Xudum Airstrip can be reached from Maun (20 minute flight) or Kasane (90 minute flight), after landing guests will be welcomed by staff and transferred to camp via a game drive and boat ride on the Delta which takes 45 minutes.
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