Xakanaxa Camp in a Nutshell

Xakanaxa Camp (the X’s are pronounced with clicks) gets its name from the region in Moremi it is located in. It has the stature of being one of Botswana’s first safari camps – so it oozes charm. We like it because of the fact that it has retained the feel of the old ‘classic” safari camps and it is located on a permanent river (providing boating activities the year through). The camp boasts relaxing views, from raised wooden decks of authenthic Okavango landscapes. The game viewing here is right up there with the best Botswana has to offer.



Fast Facts

  • Lodge with 12 “Meru” style canvas tents on raised decks
  • 24 guests Maximum
  • Price range of USD510 – USD920 pppn
  • Inside the Moremi game Reserve
  • Game drives in open 4×4 vehciles / boating activities
  • Access by road, light aircraft transfer or boat


How to Get There

Most people fly into Xakanaxa Camp using the nearby airstrip. You can fly in from Maun (35 minutes) or Kasane (1 hour). This part of Moremi is also easily accessible by vehicle, meaning you can self drive to this lodge or stay there as part of a mobile safari. To add an adventurous twist to your stay, you can also transfer into (or out of) this lodge from lodge locations further upstream (Kwara, Shinde, Xugana, Camp Okavango)


Game Viewing and Activities

Because of its location in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, this camp would never disappoint in this department. The main attraction here is the game drives in the Xakanxa, 4th Bridge and Dead Tree Island areas. The game viewing is very productive because of the abundance of dry land, floodplains and woodlands, proving a diverse array of habitats. The boating activities are excellent, especially from September to October. Guides take you upstream to the “heronries,” where thousands of birds breed on floating islands. Generally, birding and game viewing on the river is good all year though. Note that no walking, off road driving or night drives are permitted from this camp.

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