Moremi Game Reserve

Camp Xakanaxa

Overview

Land and water-based safari

Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced ka-ka-na-ka) enjoys a prime location on the banks of the Khwai River in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers a year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience.

There are eleven spacious all-canvas, classic Meru-style luxury safari tents and one two-bedroom family tent are situated around the fringe of a lagoon, every tent has a private viewing deck with comfortable loungers.

The rest of the relaxed and friendly camp is comprised of lounge and dining rooms, built of local timber, reed and thatch, expansive sundeck, two pools and a fire-deck extending out over the river. The ancient riverine forests, open savannah, serpentine channels and seasonal floodplains that surround the camp make for a varied habitat of exceptional fauna and flora that Botswana is famed for.

Facts

At a glance

  • 11 double tents

  • Two two-bedroom family tents

  • Swimming pool and plunge pool

  • Lounge, dining area and fire deck

Xakanaxa Dining Room

Experiences

  • Xakanaxa Moremi Game Reserve Wildlife

    Game drives

    Drives take place just after dawn and at sunset into a diverse habitat home to elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, kudus, lechwes, lions and leopards, among many others.

  • Xakanaxa Motorboat trip in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve

    Boating

    Additional boating safaris across the Xakanaxa Lagoon and into the Okavango Delta are also offered from Camp Xakanaxa in search of the Okavango Delta's diverse wildlife and abundant birdlife.

Community & Culture

Through a variety of initiatives, Desert & Delta Safaris supports local communities, focusing on creating career opportunities in the tourism industry. This includes offering bursaries for tertiary education assisting Botswanan students with their tourism studies, employing staff from local communities and Youth Development Program that creates opportunities for youth from disadvantaged social environments.

Conservation

The value of scientific studies in protected areas is of paramount importance to the sustainable use of natural resources. Desert & Delta Safaris financially supports the Peter Smith University of Botswana herbarium with and estimated BWP 50,000 per annum. The focus of the herbarium is to make their collection of preserved plants useful and accessible to a wider public, including those who plan for and manage the future of the Okavango Delta.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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