Camp Xakanaxa

Moremi Game Reserve, North West, Botswana

For a genuine bush-camp experience—no unnecessary frills—it would be hard to beat this old-fashioned camp (pronounced ka-kan-ah-ka). From the moment you walk through the rustic reception area, a feeling of unpretentious warmth and relaxation envelops you; it's no wonder that visitors return again and again. Each spacious tent has wooden floors, plenty of storage space, a huge comfy bed, reading lamps, a megasize bathroom under the stars (read: no roof), and a viewing deck. The staff, many with more than 10 years of experience, get everything right, from their attentive service to the superb, wholesome, home-cooked food. Even the resident croc, who sunbathes under her very own sign ""Beware crocodile"," has been here since she was a tiny whippersnapper. Wooden-decked public areas sprawl along the water, and elephants and hippos wander past your tent most nights.

PROS

  • authentic, unpretentious, out-of-Africa experience
  • heaps of return guests
  • superb value for money

CONS

  • the only bad thing we can say is that it's not drop-dead luxury

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Intimate
Remote
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 27–11-394–3873-in South Africa

HOTEL DETAILS

12 tents
Rate Includes: Closed for one month between Jan. and Mar., All-inclusive

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