Fodor's Expert Review &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp

Okavango Delta, North West, Botswana

Renowned for its beauty, Nxabega (pronounced na-becka) is in the very heart of the Delta and offers both a land and a water experience. The camp overlooks woodlands and seasonally flooded grassy plains, which host lions, leopards, elephants, and buffalo, as well as several unique bird species; African ebony and strangler figs shade the main camp. Because it's a private concession, you can take a night drive and search for small nocturnal predators like civets (black-and-white badger-looking creatures), bushbabies (similar to furry, flying squirrels), and genets (small spotted cats). En suite safari tents are on raised teak platforms, each with a private verandah overlooking the water and bush. The main lodge is made of thatch and wood; the high-roofed and paneled dining room has an almost medieval banquet-hall feel and there is also a separate massage sala. The food is excellent but don't worry, you'll lose some of those extra calories by taking a guided walk on one of the nearby islands to track game and spot birds. Boat excursions and mokoro trips are offered, and the staff will even arrange wilderness picnics or breakfast in bed. Like many of the larger safari companies, &Beyond, which runs Nxabega Camp, has a community and sustainable development program in the region which they operate through the nonprofit Africa Foundation.


  • land and water camp
  • children's program
  • chance to see Pel's fishing owl


  • no sweeping views of the Delta
  • game can be less spectacular than elsewhere
  • no private plunge pools




Phones: 27-11-809–4300-in South Africa


9 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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