‘Endless Experiences; Winding Waterways’
Reachable only by boat during the high water season, &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp sits on a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta; a UNESCO World Heritage, dotted with meandering channels, winding lagoons and overgrown islands. The camp comprises light and airy guest areas as well as secluded reading spots, each carefully positioned to reveal sweeping views across the channels. Luxury en-suite tents flow out to a covered outdoor sala where massages can be enjoyed, if not unwinding with a dip in your private plunge pool. On land you can discover the vast game with an enthralling drive, or if you are feeling more adventurous, embark on a half or full-day horseback safari. Arguably the best way to experience the Delta, mokoro boating trips take you peacefully through the channels, passing elephants and hippos as you go. Fishing, boating and scenic helicopter flights also provide further options. After a day of magnificent viewing, the camp invites you to savour delicious cuisine in the elevated dining area or candlelit open-air boma.
In Our Opinion‘Secluded camp overlooking a permanent lagoon, offering unique game viewing activities, laid-back guest areas and tents with private plunge pools. Children are also welcome here.’
Luxury tents comprise a four-poster bed on bleached floors and an en-suite bathroom with a deep bathtub, as well as both an indoor and outdoor shower. A covered outdoor sala is furnished with comfortable seating and along with the private plunge pool, overlooks magnificent Delta scenery.
Guests can take part in game drives, mokoro rides, fishing, boating, scenic helicopter flights and horseback safaris.
Due to very few vehicles sharing the private concession, game viewing in the Okavango Delta is remote and secluded. Later drives continue after night allowing you to views many animals that are more active at night such as the leopard and serval. Guides will ask about your favourite wildlife and try to ensure that your preferences are met; be it tracking a particular species or getting to know the general habits of the animals. Guides will also tell you about the vegetation of the region.
Mokoro rides are boating trips through the winding channels and shallow lagoons of the delta. The mokoro boats are not motorised and offer a unique way to view the game as you silently glide through the channels. You will see many animals that feed on the grass such as lechwe, sitatunga, elephant, hippo and crocodile.
Depart on a fishing trip and see if you can catch the elusive tiger fish or Tilapia. Not all water-based camps allow fishing but some do allow it on a catch and release basis, with most of the fishing taking place in the Panhandle region where the Okavango River enters the Delta.
Motorised boat trips allow you to cover more ground and see more of the landscape, however unlike the mokoro trips some of the wildlife may be scared off by the sound of the motor.
Okavango Horseback Safari
Explore the wildlife with a half or full-day horseback safari, offering a unique experience with magnificent game viewing opportunities. All horses and tack are of the highest quality and safari guides are armed to ensure your safety. Additional costs apply for this activity.
Scenic Helicopter Flight
Experience the Okavango Delta from above as you fly past fleeting waterways and floodplains, viewing the otherwise hidden areas of the Delta. Additional costs apply for this activity.
Animals you may see:
• African wild dog
&Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp operates on an all-inclusive basis which incorporates:
• Three meals daily
• Soft drinks
• House wines
• Local brand spirits and beers
• Teas and coffees
• Refreshments on game drives
• Game drives
• Mokoro & fishing trips
• Motorised boat excursions
• Bush walks
• Children’s programme with treasure hunts
• Emergency medical evacuation insurance
• Transfers to & from the lodge airstrip
• Park fees
&Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is located on a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage site at the heart of the Kalahari Desert.
• Maun International Airport
&Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay. Please note that children aged 5 years and under cannot participate in game drives or nature walks. Children aged 6 to 11 can participate in game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion. Children aged 12 to 16 can participate in mokoro activities at the lodge manager’s discretion, and children aged 16 and over can participate in nature walks.
• The lodge can accommodate a limited number of triple rooms
• Treasure hunts
• Child-minding available at an additional cost