Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
Pom Pom Concession, western Okavango Delta
Meaning “Place of the Giraffe,” Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation with breathtaking views of the Okavango Delta. This is an intimate, luxurious camp which offers the experience of water and wildlife on twice-daily game-drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, mokoro and powerboat excursions.
Nxabega Tented Camp’s main building has a large dining area, a lounge with comfortable arm chairs, books and board games, well stocked bar and a warm fire place perfect for the winter months. The high thatched main area is surrounded by wooden decks of varying levels offering several comfortable seating areas. Meals can be taken around a long, candle-lit dining table, or on smaller individual tables on one of the decks or by the pool. Burnished teak floors, locally crafted fittings and stylish furniture characterise this high-standard delta camp. The pool area is linked to the main area by a raised walkway. Cushioned chairs and loungers are set up under the shade of umbrellas, overlooking the permanent floodplain. A well stocked curio shop is open during the day. Enjoy a ‘boma’ dinner at Nxabega – the menu is a mix of traditional African and barbeque dishes. Nxabega offers a range of massage options including aromatherapy massages, Swedish massages, Indian head massages and feet massages. These massages will be done in the privacy of the guest’s room. Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp has 220v generator powered electricity.
Each of the nine en-suite tents is linked by a path through the bush along the edge of the island. The tents are raised on wooden platforms. Though essentially under canvas, the room’s décor and large beds give an air of opulence. Each tent has a front porch where two director’s chairs and a table have been set-up overlooking the permanent floodplain. A wooden door has been built into the front of the tent to replace the usual zip. A large ensuite shower with burnished teak floorboards completes the luxurious accommodations.
Guests can explore the crystal clear channels of the Delta on a mokoro or in a motorised boat. Dozens of bird species, frogs and other intimate details of the Delta lay waiting to be explored at eye level. Drive or walk through mature mopane woodlands, seasonally flooded grasslands and the surrounding palm islands where gigantic jackalberry, sausage and wild fig trees grow. Impala, lechwe, zebra, baboons, jackals and giraffe are common here, as are herds of elephant in the dry season. The area supports a large concentration of lechwe and buffalo, while roan and sable antelope roam the open woodlands The riverine forest is home to prolific birdlife, including the elusive Pel’s fishing owl, and fruit bats are attracted to the abundant fig trees.