Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Chitabe Concession, western Okavango Delta
Consisting of twelve luxurious guest cottages, &Beyond’s Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is set along ancient game paths where the gentle majesty of elephants have often tread. Beneath a cool forest canopy of wild palms and gnarled fig trees, exclusive luxury can be enjoyed within an intimately wild setting. Raised private decks offer spectacular views of the Okavango Delta whilst the invitingly cool swimming pool and gentle breeze that drifts through the window screens of your cottage open you up to a world of tranquilly peaceful luxury in the wild.
The lodge peers out over the spectacular Okavango Delta from beneath a shaded forest canopy of wild palms and gnarled fig trees with the raised suites mimicking the nests of golden weaver birds and featuring magnificent Delta views along with private plunge pools, fireplaces for winter. The lodge is designed to celebrate Botswana with interiors filled with numerous interest pieces including a copper-clad mekoro, Botswana basketware along with finely sculpted wooden tables. Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge has an interactive kitchens to celebrate local food, a menu which includes succulent Botswana beef and artisanal breads. A massage sala provides guests with a selection of relaxing massages in this spectacular natural setting.
The concession boasts one of the best wildlife experiences in the Delta and golden-grassed floodplains stretch into the distance behind the lodge framed by lush palm islands and the spires of giant termite mounds. Home to African wild dog, lion, elephant, semi-aquatic lechwe, kudu, giraffe the Chitabe Concession is one of the best in the delta. Along with its mammals the Okavango Delta is ideal for birding enthusiasts. One of its most sought after species is the huge but elusive Pel’s fishing owl. Other species found within the concession include African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders. Birding is particularly good in summer.
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge offers day and night safaris. Bush walks are offered during the day and a children’s programme is available. Scenic helicopter flights by prior arrangement and at an additional cost.