Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve
Peeking out from under a lush green woodland canopy, Camp Moremi, in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi Game Reserve, is a truly hidden gem. At the point where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert, Mother Nature has created a sanctuary of Mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains and riverine habitats, resulting in one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa.
Shaded from the African sun by a forest of ancient ebony trees, Camp Moremi is an elegant thatch and timber lodge consisting of an elevated main lounge, wildlife reference library, dining room and cocktail bar. Facilities at Camp Moremi include a secluded swimming pool and sundeck, an elevated viewing platform with a breathtaking panorama of Xakanaxa Lagoon, and a thatched boma where guests can enjoy brunch or afternoon tea. For an authentic and personal safari experience, Camp Moremi accommodates just 22 guests in recently updated East African-style individual safari tents, each situated on a raised teak platform with private adjacent facilities and viewing deck.
Camp Moremi offers a broad range of safari activities on both land and water. For many guests, the highlight of their stay comes during the morning and afternoon game drives. Conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles, the exhilarating game drives provide the chance to track wildlife in the beautiful surroundings of Moremi Game Reserve, a protected area renowned for frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah. African Wild Dog sightings are also regularly reported, an endangered species whose numbers are rapidly dwindling in other areas.
Water activities involve the exploration of the water lily-ringed Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango Delta channels by motorboat. The birdlife – which ranges from water birds to shy forest dwellers – is prolific and varied, and each boat trip affords guests exceptional bird-watching opportunities. Other sightings include hippos enjoying the clear, cool water, and the chance to watch big game making their way through the reeds to drink or bathe at the water’s edge.
Safaris Including Camp Moremi
Camp Moremi is situated on the edge of the Okavango Delta in the central Moremi Game Reserve and benefits from large concentrations of game within a picturesque part of the Game Reserve. Located in a Game Reserve limits activities with walking safaris and mokoro excursions not permitted. For this region a good itinerary will combine it with a water camp or land and water camp.
Okavango Delta Safari
This four night Desert & Delta Safaris’ itinerary allows you to experience both the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta at Camp Okavango and the magnificent game rich Moremi Game Reserve at Camp Moremi.
Ten Night Desert & Delta Safari
This amazing safari allows you to experience both the Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. These unique ecosystems provide diverse experiences with the Chobe known for its huge elephant herds and the Okavango Delta for its profusion of wildlife.
Also operated by Desert & Delta Safaris, Xakanaxa Camp is one of the original favourites of the Okavnago Delta. With comfortable traditional tents overlooking the river this camp has a hard earned reputation for hospitality, a great base from which to explore the Okavango Delta.
Operated by Ker & Downey Botswana, Okuti Camp is also situated in the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve. Smaller than Camp Moremi, with only 16 beds, the camp is more intimate with a focus on hosting and guiding. All rooms at Okuti Camp overlook the river.