I wasn't prepared for just how luxurious the accommodation was. I loved the open-air bathroom area, such a wonderful experience to shower at night, looking at the stars. So much attention to detail and the staff were friendly and helpful. Food delicious and varied.
The guide we had was a bit 'gung-ho' - sometimes charging through the bush to locate animals that had been sighted - I had the sense we scared them away! (One of the draw-backs of going off-road!)
I spent three nights there and didn't want to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, which is rated as being one of the finest game viewing areas in Africa, Camp Xakanaxa has one of the best locations in Botswana. Accommodation is in twelve tastefully furnished tents with twin or double beds and en-suite facilities with shower, hand basin and w.c. The tents are situated on the edge of the lagoon and from their private viewing deck, with comfortable loungers, one looks onto the reed fringes at the waters edge. The camp, with its eclectic mix of furnishings from all over Africa, has a dining room, lounge/bar area, fire deck and plunge pool all slightly raised on wooden platforms with spectacular views over the lagoon. The reception area boasts a curio shop. At night the camp looks stunning as it is lit by dozens of paraffin lamps and candles. The game drives in this sector of Moremi take one down winding tracks, through Mopane forests and across lush grasslands. The waterways are either forded by vehicles or crossed on rustic log bridges. The camp faces out over the Xakanaxa Lagoon on the Khwai River, where combined boat and mokoro (dug-out canoe) trips explore the sinuous channels and floodplains of the Delta, one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders. Birding in the area is excellent, especially in the spring and summer months when the migrants are breeding. To the north are the world famous heronries, which attract large numbers of breeding storks and herons. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Xakanaxa Camp, Botswana Hotel Moremi Game Reserve