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Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stayed in mid-September, and this was the second lodge of our fortnight. An extremely impressive camp, with lovely tented accommodation, great staff, excellent food and some fantastic game opportunities.

Our Safari guide, Banda, was impressive in terms of his knowledge and industry, and we enjoyed some wonderful moments in this very diverse part of the Okavango Delta. As this is a Reserve there is no off-road permitted, but this didn't materially affect our experience.

The Lodge is well appointed, the tented accommodation very comfortable, and there is even a network connection on a shared computer in the Lounge area (which was very nice after a week being off grid).

As is normal in these camps, you are escorted to/from your tent after dark; we didn't really have any scary moments, but could hear hippo moving past the tent at night!

Happy to recommend this place as a very special Lodge is a wonderful part of Botswana.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter414
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Xakanaxa, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2015

Dear Peter414
Thank you for your recent review of your stay at Camp Xakanaxa. Our guides are very special to the company. Most of the guides have grown up in the surrounding areas and therefore the knowledge that they have is just incredible. Banda will be pleased to read this review, and I will be sharing the review with all of the staff.
Thank you for choosing Desert and Delta Safaris for your stay in Botswana.
Kind regards
The Team

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Reviewed September 28, 2015

Amazing! Accommodation fantastic tents with loads of character and what a setting. (A special mention must go to the Ladies Loo with a view!!!) Staff made you feel right at home. Really enjoyed the way guides and staff sat with you at meal times making the whole pace feel like one big family, and the food WOW! Guides were excellent - we had Dixie - who took on board what we wanted to see and made each drive special.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Lesley0608
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Xakanaxa, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2015

Dear Lesley0608
Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Camp Xakanaxa with us all. I do agree with you that the ladies loo, is a great sight, always ensuring that no opportunity is missed to spot some wildlife. Receiving such great feed back is always so motivating for the team in camp, and I will be sure to pass this onto them.
Thank you for choosing Desert and Delta Safaris for your stay in Botswana.
Kind regards
The Team

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Reviewed September 24, 2015

We started at Chobe Game Lodge so the tented accommodation at Xakanaxa, which was excellent, brought home to us that we were on safari. We have nothing but good things to say about this camp, the game drives, the staff and the food (especially the bread baked on site). Yes, we could hear the hippos rummage around our tent at night and the sitings were wonderful.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank DJNKSingapore
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Xakanaxa, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2015

Dear DJNKSingapore
Up close and personal in our camps. There is nothing like going to sleep at night and being in the very heart of the Delta, hearing the hippos and other wild animals. I am pleased that you had such a magical time in camp and I will be sure to share your review with the team in camp.
Many thanks for choosing Desert and Delta Safaris for your stay in Botswana.
Kind regards
The Team

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Reviewed September 18, 2015

We had an amazing experience at this camp. The staff and accommodations are excellent here and we were so comfortable during our stay. This is the camp where I proposed to my girlfriend. The manager Ben was extremely accommodating and the staff including Loveness, Tshiamo, Rosemary and our field guide Conrad were excellent. The food was really good and the room accommodations were very comfortable and clean. The common area had very comfortable seating and the open bar was awesome. It was nice to take a nap by the pool in the afternoon between game drives. I highly recommend coming here if you plan on coming to Africa to view wild game. Our guide Conrad was very knowledgeable and friendly and we saw lots of animals including Lions, a leopard, elephants, giraffe, hippos etc. This was the only camp we went to where the staff and guides ate dinner with us and it was so nice to interact with them and get to know them. It was definitely a friendly, warm atmosphere and I would come here again. This place will always have a special place in my heart because it is where I proposed to my future wife and because it was such a wonderful experience! Special thanks to Ben the manager for going above and beyond to help set up the perfect engagement!

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Michael N
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Xakanaxa, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2015

Dear Michael N
Congratulations are in order. Thank you for choosing Camp Xakanaxa for probably one of the most important questions of your life. I am glad you had a wonderful stay and that the staff met all your requirements and more. Please send us pictures of the engagement if you don't mind, as we would love to share them with all friends on social media. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, perhaps for your honeymoon. All the best with the wedding planning.
Kind regards
The Desert and Delta Safaris Team

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Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful camp great service accomodation and food but its the guide and incredable wild life that made this place really special. Our guide was both enthisiastic and very knowledgable and could answer all our questions

Date of stay: August 2015
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Joe R
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Camp Xakanaxa, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2015

Dear joed6900
Many thanks for the review from your stay at Camp Xakanaxa. It would be most appreciated if you were able to advise the guides name, so that we can share the feedback with him. I will however pass the feedback onto the camp. Thank you for choosing Desert and Delta Safaris for your stay in Botswana.
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The Team

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