First up: Nxabega has a brand-new airstrip, so no more 2 hr drive from PomPom (unless you are on a driving safari, obvs). Second: the manager, Patrick, is great- very present, very hands-on. Third: the place is in good condition (as of late March, 2013). Fourth: although other sites (such as Sandibe) have more of a reputation for sightings, some of that is volatile, as the entire region is open, and the animals do move (we had leopard and elephant tracks on the path to our tent every morning). Again, as of March, 2013, the difference in the presence of animals between Sandibe and Nxabega was small. Fifth: go out on the speed boat at sunset, for a beautiful outing- not animal viewing!
We had an amazing time at Nxabega, in large part because of the atmosphere. It may have just been luck (and was certainly helped by the fact that several of the other guests had already met up at another site), but it was a terribly collegial group. One of the great things about the &Beyond set-up is the balance between time around on your own and around other people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AndBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Okavango Delta. Merging the simplicity of canvas with the utmost elegance, nine tented suites create an experience that is rugged yet luxurious, blending the remoteness of the breathtaking setting with utter comfort and style. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
- AndBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta