It's been a dream of mine to go to the Okavango Delta - ever since watching PBS nature shows from many years back. We made it a reality last month and chose the &Beyond lodge Sandibe. We were not at all disappointed! Nothing is inexpensive in the Delta but when you realize how remote it is and how difficult it is to get food, water, and pretty much everything, you understand that it's just the way it has to be. While being quite remote, luxury was not neglected and we were treated like royalty. The only way into camp is a 15 minute bush plane ride from Maun and then from the tiny airstrip another 45 min drive to camp. We were met with cool towels and refreshing drinks and were catered to throughout our stay. Our guide (Gift) and tracker (Steve) were awesome and helped us make MANY memories that will last a lifetime. The Okavango Delta is a magical place in itself and the staff of Sandibe somehow increased that charm.
The only reason for my 4 star on sleep quality is that on our last night there, I realized I'd been sharing my bed and mosquito net with a spider family and I'm terribly afraid of spiders!! I still managed to get some Zzz's that night but that was the only tiny blemish on a wonderful stay.
I would go back in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AndBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is a serene, earthy camp that is camouflaged under a tumbling canopy of wild palms and fig leaves. The eight romantic thatched cottages blend seamlessly with the leafy surrounds right on the very edge of the Okavango Delta's permanent waterways. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandibe Safari Hotel Okavango Delta
- AndBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge Botswana/Okavango Delta