A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Known as the river that never finds the sea, the Delta’s crystal-clear channels spread over the thirstlands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo.
Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings. Wildlife includes elephant, large buffalo herds, tsessebe, hippo, lion, leopard, Africa wild dog and roan antelope. Ostrich are unique to the area. Viewing of rare species such as red lechwe and sitatunga. Bush walks explore the intimate details of this unique habitat. A private sala with beautiful .elevated views over the Delta. Scenic helicopter flights explore the Delta from above. Seasonal water-based experiences include motorized boat, mokoro and fishing excursions .
Fly Me Around Botswana
Fly me around Botswana – a land of dramatic contrasts, from the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta to the large elephant herds in the Chobe National Park and the unpredictable Savute Channel, which run dry and floods seemingly at random. Spend even nights at a combination of up to three andBeyond lodges and camps in Botswana and enjoy complimentary flights.
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The nine playfully crafted split-level safari suites, boasting handsome tones of chocolate and ebony, feature large bathtubs and romantic al fresco showers. Each suite also includes a lofty rooftop hideout with magnificent Delta views, as well as a private plunge pool. Innovative design details featuring the artful recycling of everyday objects have been used throughout and all timber work is rough-hewn and chunky.
The multi-layered guest areas boast dramatic decks with panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness, yet remain discretely within the tree line. These spaces are designed to make the experience more intimate, with inviting plump sofas ideal for total relaxation. The overall atmosphere is one of earthy glamour. Botswana basketware appears throughout the lodge and playful accents celebrate Delta icons. An interactive kitchen completes the overall experience. The well-stocked Safari Shop showcases chic outdoor gear, African art and jewellery.
Surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, andBeyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge lies deep within
an exclusive 272 000 hectare (672 125 acre) wildlife concession.
Xudum is beautiful set on the edge of a channel in the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site
and the private concession guarantees exclusive game viewing and activities.