Tucked under a canopy of massive ebony trees, &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp reveals the splendour and variety of the Okavango in all its glory. Sheltered by dense forest thickets, yet opening up onto wide, expansive views over a lagoon; the camp showcases the best of what the Delta has to offer.
Nine tented suites, decorated in earthy hues feature lovely ensuite bathrooms and spacious, private decks that boast a romantic sala – creating an experience that is rugged yet luxurious, blending the remoteness of the breathtaking setting with utter comfort and style. A family tent, consisting of two luxury tents joined by a walkway, offers the perfect setting for families to enjoy the wonders of the Delta.
The heart of Nxabega lies in its handsome living and dining areas, where burnished teak floors and a steeply pitched thatch roof frame a lofty and comfortable space. Made from local timber, reed and thatch, the guest areas include indoor and outdoor dining areas, a Safari Shop and a swimming pool with an expansive viewing deck. From this springboard of comfort, guests are able to appreciate the exquisite beauty of the Okavango Delta.
Private bush dinners, breakfasts in bed, lamp-lit cocktails on a river island or a walking safari with al fresco picnic are all provided with pleasure by Nxabega’s warm and friendly staff.
A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands with its own unique wildlife, the Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Here the Okavango River, flowing more than a thousand kilometres from Angola, disappears beneath the sands, creating a lush inland delta in the middle of this otherwise arid country. 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 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. Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, while honey badgers can be seen in broad daylight. Tall termite mounds are home for families of dwarf and banded mongoose. Iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers live in the papyrus-lined banks.
Weather & climate
Botswana has hot, wet summers that last from October to April. Temperatures can rise to over 40°C and usually drop to 25°C at night. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and the nights can be chilly. The rainy season, usually experienced in the form of magnificent afternoon thundershowers, is from late December to the end of February, sometimes continuing into March. Summer rains bring spectacular migrant birds to Botswana. The average annual rainfall is approximately 500 mm.
The currency is Botswana pula. US dollars are also widely accepted, however notes dated before 2003 or higher denomination notes are no longer accepted.
Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express are accepted by most restaurants, shops and hotels.
Visas and documents
South African passport holders travelling to Botswana do not require a visa.
Travellers to Botswana must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from date of travel and should have at least two blank pages available in their passport.