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Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Okavango Delta

Rating: Mid-range    

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp overview

From the luxury of your tented room you'll be able to survey the grasslands and waterways of the Okavango Delta. Due to the camp's position you can enjoy mokoro rides and boat safaris all year, as well as game drives and guided walks, all providing different perspectives on the scenery and wildliofe and together forming a comprehensive safari experience.

The camp is made up of just nine tents, two of which are linked by a walkway and can be booked together as a  family tent, and never feels crowded. Tents are arranged on either side of the main area, set discreetly under the cover of tall ebony trees. They are on raised wooden platforms and have private decks with far reaching views over the delta, and sunny and covered seating areas. Inside there are shelves and drawers for storage, comfy beds, a supply of drinking water and snacks. Separated from the bedroom by the high headborad and dressing area there's a bathroom with a flush toilet, basin and shower, with an additional outdoor shower. 

The social areas of the camp include a lounge with wooden panelled walls and easy chairs, perfect for resting, reading and socialisng, and a separate dining room with doors that can be folded back to reveal sweeping views of the floodplains. Meals are also served al fresco on the deck. A walkway leads to the pool and deck.   

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Open: Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is open all year.

Location: Nxabega is in a private concession west of Chief’s Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Nxabega airstrip is about a 10 minute drive away.

Rooms: There are 9 tented rooms including a family room. They were renovated and reconfigured in early 2016. All have a bedroom with a door leading out to a large deck with chairs, a table and a covered sala. To the rear of the bedroom there’s a dressing room and beyond that a bathroom with a flush toilet, basin and shower, and you’ll also have an outdoor shower. The family tent consists of 2 tents linked by a walkway.

Activities: Nxabega offers daily game drives, mokoro rides and boat cruises, all year round. You can also take a helicopter flight over the delta for an extra charge payable locally.

Facilities: The main area is a large thatched building with wood panelled walls, divided into a lounge with armchairs and a supply of games and books, a bar and a wood burning stove, and a dining room. The main deck is on 2 levels and is often used for outdoor dining as well as wildlife watching. A short distance away there’s a pool and a sunbathring deck. The camp has a gift shop. Nxabega offers a free laundry service.

Dining: Meals are usually eaten communally though individual tables can be arranged.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome, and the WILDchild programme provides entertainment and activities for young ones. Some tents can take an extra bed for a child up to 16 years, and the family tent has 2 en-suite bedrooms. Regarding wildlife activities, there are age limits for different activities: children below the age of 6 years cannot participate in wildlife activities; those aged 12 years and older are permitted on game drives, and those between 6 and 12 can take part at the discretion of the camp manager; boat trips are available to those over 16, but children aged 12 and over may be able to take part at the discretion of the manager. The minimum age for bush walks and mokoro rides is 16. Guests booking the family tent have the use of a private safari vehicle. Child minders can look after children who cannot go on activities.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the main area of the camp.

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