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Xakanaxa Camp holiday reviews

Doctor Philippa Crehan
    

Date of trip: 31/08/2019

    

Number of people: 2

"This was probably my favourite camp. Moremi reserve was beautiful, more picturesque than the other areas, and the wildlife encounters spectacular and just kept coming! At Camp Xakanaxa the tents were more traditional but very comfortable and close to the wildlife. There was an electric fence to keep out elephants but not other animals. A hippo and bushbuck were regularly in camp. Also buffalo at night. Two elephants right outside our tent one night made such a noise moving in the water of the lagoon and eating the reeds it did disturb my sleep a little... but only added to the experience! I also enjoyed seeing a porcupine coming out from under our deck.The staff and guides were extremely friendly and put on a little show before dinner each night which was very entertaining. Food was excellent. Same day laundry service worked well. Our wildlife sightings included following a pack of wild dogs run under a tree in which a leopard was relaxing and then coming across 2 lions before retreating. On another occasion 2 other male lions had killed a buffalo the day before near the camp. In the morning we watched while first one lion had a good meal, a leopard lurked in the background until the lion left and then came to the kill to eat and take away a piece of meat and at the same time a running pack of dogs appeared, the lead dog spotted the lion then ran off. We also thoroughly enjoyed a boat trip getting very close to elephants in the water as well as seeing plenty of birds. I cannot praise our guide, Zak, highly enough"

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Time: GMT +2hrs

Flight time: Overnight flights to Johannesburg then connections to Maun, total flying time about 13 hours.

Language: The official language is English. Tswana is spoken widely.

Visas: Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the north.

 

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