Xaranna Tented Camp – Okavango Delta
Opened in September 2008, Xaranna Tented Camp is situated overlooking one of the Okavango Delta’s permanent lagoons. Just 18 guests enjoy the use of 25 000 hectares of private concession. There are beautiful views of the channel, and surroundings.
Accommodation is in 9 contemporary safari tents, each enjoying spectacular vistas. The tents are air-conditioned, and the en suite arrangements include an outdoor shower, and indoor bath. In addition, there is a private plunge pool and Sala.
The main lodge area enjoys sweeping views of the lagoon. There is an intimate lounge with a games and reading area. Dining is alfresco, although you can choose to have your meal in the privacy of your tented suite.
Birders should watch out for the elusive Pel’s fishing owl, while the semi-aquatic red lechwe and the seldom seen roan antelope are endemic to the area. Huge herds of buffalo, numbering up to 220 individuals from calves to impressive old bulls, are frequently encountered. Guests are able to experience this irresistible combination of water and wildlife on twice-daily game-drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, mokoro and powerboat excursions. Bush walks provide an opportunity to explore the surrounding areas and encounter animals on foot, while night drives give a fascinating glimpse into the busy nocturnal activities of the Delta.
Activities are varied, and allow for comprehensive game viewing. You can enjoy morning and afternoon game drives – which extend into the evening (many nocturnally active species). There guided bush walks – a great way to see the area, and learn about the environment.
In addition there are mokoro (traditional dug-outs) excursions – surely the most tranquil way to enjoy the delta. There are also boat excursions. Xaranna is that rare combination that allows for water and land based activities.
Xaranna Tented Camp Facts:
Price Range $$$$
A water based lodge set on a permanent lagoon
9 Contempory Safari Tents accommodating a maximum of 18 people
Electricity is generator powered – air conditioning
Showers are hot water heated by gas
Video and camera charging possible
Private plunge pool for each Tent
Spa facilities available in your own tent
Safari Activities:Game Drives, Night Drives, Mokoro Excursions, Bush Walks