Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana


Xakanaxa Camp was one of the first safari camps to open in the Okavango Delta. A small, family-run bush camp, it occupies a great location in the prime wilderness area that is Moremi Game Reserve.

One of Botswana's original safari camps, Xakanaxa Camp is situated in the lush northern region of the Moremi Game Reserve, the very heart of the Okavango Delta. This is a unique and game-rich area of permanent delta waterways, vast floodplains, a lagoon and dry woodlands.

At the centre of Xakanaxa Camp is a thatched living area which overlooks the Khwai River and lagoon. There is an open-air lounge with large comfortable couches, an elegant dining area, and a plunge pool and sun deck raised above the delta waterways, where you can spend a lazy afternoon game-viewing. Due to its prime location, Xakanaxa is one of a small number safari camps in the Okavango Delta that can provide guests with an authentic year-round land and water safari experience.

Xakanaxa Camp is family run and has for many years been a popular choice due to its friendly service and authentic safari style (not to mention the superb location and fantastic game viewing). It is among our favourite properties in the Delta, and we've always had positive feedback from those we've sent here. The one notable disadvantage of Xakanaxa is that its location within the Moremi Game Reserve means it is subject to National Park rules restricting night drives and walking safaris.


Xakanaxa consists of twelve vintage safari tents set on wooden platforms. The tents are very spacious and tastefully furnished. All overlook the Khwai River. Each has en-suite facilities (shower and flush loo) and a private viewing deck with comfortable lounge chairs.

There is also a private eight bed unit with an elevated wood and thatch lounge, sala, dining room and private pool. This is suitable for groups.

One feature of the tents at Xakanaxa Camp that we really love is their unique cooling system. As well as a fan, each has a sprinkler that lightly mists the inside of the tent in order to keep it cool—it's surprisingly effective!


The kitchen serves lovely, freshly prepared meals, accompanied by good quality South African wines. Guests will usually dine together in the dining room, although Xakanaxa Camp also caters individually for those wanting to dine in private.


- Viewing deck
- Swimming pool
- Bar and lounge
- Fire pit overlooking the waterways


- Game drives
- Boat trips (mokoro)
- Limited nature walks

Xakanaxa Camp is close to a number of heronries, and so offers excellent bird watching. November to March are the best months for keen birders.

Child Policy

Children over the age of five can stay at Xakanaxa Camp. There are no restrictions on younger children participating in game activities, though we would not recommend mokoro excursions for safety reasons.