Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta, known as the river that never finds the sea, lies at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Here you will find the ultra-luxurious and architecturally stunning, Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge. Situated on a private concession, Sandibe has exclusive traversing rights over 55,600 acres of wildlife land adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo.
Inspired by the shape of a rare native armadillo, the pangolin, the main lodge’s shingles and curved beams suggest its scales and ribs, as the 11,500 square foot building, open at both sides, both curls into itself and embraces the forest. One side is the restaurant and the other, up a half-flight of stairs, is an extraordinary bar contoured to wrap around into the lounge. Behind the lodge, golden grassed floodplains stretch into the distance, framed by lush palm islands and the spires of giant termite mounds. The beautiful organic architecture of the lodge blends seamlessly with one of Africa’s most breathtaking landscapes. Drawing its inspiration from nature, …..
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Sandibe is serene and earthy. Twelve elegant and intimate suites are raised above the papyrus like the nests of golden weaver birds and feature magnificent Delta views, as well as private plunge pools, cozy fireplaces and secluded nooks. Interiors celebrate Botswana craft with pieces that include copper-clad mekoro, basketware and sculpted wooden tables.
 
An interactive kitchen celebrates succulent Botswana beef, artisanal breads and pizzas, while a beautifully situated massage sala offers a selection of relaxing massages in a spectacular natural setting. Boasting one of the best wildlife experiences in the Delta, Sandibe combines a magnificent natural location with a remarkably beautiful design.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 12 air-conditioned intimate suites each with private plunge pool
  • Massage sala (also available in-room) looking out onto beautiful views of the Delta channels
  • Gym
  • Interactive kitchen
  • Safari shop
  • Cozy fireplaces in each elegant suite
  • Beautiful setting on the edge of the Delta’s permanent waterways, with a lot of dry land for walks and drives
  • One of the best wildlife experiences in the Delta
  • Iconic species include giant horned kudu, secretary birds and bat colonies
  • African wild dog and lion are common
  • Elephant, buffalo, semi-aquatic lechwe antelope, hippo, giraffe, wildebeest, leopard, hyena
  • 55,600 acre private concession, so game viewing remains exclusive
  • Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Scenic helicopter flights available at an additional cost
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Wi-Fi internet access in guest areas and suites
  • 220v AC power
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2016 - BOTSWANA’S LEADING SAFARI LODGE AT THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
  • 2015 - BEST DESIGN (AFRICA) CATEGORY AT THE SAFARI AWARDS 2016.
  • 2015 - LISTED IN WORLD TRAVEL MAGAZINE LUXURY 50, AN EDITORIAL CHOICE OF THE 50 BEST NEW HOTELS WORLDWIDE
  • 2015 - FEATURED IN THE CONDE NAST TRAVELER CHINA HOT LIST  AS ONE THE BEST WAY-OUT-THERE HOTELS
  • 2015 - WINS THE OPEN CATEGORY OF THE HOSPITALITY DESIGN AWARDS
  • 2015 - WINS THE DESIGN AFRICA CATEGORY AT THE WE ARE AFRICA INNOVATION AWARDS
  • 2014 - WINS BOTSWANA’S LEADING SAFARI LODGE AT THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
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