Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

Okavango Delta
Surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge lies deep within an exclusive 672,125 acre wildlife concession. Sprawled along the banks of a cyclical lagoon and guarded by a resident family of hippo after the rainy season, the lodge flawlessly combines the best of this unique Botswana safari destination. The nine playfully crafted split-level safari suites, boasting handsome tones of chocolate and ebony, feature large bathtubs and romantic al fresco showers. Each suite also includes a lofty rooftop hideout with magnificent Delta views, as well as a private plunge pool. Innovative design details featuring the artful recycling of everyday objects have been used throughout and all timber work is rough-hewn and chunky.
The multi-layered guest areas boast dramatic decks with panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness, yet remain discretely within the tree line. These spaces are designed to make the experience more intimate, with inviting plump sofas ideal for total relaxation. Indulge in a playful moment or two on a big tractor tire swing in…
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the shade of the trees or gaze out over the lagoon from the quiet comfort of the massive couches in the inviting sitting area. An interactive kitchen completes the whole experience, while a well-stocked Safari Shop showcases chic outdoor gear, African art and jewelry.
 
A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Known as the river that never finds the sea, the Delta’s crystal-clear channels spread over the thirstlands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, while honeybadgers can be seen in broad daylight. Tall termite mounds are homes for families of dwarf and banded mongoose. Traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) rides explore the delicate details of the glistening waterways, where iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every color and jewel-like kingfishers live in the papyrus-lined banks.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 9 air-conditioned suites with generous private plunge pools
  • Interactive kitchen
  • Outdoor and indoor showers
  • Safari shop
  • Beautiful setting on the edge of a channel in the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site
  • 672,125 acre private concession guarantees exclusive game viewing and activities
  • Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings
  • Wildlife includes elephant, large buffalo herds, tsessebe, hippo, lion, leopard, Africa wild dog and roan antelope
  • Ostrich are unique to the area
  • Viewing of rare species such as red lechwe and sitatunga
  • Rooftop sleep-outs in a private sala with beautiful elevated views over the Delta
  • Scenic helicopter flights explore the Delta from above at additional cost
  • Remarkable bird-watching with 450 bird species, including Pel’s Fishing Owl. Vast number of migrant birds in summer
  • Seasonal water-based experiences include motorized boat, mokoro and fishing excursions
  • Day and night game-drives, and bush walks that explore the intimate details of this unique habitat
  • Mokoro and fishing trips along hippo trails amongst the Delta grasses
  • Motorized boat excursions
  • Okavango Horseback Safari at additional cost
  • In-room massage available
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Wi-Fi internet access in guest areas
  • 220v AC power
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2013 - EARNS THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING (5-STAR) FOR ECOTOURISM BY BOTSWANA TOURISM
  • 2012 - RESORTS MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 PLACES TO STAY
  • 2012 - US AWAY.COM WORLD’S BEST SAFARI LODGES
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