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Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

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All about the Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge.

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.

&Beyond boasts four magnificent lodges in the Okavango Delta, each with its own individual charm and character: Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp and Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge.

ACCOLADES

  • 2018 - CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

    GOLD LIST (OUR FAVORITE

    HOTELS IN THE WORLD)

  • 2016 - &BEYOND SANDIBE

    OKAVANGO SAFARI LODGE

    FEATURED IN THE AIR FRANCE

    MAGAZINE’S GOLD LIST

  • 2016 - &BEYOND SANDIBE

    OKAVANGO SAFARI LODGE WINS

    BOTSWANA’S LEADING SAFARI

    LODGE AT WORLD TRAVEL

    AWARDS

  • 2015 - &BEYOND SANDIBE

    OKAVANGO SAFARI LODGE

    IS LISTED IN WORLD TRAVEL

    MAGAZINE LUXURY 50, AN

    EDITORIAL CHOICE OF THE 50

    BEST NEW HOTELS WORLDWIDE

  • 2015- &BEYOND SANDIBE

    OKAVANGO SAFARI LODGE WINS

    THE OPEN CATEGORY OF THE

    HOSPITALITY DESIGN AWARDS

  • 2015 - &BEYOND SANDIBE

    OKAVANGO SAFARI LODGE WINS

    THE DESIGN AFRICA CATEGORY

    AT THE WE ARE AFRICA

    INNOVATION AWARDS

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Set in a cool forest canopy of wild palms and gnarled fig trees, &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge looks out over spectacular Delta views. Situated on a private concession, Sandibe has exclusive traversing rights over 22 500 hectares (55 600 acres) of wildlife land adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. Behind the lodge, goldengrassed 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, &Beyond 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, cosy fireplaces and secluded nooks. Inside, the rooms become cocoons at night, with fireplaces for winter use. 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, the lodge combines a magnificent natural location with an unusual yet beautiful design.

AT A GLANCE

  • Twelve suites (including a family suite)

  • Private plunge pools

  • Massage sala looking out onto beautiful views of the Delta channels

  • Gym

  • Interactive kitchen

  • Safari Shop

  • Cosy fireplaces in each elegant suite

  • Private wilderness concession

  • Elephant, semi-aquatic lechwe antelope, sitatunga, hippo, giraffe

WHAT SETS US APART

  • Day and night safaris, bush walks during the day

  • Situated in the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site

  • 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, leopard and lion are common

  • Elephant, semi-aquatic lechwe antelope, hippo, giraffe

  • 22 500 hectare (55 600 acre) private concession, so game viewing remains exclusive

  • Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings

  • Bush walks explore the intimate details of this unique habitat

ACTIVITIES

Included

  • Twice daily game drives

  • Bush walks

  • Children’s programme

At an additional charge

  • Scenic helicopter flight

GUEST SAFETY

The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Security guards accompany guests at all times when walking around the lodge at night.

ACCESS

  • Scheduled charter flight to Chitabe airstrip within the Okavango Delta, followed by an hour game drive transfer to the lodge

  • Airlink have a flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Maun

  • Air Botswana have a flight from Johannesburg to Maun

Table Of Facts

ITEM DESCRIPTION
NUMBER OF ROOMS 12, including a family suite
MAXIMUM GUESTS 24
CHILDREN Yes - children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives or nature walks; children aged 6 to 11 can participate in game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion; children aged 16 and over can participate in nature walks
CHILDMINDING Available at an additional cost
TRIPLES One (children 16 years and younger)
TWIN BEDS All Convertible to double
AIR CONDITIONING Yes
ROOM FANS Yes
MOSQUITO NETS Yes
PRIVATE PLUNGE POOLS Yes
INDOOR SHOWERS Yes
OUTDOOR SHOWERS Yes
BATH No
SEPARATE W.C Yes
IN-ROOM SAFE Yes
PERSONAL BARS Yes
BUTLER’S HATCH Yes
TELEPHONE No
HAIRDRYER Yes
LAUNDRY INCLUDED Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS No
DISTANCE BETWEEN ROOMS 30m / 98ft
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT 12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00
KOSHER FOOD Not available
POWER 220v AC
INTERNET ACCESS Yes, wifi in guest suites only
PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE Available at an additional cost
CREDIT CARDS Visa, MasterCard
MASSAGE At the spa or in-room
EXERCISE EQUIPMENT Gym at the spa with treadmill, rowing machine, stationary bicycle and weights
WEATHER Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and nights can be chilly.
RAINFALL The rainy season is from late December to late February, sometimes continuing into March, with rain generally in the form of afternoon thundershowers; average rainfall is approximately 500mm / 20”
TEMPERATURE Summer: Average of 18˚C to 32˚C / 64˚F to 90˚F, although temperatures can rise over 40˚C / 104˚F Winter: 8˚C to 21˚C / 46˚F to 70˚F
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL Year-round
MALARIA The Okavango Delta is a malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken
AIRSTRIP Chitabe Airstrip
GPS COORDINATES S 19˚27.268’ E023˚.18.027’
CAMP CLOSURE Open year-round
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak

to your travel consultant for more details.

Drones are not permitted at &Beyond’s reserves, lodges, camps

and villas.