Xudum-Okavango-Delta-Lodge-in-Botswana

Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

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All about the Xudum Okavango Delta 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. Traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) rides explore the delicate details of the glistening waterways, where iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers live in the papyruslined banks.

&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

  • 2016 - &BEYOND XUDUM

    OKAVANGO DELTA LODGE

    ACCREDITED BY FAIR TRADE

    TOURISM

  • 2013 - &BEYOND XUDUM

    OKAVANGO DELTA LODGE EARNS

    THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING

    FOR ECOTOURISM IN BOTSWANA

    AND HAVE 5-STAR GRADING

    RENEWED BY BOTSWANA

    TOURISM

  • 2012 - RESORTS MAGAZINE’S TOP

    100 PLACES TO STAY

  • 2012 - US AWAY.COM WORLD’S

    BEST SAFARI LODGES

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.

Surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge lies deep within an exclusive 272 000 hectare (672 125 acre) wildlife concession. 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. The overall atmosphere is one of earthy glamour. Botswana basketware appears throughout the lodge and playful accents celebrate Delta icons. An interactive kitchen completes the overall experience. The well-stocked Safari Shop showcases chic outdoor gear, African art and jewellery.

AT A GLANCE

  • 9 air-conditioned suites

  • Interactive kitchen

  • Outdoor and indoor showers

  • Generous private plunge pools

  • Safari Shop

  • Family-friendly

WHAT SETS US APART

  • Beautiful setting on the edge of a channel in the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site

  • 272 000 hectare (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

  • Bush walks explore the intimate details of this unique habitat

  • A private sala with beautiful elevated views over the Delta

  • Scenic helicopter flights explore the Delta from above

  • Remarkable bird-watching with 450 bird species, including Pel’s Fishing Owl. Vast number of migrant birds in summer

  • Wonderful setting for health and relaxation

  • Seasonal water-based experiences include motorized boat, mokoro and fishing excursions

ACTIVITIES

Included

  • Twice daily game drives

  • Bush walks

  • Mokoro (dugout canoe) trips year round

  • Motorised boat excursions *

  • Walking with Bushmen excursion

  • Children’s programme

  • Fishing *

*Seasonal

At an additional charge

  • Scenic helicopter flight

  • Horseback safari

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 into the Okavango Delta, followed by a road and boat transfer to camp

  • 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 9
MAXIMUM GUESTS 18
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 12 to 16 can participate in mokoro activities at lodge manager’s discretion; children aged 16 and over can participate in nature walks
CHILDMINDING Available at an additional cost
TRIPLES 1 (children 16 years and younger)
GUIDE’S ACCOMMODATION Available
TWIN BEDS All Convertible to double
AIR-CONDITIONING Yes
AIR-CONDITIONING Yes
ROOM FANS Yes
PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL Yes
LODGE POOL No
INDOOR/OUTDOOR SHOWERS Yes
IN-ROOM SAVE NO
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 Please note that the generator is generally switched off overnight; with prior notice we are able to provide 24-hour electricity for guests with special requirements
INTERNET ACCESS Yes, wifi in guest area only
CREDIT CARDS Visa, MasterCard
IN-ROOM MASSAGE Yes
EXERCISE EQUIPMENT Gym in a bag available on request
PRIVATE GAME DRIVE VEHICLE Available at additional cost
WEATHER Botswana has hot, wet summersfrom 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 Varies according to seasonal rainfall
GPS COORDINATES S 19˚38.003’E 022˚53.998’
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 Reserves and Lodges.