A hidden secret in Botswana’s pristine wilderness, combined with luxury and a taste of its diverse cultures…


Our Story

Inspired by the incredible breathtaking scenery and beauty of the biggest in-land delta in the world, the ‘Okavango Delta’. After the first visit to the Delta in 2016 with the family.

It was clear we had to showcase this to the whole world!!! It was also clear that conservation had to be top of the agenda including preserving the culture of the tribes who live and breathe the Delta.

The name Xaoo means ‘Buffalo’ in the native language of Sesarwa, comes from the frequent Buffalo visits to the nearby marshes of the Camp.

The Chalets

Xaoo Safari Camp is a tented camp, off of the tiny village of Xoxao in the Okavango Delta. The village is home to a diverse Batswana tribe which includes a combination of Basarwa, Bayei and Baherero natives. Situated seventeen kilometers west of Shorobe Village in to the heart of the eastern part of the Okavango Delta.

Six gorgeous luxury tented and raised chalets with a capacity of a maximum of three or four people per chalet (two adults and two children or 3 adults). The chalets are ideal for couples, small families, and friends. The chalets are well spaced apart ensuring privacy and a personal experience. An excellent place for your much-needed rest in between your activities. Chalets are in-suite and equipped with:

-Super-sized King size Bed or two ¾ beds (based on preference)
-Sleeper couch
-Indoor bath tub
-Outdoor shower
-Multiple socket charging point
-Hot water

The Mokoro experience

The Mokoro experience is undoubtedly the crown jewel of the Okavango Delta, captivating visitors with its unique blend of serenity and natural beauty.
However, it is at Xaoo Safari Camp where this experience reaches its zenith. Nestled amidst the delta's pristine wilderness, Xaoo Safari Camp offers the most authentic and immersive mokoro adventure you can find on Earth. Glide silently through the intricate waterways in traditional dugout canoes, guided by knowledgeable locals who have an intimate understanding of the region's wildlife and flora. With no noisy engines to disrupt the tranquil ambiance, the mokoro experience at Xaoo Safari Camp allows you to connect with nature on a profound level, making it the foremost attraction in the Okavango Delta. It's a journey that immerses you in the heart of the Delta's extraordinary ecosystem and leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

Wild Life

The drive from Xaoo Safari Camp to the mokoro station is nothing short of a fantastic game viewing experience. As you venture through the pristine landscapes of the private concession, you'll quickly discover that this route is a hidden gem, offering an uncongested and serene journey. The wilderness seems to extend endlessly, and the absence of crowds ensures an undisturbed connection with nature. Wildlife enthusiasts will find themselves in awe as they encounter a profusion of wildlife that thrives within this exclusive wilderness. From graceful antelopes grazing by the water's edge to majestic elephants strolling through the grasslands, this drive promises unforgettable encounters with the African wildlife, making it an essential part of the safari experience at Xaoo Safari Camp.


Xaoo Safari Camp is playing a crucial role in conservation efforts by implementing a range of sustainable practices and actively engaging in wildlife protection. The camp has established partnerships with local conservation organizations and supports research and initiatives that aim to safeguard the delicate ecosystems and wildlife of the region. Xaoo Safari Camp is committed to responsible tourism, educating its guests about the importance of preserving the environment and respecting the native wildlife. By limiting its ecological footprint, promoting eco-friendly tourism activities Xaoo Safari Camp demonstrates a steadfast dedication to the preservation of the natural world and the protection of the diverse flora and fauna that make the area so special.

Giving Back

Xaoo Safari camp is situated off of the village of Xuxao with no more than 300 natives scattered in and around the NG35 concession. Our vision is to support this community with basic necessities in the areas of a) fresh water b) food suppliers c) and sustainable employment. Guests are invited and encouraged to leave any donation which can enable us to fulfil this noble cause.


At Xaoo Safari Camp, we aim to provide our guests with a seamless and unforgettable journey from the moment they arrive in Maun. Our dedicated team offers convenient pick-up services from Maun Airport or any agreed upon location, ensuring your adventure begins as soon as you touch down in Botswana. To make your stay as comfortable as possible, we also offer the option to accompany you for shopping, helping you stock up on personal supplies for your safari experience. Once you're ready, you can choose between a scenic road transfer or a thrilling helicopter ride to our camp, set amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Okavango Delta. We believe in delivering an exceptional and hassle-free arrival experience, setting the stage for an unforgettable safari adventure.

Pick Up Maun Airport

You can contact our office lines provided on the contact page


Buying supplies and food before we leave for camp

Transfer to Xaoo

Driving to the camp can also be amazing especially if we come accross game animals


After refreshing you're welcomed with mouth watering meals at our site.

Cultural Experience

Visiting nearby settlements to interact with the people staying there is a must.

Xaoo Mokoro ride

The most popular activity in the Delta, where clients get to experience a ride in a quiet mokoro through the marshes with the diverse wildlife in and outside the rivers and tributaries which make up the delta. This is an experience like no other and will surely give memories of a lifetime.


After a long day of exciting activities, we offer you delicious dinner

Nature Walk

At the furthest of the mokoro ride follows a nature walk, an up close and personal experience with the wilderness of the Okavango Delta. The indigenous flora and their uses will blow your mind as the guides share their knowledge of the wild. This is one that needs to be on your bucket list for sure.

Game Drive

Our Professional guides will talk you through an amazing game drive through a natural habitat full of all types of wildlife big and small.

Cultural music dance

For entertainment, you'd never go wrong with our cultural dance

Open Bar

For washdown we offer you an open bar to enjoy the evenning.

Wine & Star Gazing Night

Nothing is amazing like star gazing especially after a long day of exciting activities

Things to pack for your travel

Below are some of the things you should bring to avoid inconviniences

So these would be along the lines of insect repellent, throat lozenges, flu meds, vitamin c and zinc supplements.


The sun can be scorching when you are outdoors so bring a hat, sunblock or sunscreen and long sleeved shirts and pants.

High temperature

Bring your face masks, covid 19 test results and protocol confirmations. These will be based on the prescribed government process at the time.


Bring Gloves, scarfs, jacket and beanie especially in the months of May, June, July and August because temperatures can drop drastically in the late afternoons, night and early mornings.

Cold Temperatures

Phone, tablet or laptop with your music and other entertainment like a good book or magazine. Bring your country specific chargers. A travel diary or journal.

Entertainment Accessories


Since we want to make things easier for our clients, here are some of the frequently asked qustions as well as their answers.

  • Where is Xaoo?

    Xaoo safari camp is located off the tiny village of Xoxao about 50 kilometres north of Maun in the Ngamiland district. It is about 17 kilometres west of the Mochaba Crossing turn-off in the north eastern part of Okavango Delta.

  • The closest airstrip which can be used to get to Xaoo is the Maun Airport which is followed by a 1 hour 15 minute drive, strickly by 4x4 vehicle. Helicopter shuttles are also available for transfers from Maun Airport or from any other destination in the Delta.

  • Children at all ages are warmly welcome to Xaoo but should always be closely supervised by parents/guardians. This includes watching them around places such as the swimming pool the lagoon area and all general areas of the property.

  • Yes, we offer laundry services before the guests leave rooms they are asked to put their laundry in the basket provided in each room.

  • One of Xaoo’s main goals is to break the myths that have been keeping people from coming to Botswana such as this one so yes, there is clean running water.

  • Xaoo Safari Camp offers a combined package of activities such as mokoro rides, game drives, cultural excursions, nature walks and stargazing. These activities are combined and cannot be separated per individual request.

  • In Xaoo, there are six luxury chalets situated deliberately far apart from each other to ensure exclusivity and privacy. These luxury suits can accommodate up to 4 people each, if two are children or up to 3 adults. The chalets have a super king sized bed with an option of twin beds. The rooms also include a sofa couch, closet, bathtub and an outdoor shower.
    Four shared camping grounds are also available on the property. Each with a capacity of at least 15 people. The camping grounds are separate side of the property and do not share the lounge/pool/common area. There is shared ablutions as well for campers. Camping equipment can be provided subject to availability. There are charging points on each camp site with a Boma and barbeque stand.

  • Citizens from some countries do require a visa to enter Botswana. Please check with your Immigration department to confirm the requirements before travel.


In case you we didn't cover anything that you might need more elaboration on, plesae feel free to email us or call the numbers provided below.


Quqau Shorobe, Ngamiland East


+267 71 338 672 / +267 73 463 601

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