Welcome to the Okavango Delta

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

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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

Camping Grounds

Four spacious camping grounds occupy the western side of the resort. These have a capacity to occupy up to 40 self-driving campers.

There are the following amenities on the grounds:

-electricity points for charging purposes
-toilets and showers
-braai stands
-Outdoor lighting
-Boma

Activities can be arranged for campers at an additional cost.

Wild Life

The lagoon which is situated on the longest side of the property has an abundance interested small swamp animals e.g. fish, frogs, and these are a big attractant for those who feed on them.

-Hippos and Elephants are frequent visitors to the lagoon and can be found browsing along the banks of the lagoon.
-Crocodiles are found in the lagoon which is full of the Okavango Bream as well as tiger fish
-With the fish frongs and other small water animals comes a diverse bird community which have come to enjoy the delicacies in the water.

Conservation

As a means of playing a part in conservation, the whole camp is solar powered. The vegetation in and around the lodge has largely been left as is with a view to preserve nature in its natural form. We fiercely protect and value everything from an ant to an elephant

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.

Activities

Below are some of the activties done, soon as we pick you up at the airport your adventure begins.

Pick Up Maun Airport

You can contact our office lines provided on the contact page

Shopping(Maun)

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

Meals

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.

Dinner

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.

Medication

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.

Covid-19

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

F.A.Q

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.

Contact

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.

Location:

Quqau Shorobe, Ngamiland East

Call:

+267 71 338 672 / +267 73 463 601

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