Safari Lodge (Okavango Delta) Botswana
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is set in a private
concession of 8 000 hectares (19 800 acres) on the
southeastern border of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, in one
of the most unique regions in the world, the Okavango Delta.
Renowned for its lush waterways and abundant wildlife, the
Okavango is home to a number of aquatic and land species.
Predators from the adjacent Moremi, renowned for its
wildlife sightings, often cross into the Sandibe concession.
Located in northern Botswana, the Okavango River is a
unique natural phenomenon - flowing more than 1 000 km (620
miles) from its source in Angola, this river disappears
beneath the sands of Botswana, creating a lush inland delta
in the midst of this otherwise arid country. The Okavango
Delta is in a constant state of flux, expanding and
contracting according to the rainy season. While some parts
of the Delta remain permanently flooded, others only
experience high water levels from May to September, when
rainwaters from Angola reach the outer stretches of the
Covering approximately one third of the Delta, permanent
swamp areas are lush and green, with groves of wild date
palm, papyrus and water lilies growing around deep lagoons
lined with riverine forest. Seasonal swamps, on the other
hand, contain a network of small channels cutting their way
through papyrus and reed beds to create islands of all
shapes and sizes. As the floodwaters recede, the islands
grow large until, eventually, water only remains in
depressions in the landscape, which transforms into open
Camouflaged under a tumbling canopy of wild palms and
gnarled fig leaves, eight thatched cottages emerge in leafy
clearings right on the edge of the Delta’s waterways.
Blending seamlessly with its surroundings, the tranquil
beauty of Sandibe Safari Lodge surprises not only guests but
even the occasional wandering animals, startled as rough
wooden beams and thatched roofs take shape within the leafy
groves. The sounds of Africa lull and soothe travellers, as
elephants splash in the quiet waters, baboons chatter and a
myriad birds call and twitter in the trees.
Lazy hammocks slung in the dappled shade beckon and the
wooden deck by the sunny poolside offers refreshment.
Layered guest areas with comfortable couches invite you to
while the afternoon away among cozy cushions. Open sides in
sitting and dining areas draw your eyes outward to dazzling
plains and reeded river banks. Relax over scrumptious meals
in the dining room, while animals wander only meters away or
enjoy the cozy shelter of the fire-lit boma as thousands of
stars light up the African sky.
Explore the richly diverse wildlife of the Okavango Delta
within the comfort of an open-air safari vehicle,
accompanied by an armed guide and tracker with two daily
game drives in the mornings and during the late afternoon /
evenings. Explore the floodplains, seasonal grasslands,
woodlands, shrub lands and savanna areas of this magically
beautiful wilderness area tracking the Big Five and many
other rare and remarkable species.
Explore the camp surrounds in the company of an armed and
passionately knowledgeable guide with a fascinating
interpretive bush walk. A remarkable way to get up close to
the wild inhabitants of the area, this leisurely walk is a
truly special way to gain intimate knowledge of this idyllic
jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert.
Experience a water adventure like none other with a
mokoro ride along the Delta’s network of fascinating
waterway channels, fringed by dense reeds, water lilies and
papyrus. Accompanied by an experienced and highly passionate
guide, discover the fascinating movements of the wild up
close, especially those of the smaller species and rich bird
Accommodation Rates:- From
$940 per person per night sharing.
Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.