Reviews of Xakanaxa
Wildlife sightings and reviews
31 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Xakanaxa and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
The boat activity had plenty of scope to get excellent pictures.
Also, we transferred to Xakanaxa from Little Kwara by boat which made a pleasant change from the light aircraft transfers elsewhere in the delta." See all these reviews: 14n in Botswana
We had been rather spoiled with the previous wild life experience, and there was not quite the array of life, but Ngande found two groups of lion for us, and a leopard in a tree apart from smaller fry.
Wonderful artefacts decorate the lodge,and i loved the semi-tame bush buck, and the sculptures." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
We were very impressed with the food which was the best on the trip. The showers were the best too. This was a larger camp and didn't quite have the "inclusive" feel of Lebala and Kwara but the quality of the facilities was the highest of our trip." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"A very nice camp recently refurbished"
The restrictions of the national park did not affect our activities.
The boat safari was a bit disappointing partly due to the high water levels.
The food was excellent with a good variety of interesting meals
Lighting was "interesting" - candles and hurricane lamps with minimal electricity.
Postcards sent from the camp yet to arrive." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
Although we had been told that the dinning area was under construction, we actually preferred the alternative which was much more charming." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana
The camp was well run, with friendly helpful staff. Our tent was next to a hippo 'bedroom' which made it very noisy (in an exciting way at night). We certainly required our escort to our tent. One night a Genet ran across the branch in front of the tent, and every night we were serenaded by frogs and hippos.
Food was very good. We especially enjoyed the hot toast for breakfast. We also loved the variety of birds who joined us for breakfast.There was an attractive seating area with an open fire for the evenings.
There was a lot of water in the reserve (more than usual for this time of year) but despite that we managed to move around the surrounding area. Sometimes it seemed a boat would have been more appropriate than a jeep.
Our driver/tracker was excellent, and so we saw virtually all the animals possible and a great variety of birds. (Lion, Elephant, Hippo, Crocodile, Leopard, Kudu, Zebra, Giraffe, Buffalo, Lechwe, Wattled Crane, Saddle-Billed Stork, Southern ground hornbill, Pels Fishing Owl) This was despite the fact that in this camp our vehicle was not allowed off road. We were lucky in that the camp was not crowded so we mainly had the vehicle to ourselves.
In particular the leopard was wonderful. A large male, in broad day light moving in an unhurried way. In full view for about 20 mins . He seemed to pose for photos and spent about 7 minutes cleaning himself on the road track.
The boat transfer to Kwara was lovely and made a change from those small cramped planes. Our thanks to Water and Letty." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 4n in Mozambique; 1n in South Africa
"Xakanaxa jewel of Moremi"
Our guide had been in his present job for over 20 years and lacked some of the enthusiasm of the guides at the previous camps, however the game viewing was excellent, the highlights being Lionesses with their young, a pride of 12 lions,E lephants, Buffalo, Hippo and Zebra all with their young.
The food here was exceptional as were the rooms and laundry facilities. We enjoyed the plunge pool and the wonderful river aspect. A lovely, lovely setting with great facilities. A great camp run by lovely Lettie and her fantastic cooks.
The guides were more reserved than at previous camps and didn`t initiate conversation with guests." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"Great time at Xakanaxa"
It is set within Moremi National Park which means some restrictions such as no night drives and officially no off-road but this is more than compensated by the abundance of game and the general level of service.
The accommodation was very carefully thought-out and provided all that you needed without being too over the top. A good variety of activities were provided and nothing was too much trouble.
For those looking for a game-rich experience and a very comfortable hospitable lodge this may well be what you are looking for!" See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana
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