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Kudu Safari

A luxury Botswana safari exploring the Okavango Delta staying at Nxebega Camp and the stunning Sandibe Lodge, with excellent guiding and some of the most prolific wildlife viewing anywhere in Africa.

Kudu Safari: Summary

Kudu Safari in a nutshell

On arrival into the small town of Maun, you’ll be met and escorted to a light aircraft on the runway. Fly out over the Okavango Delta, getting a hint of the immense size of this wilderness and a stunning view of its myriad of waterways, islands, woodland and savannah – you may also spot your first herds of wildlife.

Your first stay is at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, an elegant, contemporary set up in an exclusive 25,000-hectare concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. With breath-taking views across mopane woodlands and seasonally flooded grasslands and shaded by ebony trees, it’s a diverse habitat home to a rich variety of species. With a mixture of land and water-based activities, you can explore on day and night game drives, walking safaris, boating excursions, fishing and mokoro canoe trips on the lookout for lions, hippo, giraffe and elephant.

Another short flight brings you to Sandibe Safari Lodge, an architectural gem designed to resemble a resting pangolin, hidden by palm trees and ancient baobabs deep in the Delta. More of a land-based experience, discover the area on drives and on foot in a portion of the Delta where viewing is exceptional. Buffalo and elephant are permanent residents and while lion and leopard are the dominant predators, cheetah, wild dog and hyena commonly seen.

Both intimate lodges have excellent guiding, service and cuisine with beautiful rooms you may struggle to leave. Combined with the density of wildlife and variety of safari activities, this is a quintessential luxury Okavango Delta experience.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
3 nights Nxabega Tented Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
4 nights Sandibe Safari Lodge - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Days 1-4

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp (formerly known as ‘Nxabega Safari Camp’ – and often to most of us simply as “Nxabega") is set in an area of mixed woodlands and floodplains situated within a 70km2 private concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, to the west of Chief's Island. The camp’s pedigree is good, and it aims for a very high standard of food, comfort and care, with completely new tents in 2016. There’s both dry land and water around, and so it offers game drives as well as mokoro and boating activities.

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Sandibe Safari Lodge

Days 4-8

Adjacent to Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, the luxurious and uniquely designed Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge sits among towering stands of palm trees, thick riverine vegetation and several huge old baobabs. It's a lovely mix of forested areas interspersed with floodplains and permanent deep-water channels.

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Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Nxabega Tented Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Sandibe Safari Lodge

Sandibe Safari Lodge

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Kudu Safari.

  • Incredible wildlife viewing throughout - a quintessential Delta experience
  • A great mix of safari activities on land and water
  • Contemporary rustic Nxabega & the stunning design of Sandibe Lodge
  • Watch elephants & giraffes wander by from bed or the plunge pool
  • Great guiding, food and service throughout

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Kudu Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Kudu Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Kudu Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Leopard

87% chance

Wild dog

87% chance

Cheetah

64% chance

Eland

64% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Roan antelope

0% chance

Sable antelope

0% chance

Sitatunga

0% chance

White Rhino

0% chance

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