&Beyond Xaranna lies on an island spanning 62 000 acres of private concession within the seasonal channels and floodplains of the Okavango Delta. Due to the almost permanent water levels both mokoro’s and boats are used to explore the surrounding areas that are dense with wildlife.
An hour long game drive from the nearest airstrip gives a good introduction of what you can expect for the duration of your stay here. We spotted over twenty different species of birds and lots of antelope.
Nine tented chalets are placed on either side of the main area and connected via a series of sandy pathways. Spaced well apart each chalet has perfect privacy and the furthest is a good distance from the main lodge area. Rooms are spacious and made from a combination of canvas, mesh and wood.
A sala and plunge pool grace each private deck for cooling off during the heat of the day or simply relaxing and taking in the incredible surroundings. En suite bathrooms each have a deep claw foot bath and outdoor shower for some adventurous pampering. A four poster bed in the main room is draped with a mosquito net and overhead fan. Side tables, charging points and in room refreshments.
Morning and afternoon game drives are possible during the drier months when water levels subside. During the floods the channels are explored with mokoro’s and boats that allow you to glide silently amongst the game. Armed guides will also take you on walking safaris on the nearby islands.
Scenic helicopter flights and massages are possible.
Read our Country Information for travel advice to Botswana.
If you’re looking for small, intimate or family lodges in Botswana then explore Sanctuary Baines Camp, Stanley’s Camp or Chobe Chilwero.
Never been on safari to Africa? Read our blog on what to pack. The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO protected area.