Xobega Island Camp, Okavango Delta

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Xobega Island Camp, Okavango

Xobega (Gcobega) Island Camp is located on a small island in the Okavango Delta and the camp is accessed by motor boat from Mboma boat station, Moremi Game Reserve.

The “jewel of the Kalahari”, the Okavango Delta is situated deep within the Kalahari Basin in Botswana. One of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world, the Okavango Delta offers visitors a wild Africa such as dreams are made of – the heart-stopping excitement of big game viewing, the supreme tranquillity and serenity of an untouched delta, and evocative scenes of extraordinary natural beauty.

A journey to the Okavango Delta – deep into Africa’s untouched interior – is like no other. Moving from wetland to dryland – traversing the meandering palm and papyrus fringed waterways, passing palm-fringed islands, and thick woodland, resplendent with lush vegetation, and rich in wildlife – reveals the many facets of this unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world.

Swollen with floodwaters from the summer rains, the Okavango River travels from the Angolan highlands, crosses into Botswana at Mohembo in the Caprivi, then later spills over the vast, fan-shaped Delta. The timing of the floods is uncanny. Just as the waters from Botswana’s summer rains disappear (April, May), so the floodwaters begin their journey – 1300 kilometres of which is through Kalahari sands – revitalising a vast and remarkably diverse ecosystem of plant and animal life.

Xobega Island Camp has fully furnished en-suite Meru Lite safari tents, each with private bush bathrooms (bucket shower, chemical toilet and wash basin). The tents are situated around the camp to take advantage of the views of the surrounding island flora and fauna.

The surrounding Gcobega lagoons support substantial heronries, reputedly the largest breeding sites for Marabou and Yellow-billed Storks in southern Africa.

Your stay at Xobega includes all meals, and boating excursions through the channels of the Delta to view game and the magnificent birdlife of the area.

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