Accommodation at Xobega Island Camp has been likened to the concept of ‘glamping’, given that, in essence, guests sleep in tents, but these tents offer far more than what is expected from camping. There is no use of generators, so solar power is solely used to run the camp.
Ten Meru-style safari tents are inconspicuously located among the chaos of trees growing on Xobega Island. Each tent sleeps two people and has an en suite open-air bathroom with bucket shower and eco-friendly chemical loo.
The tents are situated short distances from the main area of the camp, and pathways lead between lush green vegetation, hanging vines, and tall trees creating a mysteriously beautiful African Eden.
Each tent has a spacious interior, fly screen and canvas sides, and a zip-doorway leading to the outdoor en suite bathroom. Canvas overhangs extend outward at the front entrance of each tent creating a shaded ‘verandah’ and place to sit and bird-watch.
Inside each tent are twin beds made up with full bed linen, duvets and pillows, and a mosquito net hanging overhead. There is sufficient space in a tent for a third stretcher, however no children under 12 can be accommodated on the island.
A single solar-powered light can be switched on and off at the wall. Bucket showers are filled with hot water, daily, as are the standing washbasins. Chemical toilets are placed in each bathroom, in keeping with the eco-friendly operation of the camp.