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Xobega Island Camp is unfenced in an area where wildlife abounds. It is a thoroughly wild paradise with canvas guest tents, a dining tent, and two lounge gazebos containing wicker furniture, perfect for outdoor relaxation.

About the camp

Xobega Island Camp is unfenced in an area where wildlife abounds. It is a thoroughly wild paradise with canvas guest tents, a dining tent, and two lounge gazebos containing wicker furniture, perfect for outdoor relaxation.

The dining tent houses a coffee station, and a long family-style dining table. There is an open boma, which is essentially a fire pit under the trees surrounded by canvas chairs, creating an excellent spot for evening gatherings.

A small wooden jetty is the ‘doorway’ to the island and where guests are received by their Xobega host and staff as they step off the boat and are directed along tree-lined pathways to their tents.

Features and Facilities

  • 10 Meru-style safari tents with en suite open-air bathrooms
  • Bucket showers, standing canvas wash basins, and chemical eco-toilets
  • Twin beds in each tent with full linen in each tent
  • Bedside table with insect repellent and water glasses
  • Mosquito nets in each tent
  • Solar-powered light activated by single switch in tent
  • Two safari chairs under the small canopy forming ‘verandah’ at each tent
  • A dining tent with dining table, chairs, and a tea and coffee station
  • Two lounge gazebos in camp, complete with wicker furniture
  • A clearing with central campfire forming an open-air boma for evening relaxation

Location

Xobega Island Camp is located on a small island in the Okavango Delta and the camp is accessed by boat from Mboma or Xakanaxa boat station in the Moremi Game Reserve. This location is easily reached by self-drivers (4 x 4 only) travelling from Maun Airport, through Moremi, and to the boat station. Fly-in guests can fly to Xakanaxa airstrip. 

This region of the Delta is home to a diverse population of birds, and hippos rule the waters. Xobega is positioned on a remote island offering privacy in this natural paradise where lions, and elephants can be heard from the surrounding land. The camp is unfenced on the island and elephants and hippos do wander around, making this an extraordinary, wild location. 

Getting There

Self-drivers (4 x 4 only) arriving at Maun Airport will find accessing Xobega easy and enjoyable, as the journey takes you on a game-viewing safari through Moremi Game Reserve, and then onto a boat cruise for the final stretch to Xobega Island. Fly-in guests can fly to Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi. 

On arrival at Maun Airport, exit onto Airport Road and continue to the stop street intersecting Sir Seretse Khama Rd. Turn left onto Sir Seretse Khama Rd and continue straight out of town, crossing the Thamalakane River, until you reach a roundabout. Turn left (first exit) and continue from tar to gravel road, cross the vet fence and eventually keep left at fork, continuing to Moremi South Gate (aka. Maqwee).

From Moremi South Gate, drive straight towards Third Bridge, turning left 2km before you reach Third Bridge at a sign indicating to do so. Follow that road until a 3rd sign indicating a left turn, which you take, and finally a 4th sign approximately 1.5 km from the boat station. Turn right here and continue until you arrive at the boat station.

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