Nxamaseri Island Lodge is a small, exclusive camp set in the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. It’s among the oldest camps in the Okavango and displays a unique island charm in one of the most beautiful areas in the world.
To ensure an intimate and personal experience, the lodge accommodates a maximum of 18 guests in nine en suite chalets. Each thatched chalet is secluded in its own glade of indigenous forest and has its own private deck with a view of the river.
The lodge offers mainly water-based activities, including boat trips winding among the network of channels that make up this remote area: Travelling on a mokoro (traditional canoe) is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and to experience the tranquillity of the Okavango.
For those wanting to stay on firm ground, the lodge also offers guided walks on nearby islands. With the area home to more than 350 bird species, the lodge is a birdwatcher’s paradise. As well as the abundant water birds, the area boasts an impressive list of woodland and riverine forest species, and has one of the highest concentrations of fish eagles in Southern Africa.
Nxamaseri’s expert guides will go out of their way to find unusual species, with guests having the chance to spot rarer birds such as the slaty egret, African skimmer, western banded snake eagle, lesser jacana and wattled crane. Another highlight is the opportunity to see nocturnal species such as the Pel’s fishing owl and the white-backed night heron.
The lodge pioneered fly fishing in Botswana and today remains Botswana’s premier fly fishing destination — perfect for those wanting to while away a quiet afternoon. The key species is the formidable tigerfish, one of the world’s most exciting freshwater game fish.
Nxamaseri is also close to Tsodilo Hills, one of Botswana’s greatest treasures and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lodge offers guided day trips to view the ancient San paintings. More than 2,000 rock paintings adorn Tsodilo Hills, making it one of the highest concentrations of San rock art in Southern Africa.
Need to know
• Nine chalets
• Swimming pool
• Curio shop
• Dining area
• River trips
• Day trips to Tsodilo Hills