Sandibe Safari Lodge (Okavango Delta) Botswana

 

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Location:

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is set in a private concession of 8 000 hectares (19 800 acres) on the southeastern border of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, in one of the most unique regions in the world, the Okavango Delta. Renowned for its lush waterways and abundant wildlife, the Okavango is home to a number of aquatic and land species. Predators from the adjacent Moremi, renowned for its wildlife sightings, often cross into the Sandibe concession.

Located in northern Botswana, the Okavango River is a unique natural phenomenon - flowing more than 1 000 km (620 miles) from its source in Angola, this river disappears beneath the sands of Botswana, creating a lush inland delta in the midst of this otherwise arid country. The Okavango Delta is in a constant state of flux, expanding and contracting according to the rainy season. While some parts of the Delta remain permanently flooded, others only experience high water levels from May to September, when rainwaters from Angola reach the outer stretches of the Okavango.

Covering approximately one third of the Delta, permanent swamp areas are lush and green, with groves of wild date palm, papyrus and water lilies growing around deep lagoons lined with riverine forest. Seasonal swamps, on the other hand, contain a network of small channels cutting their way through papyrus and reed beds to create islands of all shapes and sizes. As the floodwaters recede, the islands grow large until, eventually, water only remains in depressions in the landscape, which transforms into open grassland.

 

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Accommodation:

Camouflaged under a tumbling canopy of wild palms and gnarled fig leaves, eight thatched cottages emerge in leafy clearings right on the edge of the Delta’s waterways. Blending seamlessly with its surroundings, the tranquil beauty of Sandibe Safari Lodge surprises not only guests but even the occasional wandering animals, startled as rough wooden beams and thatched roofs take shape within the leafy groves. The sounds of Africa lull and soothe travellers, as elephants splash in the quiet waters, baboons chatter and a myriad birds call and twitter in the trees.

Lazy hammocks slung in the dappled shade beckon and the wooden deck by the sunny poolside offers refreshment. Layered guest areas with comfortable couches invite you to while the afternoon away among cozy cushions. Open sides in sitting and dining areas draw your eyes outward to dazzling plains and reeded river banks. Relax over scrumptious meals in the dining room, while animals wander only meters away or enjoy the cozy shelter of the fire-lit boma as thousands of stars light up the African sky.


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Activities:

Explore the richly diverse wildlife of the Okavango Delta within the comfort of an open-air safari vehicle, accompanied by an armed guide and tracker with two daily game drives in the mornings and during the late afternoon / evenings. Explore the floodplains, seasonal grasslands, woodlands, shrub lands and savanna areas of this magically beautiful wilderness area tracking the Big Five and many other rare and remarkable species.

Explore the camp surrounds in the company of an armed and passionately knowledgeable guide with a fascinating interpretive bush walk. A remarkable way to get up close to the wild inhabitants of the area, this leisurely walk is a truly special way to gain intimate knowledge of this idyllic jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert.

 

Sandibe Safari Lodge (Okavango Delta) Botswana - www.photo-safaris.com

 

Experience a water adventure like none other with a mokoro ride along the Delta’s network of fascinating waterway channels, fringed by dense reeds, water lilies and papyrus. Accompanied by an experienced and highly passionate guide, discover the fascinating movements of the wild up close, especially those of the smaller species and rich bird life

  

  Accommodation Rates:- From $1,140 per person per night sharing.  Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary.