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Okavango Delta, Botswana
Nxamaseri Island Lodge
- The perfect way to experience the beauty of the Okavango Delta
- The lodge shows off the surrounding areas of breathtaking scenery
- This island is a premier fly-fishing destination
Facilities includeComfortable lounge area Bar with Delta Views Remarkable Birdlife Tiger Fly-Fishing Fauna and Flora Viewing
- Walking safaris
- Boating or mokoro trips
- Tiger Fly Fishing Trips
- Thrilling Delta Game Drives
- Birding Safaris- Expert Guides
- Tsodilo Hills- Sacred San People Site
Seasons in Botswana
About Nxamaseri Island Lodge
Nxamaseri Island Lodge is a small luxury fishing lodge built on a heavily wooded island in one of the world's most beautiful wilderness areas. Built by PJ Bestelink, an avid fisherman who pioneered fly-fishing in Botswana. Situated on what is known as the "Panhandle" of the Okavango Delta surrounded by Tranquil river channels and picturesque floodplains. The lodge is now the Deltas premier fly-fishing destination.
The main lodge complex comprises of nine private brick and thatch chalets that are linked to the main lodge by teak boardwalks. Each chalet enjoys a private deck overlooking the water maintaining the lodges intimate atmosphere. Each secluded room is surrounded by indigenous forest providing an opportunity to witness – at close range – the remarkable birdlife that inhabits the tree canopy above.
The lodge offers mainly water-based activities, including boating and mokoro trips among the network of channels that make up this remote area. Nxamaseri is one of the top bird watching and fishing destinations in Botswana and specialises in both, with expert guides guaranteed to make your experience a memorable one. Nxamaseri is also the closest lodge to the magical Tsodilo Hills, one of Botswana's greatest treasures, and offers guided day trips where one can view some of the hill's 2000 ancient San paintings.
Nxamaseri Island Lodge is a small, exclusive camp set in the pan handle of the Okavango Delta. One of the oldest camps in the Delta and has its own charm and atmosphere, located on an island in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in the world.
'Nxamaseri' is the San word used to describe the sound the wind makes when it blows through the reeds. The area has strong traditional links to the San people of Botswana. The Nxamaseri channel's ancient course flowed past the mystical Tsodilo Hills, a site sacred to the San people. The Nxamaseri community has a strong San influence in its culture and appearance.
Nxamaseri Island Lodge has a curio shop selling handicrafts and artefacts made by the local communities, proceeds of which go to community development projects.
How to get there
We will assist with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Nxamaseri Island Lodge is accessible by both self-drive guests and fly-in guests.
The nearest international airport is Maun International Airport.
Nxamaseri is a 350km drive from Maun, and takes approximately 3.5 – 4 hours by road
Nxamaseri is a 1-hour flight from Maun
Charter flights from Maun, Kasane or Victoria Falls can be arranged
Fly-in guests will be met at Nxamaseri airstrip and transferred to the lodge (10 minute boat transfer)
For self-drive guests Nxamaseri Island Lodges has a car park just off the main road where you will be picked up and transferred to the lodge by 4x4 vehicle and boat (30 – 45 minutes transfer, depending on the time of year and varying water levels).
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Rain falls in Botswana from November through to March. Average daily temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius. Rainfall usually takes the form of a short afternoon shower with plenty of time to enjoy sunshine in between. Evenings remain warm but it is advisable to bring light, long-sleeved shirts and long trousers as protection against mosquitoes.
The dry season extends from April through to October. The hottest and driest month is October, just prior to the rainfall.
It is during the months of February, March and April that the annual flood water enters Botswana from Namibia and makes its way down the pan handle to the swamps and eventually dissipates into the Kalahari sands. At Nxamaseri the water is at its highest and clearest in the winter months of June and July. Temperatures at this time average around 22C but evenings can get cold. It is advisable to bring warm jackets, scarves and hats, particularly for the boat trips at night.
Check in time is usually from 14.00pm and check out time is by 11.00am. These can be flexible so please get in touch.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome
Children under 4 welcome on request
Children aged 4-11 who share with an adult pay 50% of adult rate
Children 12 and over pay full price
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