Xaro Safari Lodge Okavango

Xaro Lodge : situated near Shakawe, on the panhandle, on the north western side of the Okavango delta, Botswana.

The region is particularly good for tiger fishing and for bird watching including African skimmers, egrets, herons and quite a few of the kingfisher family.

Xaro Lodge has been carefully designed to be unobtrusive and fit in with its natural tropical surroundings.

Take a walk in the lodge grounds and listen to the boubou's - relax as the Okavango glides by or the mokoro makes it way through the delta's channels.

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RATES 2011 - Accommodation only Basis

Luxury Meru Tents : Pula 486 | US$ 73
per person per night sharing
E and O.E
Meals :
Breakfast - Pula 100
Lunch - Pula 125
Dinner - Pula 165 Note: the Pula rate is accurate - the US$ fluctuates
Rates include 12% V.A.T. and P2 bed levy

Boat Hire
- bare boat and all boats go out with a driver/Guide (fuel extra)
18 foot carries 4 people : Pula 925 per day | Pula 225 per hour
20 foot carries 8 people : Pula 1050 per day | Pula 300 per hour
Lawrence of Okavango (12 pax) : Pula 1850
per day | Pula 440 per hour
Sundancer per person per hour: Pula 85(minimum 10 pax)
Fishing Tackle rod hire - Pula 100 per day

Pictures Drotsky's Cabin

Drotskys Caves

Near the Namibian border and accessible by 4 wheel drive only

An impressive decorated cavern system with a series of stalagmites and stalactites rising to heights of about 10 metres

Xaro Lodge has 8 luxury spacious en suite meru tents sleeping 2 guests

The tents have been specially designed with glass doors in the front of the tent

Each "tent" is on leadwood decks and all have views of the Okavango river

There is a dining room, bar and swimming pool
Enjoy pre-dinner drinks around the open campfire and after dinner enjoy a cigar and brandy with new found friends

Xaro Lodge offers a number of pathways for bird walks.
Keep a keen eye out for the elusive Pel's Fishing owl
and his xaro lodgenest.
Take a motor boat trip for fishing, birding or photographic opportunities.

Let your guide manoeuvre the boat so you get good photos of birds, crocs, water monitors and other resident bird and wildlife.

Birdlife there are over 380 species of birds to be found in the area including the migrating birds such as Skimmers and Carmines.

Fishing: this area is superb for fishing with the main types of fish being Tiger and Bream as well as barbel.


Fishing: With the Okavango river at the panhandle being
deep and fast-flowing it is ideal for both the fighting xaro safari lodge
Tigerfish and bream.
Seventeen species of fish can be caught in the Panhandle area.

Birding : Bird watching is also outstanding in the region's tall, shady, riverine forests and many resident and migratory birds can be seen along the river

Tourist attractions

Tsodilo Hills nearby with over 3500 bushman paintings.

There are 4 hills forming a line of sheet quartzite cliff faces.
Long associated with spirituality, Tsodilo is a place of special significance to the Basarwa people.

Archaeological studies estimate that humans occupied this area for 1000 years. The Tsodilo Hills are one of the most historically significant rock art sites in the world and is a declared World Heritage site.

The track to Tsodilo Hills is a good dirt road and suitable for all vehicles

Mahungo Game park : a small but well stocked park. Elephants, wildebeest, sable, roan are some of the game to be seen in the park


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