- Game drives, bush walks, scenic helicopter flights and horseback safaris allow you to explore this beautiful area from different perspectives.
- Exceptional wildlife, including elephant, large buffalo herds, tsessebe, hippo, lion, leopard, African wild dog and roan antelope.
- Remarkable bird-watching with 450 bird species, including Pel’s Fishing Owl. Vast number of migrant birds in summer.
- Wonderful setting for health and relaxation >Seasonal water-based experiences include motorized boat, mokoro and fishing excursions.
- Perfect for an end to a safari, nature lovers, birders, return travellers, couples, families, anyone looking for a change of pace.
- Join the expert chefs in the interactive kitchen and select an African dish to learn and create.
- Spoil yourself with a full body massage on the covered deck of your suite or out in the scenic Delta surrounds!
- Delight in a rooftop sleepout with mosquito net billowing, lanterns ablaze and butler on-call to serve you an oh-so romantic dinner. Then fall asleep to the sounds of the Delta.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Game viewing in the Okavango Delta is remote and secluded, with very few vehicles sharing the private concession. Sensitive off-road driving practices allow our guests to get up close to the area’s exceptional wildlife. Afternoon drives continue after night, allowing for an opportunity to see the many animals that are more active at night, including leopard and serval. Lion frequently hunt at night and there is always a chance of coming upon them feeding on a kill. &Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting, getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.
Experience a guided Bushmen walk at &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge. The Bushmen, also known as the San people, are one of the continents oldest inhabitants, with ancestral roots tracing back to over 30 000 years. They are highly skilled hunter-gathers using bows and poisoned arrows, traps and throwing sticks, fashioned out of raw materials found in the wilderness. Three Bushmen lead this exceptional half-day adventure, where you will be introduced to their various hunting and survivalist techniques.
Thrill to an aerial view of the Okavango Delta as you soar above a vast maze of both permanent and fleeting waterways and floodplains that occupy an otherwise sandy corner of Botswana in a helicopter. Fly over rivers and pools dotted with lily pads, as well as a variety of wild animals that inhabit this unique habitat.
Additional costs apply
The Okavango Delta is well known for its Mokoro rides. These are boating trips through the maze like channels and shallow lagoons of the Delta. As mokoros are not motorized, they allow you to glide silently through the channels. You will see many animals that feed on the grass and reeds on the palm islands such as lechwe, sitatunga, elephant, hippo and crocodile.
(seasonal – dependent on water levels)
Game viewing is also offered in motorized boats. These trips allow you to cover more ground and to see more of the landscape. Boating is offered seasonally depending on the water levels in the Okavango Delta.
(seasonal – dependent on water levels)
Immerse yourself in the unique landscape of the Okavango Delta on a half or full day horseback safari that explores this magnificent habitat, providing you with the opportunity to venture up close to the Delta’s spectacular wildlife and bird species. Set off on this extraordinary adventure, which allows for exceptional game viewing opportunities and an exhilarating experience as your expert ranger guides you through untamed Africa. All horses and tack are of the highest quality and safari guides are armed to ensure your safety at all times, with stringent safety precautions taken when dangerous game is encountered.
Additional cost apply
With a dedicated game ranger and tracker, as well as a private game drive vehicle, guests have the luxury of tailor-making their own safari experience; choosing their own game drive times and spending as much time as they want at sightings.
Surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, andBeyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge lies deep within an exclusive 25 000 hectare (62,000 acre) wildlife concession. Nine playfully crafted split-level safari suites in handsome tones of chocolate and ebony feature large bathtubs and al fresco showers. Each suite has a lofty rooftop hideout with 180° Delta views and a private plunge pool. The multi-layered guest areas celebrate a fun recycled feel; everyday objects have been cleverly reinvented: recycled beer cans strung from the ceiling, mokoro (dugout canoe) benches carved from rough wood, and tractor tyre swings and tables.
These spaces are designed in such a way to make the guest experience more intimate, with inviting plump sofas ideal for total relaxation. The overall atmosphere is one of earthy glamour. A signature andBeyond interactive kitchen completes the overall experience.
Accommodation is in nine split-level safari suites decorated in homely tones of chocolate and ebony all feature a large bathtub and romantic al fresco showers. Each suite also has a private plunge pool and a lofty rooftop look-out with magnificent Delta views.
AndBeyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge has nine private African safari suites with split-level spaces. Rising high as the treetops, the open upper level of the suite entices you to while away the afternoon in a lofty hide or enjoy a private dinner under the stars. Dark wooden frames cradle another bed in a more conventional bedroom location just down the stairs. Two steps down, a deep, oversized bath offers comfort and warmth, and a choice of indoor and outdoor showers promises refreshment. Curl up in a large, round lounger big enough for two on your private deck and watch the tiny details of life in the Okavango Delta.
The Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge in Botswana serves delicious breakfasts, complete with platters of fruit and cheese and hot breakfast selections. Lunch is served on dramatic decks with panoramic views while delicious dinners can be enjoyed in the boma, under African skies.
The lodge’s central lounge and dining areas are spaced over multi-layered decks and allow you to gaze out over the busy floodplain while sitting comfortably on chic, modern furniture. The outdoor dining area offers sweeping views of the plains and is an incredibly romantic space in which to savour the chef’s top-notch creations.
The inventive, layered guest areas boast dramatic decks with 180° views of the surrounding breathtaking wilderness. Yet, the decks cleverly remain discreetly within the tree line. The well-stocked Safari Shop offers chic safari gear, African art and jewellery. If you are feeling the need to be pampered, massages can be arranged upon request.
In-suite massages and beauty treatments can be organised with the in-house spa therapist. Spoil yourself with a full body massage on the covered deck of your suite or out in the scenic Delta surrounds!.