Xobega Island Camp Xobega Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Xobega Island Camp can be found just off the mainland of Moremi Game Reserve.

Xobega has 10 light Meru-style canvas tents equipped with twin beds and en suite, open-air bathrooms. Everything about this camp is eco-friendly, from the sole use of solar-power, to bucket showers, and chemical toilets. It is basic, but beautiful, designed for enthusiastic happy campers.

Guests arrive at the tree-filled island via boat and are welcomed to this simple safari. Hippos rule the waters around the island, lions are heard across the water, and a Pel’s fishing owl takes up residence in the trees. A bird lover's paradise in a World Heritage Site, this is a wild African experience.

LOCATION

Xobega (Gcobega) Island Camp is located on a small island in the Okavango Delta and the camp is accessed by boat from Mboma or Xakanaxa boat station in the Moremi Game Reserve.



Nearby Attractions

Moremi Game Reserve, The Okavango Delta

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Facilities

Xobega Island Camp is unfenced in an area where wildlife abounds. Accommodation at Xobega Island Camp is in ten simple Meru-style safari tents,  inconspicuously located among the chaos of trees growing on Xobega Island. Each tent sleeps two people and has an en suite open-air bathroom with bucket shower and eco-friendly chemical loo.

The tents are situated short distances from the main area of the camp, and pathways lead between lush green vegetation, hanging vines, and tall trees creating a mysteriously beautiful African Eden. The whole camp is solar powered. 

In addition to the canvas guest tents, there is a dining tent, and two lounge gazebos containing wicker furniture, perfect for outdoor relaxation.

The dining tent houses a coffee station, and a long family-style dining table. There is an open boma, which is essentially a fire pit under the trees surrounded by canvas chairs, creating an excellent spot for evening gatherings.

A small wooden jetty is the ‘doorway’ to the island and where guests are received by their Xobega host and staff as they step off the boat and are directed along tree-lined pathways to their tents.

  • 10 Meru-style safari tents with en suite open-air bathrooms
  • Bucket showers, standing canvas wash basins, and chemical eco-toilets
  • Twin beds in each tent with full linen in each tent
  • Bedside table with insect repellent and water glasses
  • Mosquito nets in each tent
  • Solar-powered light activated by single switch in tent
  • Two safari chairs under the small canopy forming ‘verandah’ at each tent
  • A dining tent with dining table, chairs, and a tea and coffee station
  • Two lounge gazebos in camp, complete with wicker furniture
  • A clearing with central campfire forming an open-air boma for evening relaxation

Activities

Xobega Island Camp is a remote destination that is only accessed via boat, which becomes the primary game viewing activity. There are no game drives on the island; however, short, guided bush walks can be arranged. A summary of activities is as follows:

  • Morning and afternoon boat cruises around the Delta islands and through the hippo-filled channels
  • Birdwatching from the camp and boat – Pel’s fishing owls are known to nest on Xobega Island, giving avid birder’s something very special to look forward to.
  • Sundowners on the water – Guests can enjoy icy refreshments at the most beautiful time of day as the boating safari continues, or a stop off at an island for sundowners.
  • Mokoro safaris – Optional at Mboma boat station on transfers in and out of Xobega Island.
  • Photography – Whether out on the boat or relaxing on the island, always have a camera handy, especially if you are a keen birder.

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