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Xobega Island Camp

Okavango Delta, BOTSWANA

Xobega Island Camp is a birder’s paradise in canvas fly-tents in the inimitable Okavango Delta, only a boat cruise from Mboma boat station in Moremi Game Reserve.


Name: Xobega Island Camp

Xobega Island Camp is a piece of paradise in the great water wonderland that is the Okavango Delta. Just off the mainland of Moremi Game Reserve, Xobega (or Gcobega) Island is ideally located and easily accessible for 4 x 4 self-drivers, and also for guests flying into the Xakanaxa airstrip.

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, and perhaps not suited for the elderly.

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.


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XOBEGA ISLAND CAMP: Accommodation at Xobega Island Camp has been likened to the concept of ‘glamping’, given that, in essence, guests sleep in tents, but these tents offer far more than what is expected from camping. There is no use of generators, so solar power is solely used to run the camp.

Ten Meru-style safari tents are 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.


List of items INCLUDED

  • All meals and game activities
  • Bottled water, teas and coffees
  • Park fees and taxes

List of items NOT INCLUDED

  • All soft and alcoholic drinks
  • All items of a personal nature


“Highlight of our journey”

We stayed there with a group of 8 people from the 5th to 7th November 2016. It is a great place, everything is very well organized. Innocent is taking care for everything: Power in the tent, permament service for drinks, clean tents, boat trips, fire pit. We loved to listen to the singing of the team and to dance with them. It was a funny stay, with very good food, nice and good staff, lots of animals and adventure at night, when the elephant was looking for vegetables in the kitchen.

“A night on an island”

On arrival we were warmly greeted by the staff, then taken to our tents. The camp was neat and clean, the staff friendly and kind. After the evening boat ride we sat around a campfire and had a few drinks before being served dinner. On this adventure we saw a few hippos and birds.

Map of Area:

Xobega Island Camp, Okavango Delta

Xobega Island Camp

Price per person per night

Green Season: 1 Dec 2016 – 31 March 2017 R 4425.00
Shoulder Season: 1 April – 30 June 2017, November 2017 R 5250.00
High Season: 1 July 2017 – 31 Oct 2017 R 5925.00