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Xakanaxa is a place of floodplains, forests, permanent water channels, islands and dramatic wildlife in the northeastern Okavango.
Xakanaxa, pronounced 'ka-ka-na-ka', is a crescent-shaped, crystal-clear lagoon at the tip of the Khwai River in the Okavango Delta – a place of incredible natural beauty and large densities of wildlife. This area, which forms part of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, is also a birder's paradise, with rarities such as wattled crane and Pel's fishing-owl seen on a regular basis. It's a magical spot for photographers – a watery wonderland pulsating with colour and life.
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Here, mopane forests meet a world of deep-water channels and shallow lagoons. You'll see astonishing numbers of wildlife, including hippo, crocodile, elephant, lion and leopard. Xakanaxa is a springboard for boating activities deep into the delta; short mokoro trips of approximately 30 minutes are also possible, depending on the water levels.
There are hundreds of bird species. Xakanaxa is renowned for the breeding colonies that congregate on the treed islands in the lagoons, with herons, storks, ibises and egrets building their nests in close proximity to each other. Exploring the channels accompanied by the calls of the resident African fish eagles is a constant reminder that you are exploring the very heart of the Okavango Delta.
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