Xakanaxa Lagoon safaris, tours & holiday packages

Xakanaxa is a superb location at very tip of the Khwai River.

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. 

Popular Xakanaxa safaris

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Botswana Big Five Safari (7 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana Big Five Safari (7 days)

Encounter the extraordinary herd of elephants and other species that will make your safari remarkable in the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve

$ 4,140

£ 3,091

R 64,030


per person

7 days

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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Xakanaxa

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Reviews on our Xakanaxa safaris

Since the beginning, agents and staff of Discover Africa already work in a professional way for me to plan the trip. Their quick responses to my questions help us a lot before departing from our place to the Africa continent. When we were…


from Hong Kong

This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…


from Nigeria

Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…


from Australia

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

Henrik Wetterstrand

from Sweden

Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…

Tony Russell

I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…

Margaret Dean

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