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Xaxaba Island holidays

Delta Island inhabitated by various species

An island stop with magical views and spectacular sightings of various species including some birding rarities.

This is a truly idyllic place on the Okavango Delta, where nature continues to live the way it has done for thousands of years. 

Elephants shake the Lala Palms for their fruit while the baboons and vervet monkeys shimmy up the tree to get their fair share. Hippo's grunt while sunning their backs in the morning light, the crocs all lie on the banks to get warm while the birdlife chatters along to the rest of the animal noises.

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If you are into fishing, the area is well known for the broad variety found here, with over 70 species – including tilapia, bass and bream. At Xaxaba you can truly relax and enjoy the peaceful settings of this Island surrounded by wildlife and beauty.

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Many species of animals can be found on Xaxaba Island including hyena, buffalo, leopard and lions. The island is enclosed by freshwater, fed by the waterways of the Okavango Delta. Experience the thrill of local transport in the form of a mokoro (local dugout canoe) while exploring the waterways. Here you can enjoy sightings of crocodiles, hippos and many different water birds. 

One of the best-known lodges in the area is Eagle Island, a water-only camp reached either by a speedboat or mokoro. Equally, game drives are taken by boat trip or mokoro and the opportunity to see large herds of elephant and hippos are frequent, including the chance of spotting a rare Pel's fishing owl and the endangered wattled crane. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Xaxaba

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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