Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is found in a private wilderness concession of 25 000 hectares to the southeast of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta. Bordered by a sea of papyrus and reed beds, the lodge rests blissfully in the centre of one of the most unique regions in the world. Renowned for its lush waterways and abundant wildlife, the Okavango contains a multitude of aquatic and land species.
Nine playfully crafted split-level safari suites in handsome tones of chocolate and ebony feature large bathtubs and romantic al fresco showers. Each suite also has a secluded plunge pool and a lofty rooftop look-out, facing magnificent Delta views. The suites have a natural, earthy feel to them with the theme of upcycling being weaved tastefully in the décor. Guests can indulge in the sounds of animals splashing and wading through the water channels in the luxury of the weaved lounger on the sundeck.
An interactive kitchen bustles with action and the inventive, layered guest areas boast 180° views of the surrounding wilderness, discreetly hidden within the tree line. These spaces are designed in such a way to make the guest experience more intimate, with massive, inviting oversized sofas ideal for total relaxation. The well-stocked Safari Shop showcases chic safari gear, African art and jewellery.
Activities & Wildlife:
Our highly trained guides and trackers will do their utmost to delight guests with twice daily game drives where guests can explore the rich wildlife surrounding Xudum in safari vehicles. The landscape traversed on game drives includes floodplains, as well as seasonal grassland, woodland, shrubland and savanna. Game drives track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other animals, including the semi-aquatic lechwe and sitatunga antelope.
Enjoy interpretive bush, taking in the sights, smells and sounds of the Okavango Delta, accompanied by an armed guide. Learn about the intricate relationship between the elephant and fan palm, try to spot the elusive Pel’s fishing owl and keep a sharp eye out for the shy bushbuck. Experience river cruises in an electrically powered ‘eco boat’ or a mokoro, all in the company of our experienced guides. Learn the fascinating details of the Delta’s network of channels, fringed by dense reeds and papyrus. A good variety of fish can be found in the clear waters and fishing trips can be arranged on request during fishing season (1 March to 31 December). Spot the birds abiding in the papyrus and reeds, or the colourful frogs of the Delta. The lucid green lilies contrast the dark lagoons where hippos roam out of sight.
Renowned for its abundant wildlife, the Okavango Delta and the areas surrounding Xudum Delta Lodge are home to a large number of species, including a number of species adapted to the semi-aquatic lifestyle, such as the red lechwe and sitatunga. Families of hippo wallow in the deeper channels and lagoons. The area supports the continent’s largest surviving concentration of elephant and buffalo, while roan and sable antelope roam the open woodlands. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog are occasionally also encountered.
Visitors looking for even more activities can take in a Helicopter Flight, Horseback Safaris, boating and fishing excursions. The Interpretive Bushmen Experience will take you back in time as one of very descendants of this land weaves the lore of the San people into your heart. Here you will learn about the hunting styles of these resourceful people, from poisoned arrows to stick throwing. This is a once-in-lifetime experience.