Nxabega Okavango Camp

Top choice tented camp in Inner Delta

In a grove of ebony trees on the flats near the Boro River, this exquisitely designed tented camp has sweeping views of the delta floodplains. The rooms are magnificent – the private terraces in each are large with lovely swing chairs, each built around water's-edge termite mounds or trees, lending a real sense of intimacy with the landscape.

Inside the nine tents, every comfort is catered for, while the standards of service here are as exemplary as we have come to expect from &Beyond's camps. The rooms are also designed so that you wake up and you're instantly immersed in the landscape.

The main lodge area, which includes the bar, restaurant, sitting area and swimming pool, is undergoing a major overhaul as of early 2017. Unlike the rooms, which sport a daring contemporary look, the main lodge will remain old-school, classic-safari in aesthetics. There's also wi-fi in communal areas and, unlike other lodges around the delta, meals are taken at your own table, not communally with other guests.

The whole property overlooks a wide floodplain – classic Okavango views – that is home to a resident hippo and is a precursor to excellent game drives. Like all of &Beyond's camps, your vehicle will have both a driver and a tracker, and on a single afternoon's drive here, we drew near to a pride of nine lions and a coalition of five cheetahs.

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