Xobega Island Camp
Xobega Island Camp is a piece of paradise in the great water wonderland that is the Okavango Delta. Just off the mainland of Moremi Game Reserve, Xobega (or Gcobega) Island is ideally located and easily accessible for self-drivers coming from Mankwe Bush Lodge, and what it offers can’t be beaten.
A bird-lover’s paradise, and an adventurer’s dream, Xobega has 10 light Mery-style canvas tents equipped with twin stretcher beds and en suite, open-air bathrooms. Everything about this camp is eco-friendly, from the solar-power, to bucket showers, and chemical toilets.
Guests arrive at the tree-filled island via boat and are welcomed to this simple safari. Hippos rule the waters around the island, lions are heard across the water, and a Pel’s fishing owl takes up residence in the trees.
It is important to note that Xobega Island is only accessible in a 4x4 vehicle and the driver should have some 4x4 experience. The Moremi Game Reserve roads can be challenging with varying amounts of thick sand, as well as deep pools of water during the rainy season. To enter Moremi Game Reserve en route to Xobega Island Camp, guests will have to pay a park fees of P120 per person per day and a vehicle fees of P50 per vehicle per day. Please also note that guests must present their reservation summary/voucher for Xobega to the officials on duty at the Moremi gate.