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Nxamaseri Island Lodge - one of the first lodges to be established in the Okavango Delta - is situated on a shady island overlooking the secluded Nxamaseri channel in the northern Panhandle. Located just 40km from Shakawe and 330km from Maun on tarred road, the Lodge is easily accessible - a boat transfer from just off the main road will be arranged by the Lodge.

What to see and do

The main attractions are the birdlife and good fishing of the upper Panhandle area although many people come just to enjoy the tranquillity on offer.

Boat Trips
From early morning excursions to sundowners, boat trips along the waterways are a relaxing way of experiencing the Delta. The guides take delight in showing you this watery world and will arrange boat trips to suit your interests.

The Panhandle offers some of the best fishing in Botswana with numerous fish species found here including the sought after Tiger fish. Fishing here is generally on a 'catch and release' basis however if you want to you can take your catch back to the Lodge for the chef to prepare and cook for you.

Nature Walks
The tree covered islands of the Delta can be explored on foot giving you the opportunity of seeing some of the more elusive bird species, such as Pel's Fishing Owl, as well as learning about the fascinating flora that is found here.

Tsodilo Hills
Day trips to Tsodilo Hills are offered as an optional extra and are worth doing if you have the time. The journey to the hills takes about an hour giving you plenty of time to explore the hills, accompanied by a guide from the village.

WildlifeMalachite Kingfisher & Allen's Swamphen - Nxamaseri Island Lodge

The Panhandle area has few wild animals due to cattle farming in the Western Delta although Elephant are often seen during the drier months of the year. Vervet Monkeys are resident on the island whilst Hippo and Crocodile are regularly seen.

The upper Panhandle area of Okavango is well-known for its abundant birdlife with numerous waterbirds seen here including Slaty Egret and Allen’s Swamphen. There are a number of sandbanks which attract Malachite and Pied Kingfishers as well as Carmine Bee-eaters during the breeding season. African Fish Eagles are common and the woodland around the Lodge provides habitat for numerous Babblers, Warblers and Starlings.


The six en-suite, thatched chalets - linked together by wooden walkways - each have their own deck area and are open at the front which gives you the feeling of being close to nature. There are good mosquito nets in the rooms which also have electric lights and sockets powered by a generator.

The main dining and bar area is pleasantly situated overlooking the channel and features a comfortable seating area with a well-stocked library.








Nxamaseri Island Lodge