Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is situated on a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta, adjacent to famed Moremi Game Reserve. With traversing rights over 270 km2 of wilderness in a private concession, this site was specifically chosen for its extraordinary beauty and proximity to the game-rich grassy plains. This is one of the absolute top game viewing areas in Botswana.
Renowned for its abundant wildlife, the areas surrounding Sandibe are home to a large number of species, including many predators. Sandibe may be Botswana’s best location for leopards with more than a dozen individuals in their area. Lion prides are commonly encountered near Sandibe, while cheetah and African wild dog are sometimes seen in this concession area as well. Pods of hippo hide in the deeper channels and lagoons, while elephants often move through this area in large numbers with resident bulls and small family groups common.
Inspired by the weaver’s nest, Sandibe is constructed out of Cedar Shingle. Designed for both privacy and views, the guest suites are raised 2.5 metres above the Delta landscape and, like a nest, they remain camouflaged beneath a canopy of wild palms and fig trees. Each of the 12 suites has a private plunge pool and outdoor living and dining area. Inside, the suites become cocoons with fireplaces for winter nights. Features include a suspended bed with overhead ceiling fan and wrap around mosquito net, walk-in dresser, indoor and outdoor showers, double vanity, separate loo, sitting area, butler hatch, mini bar, wireless internet and expansive sliding doors.
Taking inspiration from the outside, the organic main areas feature a series of decks that descend to the forest floor. Incorporated into this unique structure are an interactive kitchen, dining room, bar, lounge, library, gym and massage centre, and boma. &Beyond, operator of Sandibe, is known for their excellent guide training program ensuring you are always learning from an expert. Because this region has some of the best dry land game drive area in the Okavango, emphasis is placed on game drives, night drives and bush walks.
- Private plunge pools
- Outdoor showers
- Children’s program