Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge Highlights&beyond
• Set on a permanent channel of the magnificent Okavango Delta near the Moremi Game Reserve
• An exciting water and wilderness experience
• Sandibe is surrounded by an abundant array of wildlife
• Guided walking, mokoro excursions and Night game drives conducted by Professional guides sharing the wonder of this wetland wilderness
• Completely rebuilt in 2014 into a lodge of spectacular design
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge Description
Echoing the lines of the rare Pangolin, Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge’s newly rebuilt guests areas are constructed of shingles and timber, like the Pangolin’s scales. The lodge blends into the surroundings perfectly. Curved walkways connect areas and the outside boma. The vast dining area has sweeping views across the magnificent waterways of the Delta. Different areas provide luxurious hideaways for a quiet moment.
Eight elegant suites have been cleverly constructed under a canopy of trees, with views from all parts of the suite onto the floodplains. Each suite has en-suite facilities, outside showers, screen walls and ceiling fans. Each chalet has a private viewing deck and plunge pool in front the channel, ensuring a constantly changing vista.
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
The area around Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge offers an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities. The highlights include large herds of elephant and buffalo, the endangered African wild dog, resident rare Pel’s fishing owls, semi-aquatic red lechwe antelope, exceptional bird and plant life including numerous ‘Okavango Specials’, elegant groves of real fan palms and impressive baobab, leadwood and sausage trees. Guests can also expect to see lion prides, cheetah and leopard. Herds of red lechwe favour the edges of floodplains, often feeding in the company of tsessebe. Hippos reside in deeper channels and lagoons. Honey badgers are observed during daylight hours. Roan and sable antelope favour taller grass in open woodlands while the sitatunga keep to dense papyrus beds. Families of dwarf and banded mongoose occupy large termite mounds.
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge offers some of the best game viewing in Botswana, with game drives in the morning and evening across the plains. The private concession means that guests will seldom see another vehicle. Expert guides share knowledge while scouting predators and other exciting animals. The guides can also take guests on nature walks in the area, giving guests a unique perspective on game viewing in the Okavango.
Mokoro rides are also available at andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, with guests being gently poled around the waterways and shallow lagoons of the Okavango, silently gliding along watching the multitude of animals that make the Delta home. Helicopter rides are also available for an aerial view of the delta