About Us

Combining luxury with sustainability in the heart of the Okavango Delta

Based in the world’s largest inland Delta, Xaro Lodge is the perfect place for a retreat. Run entirely on solar power and using freshly sourced produce, we pride ourselves on being eco conscious and preserving the picturesque environment that we call home.

THE JEWEL OF THE KALAHARI

Discover why the Okavango Delta was made UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site

One of Africa’s last remaining true wilderness areas, people come from all over the world to visit this paradise. A place of exceptional natural beauty and ecological importance for all its inhabitants, the Delta is an oasis in northern Botswana. 

Xaro Lodge is based in the Okavango Panhandle, the main watercourse supplying the Delta. As such, we benefit from permanent water – unlike the seasonal flood plains further south along the river.

The Delta boasts over 400 species of birds, including elusive species like the Pel’s fishing owl, African skimmer and brown firefinch. From Xaro you are ideally placed to discover rare birds, or indeed mammals with sightings of the amphibious Sitatunga. 

Accessible only by boat, Xaro Lodge is the perfect remote island paradise with something for everyone. 

Welcome to Xaro Lodge in the Okavango Panhandle

ECO CONSCIOUS TOURISM

From home grown produce and composting to solar panels and
eco sensitive architecture

SOLAR

Run entirely on solar energy, we make the most of the bright Botswana sunshine

Welcome to Xaro Lodge in the Okavango Panhandle

SUSTAINABLE

Fresh river water is filtered and used for showers, washing and cooking

PRESERVATION

All of our structures can be removed leaving no trace behind on the land

LOCAL

We are passionate about supporting and uplifting our local community

Malachite Kingfisher sighted at Xaro Lodge whilst on a birding trip

ENVIRONMENT

Protecting the ecosystem of Xaro for all indigenous plants and wildlife

EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Xaro Lodge is built on a 45-hectare property surrounded by stunning gardens and wildlife

  • Lush gardens with secluded seating areas
  • Cosy lounge area with fully stocked bar
  • Tea/coffee available throughout the day
  • Restaurant overlooking the garden
  • Outdoor barbecue grills
  • Firepit overlooking the river
  • Library of books to choose from
  • Outdoor pool area with loungers
  • Free offsite parking and boat transfers included
Xaro Lodge lounge

CURIO SHOP

Promoting local artists from across Botswana

Stop by our shop to pick up something unique to gift to a loved one or keep as a treasured memento from your time at Xaro Lodge. From postcards and baskets to jewellery and wooden carvings, you will find something special amongst our handmade curios.

COVID SAFE

PRIVATE DINING

Previously by request, all meals are now served privately to adhere to social distancing guidelines

HAND SANITISING STATIONS

We have sanitising stations across the lodge and record daily temperatures for all of our staff and guests

MASKED STAFF

Our staff are tested before arriving to the lodge and wear face masks in all communal and working areas

CONTACT US

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Xaro Lodge

A birding paradise in the Okavango Panhandle