In the Okavango Delta
Access to our lodge:
Scheduled charter flight to Chitabe airstrip within the Okavango Delta, followed by an hour game drive transfer to the lodge
Airlink have a flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Maun
Air Botswana have a flight from Johannesburg to Maun
UNIQUE LODGE DESIGN
Unique design which resembles a giant scaled pangolin at rest
SAFARI GAME DRIVES
Big Five, day and night safaris on customisable vehicles
Connect with the African bush from a different perspective
On-site helicopter for scenic flights over the Delta and transfers
EXCEPTIONAL GAME VIEWING
Private wilderness concession and iconic wildlife encounters
Twelve beautifully appointed air-conditioned suites
SPACIOUS FAMILY SUITE
One Family Suite with a covered interleading walkway
PRIVATE PLUNGE POOLS
Complete with stunning views of the Okavango Delta
WELCOMING CHILD POLICY
Children of all ages welcome, childminders available on request
Fun, interactive activities to discover new experiences and cultures
Complimentary use for the duration of your stay, one pair per suite
Massage sala looking out to beautiful views
Authentic, handcrafted items from the region
Connect with the outside world
Welcome to Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
A maze of meandering water channels, papyrus-fringed banks and floating islands teeming with wildlife: known as the river that never finds the sea, Botswana’s Okavango Delta is the jewel of the Kalahari.
In the heart of the Delta, on the edge of a waterway, you’ll find Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge. Situated on a diverse, wildlife-rich, private concession, Sandibe has exclusive traversing rights over a vast 22 500 hectares (55 600 acres) of wildlife land bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.
The inspired organic design of the lodge melts into the surrounding forest canopy of wild palms and gnarled fig trees. Trees will shade you as you approach the lodge; an intriguing curl and sweep of shingled wood comes into view, resembling a giant scaled pangolin at rest. Stairs open onto the high ceilings of the copper-toned and glassless guest area overlooking the Delta. From this central dining area, the wooden deck stretches beyond the roof, while the upstairs bar and lounge extend along an elevated walkway to a viewing platform.
A series of decks descend to the forest floor culminating in a log boma, with a small gym and private massage sala close by. Interior finishes throughout showcase the craftsmanship of Botswana’s artisans, and feature intricate basketware, sculpted wooden tables and unique feature pieces. While the main guest area is set within the forest, the twelve guest suites peep out from beneath its canopy. Raised above the papyrus-lined banks like golden weaver nests, each is a cocoon of privacy, with breathtaking views, a private plunge pool and cosy fireplace.
*Please note: Botswana is currently experiencing a drought. Water levels change yearly and weather patterns are unpredictable.
Sandibe’s inspired organic design is a celebration of sustainability. 70% of the lodge’s extensive energy requirements come from solar energy. Request a behind-the-scenes tour of the lodge’s enormous solar power plant – the very first in the Delta.
Why we love it
CUSTOMISABLE SAFARI VEHICLES
Enjoy the best game viewing in the Delta: safari vehicle enhancements include bucket seats, customisable seat configurations, padded roll bars, charging points for cameras and equipment, strip lights in the bin of the vehicles, camera bean bags on clamps, and a cooling canvas covered roof.
GUIDED WALKING SAFARI
If you’re looking for a thrilling view-from-the-ground, this is your chance to discover a multitude of natural wonders in the company of your experienced safari guide. Tread in the tracks of the Delta wildlife, breathe in the scent of crushed wild grasses, and feel your senses come alive.
Take to the air: scenic helicopter flights over the Okavango Delta’s mosaic of islands, plains, channels and lagoons perfectly illustrate its ever-changing beauty. The Delta is one of the world’s greatest natural phenomena, featuring a series of both permanent and seasonal waterways and floodplains.
Join our chefs in Sandibe’s interactive kitchen and play with fresh ingredients: create delicious meals and learn about local cuisine and flavours. Food and fun combine as you create your own pizza and watch it cook to perfection in the traditional pizza oven, or make-your-own gourmet burgers.
Going Beyond the Expected
Go ‘Beyond the Expected’ with a safari theatre experience. Led by our experienced guides, enjoy a morning bush cappuccino rendezvous and evening sundowner stop on your game drives, as well as a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars, for your use during your stay with us.
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