Sandibe Safari Lodge is set on a permanent channel of the
magnificent Okavango Delta, adjacent to the game-rich Moremi Wildlife Reserve on
a (104 square mile) private concession.
The beautiful thatched lodge nestles between permanent water and grass-swept
plains and was built with a commitment to “treading lightly on the earth”. The
result is organic architecture that blends seamlessly with one of the most
breathtaking landscapes in Africa.
Sandibe is surrounded by an abundant array of wildlife and
throughout the year, guests are enchanted by the changing moods of the Delta.
Through exhilarating game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles and interpretive
bush walks, professional guides share the wonder of this wetland wilderness.
Surrounded by forest, Sandibe’s twin-bedded cottages are
styled in a fusion of ochres and tactile textures, with airy screen walls
opening onto exceptional views of the Okavango Delta wetlands and savanna. The
central dining and sitting area is tucked under a soaring canopy of trees.
After your evening game-drive, enjoy a delicious alfresco banquet of Pan-
African cuisine in the boma (outdoor) illuminated by dozens of candles and
lanterns. Alternatively, your private deck provides a romantic setting for
intimate candlelit dinners. Sandibe is also known for wonderful bush picnics in
Exciting safaris: Sandibe’s prime location between
permanent water and the open plains offers guests a wide range of
wildlife-related activities and water-based adventures. Enjoy the following
exciting safari activities at no additional cost:
Experienced CC Africa rangers and Batswana trackers will lead you on
exhilarating game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Spotlit night
game-drives are especially exciting as we explore the thrilling drama of the
African bush at night, possibly revealing hunting prides of lion or the
Interpretive bush walks
Explore the Okavango Delta on interpretive wilderness walks with a
professional CC Africa guide steeped in knowledge of the local fauna and
flora, and get up-close-and-personal with Sandibe’s magnificent wilderness.
Tranquil mekoro (dugout canoes) and eco-craft
Few memories can equal being poled through the channels of the Okavango
Delta in a mokoro by an experienced guide, or on Lily – Sandibe’s stylish
silent electric wooden eco-craft. These boat excursions may be enjoyed
throughout the year and are best during the flood season from June to
Sandibe offers abundant birdwatching opportunities with 349 species recorded
here. Waterbirds flock to the marshes – storks, herons, kingfishers and
brightly-coloured bee-eaters – and you have an excellent chance of spotting
the Pel’s fishing owl, one of only three fishing owls in Africa, while
enjoying a mokoro or eco-craft excursion.
With myriad fish species including the finetoothed squeaker and African
pike, fishing from Sandibe’s eco-craft is an enjoyable excursion.