A maze of meandering water channels, papyrus-fringed banks and floating islands teeming with wildlife, 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.
Price per Person**
1 May – 30 Jun ’21
* FB = Full Board; Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
.Three meals daily
.Teas & coffees
T.Refreshments on game drives
T.Scheduled safari activities
.Emergency medical evacuation insurance
.Transfers to and from the lodge
.Safari shop purchases
.All items of a personal nature
.All alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
SPECIAL FLY-IN PACKAGE
Return flight from O.R Tambo International Airport to Maun Airport operating on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Quote on request
Valid for travel until 30 June 2021
Special rates offered are applicable to South African Residents only
Rates are subject to exchange rate fluctuation – package is costed in US Dollars using the prevailing rate of exchange at the time of booking
Rates quoted are per person sharing per night
A minimum two-night stay is required
Botswana Health screening & COVID-19 protocols on arrival
All guests travelling to Botswana must present a printed original test certificate of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted within 72 hours of departure for Botswana.
Undergo health screening for COVID-19 symptoms.If arriving at Maun Airport, a Rapid Antigen Test (free of charge) is required. Results are available after about 15 minutes.
Any visitor showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to undergo a PCR test, and possible isolation and or quarantine for 14 days.
Health screening & COVID-19 protocols on departure to South Africa
Travellers will require another negative COVID-19 PCR test performed not more than 48 hours before departing Botswana.
In-camp testing – a qualified practitioner is flown to your camp or lodge to conduct a PCR test. Guests are liable for all costs.
A PCR test in Maun or Kasane Airport. Test results are available within 24 hours.