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Enjoy a unique island experience in the permanent waters of the spectacular Okavango Delta. A small, exclusive lodge, and one of the oldest in the delta, it has seven double en-suite chalets, each secluded in indigenous forest and each with a private deck overlooking the water. Teak walkways link the rooms to the main area of the lodge.
The lodge is designed to show off the areas breathtaking scenery. With decor handcrafted by local artisans and original Botswana artwork, its rustic natural charm is enhanced by the warm hospitality of our hosts. Owner-run, and focusing on personalised attention, Nxamaseri is an intimate way to experience the peaceful beauty of the Okavango delta.
Nxamaseri Island Lodge was established in the early 1980s by PJ Bestelink, an avid fisherman who pioneered fly-fishing in Botswana. He found the secluded island - at the heart of the Delta panhandle - to be the perfect location and the lodge is now the Okavango Delta's premier fly-fishing destination.
Nxamaseri Island Lodge prides itself on providing a personal touch. Highly exclusive - featuring 9 charming, en suite chalets - the lodge maintains. Each secluded room is surrounded by indigenous forest and enjoys a private deck overlooking the water. Teak walkways link the chalets to the lodge main area, providing an opportunity to witness - at close range - the remarkable birdlife that inhabits the tree canopy above.
Our area is well known for its large volume of Tigerfish, one of the world's most dramatic freshwater game fish. We offer fly-fishing and lure fishing for Tigerfish, Bream (Tilapia) and Barbel. In September you can experience the thrilling, world-renowned event of the Barbel runs.
Absorb the intimate nature of this sacred desert place. Tsodilo Hills is adorned with thousands of rock art paintings of the San Bushmen. Tsodilo Hills is rich in ancient culture and is a place you will never forget.
Its remote location ensures Nxamaseri Island Lodge is home to a phenomenal wealth of birdlife. There is an abundance of Fish Eagles and regular sightings of many rare birds: Pels Fishing Owl, African Skimmer, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, White-backed Night Heron, Lesser Jacana and Western Banded Snake Eagle.
There is no better way to experience the stillness and beauty of the Okavango Delta. A mokoro is the traditional way of travelling through the shallow Okavango Delta flood plains, and gets you up close and personal with the small treasures of the Okavango.
The Nxamaseri area has strong traditional links to the San people of Botswana - in fact 'Nxamaseri' is the San word used to describe 'the sound the wind makes when it blows through the reeds.' The ancient course of the Nxamaseri channel flowed past the mystical Tsodilo Hills, a site sacred to the San people, and as a result the Nxamaseri community has a marked San influence in its culture and appearance.
Nxamaseri Island Lodge has a curio shop selling handcrafts and artefacts made by the local communities, proceeds of which go to community development projects.
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