Set on a secluded island in a 120,000-acre private concession in the heart of Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta, Xaranna Tented Camp serves as an oasis amidst the winding waterways. The only way to get there is boating through the channels, which are created when elephants and hippos walk through the tall grass. There are no televisions, phones, cell reception or internet access and guests spend their days exploring the terrain and wildlife and evenings enjoying fine food and listening to the sounds of Botswana. The region offers some of the world’s best birdwatching and some of the finest game viewing in Africa, including sightings of rare roan antelope, lechwe, tsessebe, elephant, lion, hyena and cheetah. It is a true journey back to another world.

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