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SHAKAWE AND WESTERN OKAVANGO DELTA
Shakawe is a tiny town in the northwest corner of Botswana, close to the Caprivi Strip (strip of Namibian land wedged between Angola and Botswana. It is known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta, because it is here where the Delta starts. The area surrounding Shakawe is very popular for birdwatching, as well as fishing. You would typically be able to see around 100 species during a morning of birdwatching, while sighting 200 species in 24 hours will count as a bumper day.
There are a number of reasonably priced lodges in the area around Shakawe (other parts of the Okavango Delta can be very expensive). Drotsky’s Cabins is a legend in the western panhandle of the Delta, being one of the very first establishments in the area. Drotsky’s is very popular among birders and fishermen and offers clean, affordable accommodation in rustic A-frame chalets. They also offer guided boat trips around the Delta. The camp can be reached with a sedan vehicle.
Lawdon’s Lodge is a sister establishment of Drotsky’s Cabins, and offers luxury accommodation in wooden cabins built on stilts to withstand the annual floods. Each cabin is equipped with airconditioning and a TV (although the beautiful surroundings will render this more or less obsolete…).
Xaro Lodge is another sister establishment of Drotsky’s Cabins and is the place to visit if you need total peace and quiet. You can only reach Xaro Lodge by pre-arranged boat trip. This Lodge is a birder’s paradise, and since there are only 8 meru-type tents you won’t be sharing your space with millions of other tourists.
Another Lodge in the Shakawe region is Nguma Island Lodge. This lodge offers the ultimate Okavango experience: luxury en suite meru-style tents, gourmet cuisine, and a spectacular natural environment. Nguma Island Lodge can only be reached with a 4x4 vehicle.