Situated in the western corner of a small concession bordering Chief’s Island, the wildlife around Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is almost guaranteed to be outstanding throughout the year. This is one of Botswana’s best reserves for varied wildlife and “dry” activities, largely revolving around exceptional day and night game drives, although guided walking safaris are also possible. The abundant plains game that seem to settle and make a near-permanent home in the reserve attracts significant numbers of leopard and large prides of lion. The area is also renowned as one of the Delta’s best areas for wild dog. An added attraction at Sandibe is the option to take a scenic helicopter flight over the Delta’s patchwork landscape (additional cost & prebooking required).
The lodge itself is stunning, there are 12 elegant suites on private decks with magnificent views of the Delta, each with its own plunge pool and fireplace for winter. The main area has a striking design with a curved wood shingled roof resembling the scales of a pangolin. 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.
Sandibe is an exceptional lodge in a unique corner of the Delta and combines perfectly with a lodge that focuses on water activities.