Guests per Safari Vehicle
Nokanyana is located on the banks of the Khwai River. Featuring 10 luxury tents perfectly nestled in the lush bush overlooking a large flood plain frequented by Africa’s wildlife. Guests can enjoy sightings of elephants, antelope and giraffe from the comfort of their tented suite. The seven luxury rooms and three family suites all have wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding bush.
Each of the luxurious rooms & tents are spacious, light and airy fitted with a king-size bed and a large private deck. All have en-suite bathrooms with double sinks and two large rain showers: one inside and one outside. The bathrooms features contemporary layouts with views of the bush across the room, so you’ll never miss a moment of the continuously changing landscape.
The lodge offers three family suites that are positioned away from the main area, providing ultimate privacy. The suites are set up for a family of four and a fifth bed can easily be added if required. There can be no better location than Nokanyana to introduce your children to the magic of the African bush.
Extending from the Okavango River, the Khwai River forms part of the northern border of the Moremi Game Reserve. Nokanyana overlooks the spot where the Khwai and Mababe Rivers join, creating a beautiful environment in which to relax and watch the wildlife pass by.
Nokanyana offers some of the best game viewing in the world — directly from the comfort of your room or the main area. Through a number of exciting activities, guests can enjoy exceptional game drive opportunities in the area. Days can be spent exploring the Khwai region, or simply relaxing and waiting for the wildlife to come by.
The largest inland delta in the world, the Okavango Delta is the most unexpected wonder – water present in a desert. The broad Okavango River sinks into the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert, creating a lush and waterlogged oasis with crystal clear lagoons and channels, reeded islands and fertile floodplains. Dubbed “the river that never finds the sea”, this magical oasis spreads over more than 15 500 km² (almost 6 000 square miles) and yet is so fragile that, if it were denied water for even a decade, it would revert to a semi-desert.
This breath-taking environment constantly adapts and changes with the ebb and flow of the floodwaters that seasonally inundate large portions of the Delta. Although dry for two-thirds of the year, during the winter months the rising floodwaters create a maze of marshes, small wooded islands and shallow lagoons. Water lilies and other aquatic plants flourish in the shallow water, while water birds inhabit the banks of papyrus. As relatively little water can be found elsewhere during this time, the wildlife is drawn to the clear waters of the Delta.
On the edges of the Delta, where land blurs with water, breeding herds of elephant splash gently through shallow channels, the long necks of a family of giraffe materialise slowly out of the Delta skyline and graceful sitatunga antelope hide in the reeds. It is a place where you can wonder at the antics of wild dog in the morning and cast a line for tiger fish in the afternoon, wake in the dappled shade of a forest and enjoy dinner beneath the boughs of a massive baobab at full moon.
Beautiful little reed frogs cling to the water grasses and a variety of incredible bird species make their appearance, from jewelled kingfishers and bee-eaters to ponderous herons and cranes and solemn-looking owls. Red lechwe scamper through the shallows and wild cat, serval and pangolin can be spotted at night, when the moon reflects off the backs of a family of hippo coming out of the water to graze, turning them into slabs of shining silver.
7 Luxury Rooms
3 Family Suites
Nokanyana, Maun, Botswana