Temba Travel

Xaro Lodge

Shakawe Botswana

Tel: +27 (0) 21 855 0395

Xaro Lodge - General

Absolute privacy, luxury and total peace and quiet – come to Xaro Lodge if this is your idea of paradise. Xaro Lodge is a sister lodge of Drotsky’s Cabins and is also situated near Shakawe, Botswana, in the western panhandle of the Okavango Delta.

Xaro Lodge is a must-visit if you are a birding enthusiast. Species that are spotted regularly include the Pel’s fishing owl, skimmers, carmine Bee eaters, egrets, herons, kingfishers, boubous, etcetera. Besides the prolific number of bird species in the Shakawe region of Botswana, Xaro Lodge ensures that you won’t have to share your viewing space with throngs of other tourists. 

The river boasts seventeen species of fish – most notable however, are the tiger fish and bream. Xaro Lodge offers boating cruises and on one of these cruises you are guaranteed to see hippos, crocs and you might be lucky enough to sight the elusive sitatunga.

At Xaro Lodge meals are served in the dining room. After-dinner cigars and brandy around the campfire or in the bar are bound to spark memorable conversations. On hot days the swimming pool offers welcome respite...

Meru tent at Xaro

Xaro Lodge view

The Location

You can only reach this luxury private lodge by a pre-arranged boat transfer from Drotsky’s Cabins, so there is no chance that your mother-in-law will be able to drop in unannounced! 

Xaro Lodge Bathroom

Kingfisher bird



There are only 8 meru-type tents at Xaro Lodge near Shakawe in Botswana. Each luxury tent is pitched beneath huge shady trees on a lead wood deck overlooking the Okavango River. Each tent has a glass door, is en-suite and sleeps two guests.

Room at Xaro Safari Lodge

Bedroom at Xaro