The lodge was built in the 1980s primarily as a fishing lodge. The water is very deep here, so this is not a prime game-viewing area. Elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile may be seen, but otherwise big game is scarce.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Nxamaseri Lodge sits on an island in the "Panhandle" of the Okavango Delta.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The main area is open-plan with a thatched roof. It comprises a lounge, dining area and small library. There is a large deck outside, and some steps which lead to the jetty where guests arrive. The six spacious bedrooms are made of brick and thatch and are open at the front. They have en suite bathrooms and decks. The seventh bedroom is a "tree house". It is a little further away and is a wood and canvas structure on a platform in the trees. All the rooms are linked to the main area by teak walkways.
Activities include boat trips, mokoro excursions, fishing and birding. Fishing is a particular speciality. The lodge offers both fly-fishing and lure/spinning fishing, providing top quality equipment and expert guidance. Tiger fishing is excellent between August and November, while fishing bream is at its best between March and June. Fishing is less good in the first months of the year as rain and high flood water is reputed to disturb the fish. The birdlife is prolific, and includes skimmers, egrets, kingfishers, herons, fish eagles, darts and bee-eaters.