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Shakawe River Lodge, an exquisite privately owned luxury lodge, set on the banks of the Okavango River, in North Western Botswana. This tranquil African paradise boasts a stylish lodge and luxurious river escape set in the magnificent natural setting of the beautiful main Okavango River. The river feeds and channels its crystal clear waters through the entire Okavango Delta.
The campsite was included to add variety and ensure that there are options at Shakawe River Lodge to suit every budget and taste, for those that wish to be even closer to mother nature.
Situated under the shady canopy of riverine trees, it has ten allocated sites, eight of which have beautiful river views.
Each site comprises a braai facility complete with a grid and wash up basin with cold water. There are also lights and electrical plug points where you can plug in your camper fridges and recharge your camera batteries, while you recharge your own batteries whilst enjoying the beautiful river view.
The spacious ladies and gents ablutions are kept exceptionally neat and clean and provide you with a steaming hot shower. There is also a wash basin facility.
The main bar area at the campsite has a small restaurant with a basic bar menu, offering light meals.
For visitors who are traveling light without their own camping gear, The also offer four spacious dome tents on decks, complete with twin beds and comfortable bedding. The dome tents are serviced by a separate private ablution block to the main campsite.
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Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Shakawe is awakening from its former status as a sleepy little outpost on the Okavango. For travellers, Shakawe means a Botswana entry or exit stamp or a staging post for a visit to the Tsodilo Hills, 40 km away. For Southern African holiday-makers, it is most often the start of a fishing trip in the Okavango Panhandle. It also provides access to the Caprivi Strip.
The village is served by Shakawe Airport. It is the gateway to the northern part of the Okavango Delta and the Linyati area. Direct charter flights are operated to the aerodrome, with the main airline in the area being AirShakawe. Flight is the most efficient form of transport in the area.
Travel by road is slow and mainly on gravel roads. Tarred roads are on the way, but progress is slow. Bus transport is available to the main city of Maun, but this is a 5 hour travel.
Shakawe is growing rapidly starting with two shopping centers or malls. Each mall has a well stocked supermarket. Also had developed a few safari lodges.
Sports & natureThe city is surrounded by game farms and fishing resorts which offer many exciting activities for visitors to enjoy. This area in Botswana has unique flora and wildlife and fishing holidays are an especially popular activity as well as renting a houseboats along the Okavango Delta. It makes for a uniquely beautiful experience and there is nothing quite as beautiful as ending a day sipping on cocktails while you watch the sun set over the Okavango Delta.
Culture and history infoDue to its proximity to the Okavango Delta, bird life is populous and bird watchers will be amazed at the variety and wide array or bird species. The town encompass the true nature of Botswana and its culture and is known as one of the most laid back locations in Botswana. Local woman have become known for their spectacular weaving skills and many tourists take time to watch these ladies in action and support local businesses by bargaining for a woven basket. Stopping over in this town is well worth your while and you may find ancient hidden secrets along your way.