Shakawe

Shakawe

Things to do - general

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.

Country Botswana

Sports & nature

The 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.Sports and nature image

Culture and history info

Due 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.Culture and history image
Drotsky Cabins

Drotsky Cabins

, Shakawe
Price per night from BWP 1,736
About 8km from the town of Shakawe, in the northwest of Botswana in the western panhandle of the Oka More info
Shakawe River Lodge - Camping

Shakawe River Lodge - Camping

, Shakawe
Shakawe River Lodge, an exquisite privately owned luxury lodge, set on the banks of the Okavango Riv More info

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.