A stunning new safari lodge in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, andBeyond’s flagship Sandibe Safari Lodge combines eco-sensitive contemporary architecture with beautiful natural surroundings to offer a unique safari gem. The game- rich Delta supports incredibly diverse wildlife including the Big Five. Sandibe has exclusive access to a vast stretch of land adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, so guests enjoy outstanding wildlife-viewing together with warm hospitality and sumptuous accommodation in this remote untouched landscape. In between game drives tailored to your interests, relax in your private plunge pool or enjoy a spa treatment for the ultimate in glamorous safari travel.
Inspired by the iconic and rare pangolin, the lodge architecture is both organic and contemporary with light and airy spaces of curved timber nestling among the trees and blending into the landscape. Soaring wooden ceilings enclose the lounge, bar and dining area surrounded by open decks and terraces overlooking the permanent waterway. The eight guest suites are shaped more like weaver nests, raised above the riverside reeds to enjoy entrancing views of wildlife and water. King size beds are swathed in gauzy mosquito netting and the comfortable decor is understated and organic. Laze in your private plunge pool on the curved deck, built around the forest trees, freshen up under the outdoor shower or soak in the bathtub in the gorgeous en-suite bathroom.
The expert guides personalise morning and evening game drives to guests’ preferences, tracking cheetah, wild dogs, leopards and a diverse range of wildlife for truly extraordinary game-viewing at an unhurried pace and using sensitive off-road driving to get up close. For an extra thrill book a scenic helicopter flight to view wildlife and landscape from another perspective.
Hospitality is warm and attentive with staff anticipating every need, and delicious snacks and meals served up at frequent intervals and in scenic locations, lit by twinkling lanterns at night around the campfire. The remote beauty of the location, smiling and happy staff and intriguing contemporary design combine to make a very successful and magical destination for those who enjoy authentic safaris lavished with style and luxury.