Destinations

Kanana Camp

About Kanana Camp, okavango delta

Hidden in the depths of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Kanana is the perfect place to discover the diversity of this bewildering area. Activities are based on the rise and fall of the water, and during the annual floods, you may be lucky enough to witness the water rising around the teak decks of the camp.

Accommodation is spacious with en-suite bathrooms, all located for privacy and exclusivity within the private Kanana concession. This hidden gem is open year round, and its wet and dry habitat, alongside ever-changing water levels, leads to a huge diversity in the species found here.

Look out for plenty of birdlife surrounding the camp.

Lodge Details

Style

A private safari-style camp, primarily focussed on water activities.

Setting

Amongst towering ebony and sausage trees on the edge of a permanent stretch of channel, Kanana is set on the Xudum River and area peppered with islands, each filled with palms, ebony, figs and knobthorn.

Accommodation & Facilities

Each of the 8 tents is spacious and secluded for privacy, whilst remaining within a comfortable distance from the main lodge area. Tents are twin, with an en-suite bathroom that includes hot and cold running water and a flushing toilet.  The tents themselves are built with a solid wooden frame; thick canvas is stretched around the beams leading to a private deck area. Colourful cushions and rugs give a welcome bright touch, and, alongside the homemade biscuits, make you feel right at home.

There is also a nice bar, curio shop and dining area, as well as a plunge pool for cooling off.

Dining

There is a dining area, however you will often eat outdoors.

Activities

These depend on water levels of the Okavango. Activities are mainly water based, especially between May and November. In the greener months, December to April, it is better for game drives.

Activities include morning and afternoon game drives, the latter continuing into the evening. Explore the crystal waters by mokoro or motorboat and there is exclusive access to one of the Okavango heronries. This is an excellent area for birding and guided walks, you can also enjoy fly or spin fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharptooth catfish. There is a wide varity in the wildlife you encounter, from elephants, hippos and crocodiles to lions and lechwe, you could even spot hyena or, even more rare, the situnga antelope.

Child Policy

Children 7 and over allowed. From July to October the minimum age is 10 years.

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