Destinations

Chief's Camp

About Chief's Camp, Okavango Delta (Mombo Concession)

Situated in an area that is home to the 'Big Five' and known as 'Predator Capital', Sanctuary Chief's Camp occupies a fantastic location within the Mombo concession. Due to vast number of animals that congregate here, this area was once the royal hunting ground of the late Chief Moremi, of the Batawana tribe. His people later turned the area into a protected reserve in his honour.

Accommodating up to 24 guests, each suite has a private viewing deck overlooking the Okavango Delta. En-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, wireless internet and electric blankets are all features of these luxurious tents. The main lodge has a dining area, bar, curio shop and library, and there is a swimming pool and viewing deck which looks across the floodplain.

Red lechwe and elephants roam in the floodplain.


Lodge Details

Style 

A small, luxury tented camp.

Setting

Chief’s Camp is located in northwest Chief’s Island - one of the many seasonal islands created by the floodwaters of the Okavango River. Chief’s camp offers some of the finest game viewing in southern Africa and is the ideal place to spot the 'Big Five'.

Accommodation & Facilities

The 12 luxury guest pavilions are nestled amongst jackalberry and sausage tree woodland, characteristic of this area. Each has its own private deck, outdoor shower and fully equipped indoor bathroom. Mosquito nets and traditional ceiling fans are also a feature of each tent, along with electric blankets to keep you warm at night.

The communal, decked living room affords stunning views of the floodplains and the dining room is centred around a fire pit on the edge of the Piajio Plains, giving guests the opportunity to continue their game viewing whilst enjoying fine food and wines.

Chief’s Camp has been designed with consideration for the environment and all rubbish is removed from the park and disposed of responsibly; in fact, it’s possible to dismantle and remove the entire camp, without anyone ever knowing it was there.

Facilities include a bar, curio shop and library. Guests are able to enjoy a range of spa treatments and there is a refreshing swimming pool to bathe in.

Activities

Morning and afternoon game drives venture deep into the bush, in specially modified open 4x4 vehicles. Mokoro (dugout canoe) trips operate during the high season (June-September) - a real introduction to a way of transport still used in the Delta by the ‘river Bushmen’ or BaYei people - subject to sufficient water levels.

Child Policy

Children under 12 years old are not permitted at Chief's Camp.