2 Night Okavango Explorer (Luxury) – Kanana Camp
Experience Botswana – Beyond wildlife
|Why we love it:||Seasonal Heronry/ Variety of Activities/ Water & Wildlife Experience|
|Optional Extras:||Sleep out Deck|
|Best Combined With:||2 Night Desert Explorer (Luxury) – Tau Pan
2 Night Big Game Safari (Luxury) – Machaba
|Seasons||Date||Price (pp sharing)||Single supplement|
|Low||Jan, Feb, Mar & Dec 24||USD||USD|
|Shoulder||Apr-Jun & Nov 24||USD||USD|
|High||Jul- Oct 24||USD||USD|
Includes: Return flights, meals, local drinks, activities, park fees & laundry
Excludes: Premium drinks
Activities: Day and night game drives (maximum 4 guests per vehicle), nature walks, mokoro and boat cruises (water level dependent)
Kanana Camp is set in the South-Western delta amongst grass covered islands formed by fertile eroded termite hills dotted with fig, palm and jackal berry trees. The Kanana area encompasses a necklace of islands on the Xudum River, northeast of Pom Pom lagoon and is incredibly picturesque with winding waterways meandering through open lagoons.
This traditional camp has an intimate and personal atmosphere, built among spectacular shady trees of ebony, acacia and sausage trees. It offers eight large safari style tents and a family unit equipped with tasteful furnishings and private en-suite bathrooms. The main lodge area is on raised decking encircling the trees and offers a dining and sitting area, a cocktail bar and a refreshing plunge pool.
Activities at Kanana include day and night game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, game viewing on mokoro excursions, guided nature walks, fishing, motor boating and sunset cruises. The waterways are lined with reeds and dotted with papyrus and tree islands in this picturesque and tranquil part of the delta. As water levels vary throughout the year so does the focus of activities. The camp managers will advise guests on the best options during their stay. A wide variety of game frequent the islands around Kanana Camp including impala, lechwe, leopard, lion, elephant and you may be lucky to see sitatunga whilst boating.
Birding all year round is exceptional with regular sightings of Pels Fishing Owl amongst many others. Kanana Camp is one of the few camps in the Delta to have access to a private heronry where many migratory water birds come to nest from July onwards. Birds you will encounter at the heronry include marabou, yellow-bill and open-bill storks. The sight of thousands of nesting birds is mesmerizing and an experience you will never forget.
On a two night or longer stay, guests can pre book the sleep out deck at an additional surcharge, affording a chance to spend a memorable night out under the superb African skies (weather permitting).
Departure TimeDependent on flight times
Return TimeDependent on flight times
Included2 Night Okavango Explorer (Luxury) – Kanana CampLaundryPark feesActivitiesLocal drinksMeals
Not IncludedReturn FlightsAccommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)Boat CruiseReturn TransferAir-conditioned vehicle2 Waters ppLunch PackCurio purchasesHotel transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)WaterDeparture TaxesTraditional snack and drinkEntry FeesScheduled Group TourPersonal GuideBreakfast
Maun International Airport - Kanana Camp
2 nights spent in camp
Kanana Camp - Maun International Airport
The Okavango Delta is where the wild things are: an immense, waterlogged oasis alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands. The real magic of the Delta lies in its water, trickling through from far away highlands, and spreading across the channels and floodplains. During winter in the Kalahari, when the sun has baked the earth bare and turned the desert its driest, water fills the Okavango; transforming the floodplains into a Noah’s Ark of African wildlife. As the water brings life to the delta, its local residents shape and recreate it. Termites slowly build mounds into islands, germinated with palm trees by passing elephants. Waterways open and close on the whim of wide-bottomed hippos, carving out channels where they crash through reeds, and leaving room behind them for exploration by mokoro. The Okavango has many faces, which change throughout the year, prompted by that most unpredictable diva of all: the weather. Water levels rise and drop, expanding and shrinking islands, while animals move where the life is easiest and the grass greenest. In a few days, a sandy road driven by vehicle can become a waterway of unknowable depth, prompting a safari by boat instead. Where and when you stay in the Okavango Delta will hugely influence what you do in the bush each day, the animals you’re most likely to see and finally, the safari experience you’ll have. The delta’s watery heart is best discovered by mokoro through shallow channels and floodplains, as well as crossing the islands on foot. For less water and more of the big game, visit a camp on its drier edges (including Moremi Game Reserve and the Khwai Community Area), jump on a vehicle and seek out the animals hiding in the woodlands.
|Kanana Camp Overview||Kanana Camp Website|
|Area||Okavango Delta / Private concession|
|Accommodation||8 rooms / 1 Family|
|Age Restrictions||Minimum age 7 years|
|Charging Facilities & Wi-Fi||Yes & limited Wi-Fi|
|Laundry Service Available||Complimentary|
|Air-Cons or Fans||Fans|
|Activities||Game Drives, Sleep-out deck, Boating and Mokoro’s dependent on water levels and fishing in season|
|Water Levels in General||June – September High, October-May Low. Totally dependent on annual flood & local rains. Botswana, as with other countries, has been affected by climate change so impossible to predict exactly|