Rating: Ultimate Price from: £665 - £1355 pp full board
Chiefs Camp enjoys a peacful location on its own island in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in the Okavango Delta. The area is renowned for game veiwing and bird watching and guests here are offered safaris and walks to make the most of their stay.
The camp has 10 guest pavilions, which are exceptionally spacious. They all have a large bedroom and sitting area, en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. The deck is the full width of the room and has a seating area and plunge pool plus a separate dining deck. Paviilions are spaced well apart so complete privacy is assured. The Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite consists of 2 pavilions, a private lounge, bar, boma and kitchen and comes with its own staff as well as a a private guide and game viewing vehicle.
The main lodge houses the dining area, bar, shop and library. There is a split level deck offering views over the floodplain. Chiefs Camp also has a swimming pool where you can cool off and relax and a wellness centre.
Activities on offer include game drives both by day and night, guided walks, mokoro rides (in season) and bird watching. Amongst game seen here are elephants, hippos, buffalos, lions and wild dogs.
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Open: Open all year.
Location: On Chiefs Island in the Mombo Concession, part of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. It has its own private airstrip and is about a 25 minute flight from Maun. The airstrip is about a 40 minute drive (2kms) from the camp.
Rooms: There are 10 bush pavilions and 1 suite. Each of the pavilions has an impressive 141 square metres of indoor and outdoor space. They have a large bedroom, bar, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, two hand basins, full length windows and folding doors that laead onto the deck, a separate toilet and an outdoor shower. There is a supply of toiletries. The deck has shaded and sunny areas, seating, a dining area and a plunge pool. Amenities include air conditioning and fans, a Nespresso macine and Wi-Fi. The Geoffey Kent luxury suite consists of 2 linked pavilions, a lounge, outdoor dinig area and kitchen. It comes with its own housekeeper, waiter, driver and vehicle, so is ideal for those desiring privacy. This suite sleeps between 4 and 6 guests.
Activities: Seasonal mokoro rides, morning and afternoon game drives.
Facilities: There is a communal lounge, bar and library. The large dining room opens onto its own deck which has a pizza oven. There are other viewing decks and a swimming pool. The camp has a fitness centre and spa, a children's play room, gift shop and an orientation room where you can learn more about the area, its flora and fauna.
Dining: Meals are usually served communally in the dining room or out on the deck, although individual tables can be arranged on request on your pavilion deck. You have a choice of a continental or cooked breakfast, lunch is a selection of buffet dishes and salads, afternoon tea includes scrummy cakes and saviury snacks, and dinner is a 3 course meal.
Children: The camp accepts children 6 years and over, although children aged between 6 and 11 are permitted on activities only at the discretion of the camp managers. There is a children's playroom at the camp. The camp is unfenced so children must be kept under supervision at all times.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: Complimentary wifi is available in the main areas of the camp. There is no direct telephone line or cellphone reception.
"Our transfer to Chiefs was by helicopter. Worth it. Yes ! Chiefs is a special location. Wonderfull accommodation and animals just wander in ! Views out from the location are very good with wild life all around. We did have a very large Ellie right outside our lodge here... we also had our best lion experience here as well as leopard. Here there are lots of viewing opportunities and we did well. After some very determined tracking by our guide Kenosi we got to see an elusive Black Rhino. Staff and food here were first class."
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Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499