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Kanana Camp

Okavango Delta

Rating: Deluxe    Price from: £330 - £545 pp full board

Kanana Camp overview

Kanana Camp is located in the remote inner reaches of the Okavango Delta. The 9 deluxe luxury style tents, accommodating up to 18 guests, are built on stilts to ensure a good view of the floodplains for all guests. All have ensuite bathrooms. The tents are spaced well apart, ensuring privacy. The common facilities of the camp are also built up on stilts overlooking these floodplains, with the dining and lounge areas on raised decking built around a massive ancient fig tree. In the evenings there is also an inviting camp fire set by the water's edge. Fresh bread is baked daily and fresh local produce is used in the cooking. The camp also has a well stocked bar, a swimming pool and a gift gallery.

The area is a good for exploring on foot and by mokoro - both excellent ways to see game. Game viewing in 4x4 vehicles and powerboats is also popular. Animals guests can expect to see here include elephant, impala, lechwe, hippo, crocodile and lion. Kanana camp is one of the few camps in the Okavango Delta to have an exclusive heronry where many migratory water birds come to have their young from July onwards. This is a good area for bird watching and is a world heritage birding site.

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Open: Usually open all year but sometimes closed between December and February. 

Location: The camp is located in the Kanana Concession which lies in the southwest of the Okavango Delta and borders the Moremi Game Reserve. Moremi airstrip is about a 15 minute drive from the camp. 

Rooms: The 9 spacious safari tents are spaced well apart and stand on raised decks. Each bedroom has a large bed, wardrobe, sofa, writing desk and free-standing fan. Tents have en-suite bathrooms with twin hand basins, flush toilet and shower, with hot and cold running water. Bathrobes and slippers are provided, as are toiletries, with hairdryers are available on request. In front of each tent, reached through sliding gauze doors, is a veranda with views of the channel or floodplains. One of the tents is a larger family unit. Batteries can be charged in-room. 

Activities: These vary according to water levels but include morning and late afternoon/evening game drives, mokoro and motor boat rides. Guided bird watching walks – Kanana has a seasonal heronry - and bush walks are offered. Guests can also try their hand at fly or spin fishing. 

Facilities: The main area is set on a raised deck around a large fig tree and features the lounge, bar and dining areas. There are reference books and an internet desk in the lounge, and a hot drink station. Steps down from the main area lead to the camp fire and jetty. There is a small swimming pool. There is a scope for guest use, excellent for star gazing and bird watching. 

Dining: Meals are taken communally around the long dining table. They are served as buffets. 

Children: Children over the age of 12 are welcome at the camp. The camp is unfenced and children need to be kept under supervision at all times. 

Health: This is a malarial area. 

Communication: There is no mobile reception, ‘phone or Wi-Fi, but there is an internet facility in the main lounge. Communication is maintained with the head office and sister camps via radio. 

Notes:
Disabled access is not possible.

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Mrs. Sylvia Butterfield (02/11/2017)

"A great camp ! Excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere. We had a very spacious 2 bedroomed family tent, a beautifully designed bathroom with 2 wash basins and 2 showers, one inside and the other outdoors. We also had a large balcony with a view over the water where we watched elephants and hippos. There was no limit on the amount of washing and we were able to get everything washed including underwear and socks which nowhere else offered to do ! The meals were very good and once again gluten free options were available for my son. The sleep out in the bush was exciting though we were rather nervous. An excellent camp for bird watchers especially from a Mokoro. ( boat ) "

Mrs. Kathryn Gardiner (21/10/2017)
"Tents very good and place well done. A little closer to each other than others we stayed, not so private as you could see in each other’s tents. Lack of vibe due to lack of guests some nights, and mix of guests. Nice location by the water. Choice of Safari mixing boat, mokoro and jeep was great. pfefo was a great guide, currently only an assistant but should be promoted ! Food was extremely disappointing and not on a par with others on our holiday. Substitute dishes for dietary needs were terrible. Staff were a little were regimented in their style felt a little forced. Managers joked about everything! In a well intended but misguided attempt to socialise. Bizarre! Thanks for organising sleep out deck unfortunately due to wether unable to experience."
Magda and Rick (03/10/2017)
"The camp is good but nowhere near as good as Shinde. The only thing that was better was that electricity was on all night (they do have solar power though) and having fans in the tents helped enormously. Our driver was good but someone should teach him how to drive off road. Also the atmosphere in the camp was not as pleasant/cosy as in Shinde. We had the impression that everybody was simply doing their job and generally the staff did not care too much what clients wanted. Shame. "
Angela (08/09/2017)
"We received a welcome like no other! Dancing and singing by the camp staff is a highlight. The lounge and dining areas are lovely and the staff very attentive. The rooms are simple framed buildings on the outside, and beautifully furnished inside. Amazing service."
Mr. Campion
"The way the Kanana facility is designed not only helps it blend into the surounding environment, but facilitates the return of the area to it's natural state quickly when it is eventually dismantled: it is as if the area has been 'borrowed' from the wildlife for a short period. The accommodation is described as a 'luxury tent' and was exactly that. All of the staff were cheerful, helpful and efficient providing excellent food and service. I would strongly recommend this camp to anyone planning a similar trip."

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