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