Chobe Under Canvas

Chobe National Park, Botswana

On Request

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Chobe Under Canvas

Live out the adventure of a lifetime as close to nature as you can get, in the relaxing solitude of the African landscape. Comfortable tents with ensuite bathrooms at secluded campsites in the game-rich Chobe National Park offer personal encounters with Botswana’s wildlife.



We Love
  • The rustic charm of camping combined with the comfort of full service camp
  • Game drives include beautiful views over the Chobe river, with very high densities of elephant, buffalo and hippo
  • Known for thrilling, action-packed interactions between species
  • Only place in Botswana to see the puku and Chobe bushbuck
Need to Know
  • The camp moves to a different site every five or six days, ensuring that game drives constantly explore fresh areas.
  • The campsites are not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Guests are accompanied at all times when walking around the lodge at night.
  • The camp closures operate seasonally and vary from year to year (availability on request).
  • Conservancy and park entrance fees are not included in the above mentioned rates where applicable - these are charged per 24-hour period

The Review

Set in secluded campsites in the game-rich Chobe National Park, five ensuite safari tents form an intimate cluster of warmth and comfort. Each campsite is tucked in the shade of a dense forest deep in the pristine African bush with a maximum of ten guests. Night time noises filter through canvas walls and well-used animal trails bring unexpected visitors to thrill and delight.

Among the great game reserves of the world, Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent. It is also well known for large herds of buffalo, as well as the two antelope that cannot be encountered anywhere else in Botswana, the puku and Chobe bushbuck.

Chobe offers both dry savannah and floodplains. Dense teak woodland provides thick cover in the north-eastern parts of the reserve. Watching the elephant families drink and bathe in the river is an unforgettable sight, all the more impressive when herds of buffalo, rafts of hippo and gigantic Nile crocodiles are part of the scene. Lion and spotted hyena are frequently seen on the floodplains, where red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan come out to graze.

Why Stay
Each canvas tent boasts a comfortable double bed, as well as an ensuite bathroom with flush w.c and steaming hot bucket shower, with water delivered on request. The guest areas comprise spacious tents for dining, pre-dinner drinks or simply whiling away the time between game drives with a good book and frosted beer or glass of wine. Delicious meals cooked over the coals are shared around a blazing fire.

As dawn breaks over the bush, tea is served. Your guide will discuss what you hope to see before setting out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. You may be lucky enough to spot predators feasting on their kill from the night before or herds of buffalo grazing before the heat of the day. Hot drink and snacks are carried in the vehicle.

Return to the Camp for hot breakfast, and hot bucket-shower followed by a quick siesta before lunch. Afternoon tea and drive out for game drive. Return to the camp for dinner served under African skies. Then relax around a glowing campfire.

Getting There

Most major international airlines from Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia fly to Johannesburg, South Africa, which is the easiest route into Botswana. Air Botswana operates scheduled flights to Maun or directly to Kasane Airport. From Maun, it is a short flight by light aircraft to Kasane Airport, where guests are welcomed by ground staff. From Kasane, approximately an hours drive in an open safari vehicle completes the journey to the camp.

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