Chobe Under Canvas

Chobe National Park, Botswana

On Request

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Chobe Under Canvas


Chobe Under Canvas is a luxurious mobile safari camp in the game-rich Chobe National Park. Set in one of the top wildlife areas in the world, its 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.

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. Well-used animal trails meander between safari tents at Chobe Under Canvas, positioned at exclusive campsites in the northern reaches of the park, within driving distance of the Chobe River.

Live out the adventure of a lifetime as close to nature as you can get, in the relaxing solitude of the African landscape. With comfortable tents at secluded Chobe Under Canvas campsites in the game-rich Chobe National Park, you can enjoy fantastic game viewing and personal encounters with Botswana’s wildlife.

We Love
  • Chobe Under Canvas offers rustic charm of camping 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
  • Chobe Under Canvas is a mobile safari camp with 5 luxurious tents
  • Activities: birding, nature walks and wildlife watching
  • The camp moves to a different site every five or six days
  • There is no generator, lamps in the tents are powered by 12v batteries
  • Best for Adventure, Wildlife


Stay Chobe Under Canvas is a mobile safari camp with 5 luxurious tents. 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. This is traditional safari with butler service!

The Camp The guest areas at the Chobe Under Canvas comprise spacious tents for dining, pre-dinner drinks or simply whiling away the time. The main mess tent has a spacious living area, and also a dining area if the weather doesn't permit al fresco dining. Most meals are served around the camp fire with the sounds of the African bush all around you.

ChildCare Children of 5 years and above are welcome to stay at the Chobe Under Canvas, but there are no specific facilities available. Children aged 6 to 11 can participate in regular game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion. Children of 17 years and above will be charged at full rate.

Safari Chobe National Park 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.

Experience As dawn breaks over the bush, tea is served. Your Chobe Under Canvas 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.

Chobe Under Canvas Chobe National Park, Botswana

Location Chobe Under Canvas is a mobile safari camp in Chobe National Park, north Botswana.

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. Connecting flights by South African Airways or the national carrier Air Botswana fly to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, to Maun, Francistown or Kasane. Kasane is the nearest Airport, for Chobe Under Canvas. This is followed by a drive to the Chobe Under Canvas camp, with game viewing en route. 

When to go Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Botswana’s winter is from May to September when the weather is dry and hot during the day and nights can be chilly. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March. Average temperature in Botswana during summer is 18˚C to 32˚C and winter is 8˚C to 21˚C.