Chief's Camp is an idyllic luxury safari camp and one of only two lodges situated on Chief's Island in Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta – the only place in Botswana where rhinos can be found in their natural environment. The area around Chief's Island is seasonally submerged by floodwaters and offers exceptional game viewing all year round. Chief's Island is home to the Big Five and is known as the "predator capital of Africa".
- Spacious, luxury bush pavilions
- En-suite facilities (indoor and outdoor shower)
- Game drives in open 4x4s with canopy – and professional safari guides
- Mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions subject to water levels
- Unrivalled game viewing
- Private viewing decks with hammock
- Spa treatment room and therapist
- Gourmet cuisine and premier wines
- Swimming pool
Renovated and reopened in June 2016, Chief's Camp on Chief's Island in Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta has 12 luxurious thatched, tented safari suites, each with en-suite facilities that include an indoor and outdoor shower. For your comfort, each pavilion is equipped with a mosquito net, two wardrobes, a writing desk, bookshelf and fully stocked mini-bar. There are overhead fans, a hairdryer, in-room safe and emergency intercom to reception. Relax on the deck chairs or in your hammock and enjoy the views from your own private deck with plunge pool.
A new addition is the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite, named after the intrepid explorer. It offers a spacious 640m² and sleeps up to six guests. It has its own kitchen, indoor lounge, private boma and secluded deck area. You'll also have your own dedicated guide, personal chef, waiter and housekeeping service to take care of your every need.
Unsurpassed Game Viewing
This area is known as the "predator capital of Africa" and game viewing is rewarding all year round. Chief's Island is the largest unspoilt landmass in the Okavango Delta and the only place in Botswana where rhinos can be found in the wild. Chief's Camp offers game drives on open 4x4 Land Cruisers in the early morning or late afternoon, led by professional guides. No night drives are permitted since the area falls within the Moremi Game Reserve. When water levels are high between April and September, mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions are offered through the maze of surrounding waterways.
Main Lodge Offers Every Convenience
Chief's Camp main lodge, built into the existing landscape, is split into two levels and offers expansive views over the northern floodplain. The main lodge houses the reception, the dining area, bar, curio shop and library. There is a swimming pool on the lower level, with recliners overlooking the floodplain. To add that extra element of luxury, Chief's Camp offers a range of beauty treatments by an experienced resident therapist. For those who need to stay in touch with the rest of the world during their safari, Chief's Camp has wireless satellite internet access.
By air - Chief's Camp is accessed by a 30-minute flight from Maun in a light aircraft.
Our take on Chief's Camp
Chief's Camp is deservedly one of the top-rated safari lodges in Botswana in one of the best game-viewing areas. During our visit, we saw an incredible array of wildlife, enjoyed wonderful hosting and world-class cuisine. We can confidently recommend Chief's for a superlative safari experience.
- All meals
- All game viewing activities
- Park entrance fee
- Laundry service
- Emergency medical evacuation
- All drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic (excluding premium brands)
- Transport to lodge
- Personal travel insurance
- Premium-brand drinks
- All items of a personal nature
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There are few wild places on Earth that offer the same unique combination of spectacular wildlife, beautiful scenery, palm-fringed waterways, remote islands and vast unspoilt wilderness than Botswana's Okavango Delta. The Okavango swamps are formed by the annual flooding of the Okavango River, which opens into a vast life-giving oasis in Botswana's desert. The delta attracts huge numbers of wildlife due to the permanent water available here.
The Moremi Game Reserve is one of Botswana's best wildlife destinations. The lodges in the Moremi Game Reserve typically offer a combination of 4x4 game drives and boat trips on the waterways of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is a Big Five reserve, although currently only Chief's Island, deep in the Delta, has rhino following a successful rhino reintroduction programme. In other parts of Moremi, you can expect to see elephant, buffalo, lion and possibly leopard and wild dog as well. Cheetah are rare but they have been sighted here. General game includes giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, lechwe, puku, hartebeest, sable antelope, impala, waterbuck, baboon and monkey, warthog, hippo and crocodile.