Chief's Camp Tented Camp
Chief's Camp is an idyllic luxury safari camp and one of only two lodges situated on Chief's Island in Moremi 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 with floodwaters and offers exceptional game viewing all year round. Chief's Island is home to the Big 5 and known as the "predator capital of Africa".
* Chief’s Camp Highlights
- ∞ Spacious, luxury tented safari suites
- ∞ En-suite facilities (indoor and outdoor shower)
- ∞ Game drives in open 4x4s with canopy and professional safari guides
- ∞ Mokoro (dug-out 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
More about this accommodation
Recently renovated and reopened on 1 June 2016, Chief's Camp has 12 luxury thatched safari suites, each with en-suite facilities including an indoor and outdoor shower. For your comfort, each pavilion is equipped with a mosquito net, two wardrobes, a writing desk, book shelf 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 hammock and enjoy the views from your own private deck with plunge pool.
Another new addition is the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite, named after the intrepid explorer. It offers a spacious 640 m² and sleeps up to six guests with its own kitchen, indoor lounge, private boma and secluded deck areas. You'll also have your own dedicated guide, personal chef, waiter and housekeeper 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 land mass 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, led by professional guides in the early morning or late afternoon. No night drives are permitted since the area falls within the Moremi Game Reserve. When water levels are high between April and September, mokoro (dug-out canoes) 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 floodplains. 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.
Chief's camp is accessed by a 30-minute flight from Maun in a light aircraft.
Our Take on Chief's Camp
This is deservedly one of the top-rated safari lodges in Botswana, in one of the best game viewing areas. During our visit there 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 activites
- ∞ Park entrance fee
- ∞ Laundry service
- ∞ Emergency medical evacuation
- ∞ All drinks - alcoholic and non-alcoholic (excluding premium brands)
- x Transport to lodge
- x Personal travel insurance
- x Curios
- x Premium-branded drinks
- x All items of a personal nature
- x Gratuities
ø Long Stay Specials at Top Botswana Camps
Long-stay specials may apply during 2016 and 2017 (seasonal). Please ask!
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.