Chobe Under Canvas is an intimate, luxurious mobile tented camp in the northern half of the game-rich Chobe National Park in Botswana that provides guests with a unique and unforgettable safari experience. The six spacious tents accommodate a maximum of 12 guests.
- Six mobile tented suites in luxury semi-permanent camps
- Spacious tents with comfortable double or twin beds
- En-suite bathrooms with hot water shower and flush toilet
- Private butler service available to all guests
- Delicious Pan-African meals and traditional bush dinners
- Twice-daily game drives with experienced guides
- Leisurely sunset boat cruises on the game-rich Chobe River
- Birdwatchers' paradise
The concept behind Chobe Under Canvas was to combine the advantages of a mobile camping safari with the luxuries of a semi-permanent tented camp. The camp moves every five or six days to a new private camping site in the same area (always based in the Chobe riverfront area in the Chobe National Park). Home to the Big Five, the Chobe National Park is particularly well known for its large herds of elephant and buffalo.
Luxurious Safari-Style Tents
Chobe Under Canvas has only six spacious en-suite tents, accommodating a maximum of 12 guests. Each tented suite is furnished with comfortable twin or double beds and an en-suite bathroom with a hot bucket shower and flush toilet.
In the main public area you'll find an open-sided marquee-style tent, where the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Enjoy delicious meals with the group around a long, lantern-lit table. Breakfasts are a hearty affair with platters of toast, jams and marmalade, homemade muesli, fresh fruits and cheeses, as well as the option of a hot breakfast prepared over the open fire. Dinners comprise a delicious bush meal cooked on the open flames. There's also a small bar offering a selection of drinks, a compact library and a selection of board games.
Prime Game Viewing
The twice-daily game drives in Chobe are conducted by experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides and trackers. The first sets out in the early morning and the latter in the late afternoon/early evening to avoid the heat of the day. Chobe offers plentiful wildlife and the boat cruise offers guests the opportunity to see herds of animals coming down to the water to drink. Birders, in particular, will enjoy the river cruises as there is a great variety of bird species to be seen.
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 will be welcomed by the camp staff. From Kasane, it's roughly an hour's drive to the camp in an open safari vehicle, with game viewing opportunities en route.
Our Take On Chobe Under Canvas
This tented camp gives you the best of both worlds: a pampered, luxurious safari experience with all the excitement and drama of sleeping in the wild in tents and hearing all the sounds and exploits of the wildlife outside. The staff offer the expert, seamless efficiency and warm, friendly service we've come to expect from And Beyond lodges. Highly recommended.
- Three meals daily
- Soft drinks
- House wines
- Local brand spirits and beers
- Teas and coffees
- Refreshments on game drives
- Scheduled safari activities
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Telephone calls
- Safari shop purchases
- Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium-brand spirits and cigars
- Conservancy or park entrance fees
- Transfers to and from the camp
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The Chobe National Park is one of the most popular game reserves in Botswana. Situated in the far north of Botswana, Chobe includes the Savute and Linyanti regions which are known for high concentrations of lion and elephant. However, Chobe is best known for the Chobe River floodplain, where herds upon herds of animals gather in the dry season between June and October. The game reserve is most easily accessed from Kasane, a town just to the east of the park on the banks of the Chobe River, close to the border with Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.