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Escape to Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, situated in the famous Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Chief’s Island is one of many islands created by the Okavango Delta’s seasonal flood waters and offers spectacular game viewing, rated as one of the best safari experiences in Botswana.
Each of the 12 Bush Pavilions at Chief's Camp are spacious and boast lovely outdoor seating spaces and a terrace plunge pool. The bathrooms include both outdoor showers and luxury bath tubs, with floor-to-ceiling windows and folding glass doors offering extensive views over the watery surroundings of the Okavango Delta. The Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite caters for a further six guests in the height of African bush luxury. This private suite is ideal for families or groups of friends and comes with a private waiter, personal guide and private vehicle.
From breakfast to supper, all meals are freshly prepared in the middle of the African bush. Begin your day with a fresh coffee, tea or juice, brought to your room by a tent attendant. Following a full English or continental breakfast, guests can venture out for a morning game drive. After discovering some of the surrounding wildlife, visitors are invited to enjoy a buffet lunch on the main decking area, in the shade of the trees. Afternoon tea includes a selection of cakes, homemade scones and quiche, while the day ends with sundowner cocktails and canapés served wherever guests prefer. Pre-dinner drinks and dinner are enjoyed in the communal boma area, or for those preferring a private dinner, romantic meals can be served on pavilion decks or by the poolside.
Chief's Island, on which the lodge is situated, is in an area of seasonal delta, meaning it is seasonally inundated with flood waters. Generally the flood waters infiltrate the area in June/July and remain for a period of 4 to 5 months. Wildlife is prolific: wild dog, lion, cheetah and leopard abound, and there are large concentrations of elephant and buffalo, as well as re-introduced white rhino and abundant birdlife. Guests enjoy exceptional opportunities to interact with this amazing environment either via game drives in open vehicles or by quiet mokoro (dug-out canoe) trips along the narrow delta channels during the flood season. The expert guides at Chief's Camp are among the best in Botswana and have a wealth of knowledge. Back at camp the large pool with its expansive views makes the perfect spot to unwind during the afternoon heat.
The mokoro safaris are a real highlight and provide the chance to spot some of the 450 bird species in the delta.
Isabel, Original Traveller