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Kanana Camp

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- Water based activities
- Spectacular views
- Excellent bird watching

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Kanana Camp is a ‘Ker & Downey’ property on the Xudum River in the Okavango delta, Northern Botswana. With some fantastic views and strong water based safaris in the wet season, this is an interesting alternative to intensive, big game safari locations.

The main areas of camp are raised on decking and include lovely lounge and dining areas built around an old fig tree. Steps lead down to a plunge pool and a cosy campfire area.

Game viewing is very much the focus of this camp and day and night game drives are led by professional rangers. Whilst vehicle drives are the main activity November-May, annual floods change the landscape drastically and a network of open floodplains is perfect for water based safaris between June and October. The camp runs motorboat safaris as well as the more relaxing option of glass bottomed Mokoro (canoe) safaris. Fishing trips can be organised as well as a night underneath the stars on a remote sleep out deck to immerse you in the sights and sounds of the bush.

Accommodation at Kanana Camp is made up of seven safari tents and one family tent. Traditional and comfortable but perhaps slightly smaller than you might hope, each tent is ensuite and has large walk in showers. The tents are spread far apart for privacy and all have private viewing decks.

Children over ten years old are welcome at Kanana. Whilst no specific children’s programme is in place, guides will do their best to tailor activities around families.

Kanana is a great mid-range camp with access to a superb private concession and some great wildlife. Primarily a wet camp during the high season, this is a slow paced, more peaceful delta experience with particularly strong bird viewing.

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based on 497 reviews


  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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