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Kanana Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Water based activities
- Spectacular views
- Excellent bird watching

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Overview

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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(5.00/5)

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

    MissingCarly R reviewing Value KwaZulu-Natal Safari and Mauritius on 07 November 2022

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