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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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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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