- &Beyond property
- Semi mobile tented camp
- Traditional safari experience
- Mix of water and land based safari
Chobe Under Canvas is a 6 tent traditional semi-mobile camp in the Chobe National Park from the &Beyond stable offering their typically high standards but at a lower cost from their other camps in the country.
Botswana's first ever national park, Chobe National Park, borders the Chobe river and is home to one of the largest elephant populations in Africa. During the June/October dry season a host of wildlife migrates towards the river and in addition to herds of elephants there are also buffalo,antelope, crocodiles and hippo's. On the floodplains beyond the river Lion, leopard and spotted hyena can be frequently seen and red lechwe, puku a rare breed of antelope seen only in this region) roam freely. Chobe is a remote and unspoilt wildlife area providing an authentic safari experience and a wonderful opportunity to see elephants cavorting in the Chobe river. As this is a National Park, game drives here are more traffic heavy than in private conservancy areas.
Chobe under canvas is comprised of 6 spacious tents with comfortable double bed and ensuite bathroom (including a conventional plumbed w.c) and a steaming hot bucket shower with water delivered on request. Meals are prepared around an open fire where friendly staff and guests share stories of the days safari. There is also a 'guest area' where you can enjoy a pre dinner glass of wine and watch for the array of animals which may wander into camp. A typical day would begin at 6.00am with a morning safari returning for brunch at 10.30am. After time relaxing, afternoon tea is served at 3.30pm after which guests depart on an afternoon safari returning to camp around 6pm in time for pre dinner drinks at 7pm. The Camp has specially designed riverboats and sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river.
Chobe Under Canvas is not particularly family friendly, the minimum age for children at the camp is 12 years old. Please note this camp is unfenced and open to the wildlife.
- Supreme game viewing
- Banks of the Chobe River
- Game drives and cruises
- Large 47 room lodge
- Larger Commercial Lodge
- Located beside Chobe National Park
- Excellent Wildlife Location
- High safari traffic area
• 116 rooms & suites with river views
• Group & family-friendly property
• Beautiful riverside setting
• Adjacent Chobe National Park
• Built around a baobab
- Lovely views
- Excellent Eco credentials
- Game drives and boat trips in Chobe area
- Fishing and biking tours available
- Close to Chobe National Park
- Tented accommodation
- Swimming pool
- Mobile Camp
- Interconnecting Family Tents
- Ensuite Bush Shower & Loo
- Fully Serviced Camp
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!
Woan 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
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019