Sanctuary Chief’s Camp (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is located in the exclusive Mombo Concession on Chief’s Island in Botswana. Part of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, the area is known as the “predator capital of Africa” and is also home to large herds of elephant and buffalo as well as over 500 bird species. The decked lounge, pool, dining area and atmospheric fire pit all overlook expansive floodplains so that guests can continue game viewing in camp. Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is part of Condé Nast Traveler’s exclusive “Platinum Circle”, in recognition of its inclusion in the magazine’s prestigious Gold List for at least five consecutive years.
The twelve guest pavilions are nestled in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland that is characteristic of the area. All have both an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a private viewing deck overlooking the surrounding floodplains of the Okavango Delta. Sumptuous four poster beds and traditional ceiling fans are also featured in the guest pavilions.
The game viewing opportunities at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp are simply awe-inspiring. Our expert guides are always on hand to share a wealth of wildlife knowledge, taking guests deep into the bush on morning and afternoon game drives. On the plains, watch the roaming lions that prey on the thousands of antelope, zebra and buffalo who live here all year round. Spot leopard, hyena and cheetah, perhaps even the rare wild dog.
Each June, the area around the camp floods, creating a labyrinth of lily-filled lagoons and streams. Poling through the byways created by these floodwaters in a mokoro, or local dugout canoe, is a magical experience that allows guests to see a different view of the Okavango Delta. There is nothing quite like floating past a noisy pods of hippos, seeing crocodiles sunbathing on the banks or getting eye to eye with a buffalo at the water’s edge.