Location

Chief’s Island in the Mombo Concession of Moremi Game Reserve

Accommodation Type

Tented safari camp

Accommodation Level

Ultimate

Price Guide

££££

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Chief’s Camp Highlights

  • Chief’s Island is an exclusive private area within the prime game reserve of Moremi
  • Known for superb predator sightings
  • Large pavilions with private deck and plunge pool
  • Geoffrey Kent suite for ultimate luxury and privacy
  • Chief’s Island is one of only two places to see wild rhinos in Botswana
  • Exciting game drives and gentle mokoro rides
  • Watch wildlife at waterhole in front of camp

Chief’s Camp overview

Chief’s Camp is a luxury island camp set among the seasonal flood waters of the Okavango Delta. The water levels change as the year progresses, causing the terrain to vary between a dry floodplain to a placid lagoon.

The camp underwent a major refurbishment in early 2016, including enlarging all guest tents, adding a fitness centre and a children’s playroom. Another new additions is the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite, consisting of 2 pavilions, a lounge, bar, boma and kitchen, which comes with its own housekeeper, waiter, guide and vehicle. Guest pavilions are large and luxurious with thatched roofs and wooden frames supporting canvas walls, set on platforms under the shade of tall trees. They feature 4-poster beds, clothes hanging and storage space, a lounge area with a minibar stocked with drinks and snacks, and a collection of reading material. You’ll be supplied with bathrobes and slippers to help you feel at home. The bathroom has twin hand basins and a bathtub plus an outdoor shower, with the toilet in a separate room. Toiletries are provided. At the front of the room, through screened sliding doors, is the veranda with a plunge pool overlooking the water.

At the centre of the camp the main area has an open plan lounge-cum-bar, dining room and gift shop, all cooled by ceiling fans. Coupled with the lower deck swimming pool, this is where you’ll spend most of your time when not out on safari. There are several decks, well-placed for surveying the surrounding area and its resident wildlife.

You’ll venture out on the plains in customised 4x4 vehicles to see large herds of antelope, buffalo and zebra and their main predator, lion. You may also spot leopard, hyena and wild dog. There is also a good chance that you will see rhino. This is one of the few places in Botswana where this is likely. Chief’s Camp’s high price as very much a feature of the fact that is a great game viewing area and it rarely lets guests down.

As a more leisurely contrast to drives you can take to the water in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe still the favoured form of transport for local people. Your poler-guide will propel you through the channels, pausing to watch water birds and wildlife on the shores. This slow-paced, quiet activity is a wonderful way to enjoy the delta.

Chief’s Camp

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Facilities

  • Dining room and firepit deck
  • Lounge and Bar
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • Free internet access
  • Gift shop
  • Children’s playroom
  • Open deck and swimming pool
  • Treatment room

Activities

  • 4×4 game drives in Moremi Game Reserve
  • Mokoro rides

Children

Children aged 6 years and over are welcome. Children aged between 6 and 11 are allowed on activities only at the discretion of the camp manager.

Chief’s Camp is managed by:

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Rooms

Chiefs camp room interior

  • 10 guest pavilions
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Emergency intercom
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Hairdryer
  • Private viewing deck with plunge pool
  • Geoffrey Kent Suite with private staff

 

 

 

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