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Kanana Camp

Kanana Camp overlooks the Xudum River and a number of tree-filled islands, home to large numbers of animals and birds.


Kanana concession in the southwest Okavango Delta

Accommodation Type

Tented safari camp

Accommodation Level

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Kanana Camp

Kanana Camp overlooks the Xudum River and a number of tree-filled islands, home to large numbers of animals and birds. The landscape changes throughout the year as water levels rise and fall. Activities include land-based game drives and water-based mokoro and motorboat rides, designed to showcase the variety of this region’s flora and fauna. There are even glass-bottomed mokoros so you can see down into the water beneath you. You can also explore on foot with an experienced guide for a closer investigation of your natural surroundings. This is good birding territory, with Pel’s Fishing Owl regularly sighted. From Kanana you have access to a heronry which attracts thousands of nesting birds from July each year.

There are eight guest tents spaced well apart for privacy, set amidst the shade of acacia, ebony and sausage trees. They are spacious and comfortable, with polished wooden floors, mosquito-net draped bed, safari furniture, a sofa and storage space. Each has its own roomy bathroom with a shower, his and hers hand basins and a flush toilet and hot and cold running water. Tents are set on raised decks and have shaded verandas with wide-ranging views over the waterways and lagoons. You may hear elephants, including camp regular ‘George’, strolling past at night – all part of the safari experience!

The main lodge is also on a raised deck and at certain times of year you’ll witness the waters rising around the teak decks. There are separate dining and sitting areas and a bar, where you’ll spend most of your time when not on safari. Outside there’s an inviting plunge pool. In the evening chairs are arranged on the deck around the camp fire and drinks are served as the sun sets. Dinner is often served outside, by candlelight.

If you fancy a night truly out in the wild, try Kanana’s sleepout deck. It’s about 20 minutes’ from camp and it’s a two-level platform with a double bed draped with mozzy netting, and oil lamps to light the deck. You’re safe, there’s a toilet, and your guide sleeps nearby in case of any (unlikely) problems. It’s very romantic and a real experience. It costs no extra, but can’t be specifically booked unless you have booked 3 nights at Kanana.

It’s worth it!

Kanana Camp Highlights

  • Flexible mix of water and land-based activities
  • Gorgeous views of lagoons, waterways and islands from your veranda
  • Amazing sleepout deck for added wilderness immersion
  • Excellent bird watching
  • Superb wildlife viewing in and around camp

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Kanana Camp

Kanana Camp


  • Eight guest tents
  • Open all year
  • Children aged 10 years and over are welcome.


  • Central dining area
  • Comfy lounge with reference books
  • Large deck by the river with camp fire
  • Telescope for star gazing
  • Plunge pool
  • Laundry service


  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Mokoro rides
  • Motoroboat cruises
  • Bush walks
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing (March – December)

The 8 spacious safari tents are spaced well apart and stand on raised decks.

Each bedroom has a large bed, wardrobe, sofa, writing desk and free-standing fan. Tents have en-suite bathrooms with twin hand basins, flush toilet and shower, with hot and cold running water. Bathrobes and slippers are provided, as are toiletries, with hairdryers are available on request.

In front of each tent, reached through sliding gauze doors, is a veranda with views of the channel or floodplains. One of the tents is a larger family unit. Batteries can be charged in-room.

    Tuskwana the Elephant is your guide to choosing acommodation that make a difference to their community or environment. And you can click him for our TRAVEL + PROTECT page.

    Tuskwana the Elephant likes this because…

    Ker & Downey Botswana, owners of Kanana Camp, support Bana Ba Letsatsi, a charity based in Maun supporting local orphans and children at risk. The centre supports around 200 children providing counselling, education, skills training, meals, clothes, medical attention and much more. 

    And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Botswana Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

    You can click on Tuskwana to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.


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