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Chief's Camp
12 Luxury Bush Pavilions

The camp, constructed on a green-field site, comprises 12 luxury bush pavilions, three with king beds and nine with twin beds. Each pavillion boasts a spacious seating area and private game viewing deck with hammock. En-suite facilities include an indoor and outdoor shower. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe, emergency intercom and minibar. The main lodge complex houses the dining area, bar, curio shop, library and reception area. This structure was built into the existing landscape, under a heavy canopy of mature Jackalberry, Sausage and Rain trees. The main deck area is split-level and offers expansive views over the floodplain to the north. The lower level of the deck houses the swimming pool. A range of spa treatments are offered in a poolside treatment sala (peak season only).
Chief's Island - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana


Year Round

Botswana is an all-year-round wildlife destination. However, there are certain seasonal concerns of which groups with special interests should take note: The best birding months are November - March, when the delta is brimming with migratory birds. The best botanical months are December - May, when the vegetation is lush and green and most plants are in flower. Botswana’s popularity as a destination is such that seasonal differences are not as marked as in other African destinations. Traditionally, however, peak season is from July to October and middle season is from May to June. Note that availability is at a premium during these seasons so you will need to book well in advance. November to April is a less popular time for travel to Botswana. This is the wet season, and due to the abundance of water, it is less certain that one will see wildlife at perennial water holes. Also, the heavy rains can make dirt roads impassable.

Game Drives, Mokoro Boat Rides, Swimming Pool & Spa.

Game-drives are conducted in custom-built open 4 X 4 vehicles, which offer individual seating. They are conducted early morning and late afternoon or as otherwise requested (subject to availability). The accompanying professional guides are among the best in Botswana.

Mokoro (dugout canoe) activities - Explore water safaris at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro (this excursion is offered in high season only, subject to water levels).

Apart from its predators, the area is also renowned for its large concentrations of plains-game, elephant and buffalo. Both white & black rhino were introduced in 2001 and 2003 respectively.
Chief's Island

Chief's Island, flanked by the Boro and Santantadibe rivers, is separated from dryland Moremi by permanent floodplains. Roughly 1,000 square kilometers in size, it is the largest expanse of solid ground within the Okavango Delta, and it is thought to have been formed by tectonic uplift. The island was originally the principal hunting ground of Chief Moremi, but it is now part of the game reserve that bears his name.
Chief's Camp is a luxury bush lodge situated on the Northwest tip of Chief's Island in the exclusive Mombo concession of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana's Okavango Delta. This region is known as the predator capital of Africa and is considered to have the finest game viewing in Southern Africa.
The area is home to the Big Five, with recently re-introduced Rhino. This elegant tented camp provides an oasis of comfort in the heart of the Delta. Chief's Camp has been so skillfully integrated into the landscape that guests can often view game without even leaving camp. Shaded from the heat of the day by a beautiful grove of Jackalberry trees, Chief's Camp is so remote you'll feel like the only humans for miles and miles. The camp is situated in what is termed seasonal delta. The area is therefore seasonally inundated with floodwaters. Generally, the floodwaters infiltrate the area in June/ July and remain for a period of 4 to 5 months.

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