Sanctuary Chief’s Camp
One of the Delta’s most exclusive lodges, Chief’s Camp is located in the Mombo Concession, part of the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is situated on the north-western tip of Chief’s Island, in what is termed the seasonal Delta. This concession is revered as one of the region’s prime game-viewing destinations and is known as the “predator capital” of Africa.
The accommodation comprises ten 141- 620 square metre luxury tented pavillions, each offering en suite facilities and a balcony with a private plunge pool. The bathroom comes complete with floor to ceiling windows, folding glass doors, a spacious outdoor shower and an indulgent, large bath tub. Your comfort is ensured with five-star amenities including air conditioning and fans as well as an espesso machine. The new Geoffrey Kent Suite features two inter-leading pavilions sleeping a maximum of six guests.
The main lodge complex houses the dining area, where world-class cuisine is served with African ‘flair’. There is an elegant bar, curio shop, library and orientation room, as well as a pizza terrace and large swimming pool with views across the floodplains where you will often see elephants at close range. In addition Chief’s Camp features a luxury secluded spa with a full range of treatments available, a fitness centre and a kids’ play room.
Game viewing in the Mombo area of Chief’s Island is nothing short of spectacular at any given time. Apart from its predators, the area is also renowned for its large concentrations of plains game, elephant and buffalo. Game-drives are conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles and mokoro excursions are available, depending on seasonal water levels.
Air-conditioned tented rooms, private plunge pools, bar, curio shop, library, pizza terrace, large central swimming pool, luxury spa, fitness centre and a kids play room.
Rhino have been reintroduced here completing an impressive list of game animals including lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, antelope, zebra, buffalo, genet cats and hyena.
Game drives and mokoro excursions included on a shared basis. Spa treatments and helicopter flights extra.
Take one of their optional helicopter flights for a bird’s eye view of the Delta. Only from the air can you appreciate the network of islands and rivers that makes this area so good for game spotting.
If you have any questions regarding our Botswana tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to thank all at Reef and Rainforest for arranging so superbly yet another exceptional wildlife experience. As you are aware our ‘expeditions’ tend to be species led and this year’s brief was to observe and photograph the ‘Three Big Cats of Africa’ in a truly wild setting (i.e. no fences). Your recommended destination, Botswana, did not let us down, in fact the whole trip proved an outstanding success in all aspects.
We stayed in three camps (three nights in each) across the Okavango Delta and surrounding area, each provided a different environment which ensured our aims were met. Each camp was run to a very high standard, was extremely comfortable and provided excellent meals. The quality of guiding and tracking in all our camps was of the highest standard. As Botswana manages its natural resources so well all the camps were small (no more than 18 guests) ensuring a very intimate safari experience in pristine wild African habitat.
I am delighted to report our big cat objectives were realised. All observations were lengthy and offered excellent photographic opportunities. However, unexpectedly, the highlight of our spectacular trip turned out to be sightings of two separate packs of African Painted Dogs. We visited two dens, the first had a very healthy number of adult dogs, approximately fifteen and eighteen pups. The second had seven adult dogs and sixteen pups. At Lebala we had the privilege of spending a prolonged period of time following the pack of dogs as they hunted, an experience we will never forget.
When one also considers the significant mammal and bird species we observed, Botswana is truly a must visit destination for the wildlife enthusiast. Incidentally we also observed three serval and two African wild cats. We also thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Victoria Falls, possibly the most spectacular waterfall in the world, the hotel in Zimbabwe was excellent. Viewing the falls from the Zambian side and also the helicopter flight are both well worth doing.
This was our third consecutive trip with Reef and Rainforest, and I would be very surprised if there is not a fourth being planned very soon. Thank you all once again.