Kanana Camp

Nxabega Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

At a Glance

  • Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro

  • Day and night game drives

  • Guided game walks

  • Excellent area for birding watching with regular sightings of Pel's Fishing Owl

  • Fly or spin fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharptooth catfish

  • Only four people per safari vehicle

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Kanana Camp is open from 1 March to 30 November.

Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Insider's View

Visit the famous Kanana heronry, the only known breeding site in the delta for pink-backed pelicans.

Go mokoroing through the clear waters of the Delta in a glass bottom Mokoro

Spend a night out under the stars on the sleep out platform - which we recommend you prebook in advance.

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Kanana Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Botswana


Kanana Camp sits on the Xudum river in the south west of Botswana's Okavango Delta, offering a comfortable tented base for their safari. Both land and water based activities are available here, from game drives and walks to mokoro trips and fishing.

Kanana Camp is set deep in the Okavango Delta amongst grassy islands, ebony and sausage trees, waterways and floodplains. The views here are spectacular, and the camp has been designed to accentuate and appreciate the beautiful location on the Xudum river, within the private concession.

A safari here is truly diverse, with a wide range of activities including game drives, night drives, walking safaris, boat safaris through the channels of the Delta, glass-bottomed mokoros and fishing from March until December.

The camp itself has a lovely dining and lounge area set on raised decking, built around an ancient fig tree. There's a swimming pool too, and a lovely fire pit area, where guests congregate before dinner.

There are eight tents here, a mix of doubles and twins as well as family tent. Children aged 7 years and older are welcome. Each tent has wooden floors and canvas walls, a balcony and chairs to the front and an ensuite bathroom to the back.

Besides good populations of elephant, a wide variety of other game frequent the life-giving force of the Delta, including impala, lechwe, hippo, crocodile and lion. Kanana Camp is one of the few lucky camps in the Okavango Delta to have an exclusive heronry where many migratory water birds come to hatch their young from July onwards. This is a very important nesting site for these birds and one of the few in the Delta. The species you are likely to see roosting here include the yellow bill stork, marabou, open bill stork, darters, cormorants and slate egrets. The camp also reports frequent sightings of the rare Pel's fishing owl. Even more rare are the situanga antelope, which live in swamps and are very good swimmers. They may take to the water to evade predators such as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their nostrils above the surface.

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Accommodation is in just eight luxury-style tents, so only a maximum of 16 guests in camp at any one time. Along with the communal facilities of the camp, the tents are built on platforms on stilts to ensure a good view of the floodplains for all visitors.


As the camp and style of safari is not suited to very small children, there is a minimum age of 7 years.


Kanana Camp has its own air-strip very close to camp making transfers much easier. There is a lovely bar and welcoming dining area where you can eat some deliciously freshly prepared meals. There is also a plunge pool which is always enticing as a way to cool down in between safaris. The camp also has a well stocked curio shop.


The activities on offer are game viewing based. Guests can choose from game drives, including night drives to spot the nocturnal species, bush walks, boating, mokoro (canoes), and fishing. The variety of game viewing options means that each day will be different and you will hopefully see a wide range of game.


  • Boat safari in the Okavango Delta

    Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.

  • Fishing in the Okavango

    Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.

  • Game Drives in Botswana

    Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.

  • Game drives in the Okavango

    One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximise your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.

  • Helicopter ride over the Delta

    The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!

  • Mokoro trips in Botswana

    Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels

  • Walking Safaris and Nature Walks

    Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.

Holiday Ideas

  • Epic Botswana

    Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls

    from £6100 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Explore two different areas of the Delta and enjoy the wonders of the waterways and animals that live there
    • You’ll have exclusive motorboat access to Southern Africa’s largest heronries.
    • Spend a night under a blanket of star constellations in the sleep-out deck, falling asleep to the sounds of the wilderness surrounding you.

Location & directions

Nxabega Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Kanana Camp is situated in a private concession in the south west region of the Okavango Delta, near the Xudum River, to the west of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. The camp is located in an area which is flooded seasonally.

How to get there

Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, which is an 11-hour international flight to Johannesburg, followed by a 2-hour international flight. From there you will need a short flight (25 minutes) to get you to the camp airstrip. The camp is only a 5-minute drive from the airstrip.

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