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Kanana Camp

Okavango Delta, 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.

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

Wildlife, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Family

Insider's View

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

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

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

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

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

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Kanana Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi


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.


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.

Location & Directions

Okavango Delta, 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.

When to go

Kanana Camp is open from 1 March to 30 November. Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) 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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Kanana Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

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