Stay at Kanana Camp
Kanana Camp is set deep in the Okavango Delta near the Xudum River. Perhaps one of the most delightful features of the camp is that you can open up your tent completely giving a lovely airy feel during the heat of the day.
Kanana Camp, BotswanaOur rating: First Class
Kanana Camp is set deep in the Okavango Delta, near the Xudum River. The area is dotted with fig, palm and other trees, providing valuable shade and lookout points for predators to spot their prey on the flood plains.
Recently fully refurbished, Kanana has eight large, twin-bedded safari style tents with sliding mesh doors, built on decks overlooking the Delta. All tents are fitted with private en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water for the showers.
Perhaps one of the most delightful features of the camp is that the tents can be opened up completely, giving a lovely airy feel during the heat of the day. Outside on the shaded veranda to the front of the tents, there's a table and comfy chairs, which is great for relaxing and enjoying the lovely scenery of the Delta.
The open sided, raised main camp area is set in a circle about a tree, with comfy sofas in the lounge to the back and the bar and dining areas on opposite sides. Both sides lead down steps to a sandy boma area right next to the boating station. At night, lanterns are set about the lodge and a fire blazes in the boma; an ideal place to sit and chat after dinner under a blanket of stars, accompanied by the sounds of the bush and the grunts of the hippos.
Activities from Kanana include drives in open 4WD's, although these are not the major focal point of the camp. It is possible to enjoy mokoro trips, walks, night drives, boat trips and even a bit of fishing. During the heat of the day you might like to relax around the small pool or just sit on your veranda enjoying the views.