Chief's Island is in the very centre of the Okavango Delta and one of its largest islands. Receiving flood waters every year there are fertile plains and a wide diversity of vegetation.
Open grasslands are interspersed with termite mounds and ilala palms. Marula trees, rain trees, leadwood and acacia are found in the mature woodlands whilst lagoons and wetlands have rich shoots, a favourite of grazers.
Wildlife of Chief's Island
Chief's Island is famous for its game concentrations and rightly so. There are many large herds of impala, red lechwe, zebra, wildebeest and buffalo whilst tsessebe, giraffe and reedbuck are also often seen. Warthogs seem to be everywhere, as do big troops of baboon, vervet monkeys and banded mongoose. The lagoons are home to surprisingly large crocodiles and a number of noisy hippos. You'll often find the elephants here, large breeding herds quenching their thirst.
The predators are excellent with many resident prides of lion and large packs of hyena. Cheetah can be found on the open plains whilst leopard are present in high densities but are often harder to spot.
On game drives there's always something to see, the photographic opportunities are endless so stay for a while to make the most of this magical island.
Suggested Chief's Island itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Chief's Island, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Chief's Island
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Places near Chief's Island
- Moremi Wildlife Reserve less than 5 kilometers away
- Xigera Concession 15 kilometers away
- Abu Concession 19 kilometers away
- Jao Concession 23 kilometers away
- Nxabega Concession 29 kilometers away
- Vumbura Concession 31 kilometers away
- The Okavango Delta 38 kilometers away
- Gunn's Concession 40 kilometers away
- Xudum Concession 47 kilometers away
- Shinde Concession 53 kilometers away
- Stanleys Concession 57 kilometers away
- Kwara Concession 66 kilometers away
- Chitabe Concession 66 kilometers away
- Duba Concession 72 kilometers away
- Khwai Concession 76 kilometers away
- Maun 83 kilometers away
- Kwando Concession 95 kilometers away
- Linyanti Concession 100 kilometers away
- Selinda Concession 102 kilometers away
- Sepupa 113 kilometers away
- The Panhandle 132 kilometers away
- Savuti Area 146 kilometers away
- Linyanti Wetlands 152 kilometers away
- Chobe National Park 177 kilometers away
- Nxai Pan National Park 199 kilometers away
- Makgadikgadi Pans, Kalahari 227 kilometers away
- Central Kalahari 232 kilometers away
- Ghanzi 297 kilometers away
Accommodation choices for Chief's Island
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Chief's Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.