Set in secluded campsites on the lush banks of the Chobe River, six ensuite safari tents form an intimate cluster of warmth and comfort. Tucked in the shade of a dense forest on the broad floodplains of the Chobe, a maximum of twelve guests revel in the total isolation of these private wilderness sites. Night time noises from the river filter through canvas walls and well-used animal trails to the water’s edge bring unexpected visitors to thrill and delight.
Chobe offers both dry savanna and permanent swamp, in addition to the vast floodplains along the river. Dense teak woodland provides thick cover in the northeast parts of the reserve.The burgeoning elephant population has been responsible for removing the riverine forest that formerly fringed the Chobe, opening up this habitat for other herbivores and the carnivores that prey on them. Watching the elephant families drink and bathe in the river is an unforgettable sight, all the more impressive when herds of buffalo, rafts of hippo and gigantic Nile crocodiles are part of the scene. Lion and spotted hyena are frequently seen on the floodplains, where red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan come out to graze.
Well-used animal trails meander between six ensuite safari tents and down to the water’s edge at Chobe Under Canvas, positioned at exclusive semi-permanent campsites on or near the Chobe River. Booked on a nightly basis, each luxury tent has a double bed for travellers tired from the day’s adventures, as well as an ensuite bathroom, separate w.c. and steaming hot bucket shower. Delicious home-cooked meals are served in comfortable guests areas, and in between meals, a private butler caters to each guest’s every whim.
Delicious Pan African meals. Spacious guest areas create cool spaces to relax in the heat of the day or share a drink with friends in the evening hours. Crystal and silver sparkling in the lamplight add a touch of glamour to camping as dishes full of flavour find their way to dining tables. Sated, draw your chair closer to the fire as talk and laughter merge into the starry night, swapping stories meant to last a lifetime.
Twice daily game drives - explore the lush banks of the Chobe River and beyond in an open 4x4 safari vehicle accompanied by an armed guide and tracker. Game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon/evening to avoid the heat of the day. The tracker will constantly search for any sign of animals, while the guide will share his vast knowledge of Botswana's landscape and wildlife.
Boat cruise - a leisurely cruise along the Chobe River at sunset gives guests the opportunity to spot wildlife coming down to the water to drink. Large herds of elephant drinking and bathing in the river are joined by groups of buffalo, while red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan antelope can be spotted grazing on the floodplains. Prolific birdlife can be encountered along the river’s edge, where carmine bee-eaters build massive colonies in the exposed sandbanks.
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