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  • Sanctuary Chief’s Camp
  • Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

  • Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

    Adventure, enchantment and ‘Luxury, naturally’ - all delivered with a quiet, understated charm and understanding of place – is the guiding philosophy of Sanctuary Retreats and Sanctuary Chief’s Camp situated in a prime game viewing area! Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is located in the Mombo Concession on Chief’s Island. Part of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, the area is known as the “predator capital of Africa” and is also home to large herds of elephant and buffalo as well as over 500 bird species. The decked lounge, dining area and atmospheric fire pit all overlook expansive floodplains so that guests can continue game viewing while in camp. Guest accommodation is comprised of 12 secluded, permanent luxury bush pavilions. Each expansive pavilion features its own private plunge pool, private outdoor eating deck and lounging deck.

    Why Sanctuary Chief’s:

    • Located on the famous Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve
    • Big Five game viewing area
    • The camp offers land and water based activities
    • Consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Botswana by Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi available in all the rooms
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    Room Information

    Luxury Bush Pavilion:
    The newly renovated and air-conditioned Bush Pavilions provides guest with a private dining area, quiet outside seating area and personal plunge pool overlooking the Okavango Delta. Rinse off in the en suite outdoor shower or large bathtub before drifting off under the stars of the African sky.

    Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite:
    Named after Geoffrey Kent, a luxury safari pioneer, this suite can accommodate 4-6 people. You will feel right at home in your own kitchen, comfortable indoor lounge, boma with fire pit, expansive deck area, a private vehicle to take you around the site, private safari guide, waiter, private bar, and personal house-keeper.
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    Things To Do

    Apart from its predators, the area is renowned for its large concentrations of plains-game, elephant and buffalo. Several lion prides as well as genet cats and hyena also live in abundance here. Like the rest of the Okavango Delta, the area is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 500 species. Key wildlife include: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, impala, zebra, wild dog, hyena, and hippo.

    The following activities are included in your stay:

    Game Drives
    Guests are able to enjoy thrilling guided game drives lead by highly qualified professional guides in customized open 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles. The expert guides are always on hand to share a wealth of wildlife knowledge, taking guests deep into the bush on morning and afternoon game drives. On the plains, watch the roaming lions that prey on the thousands of antelope, zebra and buffalo who live here all year round. Spot leopard, hyena and cheetah, perhaps even the rare wild dog.

    Mokoro Excursions 
    The Okavango Delta is flooded for much of the year and when it is, guests can experience the gentle pace of a poled mokoro excursion along the narrow Delta channels. Sit back and relax as you glide through lily ponds on local dugout canoes while watching the surrounding wildlife. (Subject to water levels). Generally mokoros are available January to October but can’t be guaranteed.

    Additional Activities

    Scenic Helicopter Flights
    Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the permanent delta, exposing areas unreachable by vehicle or boat and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta. There is the option of the doors being removed for unrestricted photographic opportunities. Guests are able to choose between a 30, 45 or 60 minute tour in a three seater, one turbine Bell Jetranger helicopter. This activity is offered on a year round basis. Guests are able to choose when they would like to do the activity, however we would recommend early morning and late afternoon as this time usually provides the best light for photography. Preferred flight times can be requested in camp when making a booking. (Available to a minimum of 2 guests).

    Spa Treatments
    A range of spa treatments are available from the spa treatment room. Everything about the camp and treatment room is environmentally friendly, including the Africology spa treatment range used. Choose from a range of facial skin care treatments such as the balancing rose facial, Body therapies include an African heated stone massage and the body rituals include a tropical immune boosting mud body wrap. The perfect way to end a day of spectacular game viewing. Additional activities are at an additional cost and can be pre-booked or while guests are in camp.
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    Mombo Concession, Chief’s Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana
    Property Includes:
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • In-Room Dining
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Services
  • Mini Bar
  • On-Site Activities
  • On-Site Restaurants
  • Safe
  • Spa
  • Swimming Facilities
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    Price Guide

    $ = Up to $100
    $$ = $100 to $199
    $$$ = $200 to $349
    $$$$ = $350 to $599
    $$$$$ = $600 +
    Price per person, per night.