Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana
Nestled on Chief’s Island in the pristine Okavango Delta, Chief’s Camp offers an extraordinary blend of wildlife, wilderness, and luxurious accommodations. Immerse yourself in thrilling adventures, tranquil relaxation, and refined elegance at this meticulously redesigned camp.
Experience personalized service, breathtaking surroundings, and unparalleled wildlife encounters guided by passionate experts. Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is renowned for its meticulous attention to detail, commitment to environmental sustainability, and philanthropic initiatives, ensuring an unparalleled luxury safari experience. Discover the perfect harmony of nature, comfort, and impeccable hospitality at Chief’s Camp, where every moment is crafted to exceed your expectations.
Intimate and exclusive, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is set in an outstanding natural landscape. Thanks to soul-stirring perspectives from the private pavilions, the lounge deck and your dinner tables, you won’t ever miss the thrill of a viewing. As well as ensuring a distinct sense of Botswanan place, every encounter and activity feels authentic, thanks to the camp having been reimagined in keeping with local traditions and cultures – which is how we believe responsible tourism should be.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp’s sophisticated accommodation with natural hues and materials that complement the charismatic scenery and the first-class dining and wines, regularly earns rankings among the world’s top safari destinations from arbiters such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.
Spacious and breezy, at 460 ft2 (140m2) the 10 stylish bush pavilions are some of the region’s largest places to spend the night. Modern enhancements, such as air-conditioning, as well as traditional fans, are among the cut-above amenities.
The bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and folding glass doors leading to outdoor showers and generous tubs are perfect for long, indulgent soaks. In the mood to dine alone together? Relax on your covered deck and look out for elephants, giraffes, buffalo and other wildlife as you enjoy the Camp’s excellent cuisine and wines.
Our expert guides are always on hand to share their wealth of wildlife knowledge as you explore the Delta in modified open 4 x 4 vehicles on morning and afternoon game drives. The game viewing opportunities at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp are awe-inspiring.
On the plains one may find the roaming lions that prey on the thousands of antelope, zebra and buffalo who live here all year round. There are also healthy populations of wild dog. These extremely rare predators have been hunted to the point of extinction in most areas of Africa and this is one of their last strongholds. There are several local lion prides and leopards, genet cats and hyena are in abundance.
Mokoros, traditional dugout canoes, offer an intimate and immersive perspective of the captivating bush landscape, all while accompanied by a highly trained and knowledgeable local guide. Every year, with the arrival of June, the entire vicinity surrounding the camp undergoes a remarkable transformation as the Okavango Delta becomes an intricate network of lily-filled lagoons and winding streams.
Within this watery maze, fierce battles between territorial hippos unfold, and cunning crocodiles patiently await unsuspecting antelope lingering too long at the water’s edge. Gliding through the enchanting channels created by the floodwaters, guests are treated to a truly magical experience, allowing for up-close encounters with majestic wildlife and an entirely fresh outlook on the natural world.
Departing from the traditional game drive, the serene and unhurried pace of a mokoro journey serves as a captivating introduction to the ancient transportation method still utilized by the ‘river bushmen’ or BaYei people, showcasing a way of life that remains intertwined with the Delta’s rich heritage. (Seasonal Activity.)