We are delighted to announce a major investment programme for our luxurious flagship camp – Sanctuary Chiefs Camp.
Renowned for its exceptional levels of service and customer experience, Sanctuary Chiefs Camp is consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Botswana. It is located on Chief’s Island in the Mombo Concession of the famous Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, an area known as the ‘predator capital of Africa. We look forward to welcoming guests to the new-look camp from June 2016.
- All meals and drinks (excluding premium brands).
- Park fees.
- Emergency medical evacuation.
- The following activities: Morning and afternoon game drives and mokoro excursions (seasonal).
- Return transfers to and from Chief’s Airstrip to the camp.
- Premium alcoholic drinks.
- Spa treatments from the Chief’s Camp treatment room.
- Additional activities including helicopter flights over the Delta.
- Gratuities to driver / guides and staff.
- All items of a personal nature, telephone calls and curio shop purchases.
- Private vehicle and guide.
Overview and Accommodation
NEW LUXURY BUSH PAVILIONS
The bush pavilions at Sanctuary Chiefs Camp have been re-built and the size of all 10 pavilions will increase significantly from 51 sqm to 141 sqm, making them some of the largest in the area. Features are:
- Private dining area.
- Nespresso machine.
- Outside seating area.
- Plunge pool.
- Air-conditioning and fan.
New bathrooms offer a spacious outdoor shower, a large bath tub, beautiful floor to ceiling windows and folding glass doors with a stunning outlook over the surrounding waters of the Okavango Delta.
REFURBISHED MAIN AREAS
All the main and public areas of Sanctuary Chiefs Camp have been extensively refurbished in a ‘safari chic’ style including a newly designed bar and library area, the extension of the dining room and the addition of a pizza deck with pizza oven. A new orientation room where guests can learn more about the Delta before going on game drives has been added as well as a gym and fully equipped kids play room.
CHIEF’S CAMP REDEFINED
The exciting rebuilt camp is now reopen to guests.
- Size of pavilions have increased significantly from 51 sqm to 141 sqm.
- Each pavilion features a tranquil outside seating area and a terrace plunge pool.
- New bathrooms offer a spacious outdoor shower and a large bath tub.
A new fitness centre.
- A kids play room.
A new solar energy plant also provides for 70% of the camps’ energy.
- The new Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite, consists of two pavilions and features a private bar, boma, lounge and kitchen, all serviced by a private house-keeper, waiter, guide and vehicle.
Spa and Wellness Center
A range of spa treatments are available from the spa treatment room at Sanctuary Chiefs Camp. 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 our body rituals include a tropical immune boosting mud body wrap. The perfect way to end a day of spectacular game viewing. The new fitness centre includes:
- Exercise bike.
- Rowing machine.
- Yoga equipment.
AfricologyTM uses healing essences of some of South Africa’s indigenous plants, Rooibos, Aloe Ferox, Marula and African Potato. They are a natural, organic range, chemical free and allow nature to fragrance their products naturally and select actives that bring balance and harmony to the skin. They practice fair trade and show a great social responsibility to empowering the people of Africa. They are dermalogically tested to EU standards, not tested on animals or use any animal products. THALGO is the prestigious French marine-based spa health & product range by drawing on the remarkable potential of algae, and focusing on natural ingredients that are most adapted to the human body, THALGO is able to offer effective and safe products with exceptional results.
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 Chiefs 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, local dugout canoes, offer a different perspective of the bush in the company of a highly trained local guide. Each June the whole area around the camp floods and turns the Okavango Delta into a labyrinth of lily-filled lagoons and streams where hippos fight for bathing rights and crocodiles wait for unwary antelope to linger too long over a drink. Poling through the byways created by the floodwaters is a magical experience that allows guests of Sanctuary Chiefs Camp to get very close to the biggest of game and to see the world from a totally different angle. As a change from a game drive, the quiet, gentle pace of a mokoro is a real introduction to a way of transport still used in the Delta by the ‘river bushmen’ or BaYei people. (Seasonal Activity)
BOTSWANA AND VICTORIA FALLS
8 night safari: Experience the magic of the Okavango Delta and the wildlife that frequents it as well the huge elephant population of the Chobe, finishing with the magnificent Victoria Falls.
HEART OF THE DELTA
5 night safari: The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, supports a rich and colourful wildlife just waiting to be explored. Combine two of our Delta camps with this itinerary.
HIGHLIGHTS OF BOTSWANA
6 night safari: This safari package includes stays at two tented camps in private concessions in the Okavango Delta, as well as a luxury lodge in Chobe with a full spa.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp Reviews
“Our family loved Sanctuary Chiefs Camp the best of all the wonderful Sanctuary camps for its perfect size, delicious food, luxurious rooms, extremely friendly and thoughtful staff, and position on the largest island in the Okavango Delta (and so it has the best game). Our safari guide Benson, who works for the hotel, was also THE BEST safari guide imaginable.” – Paige W
“My visit to Sanctuary Chiefs Camp was a trip of a lifetime. The staff was amazing, the room was beautiful, the view was incredible, wild animals were everywhere and the food was 5-star. I will never forget it, and I have thousands of totally amazing photos to help remember every detail.” – Chris L
“Sanctuary Chiefs Camp had wonderful game viewing right from your room, the restaurant or the deck. Very exciting to stay there! But the best part is the staff, they made us feel so comfortable. I celebrated my birthday there. They surprised me with a special table by the pool for dinner complete with candles around the pool, singing and a Birthday cake! ” – PJLtraveller