Surrounded by a combination of dense forest and open seasonal floodplains, Kanana Wilderness Camp, which lies in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, is known for providing guests with a truly sensational water safari experience. The camp is made up of eight luxury tents that can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests at any one time. Sitting on top of teak decks that are built on stilts, the tents are perfectly positioned to ensure an unsurpassed view of the waterways, as well as the towering ebony trees, knob thorn acacias and sausage trees that populate the forest surround the camp.
Depending on the time of year of your visit, and on the annual floods, the level of water transforms the camp from dry into a water wonderland. All tents at the camp are the epitome of luxury and have en-suite bathrooms that come with hot and cold water, a shower and flush toilet.
With a surrounding vista of floodplains and lush meadows, Kanana is able to offer guests a variety of activities. Professional guides are on hand to assist you with choosing the best options available for the time of year, as the focus varies with the rise and fall of the levels of the delta. From both day and night game drives in specially designed 4×4 vehicles, to exciting guided bush walks, you can also take to the water in motorboats or mokoro – which are traditional canoes used in the Okavango Delta area – to view the amazing bird, plant and animal life that flourish nearby. It is also the ideal location for any keen fly or spin fishermen with an eye for tilapia, African pike or sharptooth catfish.
Kanana is famed for the birding in the area, hosting a seasonal heronry that bustles with life from August until the summer months. Even for people with only a passing interest, this is a true highlight that will convert all guests into enthusiasts at first sight.
From July until October this is mainly a wet camp, with activities focused around the motorboat and mokoro safari. For the rest of the year water levels decrease providing easier access to the game on land. The months either side of the wet season provide the best game viewing opportunities.