A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.
Accommodation Guests are accommodated in seven spacious twin and double-bedded safari tents and one family tent, each with en-suite bathrooms with large walk-in shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Families are accommodated in a two bedroomed tent, sharing a bathroom and the addition of an outdoor shower – ideal for families in this child-friendly camp. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within a comfortable distance from the main camp area.
The annual floods transform parts of this concession into a true water paradise, offering guests the best of both worlds. Due to the camps location guests can experience magnificent game sightings during drives as well as the unique experience of exploring the delta's beautiful waterways by boat. You may actually enjoy the breath-taking spectacle of the water visibly rising around the camp’s raised teak decks. There is also a Sleep Out Deck that offers guests the opportunity to spend the night under the magnificent African night sky.
Activities Situated in the Kanana Concession, the focus of activities at Kanana varies with the rising and falling levels of the Okavango Delta. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, with afternoon game drives often continuing into the evening. Our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle when out on game drives. Alternatively, you may explore the crystal clear waterways by Mokoro or motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of birds, plant and reptile species found in the area. Birding is spectacular, and Kanana hosts a seasonal heronry that is one of the largest in Southern Africa which teems with activity, a Kanana highlight which converts all visitors to avid 'twitchers'.
Guided bush walks are highly recommended as is fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharptooth catfish.
Facilities Seven spacious tents (includes a family tent) One family tent (sleeping four people in two bedrooms with shared en-suite bathroom) Dining room, al fresco deck, bar, sitting area and campfire overlooking the Xudum River Private airstrip Swimming pool Sleep Out Deck Open season and child policy 1st March 2016 - 5th January 2017. 1st March 2017 - 5th January 2018.
Minimum age is 7 years Attractions Kanana’s private concession location allows guided walks, Mokoro excursions and night drives in addition to game drives and motor boating. It also affords private access by motorboat to one of the largest heronries not only in the Okavango Delta but Southern Africa and is an excellent area for birding with regular sightings of Pels Fishing Owl. Fishing is available throughout the year (with the exception of January and February), with excellent bream fishing from May to September and superb chances of landing Tiger fish during September to mid-November.
Guests are accommodated in spacious, twin-bedded safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms with shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within comfortable distance from the main camp area. Double on request.
Guests are accommodated in a spacious, safari tent consisting of two bedrooms, shared en-suite bathroom with shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within comfortable distance from the main camp area. Roomy enough to sleep a maximum of 5 people. Kanana takes children from the age of 7 years old.
Bar, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Available), Library, Pool, Restaurant
Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower
Game drives are conducted with a professional guide in specially-designed vehicles this allows unhindered game viewing and photography.
Explore the Okavango Deltaʼs crystal clear waterways by motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area. Visit the Kanana Private Heronry, one of the largest breeding sights in Southern Africa.
Mokoro activities provide the chance to experience the incredible aquatic wildlife of the Okavango Delta, such as sitatunga, fish eagles, painted reed frogs and malachite kingfishers. Climb aboard a Mokoro with your ʻpolerʼ and enjoy exploring the Okavango Deltaʼs tranquil waterways.
Take a guided bush walk to gain a detailed understanding of this diverse environment, which features gems such as red lechwe bounding through marshy areas, a kaleidoscope of birdlife, plus predators and big game. Walks can also be taken on small islands where the extraordinary Pelʼs Fishing Owl is known to nest.
Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy motorboat trips to some of the Okavango Deltaʼs best fishing spots, for a chance to experience the beautiful surroundings before landing a variety of species such as tilapia and tiger fish, African pike and sharp tooth catfish.
Game drives often continuing into the evening offering the opportunity of seeing nocturnal inhabitants of the area.