Chief's Camp in Moremi ... consistently rated as one of Botswana's best safari camps by Condé Nast and Travel & Leisure.
Fly into the middle of game-rich Moremi to Chief's Camp, located within the exclusive Mombo Concession Area of the Okavango Delta. One of a select few lodges set in the remote heart of Moremi on Chief's Island - the location alone sets this luxury safari camp apart.
Chief's Camp - The Setting
The main lodge is set in the shade of indigenous jackalberry an sausage trees on Chief's Island, looking out over the wild plains. Chief's is the largest island in the delta at about 70km long and 15km wide. As water levels rise in the delta, wildlife seeks refuge on this island, making for superb game viewing here.
The split-level main lodge area houses a dining and reception area with a small library, along with a bar and a gift shop. The lower deck features a swimming pool and the camp has a spa room for pampering treatments. The outdoor dining area flows out onto the deck and an open fire-pit.
Highlights of Chief's Camp
- The area around Chief's Camp is the only part of the Okavango Delta where rare white rhinos and black rhinos can be seen in their natural environment.
- This exclusive lodge only features a few luxurious suites, creating an intimate and private safari experience with a light ecological footprint.
- Seasonal trips in the traditional dug-out canoes of the delta, known as mekoros, on the waterways and lagoons around Chief's Camp.
- Sundowners and canapés in remote bush locations, following afternoon game drives, as well as romantic private dinners on the private decks or beside the pool.
- Scenic helicopter flights over the Okavango Delta and specialist wildlife photography safaris.
Sleeping at Chief's Camp
Guests stay in spacious pavilions with private decks and en suite bathrooms, including indoor and outdoor showers. The twelve luxurious suites are tucked away in the woodlands, combining thatch, canvas and wood to create spacious retreats with their own lounge areas.
Eco-friendly & Socially Responsible:
This five-star lodge was constructed by local builders out of commercially grown trees. Only a handful of suites accommodate a limited number of guests, keeping the impact on the natural environment to a minimum.
Chief's Camp engages the local communities in camp operations, working with the non-profit Friends of Conservation.
Snapshot of Moremi Game Reserve:
- covers 4800km² - about 30% of the Okavango Delta
- dominated by wetlands, but also features woodlands and grasslands
- model for conservation and tourism in Botswana
- the only fully protected area in the Okavango Delta
- first proclaimed as a protected area by local Batswana people in 1963
- officially declared a protected area in 1968, expanding in size since then
- shares unfenced borders with Chobe allowing big game to migrate
- Once the royal hunting grounds of Chief Moremi
Moremi Wildlife Watching:
This game reserve is home to one of Africa's densest concentrations of wildlife and is known as one of the predator capitals of Africa.
- see white rhinos in northern Moremi, as well as black rhinos
- one of Africa's largest populations of endangered wild dogs
- one of the best places to spot elusive leopard
- largest population of red lechwe antelopes in Africa
- cheetahs can be sighted on the open floodplains of Moremi
- big buffalo herds can be seen on Chief's Island
- hosts lions, hyenas, hippos, zebras, giraffes, monkeys ad baboons
- home to plenty of elephants and numerous antelope species
- over 400 diverse bird species, from waterfowl to forest dwellers
Only accessible by 4x4 vehicle with limited camping facilities for self-drive options. Booking an all-inclusive fly in package will save time and drama, unless you're a seasoned 4x4 bush whacker.
Our Discover Livingstone & Botswana Safari explores the Okavango Delta, staying at Chief's Camp.