Kanana Camp

A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is an 8 suite camp located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a number of small 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.

Guests are accommodated in 7 spacious twin and double-bedded safari tents and one family tent, 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. The suites are built on stilts offering views of the floodplains that surround the camp. The dining and communal areas are raised on decking encircling a huge ancient fig tree.

The area is an excellent walking and canoeing venue. While game viewing in 4×4 vehicles is very popular, viewing game on foot or by gliding silently through the delta by Mokoro are fantastic ways in which to view game. Besides the abundant elephant, a wide variety of other game frequent the life-giving force of the Delta, including impala, lechwe, hippo, crocodile and lion.

Kanana Camp is one of the few lucky camps in the Okavango Delta to have an exclusive heronry where many migratory water birds come to hatch their young from July onwards. This is a very important nesting site for these birds and one of the few in the Delta. The species you are likely to see roosting here include the yellow bill stork, marabou, open bill stork, darters, cormorants and slate egrets. Kanana Camp regularly reports sightings of the rare Pel’s fishing owl in addition to hyena, which has also become a rare sighting in this area. Even more rare are the situanga antelope, which live in swamps and are very good swimmers. They may take to the water to evade predators such as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their nostrils above the surface.