Situated in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve, Kanana Camp nestles among towering jackalberry (ebony) trees, knobthorn acacias and sausage trees on the edge of a permanent stretch of channel. Kanana’s environment is a mix of forests and open seasonal floodplains, combined with permanent channels and lush flood meadows – and it’s this mix which leads to it being able to offer a very full range of activities.
Activities at Kanana are as varied as the landscape around the camp. They include day and night 4WD game drives, mokoro trips and motorboat excursions, as well as bush walks with an armed guide. On our last visit in November 2015 we did a mokoro trip that was truly memorable. Besides a host of fabulous water birds including pygmy geese, lesser jacana, squacco herons, and kingfishers, we had a lucky close-up sighting of the rare sitatunga antelope. The highlight however was watching a herd of elephants cross and drink from the channel in front of us – seventy in total! On a previous visit, we did a bush walk which also proved excellent and a really interesting way to learn more about the surrounding environment. You can also take a rod out on a boat trip, and try your hand at fishin
Kanana also has a Sleep Out Deck, where guests can enjoy a night under the dazzling African sky. The deck is split level timber platform with extensive views over the surrounding floodplain. On the upper level are a bed and table and chairs, and on the lower level is a toilet and sink. Near the foot of the platform is an old termite mound where there are a couple of directors chairs and a cosy fire is lit so you can sit and enjoy the night sounds of the bush. For security, an armed guide is stationed nearby in a separate tent. The Sleep Out Deck is about a fifteen-minute drive from camp and guests wishing to take advantage of it are normally driven out after dinner, then woken up in the morning with tea and coffee and driven back to camp for breakfast.