Chobe Under Canvas
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeMobile Camping
Activity Level Leisurely
Among the great game reserves of the world, Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent. Surrounded by wildlife management areas and reserves that allow game to roam freely, the 11 700km2 (4 500 square mile) reserve is located in the far north of Botswana, bordering on the Chobe River. Chobe is particularly well known for its large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as the two antelope that cannot be encountered anywhere else in Botswana, the puku and Chobe bushbuck.
In addition to the vast floodplains that occur along the river, Chobe offers tracks of dry savannah. Dense teak woodland provides thick cover in the north-eastern parts of the reserve. Watching the elephant families drink and bathe in the river is an unforgettable sight, all the more impressive when herds of buffalo, rafts of hippo and gigantic Nile crocodiles are part of the scene. Lion and spotted hyena are frequently seen on the floodplains, where red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan come out to graze.
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Well-used animal trails meander between five ensuite safari tents at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas, positioned at exclusive campsites in the northern reaches of the park, within driving distance of the Chobe River. Booked on a nightly basis, each canvas tent boasts a comfortable double bed, as well as an ensuite bathroom with flush w.c and steaming hot bucket shower, with water delivered on request. The guest areas comprise spacious tents for dining, pre-dinner drinks or simply whiling away the time between game viewing adventures with a good book and frosted beer or glass of wine. Delicious meals cooked over the coals are shared around a blazing fire. During your stay, enjoy twicedaily game drives and one half-day photographic boat safari that will allow you to capture the magnificent fauna and flora of the Chobe River, aboard a custom-built Pangolin photographic boat.
AT A GLANCE
5 ensuite safari tents
Ensuite bathrooms (with flush toilet and steaming hot bucket shower)
Dining beneath open skies
Easy access from Victoria Falls; ideal opportunity to create a cross-border itinerary
WHAT SETS US APART
The rustic charm of camping combined with the comfort of full service, a flush toilet and steaming hot bucket shower
Access to the scenic Chobe River
Game drives include beautiful views over the river, with very high densities of elephant, buffalo and hippo, as well as enormous crocodiles, lions, fish eagles, water monitors and black-backed jackal
Known for thrilling, actionpacked interactions between species
Only place in Botswana to see the puku and Chobe bushbuck
Famed for its high concentration of elephants
Morning and afternoon game drives
Photographic boat cruise on the Chobe River*
* Only available if guests are staying for two or
more consecutive nights.
The campsites are not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Guests are accompanied at all times when walking around the lodge at night.
Scheduled flights to Kasane Airport, followed by a game drive to the camp, with game viewing en route.
Airlink have a flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Maun.
Air Botswana have a flight from Johannesburg to Maun.
As per national park vehicle restrictions, it is not possible for guests to self-drive to the &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas camps.
Table Of Facts
|NUMBER OF ROOMS||5|
|CHILDREN||12 years and older|
|TWIN BEDS||All convertible to double|
|LAUNDRY||No; however, guest will be provided soap suds to do their laundry|
|CHECK IN / CHECK OUT||12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00|
|POWER||12v in vehicles; battery-powered lamps in tents. Please note that there is no generator in the camps and we are unable to provide electricity 24 hours a day|
|PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE||Not available|
|VEHICLE||Semi-open 4x4 safari vehicles with fridge|
|CREDIT CARDS||Not accepted|
|WEATHER||Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and nights can be chilly.|
|RAINFALL||Rainfall occurs from October or November until March|
|TEMPERATURE||Summer: Average of 18˚C to 32˚C/64˚F to 90˚F, although temperatures can rise over 40˚C/104˚F Winter: 8˚C to 21˚C / 46˚F to 70˚F; temperatures can drop to 0˚C / 34˚F at night and in the early mornings|
|BEST TIME TO TRAVEL||Year-round|
|MALARIA||Camps are situated in malaria areas and precautions should be taken; tents are fully netted and insect-proof|
|CAMP CLOSURE||Seasonal (availability on request)|
Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak
to your travel consultant for more details.
Drones are not permitted at &Beyond Reserves and Lodges.