Kanana Camp is a remote treasure found on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango. This Botswana accommodation is situated on the edge of a permanent channel and is comfortably hidden between towering jackalberry and sausage trees as well as knobthorn acacia. The area is home to an array of birds, plants and animals which perfectly portrays the diverse species that occupy the Okavango Delta.


This Okavango Camp offers eight spacious ‘Meru’ style tented chalets, based on raised wooden decks. Breathtaking views of the waterways are on offer and can be viewed through the windows or from the private shaded veranda in front of the chalet. The annual floods in the area turn the dry camp into a water paradise bursting with life. All bedrooms in the tents have twin beds which are surrounded by walk-in mosquito nets, and feature en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, a shower and a flush toilet. Tents are scattered to give a private feel, but are still within close proximity to the central dining and lounge area.

The Safaris

Kanana provides an abundance of activities throughout the year, which are directly linked to the water levels of the Okavango Delta. A professional guide can assist in putting a daily plan together for you during your stay. Game drives in specially designed vehicles can be enjoyed throughout the day. Alternatively you can go on an adventure through the winding waterways by mokoro (a traditional canoe) or powerboats. Here you can spot the myriad of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area. Bird watchers visiting this Camp in Botswana will delight in seeing the seasonal heronry from August through to the summer months. This has become a highlight at the camp and guests can expect to see open-billed storks, pink-backed pelicans, yellow-billed and marabou storks, grey herons, ibises and assorted egrets. This also attracts predators such as fish eagles and crocodiles. Guided walks will allow you to experience the scenic beauty of the area, while fly or spin fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharptooth catfish is also on the agenda.


Kanana is in contact with our Maun base by radio. Urgent messages can be conveyed to guests by radio or letter/mailbag (around 24 hours). Due to the nature of the camp, general communication is not encouraged in order for guests to enjoy the true safari experience by being away from normal everyday life. This means that there are no general telephones or access to the internet at this Okavango camp. However, should there be an urgent matter or something of personal importance, Kanana would be happy to assist you.