Guests per Safari Vehicle
Sanctuary Chief's Camp is located in the former royal hunting reserve of Chief Moremi, within the heart of the Okavango Delta.
Guests staying at Chiefs Camp can expect personal service, an extraordinary setting, exceptional game viewing and enthusiastic expert guides. At Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, the needs of each guest are met through unique attention to detail and strong environmental and philanthropic credentials to ensure the ultimate luxury safari experience.
The main and public areas of the camp have been extensively refurbished in a 'safari chic' style including a newly designed bar and library area, the extension of the dining room, and the addition of a pizza deck with a pizza oven. A new orientation room where guests can learn more about the Delta before going on game drives has been added as well as a gym and kids playroom.
When you visit Sanctuary Chief's Camp you'll see why Condé Nast Traveler consistently rates it as one of the top safari destinations in Botswana. The camp is part of the magazine's exclusive "Platinum Circle" in recognition of its inclusion in the prestigious Gold List for the last five consecutive years.
Luxury Bush Pavilions
Each of the 10 Bush Pavilions is spacious and breezy, offering some of the largest lodgings in the region. The pavilions feature modern enhancements, such as air conditioning above the bed, as well as traditional fans, which are standard amenities in each room. The bathrooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows and folding glass doors that lead onto the outdoor showers and the generous tubs are perfect for long, indulgent soaks. In the mood to dine alone together? Relax on your covered deck and look out for elephants, giraffes, buffalo, and other wildlife as you enjoy the Camp’s excellent cuisine and wines.
Geoffrey Kent Suite
Guests looking for privacy and superlative comfort should definitely book the Geoffrey Kent Suite. This luxurious suite sleeps up to six guests. The suite has been named after the explorer Geoffrey Kent, an award-winning photographer and polo-playing philanthropist’s, you can expect characterful interiors as well as a kitchen, indoor lounge, private boma (meaning a ‘safe enclosure’), and secluded deck areas. Included in the perks of this luxurious suite is superb service, which includes your own vehicle and dedicated guide, as well as a personal chef, waiter, and housekeeper.
The expert guides at Chief's Camp are always on hand to share their wealth of wildlife knowledge when exploring the Delta in modified open 4 x 4 vehicles on morning and afternoon game drives. Guests are ensured a once-in-a-lifetime game viewing experience at Chief's Camp. On the plains, one may find the roaming lions that prey on the thousands of antelope, zebra, and buffalo who live here all year round. There are also healthy populations of wild dog. These extremely rare predators have been hunted to the point of extinction in most areas of Africa and this is one of their last strongholds. There are several local lion prides and leopards, genet cats and hyena are in abundance.
These scenic flights involve flying west towards the permanent delta, exposing areas that are unreachable by vehicle or boat, and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta. There is the option of the doors being removed for unrestricted photographic opportunities. Choose between 30, 45 or 60-minute tours in the Bell Jetranger helicopter with 3 seats.
Sanctuary Chief's Camp offers a range of spa treatments including body therapies, body rituals and facial skincare treatments. The peaceful treatment rooms use products from the Africology line. Treatments may be booked at the reception with the camp manager or with the therapist.
The Moremi Game Reserve initially consisted mostly of the Mopane Tongue area, but in the 1970s the royal hunting grounds, known as Chief’s Island, were added. Let us share a few more facts about this area to introduce it properly. The Moremi is home to the most endangered species of large mammals: the cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion. Over 500 bird species (from water birds to forest dwellers) and over 1000 species of plants are also recognized in the Moremi. This ecosystem is amongst the richest in Africa. And thanks to effective protection, the flora and fauna are relatively undisturbed.
Within the larger UNESCO-listed Okavango Delta Game Reserve, Moremi covers about 40% of the Okavango. The Moremi and the Okavango Delta is one of the few interior delta systems that do not directly flow into the ocean or sea. The annual flood makes for a spectacular interaction between water and wildlife, as animals synchronize their cycles with this seasonal flood. Discover a unique land while staying in one of the intimate lodges in the Moremi and let the river take you on an adventure.
10 Luxury Bush Pavilions
1 Geoffrey Kent Suite
6+ welcome on game drives
Sanctuary Chief's Camp, Botswana