Kanana

This lodge offers great water activities coupled with good game drives

Okavango Delta
2017
$500 - $960

 

Okavango Delta - MIXED Camp

Price Range (2017)

$500 - $960

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Our Highlights

  • Private Okavango Delta Concession
  • Day drives, night drives and motorboat excursions
  • Unique glass bottomed mokoro canoes
  • Sleep out under the stars possible
  • Excellent walking excursions

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Safari Lifestyles View

 

Kanana is a nice intimate, generally water based camp. The lodge is sited amongst the permanent channels of the Okavango Delta with extensive areas of flood plains.

 

Not really a big game area (although there is plenty of game to see), you can conduct perfectly good game drives here but the area probably will not give you the sightings that other camps can. Having said that though, the last time we visited we did follow a beautiful male lion through the evening.

 

You should definitely come here for the water experience. Because of the amount of flood plains, your mokoro excursions are fantastic, instead of being poled through safe small channels where most of the time you may not see much, depending on water levels here you can be poled through large open areas which is much more interesting visually. Here there is also a superb heronry visited by boat that is a dream for the photographer and birder alike.

 

The accommodation is great as well as the service and food.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Wet and Dry Camp. Day and night drives with boat and excellent Mokoro excursions

Location

Xudum River, Okavango Delta

How do I get there

Charter flight to airstrip then private transfer to camp

Lodge Type

Lodge with 8 en-suite safari tents

Whats Included

 

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included

 

  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy

 

Children of 7 yeas and above accepted with conditions

 

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Wildlife

Land activities

Water activities

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Wildlife & Activities

 

Wildlife

 

Besides the 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.

 

 

Activities

 

Situated in a private concession a wide variety of activities is available at Kanana. Activities vary with the rising and falling levels of the Okavango Delta, and your Professional Guide will assist you in planning your days to best explore the area. Game drives in specially designed vehicles take place in the morning and late afternoon, and further into the evening on night drives.

 

Alternatively you may explore the crystal clear waterways by Mokoro or motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of birds, plant and reptile species found in the area. Birding in the area is superb; Kanana hosts a seasonal heronry that teems with activity from July to December and converts all visitors to avid ‘twitchers’ at first sight. Guided walks are highly recommended in this pretty area, as well as fly or spin fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharp tooth catfish.

The Camp

Camp Overview

 

A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of 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.

Lodge Layout

 

The camp is built in the forested area by the Xudum river and takes full advantage of the trees around the area thus giving the camp a slightly tropical feel.

 

Raised on high decking the construction is fairly open and made of gumpoles and canvas roof. The design is of dark woods and carpets on polished flooring, the lodge has managed to create the effect of niche seating areas with interesting outlooks. The lounge and general seating areas are filled with comfortable wooden and fabric settees and armchairs, there is also a self service bar. Down on a long stretch of this main area is a large dining table for your meals.

 

Outside is a large veranda with plenty of loungers, this leads on to a set of steps down to ground level where a fire pit is situated right at the waters edge, here there is a boat launching deck and you will arrive back here from your water excursions.

 

Away slightly from the main area is a decked area with a good sized swimming pool.

Room Description

 

Each tent is built upon a raised deck and all have good views.

 

There is a small veranda to the front with seating; double sliding doors take you to the inside.

The rooms are simple in design and are made from timber and canvas with wooden flooring. There is a large bed with mosquito netting, wooden armchairs, a large canvas wardrobe and a writing desk.

 

At the rear and behind the bed is a door that leads to a simple en-suite with basins and a simple shower.

Camp Environment

 

The annual floods transform parts of this concession into a true water paradise, offering guests the best of both worlds

 

Dependent on the height of annual floods, the level of water transforms this camp into a true water experience and in the early months of the year you may actually enjoy the visible spectacle of the water rising around the camp.

 

Kanana Camp is built among spectacular shade trees of ebony, knob thorn acacia and the sausage tree and fronts onto the Xudum River.

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