Chobe Under Canvas

Chobe National Park, Botswana

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.

Chobe Under Canvas combines the rustic charm of camping with the comfort of a full service camp. Situated at exclusive campsites in the northern Serondella region of the Chobe National Park, Chobe Under Canvas provides access to an area known for thrilling, actionpacked interactions between species and the only place in Botswana to see the puku antelope and perhaps the rare Chobe bushbuck.

With only five ensuite safari tents, each canvas tent boasts a comfortable double bed, as well as an ensuite bathroom with flush facilities and steaming hot bucket shower, water delivered on request. The camp is booked on a nightly basis.

The mess areas at Chobe Under Canvas comprise spacious tents for dining and pre-dinner drinks or simply whiling away the time between game drives with a good book and beer or glass of wine. Delicious meals, cooked over the coals, are shared around a blazing fire.

Well-used animal trails meander between 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, Chobe Under Canvas has access to the scenic Chobe River and 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.

In Outline

Location

Access

Chobe Under Canvas is accessed via scheduled flights to Kasane International Airport, followed by a game drive to the camp, with game viewing en route.

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Rates
From USD 435
2 February and March
USD 435
1-3 January, April, May, November and December
USD 540
June, July, August, September and October
USD 700

Climate

The Chobe region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in Chobe are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • Five Ensuite Safari Tents
  • Ensuite Bathrooms with Steaming Hot Bucket Showers
  • Dining Beneath Open Skies
  • Easy Access from Victoria Falls
  • Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
  • Private Boat Cruises on the Chobe River
  • Photographic Safaris Led by a Professional Photographer

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

Chobe National Park is home to herds of elephant, numbering in the thousands, and is arguably the best place in the world to watch these giants.

There are also healthy populations of buffalo, with lion, leopard and even the endangered wild dog frequently seen. Game cruises by boat will encounter large pods of hippo, large, seemingly lazy crocodiles and any number of
animals coming down to the river to drink.

Best Time to Travel

The Chobe National Park provides good game viewing throughout the year with the best sightings of game being in the drier winter months (June to October). Bird life is prolific in the summer months.

Bird Sightings

Birdlife in the Chobe is unparalleled, with more than 450 species, many of which are regional specials, including the rock pratincole, African skimmer, rosy-throated longclaw and Schalow’s turaco. The majestic African fish eagle abounds and flocks of brightly coloured bee-eaters nest along the river banks.

Guest Safety

Chobe Under Canvas is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.

Other Accommodation in Chobe

Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe National Park, Botswana
Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the famous Chobe River. The lodge is the only permanent accommodation in the Chobe National Park.

Chobe Game Lodge