Chobe Under Canvas, nestled in the northern parts of Botswana's Chobe National Park enjoys its prime situation, right on the banks of the magnificent Chobe River. This sophisticated accommodation comprises only 6 safari tents, all conveniently en-suite.
The Chobe National Park is 11 700 km2 of pristine South African bushveld. Lush vegetation is fed by the Chobe River, which flows through the park. The diverse array of wildlife similarly benefit from this source of life-giving water and sustaining vegetation. The park is bordered by wildlife management areas and forest reserves, which means that animals are able to roam unhindered, the perfect setting in which to watch and learn about these magnificent beasts.
Chobe National Park has earned its reputation as being one of the world's top wilderness reserves, and boasts the largest concentration of elephants in a single area. The majestic animals have continued to fascinate mankind throughout the centuries.
Guests of Chobe Under Canvas are granted a first-hand view of them in their natural environment, sharing their popular watering spots with herds of impressive buffalo, as well as the puku and Chobe bushbuck - two species that are only viewed on the banks of the Chobe River.
The wildlife is extremely varied as a result of the wide variety of vegetation, as well as the different geological features of the area.
The luxury safari tents all offer the extravagance of a cosy double bed and en-suite facilities, with a separate toilet. A special treat is the hot water bucket shower, which combines the pleasures of comfortable living and romance with the authenticity of camping.
The private butler service ensures that our esteemed guests and their requirements remain our top priority. Guests are offered the choice between traditional bush dinners, enjoyed under the high African sky, and tasty Pan African meals, served by friendly and efficient staff.
Guests staying in these safari tents are also provided with a common guest area, where board games and card games are provided, creating a welcome retreat or an ideal opportunity to meet fellow travellers. There are also comfortable tents in this guest area, where dinner or drinks can be enjoyed in the midst of African hospitality.
During their stay, guests are encouraged to relax while indulging in a boat cruise down the Chobe River. Alternatively, game drives are conducted twice a day, and provide the perfect opportunity to come face-to-face with some of Africa's most beautiful animals, from the safety of semi-open 4x4's.
Chobe Under Canvas is the ideal base for guests after a busy day spent in the African wilderness. Game viewing in Chobe is unmatched as herds of over 200 elephants and up to 400 buffalo roam freely past visitors, while antelope and carnivores share the banks of the Chobe River. The boat cruise glides past the respected hippo and the powerful crocodile, emerging stealthily from the waters of the Chobe.
Qualified guides are able to provide an informative game drive through the gorgeous Botswana bush of the Chobe National Park. All tours are conducted from semi-open 4x4 safari vehicles, so that the luxury of Chobe Under Canvas is translated to all of our services and amenities.
Bird-watching enthusiasts staying at Chobe Under Canvas are spoilt for choice, with hundreds of species sharing this park with the rest of the diverse range of wildlife. The Woodland Kingfisher's distinctive call breaks the natural silence, while the African Fish Eagle swoops gloriously over the Chobe River.
Guests are warned that Chobe is a malaria area and the necessary precautions need to be taken. Pre-travel medication should be taken (consult your doctor or travel clinic). Tents are netted and sprayed.
Chobe Under Canvas is situated right in the heart of the Chobe National Park in Botswana, where 11 700 km2 of wilderness is home to an astounding array of wildlife. The northern border of this park is formed by the Chobe River, while the remaining sides are edged by wildlife management areas and forest reserves.
Guests are able to enter the Chobe National Park via air, landing at the Kasane Airport, from where air safaris are also conducted. From here, Chobe Under Canvas will ensure that a guide collects guests and transports them to the Chobe Under Canvas camp.
Chobe Under Canvas enjoys the temperate Botswana season. Summer days are hot and afternoon thundershowers ensure a cleansed air and mild evening temperature in. Summers last from the middle of September to the end of March. Winters (April to mid September) generally boast mild temperatures during the days, but chilly mornings and evenings. These temperate conditions mean that Chobe Under Canvas is ideal to visit year-round. Most of the rainfall occurs between October/November and March and temperatures range between 4ºC and 40ºC.