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Location:Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta

Kana Kara Camp

Kana Kara is a small, authentic safari camp on a tiny island in Botswana's iconic Okavango Delta where the handle meets the pan in a land far, far away.

A short bush plane transfer takes you into one of the remotest parts of the Delta where the fun begins with a game drive back to camp - the final stretch being completed by boat to the island.

A pre-emptive word of caution: Kana Kara is not for everyone. If you can live without internet access and your hairdryer for a few days; if you can forgo the private plunge pool and your favourite 18-year-old whisky just this once; and if a hippo snorting and munching its way through camp is your idea of an enjoyable experience then read on. If not, opt for a luxury lodge, like Chief's Camp, for a true five-star safari experience.

But that’s not to say you have to don leopard skins and face-paint to hunt for your supper. Not by a long shot.

Accommodation is in large walk-in tents with twin beds, cotton linen and an en suite bathroom with hot-bucket shower, washbasin and a proper flushing toilet. The main tent has simple canvas chairs around a communal table, comfy Morris chairs, a campfire, a solar-powered charging station for your camera and, err, well, that’s about it really.

You’ll be well fed and watered but don’t expect haute cuisine, vintage wines and silver service. Even the game viewing is authentic relying on the skill of your amazing guide and a good dose of luck on your safari by boat (hand-made, human-powered of course), on foot and in the open-sided game viewing vehicle.

Kana Kara is in concession NG12, which covers an area of about 1,000 sq. km around the thumb-like appendage where the pan of the Okavango panhandle begins. With the many channels and endless open plains plus one helluva game guide, the wilderness experience is sure to be exceptional. Lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs, buffalos, hippos, giraffes, zebra, antelope aplenty and the amazing Delta birdlife all call this unspoilt pocket of wilderness their home - no trespassing, please.


Full-board accommodation in a solar-powered eco-camp with 8 Meru-style safari tents; twin beds; en suite bathroom with hot-bucket shower, washbasin and flushing toilet; mess tent with communal dining table, reclining chairs and an open campfire; battery charging point; laundry (except smalls); airstrip transfers


Guided game drives, mokoro water safaris and bush walks

Similar Properties in Okavango Delta

Pom Pom Camp

Being in a private concession in the Okavango Delta means Pom Pom Camp and its (maximum) 18 guests have exclusive access to Africa's most pristine and unspoilt wilderness area.

Sango Safari Camp

Sango Safari Camp is a classic tented safari lodge in northern Botswana sandwiched between the Delta and the Khwai Community Concession.

Moremi Crossing

Moremi Crossing, built in 2009, is a modern and eco-friendly safari lodge in the Okavango Delta overlooking the Boro River and Chief's Island.

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