Chiefs Camp



Formerly the majestic hunting reserve of the renowned Chief Moremi, Chiefs Camp carries the airs of regal taste, blended with the exhilaration of the wilderness. Found in the heart of the Okavango Delta on Chiefs Island, the area is rich in the abundant offerings of water and land wildlife.

The lodge

The flagship qualities of the Sanctuary Retreat brand are evident in the passionate guides, breath-taking vistas, decadent furnishings and personal, attentive service at Chiefs Camp. All the main areas of the camp have been renovated to meticulous degrees. With this change has come the innovative signature of a new style that can only be understood as bush-chic.

The new facilities include a bar, library and the dining room that stretches out into the unique pizza deck with authentic wood burning over. An orientation room holds information to enlighten guests about the land before heading out on a game drive. A playroom for the children and gym for the active keep visitors in a constant state of enjoyment. The second you glimpse this wondrous camp you’ll understand why Conde Nast Traveller Magazine reveres Chiefs Camp in its prestigious “Platinum Circle” of top game destinations.


The 10 exquisite Bush Pavilions and decadent Suites are some of the most spacious of their kinds, featuring dining areas, private swimming pools and placid decks to take in the sounds and aromas of the bush and the African skies. The authentic colours and natural materials used in each suite balance the landscapes alluring essence.

The 10 Bush Pavilions take opulence to new heights, with rooms that are as expansive as the Delta itself. Boasting the modernities of air-conditioning and fans to keep the heat at bay, whilst the bathrooms lengthy windows will hold guests transfixed with the unencumbered views of passing elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and lechwe.

The Geoffrey Kent Suite is the jewel of all accommodations at Chiefs Camp. This mammoth suite sleeps as many as 6 guests, treating each visitor with the same expediency as the Chief himself was served in bygone days. The décor comes straight from the personality of Geoffrey Kent. The adventurous, polo-playing humanitarian’s signature vibrancy lies in each nook of this suite. The spacious kitchen, lounge area, boma and sundeck are yours to enjoy, complete with the facilitation of your personal retinue of staff. Waiter, chef, housekeeper and guide with vehicle will give you the freedom to explore or relax whenever you choose.

Activities & Wildlife

At Chiefs Camp, adherence to the pleasures of the seasons is a luxury. Expect an exhilarating safari adventure where you will get close enough to smell the rustic charms of the animals of the bush, and hear the thundering hooves of the various buck as they revel in their instincts. Your eye will become skilled at gliding over the landscape in search of the stealthy predators of the Okavango Delta. The mokoro trips, float you down the tranquil water channels of this region, but don’t let the silence fool you. These rivers are teeming with life of all sizes and temperaments, waiting for you to discover them from a safe yet intimate distance.

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