Chief's Camp

Chief’s Island, Moremi Game Reserve
Located on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession in an area known as the predator capital of Africa, and home to the Big Five, the refined Chief’s Camp offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience in an extraordinary setting. Comprising ten enormous pavilions and a superlative luxury suite, Chief’s regularly earns rankings among the world’s top safari destinations from arbiters such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.
The air-conditioned pavilions each feature a private dining area, a tranquil outside seating area with a terrace pool – all perfect for absorbing the surrounding plains and majestic African skies. The bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and folding glass doors leading to outdoor showers and generous tubs are perfect for long, indulgent soaks. In the mood to dine alone? Then relax on your covered deck and look out for elephants, giraffes, buffalo and other wildlife as you enjoy excellent cuisine and wines. Want to feel like royalty? The 6,673 ft² Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite awaits. Utmost privacy and comfort is assured from this suite which features two…
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en-suite bedrooms each with a private pool and secluded deck, a living area and lounge, private bar, a private boma with fire pit, as well as fully fitted kitchen that comes complete with a dedicated chef, housekeeper and butler. In addition to premium brand beverages your private guide and vehicle are at your disposal.
 
Wake up early in the morning as your tent attendant brings fresh coffee, tea or hot chocolate to your room - prepared just the way you like it. The rich aroma combined with the excitement of what sightings the African bush might offer today is enough to get anyone up and about. Before departing for your morning game viewing activity enjoy a scrumptious full English and continental breakfast. Upon your return to camp an early buffet lunch is served under the trees out on the deck of the main area. The menu includes a selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, salads and freshly baked breads - all made here in the middle of the bush. Afternoon tea is definitely a highlight for most, the selection of cakes, warm scones and quiche to name a few is something most find hard to resist. Indulge and enjoy with a delicious cup of coffee or a refreshing ice tea before setting off for your afternoon game viewing activity.
 
Your afternoon game drive ends with classic sundowner cocktails and canapés at a specially selected spot. There are few things as spectacular as the sight of an African sunset, especially if you are also lucky enough to hear the call of a fish eagle, as yet another day comes to an end. Return to the camp for pre-dinner drinks around the boma area as you discuss the sightings of the day with friends and family. Celebrating a special occasion? How about a romantic private dinner on your suite deck or by the pool area? Dinner might include a choice of starters such as cream of butternut soup with mixed crushed nuts or deep fried camembert with spiced strawberry dressing followed by a choice of mains such as grilled impala with port and chocolate sauce on roast sweet potato or pan fried kingklip with shrimp sauce on braised rice. How could anyone resist passion fruit and lemon pudding for desert or maybe you would prefer a fruit or cheese platter?
 
As the predator capital of the world, the game viewing is awe-inspiring. On the plains one may find the roaming lions that prey on the thousands of antelope, zebra and buffalo who live here all year round. There are also healthy populations of wild dog. These extremely rare predators have been hunted to the point of extinction in most areas of Africa and this is one of their last strongholds. There are several local lion prides and leopards, genet cats and hyena are in abundance. Like the rest of the Okavango Delta, the area is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 500 species.
 
Mokoros, local dugout canoes, offer a different perspective of the bush in the company of a highly trained local guide. Each June the whole area around the camp floods and turns the Okavango Delta into a labyrinth of lily-filled lagoons and streams where hippos fight for bathing rights and crocodiles wait for unwary antelope to linger too long over a drink. Poling through the byways created by the floodwaters is a magical experience that allows you to get very close to the biggest of game and to see the world from a totally different angle. As a change from a game drive, the quiet, gentle pace of a mokoro is a real introduction to a way of transport still used in the Delta by the 'river Bushmen' or BaYei people.
 
In between activities why not wash away the dust from a busy day of game viewing with a relaxing massage at the spa, or yoga session in the gym? Perhaps afterwards unwind and relax by the main lodge pool with a refreshing cocktail. Additional available activities to consider is a scenic flight over the permanent delta, exposing areas unreachable by vehicle or boat and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta. There is the option of the doors being removed for unrestricted photographic opportunities.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 10 huge (1,500 ft²)  luxury pavilions featuring private dining areas, air-conditioning and fans,
  • Each pavilion features a terrace pool and outdoor seating
  • En-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and large baths
  • Superlative 6,670 ft² Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite featuring two en-suite bedrooms each with private pool and deck, indoor living space, private bar, open-air boma with fire pit, fully fitted kitchen with dedicated chef, housekeeper and butler, premium quality drinks, and an exclusive vehicle with a private guide
  • Wildlife viewing directly from the camp
  • Located on the famous Chief's Island in the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Big Five game reserve regarded as the predator capital of Africa.
  • Wildlife includes lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hyena, zebra, impala, cheetah, giraffe, warthog, hippo and more
  • Early morning and late afternoon into evening game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Mokoro excursions
  • Scenic helicopter flights available at an additional cost
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Electricity supplied by silent packed generator and battery system
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