Kanana Camp, Okavango Delta
Kanana is a hidden jewel set on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.
At Kanana guests are accommodated in eight spacious, twin-bedded safari `Meru` style tents, set on raised teak decks, offering breathtaking views across the waterways. Dependent on the annual floods, the level of water transforms this dry camp into a true water experience and in the early months of the year you may actually enjoy the visible spectacle of the water rising around the camp. All tents offer ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, shower and flush toilet. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst still being within comfortable distance from the central dining and lounge area.
Kanana Camp is in a private concession, which allows a wide variety of activities; the focus of activities varies with the rising and falling levels of the Okavango Delta, and your professional guide will assist you in planning your days to best explore the area. Game drives in specially designed vehicles are taken in the morning and late afternoon, continuing into the evening on night drives. Alternatively you may explore the crystal clear waterways by mokoro or powerboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of birds, plant and reptile species found in the area. Of special note is the birding in the area, Kanana hosting a seasonal heronry that teems with activity from August through to the summer months, a true highlight at Kanana which converts all visitors to avid `twitchers` at first sight. Guided walks are highly recommended in this pretty area as well as fly or spin fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharptooth catfish.