Kanana Camp is a tented lodge overlooking a wide floodplain of the Xudum River in the private Kanana Concession in the south-western Okavango Delta.

Kanana has traditionally been a camp we think of as offering a fantastic wetland Okavango experience with year round water, charming boating and mekoro excursions, great birding and beautiful sunsets. In recent years, however, the game viewing has also been very good with lion and leopard sighted regularly, and even the odd white rhino. As the camp offers walking too, and now has a sleep out deck, it really is a camp that offers a full range of safari experiences. That said, we would still place the emphasis more towards the wetland experiences as we do not feel the area can quite compete with the best big game areas of the Okavango. Birding is fantastic with chances to see Pel’s fishing owl. One of the aspects of the camp we really like is the warm welcome that is offered by the staff and management, and the very friendly and relaxed atmosphere that the camp has. Whilst the tents these days are actually pretty luxurious, the ambience of the camp is much more four star than five star. We really like this camp and because it also offers good value for money we find it works well in a wide number of itineraries.


Kanana caters for a maximum of 16 guests in eight tents (including one family unit) all of which are built onto low wooden decking. Each is very comfortably furnished with polished wood floors, en suite plumbed facilities including shower and toilet…


The Kanana Concession covers an area of some 95 sq. kilometres, much of which is permanent Delta with its typical mosaic of papyrus reed beds, papyrus, snaking channels, secluded lagoons and forested islands. The south-eastern section…


Kanana Camp is extremely well suited to families with children seven years and older. The family suite is very practical (though the furthest room from the main areas), the staff are very friendly, there is a swimming pool and…

Conservation & community

Ker & Downey Botswana, owners of Kanana, supports Maun-based NGO Bana Ba Letsatsi (Children of the Sun) which assists northern Botswana’s orphaned and vulnerable children by providing them with food, clothing, education…

Location South-west Okavango Delta
Access Charter flight, helicopter or shared air transfer into Xakanaxa airstrip
Open All Year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented lodge
Focus Big game / Delta experience / Birding
Children 7 years +
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Boating / Mokoro / Fishing / Sleep out platform
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 8 tents (including 1 family tent)
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed family tent
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Standing fan & ceiling fan in the mosquito net
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Horn
Wi-Fi Yes
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Main pool
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard