- Located on famous Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve, this award winning camp is one of the leading luxury safari camps in the Okavango Delta.
- Surrounded by pristine wildlife and breath-taking views, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is a wonderful safari retreat that successfully combines stylish accommodation with superb service.
- Enchanting bush pavilions boast beautiful en suite bathrooms, with indoor and al fresco showers, large bath tubs and floor to ceiling windows and folding glass doors, plunge pools, spacious sitting areas, air-conditioning, personal bars and private verandas.
- For the epitome of luxury, the 620 sqm Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite can accommodate two to six guests. Ideal for those looking for the utmost privacy and comfort, the suite offers a private kitchen, personal chef and wait staff, indoor lounge, private boma with fire pit, secluded deck area, dedicated vehicle with its own guide, and a private housekeeper.
- Seasonal Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursions available.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Our expert guides are always on hand to share their wealth of wildlife knowledge as you explore the Delta in modified open 4 x 4 vehicles on morning and afternoon game drives. The game viewing opportunities at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp are 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.
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 guests 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.
These scenic flights involve flying west towards the permanent delta, exposing areas which are 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. Choose between 30, 45 or 60 minute tour in a single piston engine Robinson r44 helicopter with 3 seats. This activity is offered on a year round basis. Being a personalised activity, it’s up to you what time of day you would like to do the activity, however we would recommend early morning and late afternoon as these times usually provide the best light for photography. Preferred flight times can be requested on booking.
Surrounded by pristine wildlife and breath-taking views, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is a wonderful safari retreat that successfully combines stylish accommodation with superb service. Enchanting bush pavilions boast beautiful en suite bathrooms, with indoor and al fresco showers, large bath tubs and floor to ceiling windows and folding glass doors, plunge pools, spacious sitting areas, air-conditioning, personal bars and private verandas. For the epitome of luxury, the 620 sqm Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite can accommodate two to six guests. Ideal for those looking for the utmost privacy and comfort, the suite offers a private kitchen, personal chef and wait staff, indoor lounge, private boma with fire pit, secluded deck area, dedicated vehicle with its own guide, and a private housekeeper.
Overlooking the seasonal Piajio Channel, the guest area is under the shade of thatch and consists of a dining room, welcoming bar area, orientation room, fitness centre, children’s retreats, sitting room, reference library, indoor and outdoor dining areas, swimming pool and sundeck. Early morning and afternoon game drives, which are conducted in open vehicles, offer an excellent chance of viewing elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion, leopard and wild dog. Tamer adventures include birdwatching, seasonal mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) excursions and, for the romantic at heart, private bush dinners under starlit skies.
This award-winning camp re-opened on 1st June 2016 after an extensive rebuild and redesign. The 10 bush pavilions and luxury suite are some of the largest in the area (141 – 620 m2) and each feature a private dining area, a tranquil outside seating area and a terrace pool – all perfect for absorbing the surrounding plains and majestic African skies.Sanctuary Chief’s Camp’s sophisticated accommodation with natural hues and materials that complement the charismatic scenery and the first-class dining and wines, regularly earns rankings among the world’s top safari destinations from arbiters such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.
New Luxury Bush Pavilions
Spacious and breezy, at 1,500 ft2 (140m2) the 10 stylish bush pavilions are some of the region’s largest places to spend the night. Modern enhancements, such as airconditioning, as well as traditional fans, are among the cut-above amenities. 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 together? Relax on your covered deck and look out for elephants, giraffes, buffalo and other wildlife as you enjoy the Camp’s excellent cuisine and wines.
New Geoffrey Kent Suite
Utmost privacy and superlative comfort are assured from this 6,673 ft2 (620m2) suite, which sleeps up to six – with each guest treated like royalty, but with discretion. Named after the explorer Geoffrey Kent, and inspired by this award-winning photographer and polo-playing philanthropist’s intrepid travels, you can expect characterful interiors as well as a kitchen, indoor lounge, private boma (meaning a ‘safe enclosure’) and secluded deck areas. Included in the perks of this luxurious suite is superb service, which includes your own vehicle and dedicated guide, as well as a personal chef, waiter and a housekeeper.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp prides itself on its personalised service and this includes your culinary preferences and needs. All meals are freshly prepared – in the middle of the African bush.Private dining is available for guests on their covered deck from where elephants, giraffes, buffalo and other wildlife can be seen. The dining area has been extended and improved, and a brand new pizza deck with pizza oven has been added.
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.
Special Sundowers And Private Dinners
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? We can arrange 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.
Here in this game reserve, thanks to soul-stirring perspectives from the private pavilions, the lounge deck and your dinner tables, you won’t ever miss the thrill of a viewing.
Environmentally friendly wellness includes specialist Africology spa treatments, expert facials, effective therapies such as an African heated-stone massage and body rituals which include a tropical immunity-boosting body wrap.
The impressive gym features a treadmill, stationary bicycle, rowing machine, weights, and yoga equipment so you can exercise gently, keep up with your regime or take your holiday training up a gear. Afterwards, choose to unwind and relax by the main lodge pool.