If you're thinking about staying at chobe under canvas, I encourage you to do so!! It's more adventurous than some of the &beyond properties, and definitely more rustic with less of the modern comforts, but it's luxury camping at its best. We stayed at five different &beyond properties during our stay, and each was very unique and special, and we are glad that we stayed at everyone single one.
Chobe has a special place because we did 'rough it'a bit more, but it made the experience even more authentic, unique and enjoyable. By roughing it, I mean that we still had warm showers, wonderful beds, western toilets, and fantastic food, but just more rustic than the other lodges. The camp staff was incredible and so full of warmth and enthusiasm. I believe a lot of this attitude stems from the camp manager - Robson - who is one of those people whose joy and enthusiasm immediately rubs off of you. He sought to immediately make us feel at home and really enjoyed spending time with his guests.
Our ranger was Meier and he was fantastic. Incredibly knowledgeable about African wildlife and a passionate expert about chobe itself. We were lucky enough to get two game drives with just Meier, and he made sure we saw every thing we possibly could, including a lioness with her two cubs!! Additionally, the advantage of staying at chobe under canvas is its one of the few locations thA is actually in the chobe national park, so you have a head start o other guests coming in, as well as more time to linger at night.
Our viewing experience at chobe was the best on the trip and there are endless amounts of animals to see. If you are going to South Africa, I wholeheartedly recommend that you include a visit to chobe national park, and specifically chobe under canvas. You won't be disappointed and you will walk away with incredible memories of the camp, the warm staff, the beautiful animals and just exactly what it is that makes the rangers say 'this is chobe...anything can happen'