I don’t know if words could capture truly how wonderful Chiefs Camp in Botswana is. It started with the excitement of the 45 minute (very small 4 seats) plane ride to the remote dirt landing strip. By the way the pilot was no older than 24 and did an excellent job of flying and landing. We were greeted at the air strip by Sky who would be our guide and tracker for the next 4 days. We reached the camp after a 40 minute or so jeep ride. As we pulled up there were 5 lovely ladies welcoming us with song. The manager was also there to introduce himself. We were given cool damp towels to wipe away the dirt and heat of the trip as well as cold bottled water. I can’t say enough about the staff. From the moment you arrive they do everything for you. I have to say my favorite thing was Maggie (the lady that was assigned to take care of our room and us) coming to our tent every morning by 6:00 a.m. singing softly and bringing us hot coffee. The game drives were unbelievable. The area was so calm and peaceful you felt like you were part of the landscape. One day we sat in the jeep for over an hour just watching a large group of Cape buffalo grazing in the tall grass. The beauty of the area and the animals was breathtaking. Sky (our guide) was the best, he could find anything. Sky knew every detail about every animal down to the smallest bird. We enjoyed sitting on the porch of our tent every afternoon after high tea watching to see what animal would walk by. We were like a couple of giddy school children. It was truly a gift to see animals in a natural setting (no fences). Every morning around 4:00 a.m. a couple of hyenas would walk by our tent making all sorts of noise. The 2nd day we were there I slept through Cape buffalo and roaring lions passing through camp. We saw elephant families, leopards, Cape buffalo, hippos, rhinos, impala, zebra, baboons, giraffe, wildebeest, hyenas, a lion, and even a badger (we saw too much to list). If you want to experience Africa in a peaceful and secluded setting where you can enjoy the wildlife without 6 jeeps surrounding one animal, I highly recommend Chiefs Camp in Botswana.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sanctuary Chief’s Camp has twelve luxury bush pavilions, all with their own private decks as well as both indoor and outdoor showers. When visiting Sanctuary Chief’s Camp you’ll see why Conde Nast Traveler consistently rates it as one of the top safari destinations in Botswana. The camp is part of the magazine’s exclusive “Platinum Circle” in recognition of its inclusion in the prestigious Gold List for the last five consecutive years. The split-level main deck offers expansive views over the floodplain while the lower level of the deck houses an exquisite swimming pool to cool off after a day of exciting game viewing. The main area houses a bar, curio shop, library reception and dining area. For a rejuvenating pampering session, choose from a range of treatments at the camp’s treatment room. The twelve guest pavilions are nestled in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland that is characteristic of the area. Each guest pavilion boasts an indoor and outdoor shower, a spacious seating area and a private game viewing deck overlooking the surrounding floodplains of the Okavango Delta. Sumptuous four poster beds with generously draped mosquito nets and traditional ceiling fans also feature and for your convenience, the rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan, room safe, emergency intercom and minibar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sanctuary Chief`s Camp Hotel Moremi Game Reserve