This was my first safari and Chiefs Camp exceeded any expectations. The Camp is well run by friendly, helpful staff. The location is superb, overlooking the flood plains, and on arrival I was greeted by a friendly elephant who came to munch on the jackelberry trees that shade the terrace - touching distance, what a welcome! The accomodation is excellent, with luxurious, comfortable, spacious 'tents' (you call that a tent? - a thatched cottage with canvas walls) that have all the facilities you need including both indoor & outdoor shower. At night you can lie in bed and listen to the animals - amazing, and you feel perfectly secure.
There is a small pool with sun loungers, and a pleasant terrace/lounge area to relax and maybe sip a drink between game drives. Breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea are in the dining terrace/loung area. Evening meals are at large communal tables either in the dining area or around the 'boma' (a sand pit with an open fire), so the atmosphere is very friendly. One evening the staff entertained us with african singing (it was a guest's birthday).
And you are pampered!: Wake up calls with a tray of tea/coffee & biscuits; staff see you off on game drives and greet you on return (after the evening drive they are waiting with a hot amarello (or two!)); hot water bottles on the truck seats for the early morning drives; electric blankets switched on when you return to yor room after dinner.
Did I mention the game drives? Fantastic!! We had an excellent driver/guide, Jonathan. High concentration of game, so animals at every turn and saw everything including the elusive Hippo. There are also mokoro (boat) trips from the camp during midday break periods.
I will definitely be on safari again, but only hope it can match this wonderful paradise
- 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