Kanana re-opened on 1st March 2019 after undergoing a refurbishment with an extended communal area and more than a few improvements to its guest accommodation! Kanana is owned and run by Ker & Downey Botswana. This company specialises in providing high-quality and authentic safaris, all the while working to preserve the natural surroundings of its camps. Ker & Downey also operates the superb Shinde and Footsteps Camp! Before the current refurb, Kanana had been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and we have every confidence that standards will remain very high here. The accommodation will be booked on a full-board basis, including all meals and snacks, a selection of drinks, expertly guided safari activities, and a daily laundry service. Initially the camp will be open from 1st March 2019 to 5th January 2020.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The camp is accessed via approximately 15 minutes’ road transfer from the local airstrip. It’s situated in the south-west region of the Okavango Delta, on the Xudum river and adjacent to a lagoon.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT KANANA CAMP:
Guest accommodation will continue to consist of eight tents, including one tent for family use. Each tent will be very spacious, and spaced well apart from its neighbour/s. Inside, the palette will feature gold, grey, turquoise, cream, and white, while the theme will be 1920s explorer, so guests can expect a little rusticity. Each standard tent will contain a double bed or twin beds, bedside tables and lighting, two storage trunks at the foot of the bed/s, and a luggage rack. The artist’s impression shows drapes all around the bed/s space, as well as wildlife artwork, a comfy floor rug, and canvas on both sides of the tent neatly rolled up to offer beautiful views. The en-suite facilities will comprise flush toilet, twin washbasins, and walk-in shower, and there’ll be plenty of in-room amenities – we’ll update this section once we’ve received the information we need. It’s likely too that all tents will have a private veranda. The family tent will have two bedrooms, a shared shower room, and an additional outdoor shower.
Kanana’s communal building will also remain in its previous position, just a short distance from the guest tents. Its interiors will feature the same palette as in the tents, as well as the same 1920s explorer theme. The artist’s illustration of the lounge reveals comfortable seating around coffee tables, in addition to snug rugs underfoot and elegant lighting overhead. In the dining space, there’ll be one long table where everyone will eat together. Wildlife artwork will adorn the walls in both spaces. Most excitingly, there will be an extension of the communal area to increase the size of the property’s deck! And there’ll still be a pool, where you’ll enjoy a refreshing dip between activities.
ACTIVITIES AT KANANA CAMP:
The camp will continue to provide an exciting range of activities, as follows:
Expertly guided game drives- available during early morning and late afternoon into evening, drives will cover a lot of ground, offering ample opportunities to view wildlife within Kanana’s private concession! As the property is primarily a wet camp from July to October, this activity will be limited during that period.
Night drives- also enjoyed in the presence of knowledgeable and experienced guides, drives at night will reveal the species that come out and play after sunset in the concession.
Walking safaris- again with guides, guests will be able to explore this region of the Delta on foot, taking a close look at the plants, insects, and birdlife. The birding here is seriously impressive!
Boat trips- guests will be invited to board a motorboat, to marvel at the spectacular waterways around camp. This is another ace activity for keen birders, and you can look out for reptile species too!
Mokoro excursions- this activity will involve quietly traversing the Delta on a glass-bottomed canoe, all the while gazing down into the clear waters and spotting a treasure trove of fish and other life-forms.
Sleep-outs- the camp will have a sleep-out deck, where guests will be able to fall asleep under the stars!
Access to local heronries- an absolute must for fans of feathery friends! You’ll love visiting Kanana’s seasonal heronry to admire these brilliant birds.
Fishing- this pastime will be offered from March to December. Fisherfolk will have a lot of fun fishing for the likes of pike, tilapia, and sharptooth catfish.