This fantastic camp is for those looking for an authentic safari experience without the high price tag and added luxury of some of its neighbours, for us it is a really great options offering good value alongside unforgettable experiences. For those looking for luxury this is not the right camp and we would suggest Nxabega Camp, which is just next door.
A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.
Situated in the Kanana Concession, the focus of activities at Kanana varies with the rising and falling levels of the Okavango Delta. For most of the dry season this is predominantly a ‘wet’ camp, exploring the crystal clear waterways by Mokoro or motorboat, and enjoying the magnificent variety of birds, plant and reptile species found in the area. Birding is spectacular, and Kanana hosts a seasonal heronry that teems with activity, a Kanana highlight which converts all visitors to avid ‘twitchers’. Guided bush walks are highly recommended as is fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharptooth catfish.
Because of the nature of the ‘wet’ safari here we recommend that guests combine a stay at Kanana with either its sister camp in the northern Delta Shinde or Okuti in the Moremi Game Reserve to give a rounded experience in the Okavango.