Sanctuary Chief's Camp
Sanctuary Chief's Camp - Bathroom Sanctuary Chief's Camp - Plunge pool
Sanctuary Chief's Camp - Bathroom
Sanctuary Chief's Camp - Plunge pool

Sanctuary Chief's Camp

Renowned for its exceptional levels of service and customer experience, our exclusive camp is consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Botswana. It is located on Chief’s Island in the Mombo Concession of the famous Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, an area known as the ‘predator capital of Africa'. We are now welcoming guests to the rebuilt camp.

Named after Chief Moremi, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is located in the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. The luxurious camp is ideal for an exciting African safari due to the vast numbers of animals that congregate all year round. Chief’s Island is one of the many islands created by the seasonal flood waters of the Okavango Delta and is well-known for the finest game viewing in Southern Africa. With the finest cuisine and wines, the camp is also consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Botswana by Condé Nast and Travel & Leisure.




  • Located on famous Chief's Island in the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Seasonal Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursions available
  • Exclusive safari experience
  • Consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Botswana by Condé Nast and Travel & Leisure

Need to Know

Rates include: Accommodation, all meals and drinks(except premium brands), game-viewing activities, park fees, laundry, emergency evacuation and transfers to and from Chief’s airstrip

Rates exclude: Inter camp flights, Spa treatments and scenic helicopter flights.

Health: We advise all travellers to take precautions against malaria and we recommend speaking with your GP or personal physician four to six weeks before departure.


Thrilling game drives led by highly qualified professionals in a new fleet of customised game drive vehicles are the highlight of this luxury safari camp – and here on this exceptional reserve the big five are the stars of the show. Apart from its predators, this UNESCO-protected area is also renowned for its concentration of plains-game, elephant and buffalo and several lion prides as well as genet cats and hyena who live here in abundance. The Okavango Delta is a paradise for birds, with over 500 species making these plains their home.

The narrow channels of the Delta are flooded for much of the year, and we invite you to explore them at the gentle pace of a mokoro. Glide through lily ponds in these dugout canoes on our poled excursions which get you up close and personal with all kinds of wildlife. You’ll never miss a moment of nature’s theatre, even when sat with a drink in hand in the chic decked lounge, dining area or fire pit – our Camp overlooks these popular floodplains, and you never know who will perform for you on your watch.

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This is Big Five territory, and you will also no doubt see giraffe, impala and zebra. Both white and black rhino were introduced into the Mombo Concession in 2001 and 2003, and healthy populations of the endangered wild dog also make this area their home. Several lion prides as well as genet cats and hyena also live in abundance here. Like the rest of the Okavango Delta, the area is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 500 species.


MAIN LODGE: Stylish and atmospheric – this sociable space is at the heart of the Camp. An elegantly bar and library, with an extended dining room (which includes a pizza oven) and expansive deck, time spent here overlooking the captivating floodplains is guaranteed to feel special.

ORIENTATION ROOM: Interactive maps, insider information – curious guests will be rewarded with in-the-know knowledge about the Delta from our specialists before they head out on game drives or whenever they’re keen to drop by and learn more.

SPA: Environmentally friendly wellness includes specialist Africology spa treatments, expert facials, effective therapies such as an African heated-stone massage and body rituals which include a tropical immunity-boosting body wrap.

FITNESS CENTRE: The impressive gym features a treadmill, stationary bicycle, rowing machine, weights, and yoga equipment so you can exercise gently, keep up with your regime or take your holiday training up a gear. Afterwards, choose to unwind and relax by the main lodge pool.

CHILDREN’S RETREAT: Entertainment is ensured for all ages thanks to a dedicated area for children aged six and up and those who are 11 or older. Young explorers learn about African nature from expert guides who love to delight with their fun dung facts and quirks about Botswana’s indigenous wildlife. There’s a PlayStation, fancy dress, a foosball table, and the chance to interact with real plant and insect specimens.

SOLAR FARM: Energy efficiency is of paramount importance, and we’re very proud of our newly built solar farm, which ensures the Camp’s impact on the local environment is minimal without any compromise to comfort. 70% of the electricity comes from solar panels and battery banks thanks to the year-round sun being harnessed by day and stored as energy for use at night.



The bush pavilions at Sanctuary Chief's Camp have been re-built and the size of all 10 pavilions will increase significantly from 51 sqm to 141 sqm, making them some of the largest in the area. Features are:

  • Private dining area
  • Nespresso machine
  • Outside seating area
  • Plunge pool
  • Air-conditioning and fan
  • Wi-Fi

New bathrooms offer a spacious outdoor shower, a large bath tub, beautiful floor to ceiling windows and folding glass doors with a stunning outlook over the surrounding waters of the Okavango Delta.


We will be offering a new Luxury Suite (4-6 guests) from July 2016. The Luxury Suite is to be named after the luxury safari pioneer Geoffrey Kent and will contain memorabilia from his travels. Additional features and services included with the new suites are:

  • Kitchen 
  • Indoor lounge
  • Boma with fire pit
  • Deck area
  • Private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Waiter
  • Private bar 
  • Private house-keeper


  • The Sunday Times

"The most luxurious safari camp in Africa has just reopened after an extensive makeover to offer even more conspicuous consumption in the bush."

  • 2016 Certificate of Excellence - Tripadvisor
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2015

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Sanctuary Chief's Camp's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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