Refurbished in 2019, the delightful Kanana Camp is located in the remote inner reaches of the Okavango Delta. There are just eight luxurious tents, accommodating up to 16 guests, built on stilts offering views of the floodplains that surround the camp. The dining and communal areas are raised on decking encircling a huge ancient fig tree.
The area is an excellent walking and canoeing venue. While game viewing in 4x4 vehicles is very popular, viewing game on foot or by gliding silently through the delta by Mokoro are fantastic ways in which to view game. Besides the abundant elephant, a wide variety of other game frequent the life-giving force of the Delta, including impala, lechwe, hippo, crocodile and lion.
Kanana Camp is one of the few lucky camps in the Okavango Delta to have an exclusive heronry where many migratory water birds come to hatch their young from July onwards. This is a very important nesting site for these birds and one of the few in the Delta. The species you are likely to see roosting here include the yellow bill stork, marabou, open bill stork, darters, cormorants and slate egrets. Kanana Camp regularly reports sightings of the rare Pel's fishing owl in addition to hyena, which has also become a rare sighting in this area. Even more rare are the situanga antelope, which live in swamps and are very good swimmers. They may take to the water to evade predators such as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their nostrils above the surface.