The Sanctuary Chief’s camp is immersed in the predator’s capital of Africa in the world renowned Moremi game reserve in Botswana. Named after Chief Moremi himself this luxurious lodge boasts 12 bush pavilions in earthy tones that blend in perfectly with the camps setting. This is the perfect spot for those who crave the company of every exotic animal under the sun. Think days spent admiring rare lion prides and watching leopards and zebras prowling their natural habitats followed by a relaxing traditional spa treatment and sundowners on the deck.
The camp is set on Chief’s island in the Mombo concession of the Moremi game reserve on the Okavango Delta. The island is created by seasonal flood waters so the landscape that stretches out around the camp transitions from a dry flood plain home to lots of wildlife to a tranquil lagoon. Fly from Maun or Kasane to the camps private airstrip and the transfer to your Botswana bolthole is just 40 minutes.The area is famed for having the best predator sightings in Southern Africa so embark on a full on Safari, game drive or take to the skies in a private helicopter ride for some awe inspiring views.
The bush pavilions are nestled in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland that is typical of the area and the interiors reflect the landscape too. Picture plush wooden four poster beds, reed mats and authentic African artefacts decorating your spacious room. Each pavilion hosts a private game viewing deck overlooking the delta which has an outdoor shower so you can truly feel at one with nature.
Why we like it?
With its prime location, fantastic food and friendly, knowledgeable guides there’s definitely a reason why the Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is constantly named by Conde Nast as one of the top spots in Botswana. We love that you can rejuvenate after a big day in the bush with authentic ‘Africology’ spa treatments that are all environmentally friendly. Trust us the African heated stone massage is not to be missed. Add in cocktails and canapés by the fire pit overlooking the Piajio plains and we’re sure this lodge will win your heart.