Kanana in the Setswana language means "paradise" – and this is exactly what Kanana Camp is. Serene, intimate and uncrowded, it is set on the lip of the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango Delta and nestled quietly among a forest of Jackalberry trees.
During the wet season, the annual floods transform parts of this concession into a true water paradise, offering you the best of both land and water-based game viewing activities. While the camp is well-known for its direct access to the Heronry, a top location for bird watching, you will be sure to witness plenty of larger mammals. Wildlife you are likely to spot include lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, and even packs of African wild dogs.
Although guided game drives and mokoro trips take centre stage on your daily Delta itinerary, you don't have to venture too far to spot free-roaming wildlife. Kanana Camp is just the kind of place where you can sit on your private patio observing elephants along the fence while listening to the chatter of birds and baboons. Even during dinner, your guides will keep their eyes peeled for unexpected guests roaming nearby, like genets and African owls.
Whether it's the design or the staff (or a combination of both), the main entertainment areas at Kanana encourage a warm and friendly atmosphere likely to satisfy the fussiest of true bush connoisseurs. The open-air bar and boma complete with atmospheric firepit is the perfect place to enjoy your evenings chatting to fellow guests around the fire with a cold beer or a glass of wine in hand.