The twelve luxury bush pavilions at Sanctuary Chief's Camp are tucked away in the Mombo Concession, part of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. This area is known as the 'predator capital of Africa' and is also home to large herds of elephant and buffalo, making Sanctuary Chief's the ideal place to experience African wildlife at close hand.
Sanctuary Chief's Camp is located on Chief's Island, one of the many islands created by the seasonal floodwaters of the Okavango. The island was named after Chief Moremi, the hereditary king of the area who used the lands as his royal hunting grounds. The vast number of animals who congregate here make it easy to understand why the area was put aside for the chief. It was Moremi's people, the Tawana, who turned it into a reserve where animals are protected.
The guest pavilions are hidden away in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland that is characteristic of the area. All have their own private decks and indoor and outdoor showers. Generously draped mosquito nets and traditional ceiling fans also feature. There is a communal decked living room with stunning views over the floodplains, while the dining area surrounds a fire pit on the very edge of the Piajio plains so that guests can continue their game viewing while enjoying fine cuisine and wines.
Sanctuary Chief's has been designed with consideration for the environment - all rubbish is taken outside the park for responsible disposal and the whole camp can be removed without anyone knowing it was ever there.
Accommodation and Facilities
The camp, constructed on a greenfield
site, is made up of 12 luxury
bush pavilions. Each pavilion boasts
facilities include an indoor and
outdoor shower. Each room is
a spacious seating area and private
game viewing deck. En-suite
equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe, emergency
intercom and minibar.
The main lodge complex houses the
dining area, bar, curio shop, library
and reception area. The main deck
area is split-level and offers
expansive views over the floodplain
to the north. The lower level of the
deck houses the swimming pool.
There is a treatment room at the
camp with a range of treatments
using Thalgo and Africology
products. Electricity is supplied by a
silent generator system allowing
24-hour power supply.
Apart from its predators, the area is
also renowned for its large
concentrations of plains-game,
elephant and buffalo. Both white
and black rhino were introduced
here in 2001 and 2003 respectively.
- Game Drives
- Mokoro Safaris
- Scenic Helicopter flights
All photos courtesy of Sanctuary Retreats