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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Among the great game reserves of the world, Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent. Surrounded by wildlife management areas and reserves that allow game to roam freely, the 11 700km2 (4 500 square mile) reserve is located in the far north of Botswana, bordering on the Chobe River. Chobe  is particularly well known for its large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as the two antelope that cannot be  encountered anywhere else in Botswana, the puku and Chobe bushbuck.

In addition to the vast floodplains that occur along the river, Chobe offers tracks of dry savannah. Dense teak woodland provides thick cover in the north-eastern parts of the reserve. Watching the elephant families drink and bathe in the river is an unforgettable sight, all the more impressive when herds of buffalo, rafts of hippo and gigantic Nile crocodiles are part of the scene. Lion and spotted hyena are frequently seen on the floodplains, where red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan come out to graze. Well-used animal trails meander between five ensuite safari tents at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas, positioned at exclusive campsites in the northern reaches of the park, within driving distance of the Chobe River. Booked on a nightly basis, each canvas tent boasts a comfortable double bed, as well as an ensuite bathroom with flush w.c and steaming hot bucket shower, with water delivered on request. The guest areas comprise spacious tents for dining, pre-dinner drinks or simply whiling away the time between game drives with a good book and frosted beer or glass of wine. Delicious meals cooked over the coals are shared
around a blazing fire.


Why visit

  • Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and private boat cruises on the Chobe River.
  • Dine beneath the stars on mouthwatering meals freshly prepared over an open fire.
  • Camp in comfort with ensuite bathrooms and al fresco hot bucket showers.
  • Perfect for adventure enthusiasts, seasoned bush lovers, repeat travellers, photographers and birders.
  • Experience the rustic charm of camping combined with the comfort of full service, a flush toilet and steaming hot bucket shower.
  • Enjoy access to the scenic Chobe River.

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    2018 Offers Saving 1-6 Jan 7-31 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov 1-10 Dec 21-31 Dec 2017 Offer
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Details 1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 1 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 
Chobe Under Canvas (Tents) 1 - 3 Nights  / per person per night sharing USD 650 USD 815 USD 650
Chobe Under Canvas (Tents) 4 - 5 Nights  / per person per night sharing USD 585 USD 775 USD 585
Chobe Under Canvas (Tents) 6+ Nights  / per person per night sharing USD 485 USD 735 USD 485
Details 1 Jan 2018 - 3 Feb 2018 4 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018 3 Feb 2018 - 31 Marc 2018
Chobe Under Canvas (Tents) 1 - 3 Nights  / per person per night sharing USD 650 Closed USD 540
Chobe Under Canvas (Tents) 4 - 5 Nights  / per person per night sharing USD 585 USD 485
Chobe Under Canvas (Tents) 6+ Nights  / per person per night sharing USD 485 USD 405
Details 1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 1 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 1 Nov 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Chobe Under Canvas (Tents) 1 - 3 Nights  / per person per night sharing USD 650 USD 865 USD 650
Chobe Under Canvas (Tents) 4 - 5 Nights  / per person per night sharing USD 585 USD 820 USD 585
Chobe Under Canvas (Tents) 6+ Nights  / per person per night sharing USD 485 USD 775 USD 485

All rates are confidential, inclusive of VAT and in US Dollars.
Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing, except for family suites and villas which are per family suite/villa per night.

Long-Stay Rates:

  • May be applied for a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to seasonal availability of the offer), for the same guests on a single itinerary.
  • These cannot be used in conjunction with any other &Beyond offers, including Signature offers.

Single Supplement: A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room. A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.

Triple rooms are suitable for a maximum of two adults.

Rate Includes: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry (excluding Chobe and Savute Under Canvas), safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and park fees.

Rate Excludes: Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars and landing fees.

Chobe Under Canvas rate includes one photographic safari on the Chobe River with Pangolin Photo Safaris:
This incredible half-day adventure will allow guests to capture the magnificent fauna and flora of the Chobe River, aboard a custom-built Pangolin photographic boat.
Guests will be accompanied by professional photographers who will offer expert tips and recommendations on how to capture the most breath-taking images. Every seat on the boat is fitted with a top-of-the-range camera, which is fixed to a customised mount, so guests needn’t bring their own equipment.

Pilots and Local Driver-Guides: Rate only includes accommodation, meals, teas and coffees. Accommodation in a pilot/guide room is on a twin basis; single rooms will be allocated depending on availability.

Tour Leaders, Private Guides: Normal guest inclusions and exclusions apply. A maximum of 1 Tourleader on a discounted rate per 14 guests.

Private Vehicles:  A private 4x4 safari vehicle can be pre-booked at applicable lodges, subject to availability. Rates are per vehicle per night, from 2pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure. Please see applicable notes under our Child Policy for children joining on a private vehicle.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:  Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.

CHILD POLICY

Child Age Rate (not applicable to villas/family suites) Notes Game Drives Nature Walks Other Activities
0 - 2 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge Cots subject to availability Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
3 – 5 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge Triple rooms subject to availability Not permitted; additional children's drives may be requested Not permitted Not permitted
6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults 50% of full adult rate Triple rooms subject to availability Yes, 6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion 12 years and older Not permitted
6 – 16 years in own room 1st child: adult rate
2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate
Max 3 children per room
(subject to triple room availability)
Yes, 6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion 12 years and older Not permitted


Childminders: Childminders are available but must be booked on the day of arrival. A rate of USD 5 per hour is payable at the lodge.
Whilst there are age restrictions for children permitted on game viewing activities, all ages will be accommodated on game drive and boat transfers to-and-from the lodge.

If paying for a Private Vehicle, children of any age may go on game drive, with access to sightings being at the discretion of the guide, based on the behaviour of both child and animals. Greater distances to animals may be adhered to, or certain sightings may be avoided, in order to ensure the safety of all. In the case of boating activities, the availability of boats may restrict private use and require forward planning.

The Lodge at Chobe Under Canvas

Live out the adventure of a lifetime as close to nature as you can get in the relaxing solitude of the African landscape.
Comfortable mobile safari tents with ensuite bathrooms (with flush w.c. and steaming hot bucket shower) at secluded campsites in the game-rich Chobe National Park offer up close and personal encounters with Botswana’s wildlife.
One of the top wilderness areas in the world, Chobe is home to some of the largest elephant herds on the African continent.

Carefully positioned as close as possible to the resident game, enjoy the simplicity of our mobile tents at private campsites in one of the top wildlife areas in the world.
Evidence of vast herds of wildlife wandering the African bush exists on the well-used animal trails that meander between the tents.

The camp moves to a different site every five or six days, ensuring that game drives constantly explore fresh areas.

Accommodation

Live out the adventure of a lifetime as close to nature as you can get in the relaxing solitude of the African landscape. Comfortable mobile safari tents at secluded campsites in the game-rich Chobe National Park offer up close and personal encounters with Botswana’s wildlife at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas.
Green shadows on the walls of your tent, faint birdsong filtering through the trees and the sweet fragrance of morning dew on bush vegetation welcome each new day at Chobe Under Canvas. Steaming hot water in your ensuite bathroom’s bucket shower refreshes and revitalises for the day ahead. Shady veranda areas offer a vantage point to enjoy the smaller details of bush life. Crisp linens and a spacious double bed welcome weary bodies after a long day filled with discovery.
Set in secluded campsites in the game-rich Chobe National Park, five ensuite safari tents form an intimate cluster of warmth and comfort. Tucked in the shade of a dense forest deep in the pristine African bush, a maximum of ten guests revel in the total isolation of these private wildlife sites. Night time noises filter through canvas walls and well-used animal trails bring unexpected visitors to thrill and delight.

Tented guest areas create shady spaces to relax in the heat of the day or share a drink with friends in the evening hours, as dishes full of flavour find their way to dining tables. Sated, draw your chair closer to the fire as talk and laughter merge into the starry night, swapping stories meant to last a lifetime.

A Day at Chobe Under Canvas

At &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas your days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife experiences and your nights to spoil you with the romance of canvas under open African skies.

Morning Game Drive
As dawn breaks over the bush, the deep voice of your butler delivers a wake-up call at your tent. A tray of tea, coffee and homemade biscuits will be waiting outside your tent. Climb into an open 4x4 safari vehicle with your guide and tracker and set off through the waking bush. You may be lucky enough to spot predators feasting on their kill from the night before or herds of buffalo grazing before the heat of the day.

Breakfast
After a morning spent tracking down wildlife, return to the camp for a hearty breakfast. Feast on platters laden with toast, jams and marmalades, homemade muesli, fresh fruits and assorted cheeses. Hot breakfasts are prepared on the open fire, with eggs, omelettes, frittatas and freshly cooked pot breads.

Lunch
After breakfast, indulge in a steaming hot bucket shower or maybe a quick nap before lunch. Inviting lunch platters are served in the cool shade of the dining tent.

Afternoon Tea
While away the afternoon hours with a good book and a chilled glass of wine in the guest tent or simply watch the wonders of the bush directly from your tent's veranda. Afternoon tea, with a selection of light snacks, will be served in the late afternoon.

Afternoon Game Drive
Depart on an afternoon game drive as the heat of the day starts to break or try something a little different on a river cruise. Glide among hundreds of elephant, which come down to drink or just cavort in the cooling waters. Hippo can be spotted both in and out of the water and herds of beautiful sable wander the water's edge. Snacks and sundowners are served on board as the sun sinks beneath the horizon.


DINNER
As you arrive back at the camp, cocktails are served around a blazing fire. Dine under the stars on a delicious meal cooked on the open flames. After dinner, indulge in decadent desserts, served with tea, coffee or cognac. Stories from an adventurous day are shared around a glowing campfire. You will then be escorted back to your tent, where you will drift off to sleep amidst the sounds of the African bush.

Wildlife at Chobe Under Canvas

Renowned as one of the top wildlife reserves in the world, Chobe National Park is home to the largest concentration of elephant on the African continent.
The vast elephant population has had a significant impact on the park, thinning out the dense riverine thickets on the banks of the Chobe River. With an incredible wealth of species, Chobe is a haven for birding enthusiasts. Striking colonies of carmine bee-eaters build their nests in the exposed sandy banks of the river.
Renowned as one of the top wildlife reserves in the world, Chobe National Park is home to the largest concentration of elephant on the African continent. The vast elephant population has had a significant impact on the park, thinning out the dense riverine thickets on the banks of the Chobe River. The huge bulk of these majestic animals requires almost 150 kg of fodder each day, with grass, leaves or even tree branches making up their diet. Elephant herds rely upon their matriarch to lead them to the best feeding and water sites, with individuals seldom straying from each other and they are always ready to come to the aid of a family member who is in trouble.

Chobe also boasts two antelope species rarely encountered elsewhere in Botswana - the puku and the Chobe bushbuck. The puku, with their shaggy orange-brown coats and V-shaped horns, can be spotted grazing the floodplains. Always on the lookout for predators, a repetitive whistle is used to warn fellow herd members.

In contrast, the Chobe bushbuck is nocturnal and rarely forms groups of more than one pair. Rarely seen, this shy antelope, with its short, spiral horns relies on a sharp bark as an alarm call when threatened.
Both the puku and the bushbuck have a number of predators to contend with, from lion, hyena and leopard, to African wild dog, civet and caracal.

With an incredible wealth of species, Chobe is a haven for birding enthusiasts. Striking colonies of carmine bee-eaters build their nests in the exposed sandy banks of the river.

Water birds, including many species of duck and the rare red-billed pratincole can be spotted in their thousands, and guinea fowl and francolin dart through the grasses on the river’s edge.

A quintessential African sound, the haunting call of the fish eagle can often be heard echoing over the Chobe River. With their striking chestnut and white colours, these intensely territorial birds challenge competitors to regular calling duets.

Conservation & Community


At &Beyond we seek to maintain a low impact on the land while deriving high yield for our conservation initiatives by creating very small luxury lodges that support enormous tracts of biodiverse land, which remain untouched.
At every lodge we seek out small (and sometimes not so small) but meaningful ways of putting our values into action every day. Each &Beyond lodge supports the conservation of wildlife and contributes to its neighbouring communities in one way or another. In addition, we seek to limit our impact in terms of fossil fuels, the use of renewable energy, water and waste management, and recycling.

At &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas, our mobile campsites do not have the physical impact on the environment of a permanent camp. Campsites are meticulously cleaned before moving on and waste is disposed of responsibly.

CONSERVATION LESSONS

Children and teachers at schools in the communities surrounding &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas were invited to partake in &Beyond's interactive conservation lessons.

Validity : Signature offers may only be booked on 1-3 Night, and may not be combined with any other offers.

Fly Me Around Botswana 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017

Stay for 7 nights at any of our Botswana lodges and we'll include your flights
- contact us for package rates and full terms and conditions.
- Stay at a maximum of 3 lodges per package.
- Nights spent at Sandibe will attract an additional supplement from 1 Jun - 31 Dec 2017. No supplement will apply for travel until end of May 2017.
- Upgrade to helicopter transfer available at additional cost. T&C's applies
 
Honeymoon Offer 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017
- Groom pays full rate and Bride pays 50% of accommodation rate for the whole stay
- Offer is not applicable to &Beyond family suites.
- Groom rate and bride discount based on 1-3 night rate. May not be combined with other offers or long stay rates. Valid for travel within 6 months of date of marrige     Minimum 2 night stay

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  • Family Travel

    Family Travel

    Children over the age of 12 are welcome at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas, although the tents are unsuitable for triple occupation, meaning that younger children are unable to share a room with their parents
    Designed especially for children visiting &Beyond’s lodges, WILDchild is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. On arrival at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas Lodge, each child will receive a WILDchild branded bag containing a logbook, crayons, pencils and a pawprint tattoo. There is a personalised welcome note for every child, with those under three getting an African-themed soft toy as well.
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