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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

A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.


Kanana was refurbished at the beginning of 2019. Guests are accommodated in seven spacious twin and double-bedded safari tents, each en- suite bathroom has a large walk-in shower and luxurious fittings. Families are accommodated in a two-bedroomed tent, sharing an en-suite bathroom with the addition of an outdoor shower – ideal for families in this child-friendly camp. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within a comfortable distance from the main camp area. The annual floods transform parts of this concession into a true water paradise, offering guests the best of both worlds. Due to the camps location guests can experience magnificent game sightings during drives as well as the unique experience of exploring the delta's beautiful waterways by boat or Mokoro. You may actually enjoy the breath-taking spectacle of the water visibly rising around the camp’s raised teak decks. The Sleep Out Deck offers guests the opportunity to spend the night out under the magnificent African night sky.


Situated in the Kanana Concession, the focus of activities at Kanana varies with the rising and falling levels of the Okavango Delta. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, with afternoon game drives often continuing into the evening. When out on game drives our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle and individual use of a camera mount. Alternatively, you may explore the crystal-clear waterways by Mokoro or motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of birds, plant and reptile species found in the area. Birding is spectacular with Kanana hosting a seasonal heronry that is one of the largest in Southern Africa, a highlight that converts all visitors to avid 'twitchers'. Guided bush walks are highly recommended as is fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharptooth catfish.


  • Seven spacious twin/double bedded tents with en-suite bathrooms (triple on request) 
  • One family tent (sleeping five people in two bedrooms with shared en-suite bathroom – additional outdoor shower) 
  • Dining room, al fresco deck, bar, sitting area and campfire overlooking the Xudum River
  • Private airstrip
  • Swimming pool
  • Sleep Out Deck


  • Kanana’s private concession location allows guided walks, Mokoro excursions and night drives in addition to game drives and motor boating.
  • Wildlife is in abundance with frequent predator sightings such as lion, leopard and wilddog all making Kanana their hunting grounds. The camp also affords private access to one of the largest heronries not only in the Okavango Delta but Southern Africa and is an excellent area for birding with regular sightings of Pels Fishing Owl.
  • Fishing is available throughout the year (with the exception of January and February).
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Details 1 Mar  2020 -
31 Mar 2020
1 Apr  2020 -
30 Jun 2020
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Full inclusive in USD 525 785
Details 1 Jul  2020 -
30 Oct 2020
1 Nov 2020 -
30 Nov 2020
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Full inclusive in USD 1 065 785
Details 1 Dec 2020 -
31 Dec 2020
1 Jan 2021 -
5 Jan 2021
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Full inclusive in USD 525 525

Single Room Supplement July - Oct 2020: R320</p


Your stay with Ker & Downey Botswana will be on a fully inclusive basis. This means that the nightly rate at each of the camps covers:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Game activities conducted by professional guides
  • Park/concession entry fees
  • Laundry service
  • Botswana VAT
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (to regional medical facility)


  • Single Room Supplement applies in low and shoulder seasons if more than 2 single rooms are booked in one booking.
  • One tour leader with a minimum of 4 paying guests, USD 335 per night in tour leader accommodation.
  • One tour leader will receive complimentary accommodation in the tour leader tent with full camp occupancy.
  • Private vehicle for 3 or less people, USD 450 per night. 4 or more people automatically qualify for a private vehicle.
  • Private Specialist Guide rates available on request.


  Mar - Jun & Nov Jul - Oct Dec
Kanana 7 years 7 years 7 years

Children from 7 years old are allowed on activities and we do not request the family to book a private vehicle

Open season and child policy

1st March 2019 – 5th January 2020.

1st March 2020 – 5th January 2021.

FAMILY MONTHS : January, March, April, May, June, November and December.

Nightly Rate Per Child Sharing
Fully inclusive in USD

Mar & Dec 2020

01 to 05 Jan 2021

Apr - Jun & Nov 2020
July to Oct 2020
Kanana 327 490 665

Children under 16 years pay full adult rates EXCEPT during Family Months.  

For children younger than 7 years, please enquire directly.

*The family months reduced rate for children is valid in High Season (July to Oct) but only when booking the Family Unit  with two sharing adults. Family Units dependent on availability.


2.1. Any cancellation of a booking must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by the Company. Cancellation charges shall apply in the following circumstances:

  •  From date of confirmation to 61 days prior to programme starting date, full 20% advance payment is forfeited.
  •  60 to 31 days prior to programme starting date, 50% of total programme cost is forfeited.
  •  30 days or less prior to programme starting date and "no shows", total programme cost is forfeited  to include handling fees and liquidated damages for the Company.

2.2. If you are a "no show," the Company shall be entitled to treat your reservation as cancelled without having given the Company any notice, and the provisions of Paragraph 2.1 shall apply.
2.3. Any request to amend or change a booking once it has been confirmed may be accommodated subject to space availability. If the Company is able to assist, an administrative fee may be charged, depending on the nature of the change. These fees will be added to your final invoice. Please note no name change is possible
2.4. No refunds are given (1) for lost travel time or substitution of facilities, (2) for itineraries amended after departure, (3) for circumstances arising beyond the Company's control, necessitating alternative arrangements being made to ensure the safety and/or further participation and enjoyment of your programme, (4) if you do not appear for any accommodation, service, sightseeing or trip segment without notifying the Company, or (5) if you leave your programme after it has begun, or miss any scheduled sightseeing, activities, meals or accommodations.


It is your responsibility to ensure that passports, visas, travel permits, health certificates, inoculations, international driving license, or other documentation required for the trip are obtained and are in order. It is your responsibility to meet any additional costs incurred either by yourself (or by the Company on your behalf) as a result of any failure by  you to comply with such requirements.


You must advise the Company in writing of any special requests; e.g., diet, facility or physical handicap, when you submit your reservation request to the Company. The Company will meet such requests, if possible.
21.3. Cancellation fees are to be paid per person per night booked.
21.4. Full payment of the booking is required 45 days prior to travel unless otherwise arranged with specific operators or individuals.

  •  121 days or more prior to programme starting date is subject to 20% of accommodation cost
  •  120 to 91 days prior to programme starting date is subject to 30% of accommodation cost
  •  90 to 31 days prior to programme starting date is subject to 50% of accommodation cost
  •  30 days or less prior to programme starting date and "no shows," total costs are forfeited


  • Activities


    Game drives
    Night Drives with spot light Explore the delta by motor boat Glass-bottomed Mokoro’s (canoes) enable you to view the underwater world of the delta Explore the delta on foot accompanied by expertly trained and armed guides
  • Activities


    Fishing (March through to December and basic equipment supplied)
    Spend more time in the bush with half and full day safari adventures with picnic lunches. Sleep out under the stars Exclusive motorboat access to Southern Africa’s largest heronries Excellent area for birding with regular sightings of Pel’s Fishing Owl
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