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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

We are delighted to announce a major investment programme for our luxurious flagship camp – Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. Renowned for its exceptional levels of service and customer experience, our exclusive camp is consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Botswana. It is located on Chief’s Island in the Mombo Concession of the famous Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, an area known as the ‘predator capital of Africa. We look forward to welcoming guests to the new-look camp from June 2016.
Named after Chief Moremi, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is located in the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. The luxurious camp is ideal for an exciting African safari due to the vast numbers of animals that congregate all year round. Chief’s Island is one of the many islands created by the seasonal flood waters of the Okavango Delta and is well-known for the finest game viewing in Southern Africa. With the finest cuisine and wines, the camp is also consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Botswana by Condé Nast and Travel & Leisure.

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    We are delighted to announce a major refurbishment programme for Sanctuary Chief's Camp. Work takes place 9 January - 31 May 2016, during which time the camp will be closed.

    »  The exciting new-look camp will reopen to guests on 1 June 2016
    »  Size of pavilions will increase significantly from 51 sqm to 141 sqm
    »  Each pavilion will feature a tranquil outside seating area and a terrace plunge pool
    »  New bathrooms will offer a spacious outdoor shower and a large bath tub
    »  A new fitness centre
    »  A kids play room
    »  A new solar energy plant will also provide for 70% of the camps' energy
    »  The new Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite, consists of two pavilions and features a private bar, boma, lounge and kitchen, all serviced by a private house-keeper, waiter, guide and vehicle.
  • Why Sanctuary Chief's Camp
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    Bring yourself closer to nature with a dinner in the atmospheric Boma at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge.
    There is no better place to experience the sunset than from Belmond Eagle Island Lodge’s Fish-Eagle Bar.
    Enjoy superb cuisine, fine wine and discreet service with a romantic dinner beneath the star-studded African sky, served on the deck of your room.
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REFURBISHED MAIN AREAS

All the main and public areas of the camp are being extensively refurbished in a 'safari chic' style including a newly designed bar and library area, the extension of the dining room and the addition of a pizza deck with pizza oven. A new orientation room where guests can learn more about the Delta before going on game drives will be added as well as a gym and fully equipped kids play room. 

SANCTUARY RETREATS PHILANTHROPY (SRP)


Sanctuary Chief's Camp supports Plants and People Africa, a botanical research and community outreach project in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.  

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    Internal Flights Low High Peak
    6Jan -31 March 2017 1Apr -14 June & 1 Nov-20 Dec 2017 15-30June & 1 Sep-31 Oct 2017 1Juli-31 Aug & 25 Dec -5 Jan 2018
    MaunAirport to Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip Per person,one way USD170 USD185 USD185 USD185
    Stanley’s| Baines airstrip to Maun Airport USD150 USD170 USD165 USD165
    MaunAirport to Chief’s airstrip USD220 USD240 USD240 USD240
    Chief’sairstrip to Maun Airport USD200 USD225 USD220 USD220
    MaunAirport to Kasane Airport USD420 USD440 USD425 USD425
    Chief’sairstrip to Kasane Airport USD400 USD425 USD410 USD410
    KasaneAirport to Chief’s airstrip USD420 USD440 USD425 USD425
    Stanley’s| Baines’ airstrip to Chief’s airstrip USD200 USD225 USD220 USD220
    Stanley’s| Baines’ airstrip to Kasane Airport USD400 USD425 USD410 USD410
    KasaneAirport to Stanley’s | Baines airstrip USD420 USD440 USD425 USD425
    KasaneAirport to Livingstone Airport
    (Including Kasane departure tax)
    Per person,oneway
    (minimum 2 people)
    USD370 USD370 USD370 USD370
    LivingstoneAirport to Kasane Airport
    (Excluding Livingstone departure tax)
    USD335 USD335 USD335 USD335

    Please note:
    • The rates are valid from 01 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
    • Intercamp flights are quoted on a ‘seat inaircraft’ basis inclusive of meet and greet service onarrival and airport tax on departure from Maun and Kasane Airports.
    • Intercamp flights and road transfers can only be carried outduring daylight hours and are subject to weather conditions.
    • The timing and duration of flights and transfers may differconsiderably depending on factors beyond the control of SanctuaryRetreats and operators involved.
    • Early departures from lodges may be necessary to accommodateintercamp flight schedules.
    • Luggage on intercamp flights is restricted to 20kgs perperson in soft side bags.
    • Walking with Elephants activity has a minimum of 2 guestsand maximum of 10 guests; is subject to availability; minimum age is 9years.
    • Elephants are on leave between 15 January - 15 February onan annual basis.

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    Internal FlightsLowHigh
    6 Jan -31 March 20181 Apr -14 June & 1 Nov-20 Dec 201815 Jun -31 Oct & 21 Dec - 6 Jan 2019
    Maun Airport to Stanley’s | Baines’ airstripPer person, one wayUSD 170USD 185USD 190
    Stanley’s | Baines airstrip to Maun AirportUSD 150USD 170USD 175
    Maun Airport to Chief’s airstripUSD 215USD 240USD 245
    Chief’s airstrip to Maun AirportUSD 200USD 220USD 230
    Maun Airport to Kasane AirportUSD 415USD 440USD 445
    Chief’s airstrip to Kasane AirportUSD 400USD 420USD 430
    Kasane Airport to Chief’s airstripUSD 415USD 440USD 445
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Chief’s airstripUSD 200USD 220USD 230
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Kasane AirportUSD 400USD 420USD 430
    Kasane Airport to Stanley’s | Baines airstripUSD 415USD 440USD 445
    Kasane Airport to Livingstone Airport
    (Including Kasane departure tax)
    Per person,one way
    (minimum 2 people)
    USD 390USD 390USD 390
    Livingstone Airport to Kasane Airport
    (Excluding Livingstone departure tax)
    USD 390USD 390USD 390

     

    Road Transfer Prices
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane AirportPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 85
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane AirportPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 75
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane Airport (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 305
    Livingstone to Kasane AirportPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 85
    Livingstone to Kasane Airport (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & ChumaPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 85
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & Chuma (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Kazangula ferry crossingPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 20

    ActivitiesPrices
    LowHigh/Peak
    6 January -
    31 March 2018
    1 April - 14 June/
    1 November -
    20 December 2018
    15 June - 31 October/
    21 December -
    6 January 2019
    Walking with Elephants (Stanley's Camp / Baines' Camp)USD280USD400USD500
    Private vehicle and guide - per dayUSD575
    OtherPRICES
    Guide roomUSD170
    Meet and greetUSD18

    Please note:
    • The rates are valid from 01 Jan 2018 to 06 Jan 2019
    • The additional charges listed are only a guide. Some charges may fluctuate daily and others are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking.
    • Intercamp flights are quoted on a ‘seat in aircraft’ basis inclusive of meet and greet service on arrival and airport tax on departure from Maun and Kasane Airports.
    • Intercamp flights and road transfers can only be carried out during daylight hours and are subject to weather conditions.
    • The timing and duration of flights and transfers may differ considerably depending on factors beyond the control of Sanctuary Retreats and operators involved.
    • Early departures from lodges may be necessary to accommodate intercamp flight schedules.
    • Luggage on intercamp flights is restricted to 20kgs per person in soft side bags.
    • Walking with Elephants activity has a minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 10 guests; is subject to availability; minimum age is 9 years.
    • Elephants are on leave between 15 January - 15 February on an annual basis.

     

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01 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 435 USD 2 315 USD 2 190 USD 2 070
Single Rate USD 3 655 USD 3 470 USD 3 290 USD 3 110
3rd Adult Sharing USD 2 070 USD 1 970 USD 1 865 USD 1 760
Child rate** USD 1 220 USD 1 155 USD 1 100 USD 1 035
01 Sep 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 065 USD 1 910 USD 1 755 USD 1 550
Single Rate USD 3 100 USD 2 865 USD 2 630 USD 2 325
3rd Adult Sharing USD 1 755 USD 1 625 USD 1 490 USD 1 315
Child rate** USD 1 030 USD 955 USD 880 USD 775
01 Nov  2017 to 20 Dec 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 125 USD 955 USD 840 USD 730
Single Rate USD 1 125 USD 955 USD 840 USD 730
3rd Adult Sharing USD 840 USD 715 USD 630 USD 550
Child rate** USD 560 USD 475 USD 420 USD 365
21 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 5-7 nightsnights 8+ ni8+ nights ghts
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 435 USD 2 315 USD 2 190 USD 2070
Single Rate USD 3 655 USD 3 470 USD 3 290 USD 3 110
3rd Adult Sharing USD 2 070 USD 1 970 USD 1 865 USD 1 760
Child rate** USD 1 220 USD 1 155 USD 1 100 USD 1 035
Sanctuary Chief's Camp (Geoffrey Kent - Mini Suite)
01 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 3 410 USD 3 240 USD 3 070 USD 2 900
Single Rate USD 6 815 USD 6 475 USD 6 135 USD 5 795
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 1 705 USD 1 620 USD 1 535 USD 1 450
01 Sep 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 885 USD 2 670 USD 2 450 USD 2 165
Single Rate USD 5 770 USD 5 335 USD 4 905 USD 4 325
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 1 440 USD 1 335 USD 1 225 USD 1 080
01 Nov  2017 to 20 Dec 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 560 USD 1 325 USD 1 170 USD 1 015
Single Rate USD 1 560 USD 1 325 USD 1 170 USD 1 015
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 780 USD 665 USD 585 USD 505
21 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 5-7 nightsnights 8+ ni8+ nights ghts
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 3 410 USD 3 240 USD 3 070 USD 2 900
Single Rate USD 6 815 USD 6 475 USD 6 135 USD 5 795
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 1 705 USD 1 620 USD 1 535 USD 1 450
Sanctuary Chief's Camp (Geoffrey Kent - Luxury Suite)
06 Jan 2017 to 14 Jun 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 340 USD 1 140 USD 1 005 USD 870
Single Rate n/a n/a n/a n/a
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 780 USD 665 USD 585 USD 505
15 Jun 2017 to 30 Jun 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 475 USD 2 290 USD 2 100 USD 1 855
Single Rate n/a n/a n/a n/a
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 1 440 USD 1 335 USD 1 225 USD 1 080
01 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD2 920 USD 2 780 USD 2 630 USD 2 485
Single Rate n/a n/a n/a n/a
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 1 705 USD 1 620 USD 1 535 USD 1 450
01 Sep 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 475 USD 2 290 USD 2 100 USD 1 855
Single Rate n/a n/a n/a n/a
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 1 440 USD 1 335 USD 1 225 USD 1 080
01 Nov  2017 to 20 Dec 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 340 USD 1 140 USD 1 005 USD 870
Single Rate n/a n/a n/a n/a
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 780 USD 665 USD 585 USD 505
21 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 5-7 nightsnights 8+ ni8+ nights ghts
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 920 USD 2 780 USD 2 630 USD 2 485
Single Rate n/a n/a n/a n/a
3rd Adult Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child rate** USD 1 705 USD 1 620 USD 1 535 USD 1 450
Sanctuary Chief's Camp
(Luxury Pavillion)   
06 Jan 2018 to 31 Marc 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 180 USD 1 003 USD 885
Single Rate USD 1 180 USD 1 003 USD 885
3rd Adult Sharing USD 885 USD 752 USD 664
Child rate** USD 590 USD 502 USD 443
01 Apr 2018 to 14 Jun 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 355 USD 1 220 USD 1 084
Single Rate USD 1 355 USD 1 220 USD 1 084
3rd Adult Sharing USD 1  016 USD 915 USD 813
Child rate** USD 678 USD 610 USD 542
15 Jun 2018 to 30 Jun 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 385 USD 2 266 USD 2 147
Single Rate USD 4 174 USD 3 966 USD 3 757
3rd Adult Sharing USD 2 027 USD 1 926 USD 1 825
Child rate** USD 1 193 USD 1 133 USD 1 074
01 Jul 2018 to 31 Augt 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 815 USD 2 815 USD 2 674
Single Rate USD 4 926 USD 4 926 USD 4 680
3rd Adult Sharing USD 2 393 USD 2 393 USD 2 273
Child rate** USD 1 408 USD 1 408 USD 1 337
01 Sep  2018 to 31 Oct 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 385 USD 2 266 USD 2 147
Single Rate USD 4 174 USD 3 966 USD 3 757
3rd Adult Sharing USD 2 027 USD 1 926 USD 1 825
Child rate** USD 1 193 USD 1 133 USD 1 074
01 Nov  2018 to 20 Dec 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 180 USD 1 003 USD 885
Single Rate USD 1 180 USD 1 003 USD 885
3rd Adult Sharing USD 885 USD 752 USD 664
Child rate** USD 590 USD 502 USD 443
21 Dec  2018 to 06 Jan 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 815 USD 2 815 USD 2 674
Single Rate USD 4 926 USD 4 926 USD 4 680
3rd Adult Sharing USD 2 393 USD 2 393 USD 2 273
Child rate** USD 1 408 USD 1 408 USD 1 337
Sanctuary Chief's Camp (Geoffrey Kent - Luxury Suite)
06 Jan 2018 to 31 Marc 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (4 person sharing) USD 1 410 USD 1 199 USD 1 058
Rate per person (3 person sharing) USD 1 500 USD 1 275 USD 1 125
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 120 USD 1 802 USD 1 590
Additional child rate* USD 705 USD 600 USD 529
01 Apr 2018 to 14 Jun 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (4 person sharing) USD 1 620 USD 1 458 USD 1 296
Rate per person (3 person sharing) USD 1 725 USD 1 553 USD 1 380
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 435 USD 2 192 USD 1 948
Additional child rate* USD 810 USD 729 USD 648
15 Jun 2018 to 30 Jun 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (4 person sharing) USD 2 860 USD 2 717 USD 2 574
Rate per person (3 person sharing) USD 3 230 USD 3 069 USD 2 907
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 4 575 USD 4 346 USD 4 118
Additional child rate* USD 1 430 USD 1 359 USD 1 287
01 Jul 2018 to 31 Aug 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (4 person sharing) USD 3 375 USD 3 375 USD 3 206
Rate per person (3 person sharing) USD 4 045 USD 4 045 USD 3 843
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 5 740 USD 5 740 USD 5 453
Additional child rate* USD 1 688 USD 1 688 USD 1 603
01 Sep 2018 to 31 Oct 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (4 person sharing) USD 2 860 USD 2 717 USD 2 574
Rate per person (3 person sharing) USD 3 230 USD 3 069 USD 2 907
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 4 575 USD 4 346 USD 4 118
Additional child rate* USD 1 430 USD 1 359 USD 1 287
01 Nov 2018 to 20 Dec 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (4 person sharing) USD 1 410 USD 1 199 USD 1 058
Rate per person (3 person sharing) USD 1 500 USD 1 275 USD 1 125
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 2 120 USD 1 802 USD 1 590
Additional child rate* USD 705 USD 600 USD 529
21 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (4 person sharing) USD 3 375 USD 3 375 USD 3 206
Rate per person (3 person sharing) USD 4 045 USD 4 045 USD 3 843
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 5 740 USD 5 740 USD 5 453
Additional child rate* USD 1 688 USD 1 688 USD 1 603

The new Sanctuary Chief’s Camp will open on 1 June, creating the ultimate contemporary safari experience in what is considered the best location in Africa.

With brand-new stylish pavilions and matching public areas, combined with its already renowned levels of service, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp will set new standards. It is located on Chief’s Island in the famous Moremi Game Reserve, the ‘predator capital of Africa’.

Size of pavilions will increase significantly from 51 sqm to 141 sqm, each pavilion will feature a tranquil outside seating area and a terrace plunge pool. New bathrooms will offer a spacious outdoor shower and a large bath tub. There will be a new gym and a kids play room.

Features of the new Sanctuary Chief's Camp:

  • 10 pavilions
  • The Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite
  • Orientation room for planning game drives
  • Fitness centre
  • Children’s Retreat
  • Fine dining in indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • Bar and library
  • Pool
  • Spa

Luxury, Naturally

As with all Sanctuary Retreats’ camps and lodges, the building of the new Sanctuary Chief’s Camp has been done in conjunction with local craftsmen and authorities to minimize the impact on the environment and offer guests luxury that respects the natural surroundings. A solar farm which is one of the largest in Botswana has been built to help minimise the impact of the camp by supplying the majority of all required energy.

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NEW LUXURY BUSH PAVILIONS

The bush pavilions at Sanctuary Chief's Camp will be re-built and the size of all 12 pavilions will increase significantly from 51 sqm to 141 sqm, making them some of the largest in the area. Features are:

  • Private dining area
  • Nespresso machine
  • Outside seating area
  • Plunge pool
  • Air-conditioning and fan
  • Wi-Fi

New bathrooms will offer a spacious outdoor shower, a large bath tub, beautiful floor to ceiling windows and folding glass doors with a stunning outlook over the surrounding waters of the Okavango Delta.

 


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AWARD WINNING ACCOMMODATION

All the main and public areas of the camp are being extensively refurbished in a 'safari chic' style including a newly designed bar and library area, the extension of the dining room and the addition of a pizza deck with pizza oven.  A new orientation room where guests can learn more about the Delta before going on game drives will be added as well as a gym and kids play room.  

When you visit Sanctuary Chief's Camp you'll see why Condé Nast Traveler consistently rates it as one of the top safari destinations in Botswana. The camp is part of the magazine's exclusive "Platinum Circle" in recognition of its inclusion in the prestigious Gold List for the last five consecutive years.

Key features:

  • Two large bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom,
  • private pool and private deck area
  • Private Kitchen
  • Indoor lounge and bar
  • Private boma with fire pit
  • Expansive deck with views of Okavango Delta


Private services:

  • Private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Private chef
  • Private waiter
  • Private housekeeper
  • Premium drinks


Please note:

Subject to availability, part of The Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite can also be booked as The Geoffrey Kent Mini Suite, accommodating 2 or 3 guests, consisting of one large bedroom with en-suite bathroom, private pool and seating area, large central dining and living room, private boma with fire pit, secluded deck area and private kitchen and bar. 

The Geoffrey Kent Mini Suite also includes private vehicle with personal guide, private chef, waiter and housekeeper and premium drinks.


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NEW INTERCONNECTING SUITES

We will be offering a new Mini Suite (2 guests) and Luxury Suite (4-6 guests) when Sanctuary Chief's Camp re-opens in June 2016. The Luxury Suite is to be named after the luxury safari pioneer Geoffrey Kent and will contain memorabilia from his travels. Additional features and services included with the new suites are:

  • Private Kitchen
  • Indoor lounge
  • Private boma with fire pit
  • Deck area
  • Private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Private waiter
  • Premium drinks
  • Private housekeeper

 

Sanctuary Chief's Camp prides itself on its personalised service and this includes your culinary preferences and needs. All meals are freshly prepared - in the middle of the African bush.

Executive Chef Harry Feiersinger, whose culinary education started at the hotel school Absam Hall in Austria, has a true passion for food and will be delighted to cater for your every need. You might even be lucky enough to get a taste of his favourite dish, pork fillet in a mango basil sauce followed by cheesecake for dessert.


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FRESHLY PREPARED

Wake up early in the morning as your tent attendant brings fresh coffee, tea or hot chocolate to your room - prepared just the way you like it. The rich aroma combined with the excitement of what sightings the African bush might offer today is enough to get anyone up and about. Before departing for your morning game viewing activity enjoy a scrumptious full English and continental breakfast. Upon your return to camp an early buffet lunch is served under the trees out on the deck of the main area. The menu includes a selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, salads and freshly baked breads - all made here in the middle of the bush. Afternoon tea is definitely a highlight for most, the selection of cakes, warm scones and quiche to name a few is something most find hard to resist. Indulge and enjoy with a delicious cup of coffee or a refreshing ice tea before setting off for your afternoon game viewing activity.

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SPECIAL SUNDOWERS AND PRIVATE DINNERS

Your afternoon game drive ends with classic sundowner cocktails and canapés at a
specially selected spot. There are few things as spectacular as the sight of an African sunset, especially if you are also lucky enough to hear the call of a fish eagle, as yet another day comes to an end. Return to the camp for pre-dinner drinks around the boma area as you discuss the sightings of the day with friends and family. Celebrating a special occasion? We can arrange a romantic private dinner on your suite deck or by the pool area. Dinner might include a choice of starters such as cream of butternut soup with mixed crushed nuts or deep fried camembert with spiced strawberry dressing followed by a choice of mains such as grilled impala with port and chocolate sauce on roast sweet potato or pan fried kingklip with shrimp sauce on braised rice. How could anyone resist passion fruit and lemon pudding for desert or maybe you would prefer a fruit or cheese platter?

 

 

These rates are in US$ per person per night and include VAT.
Rates are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice anytime at the sole discretion of Sanctuary Retreats. All bookings are subject to the Sanctuary Retreats trading terms and conditions.

Rates Include

  • Airstrip transfers (or return airport transfer from/to Kasane Airport for Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero),
  • All meals, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (with exception of premium brands and Champagne),
  • All game viewing activities (with the exception of Walking with Elephants activity at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp & Sanctuary Baines’ Camp),
  • Laundry services, emergency medical evacuation and park fees.

Rates Exclude

  • International and domestic flights, landing fees, and road transfers to and from other camps and lodges,
  • Travel insurance, boutique purchases, gratuities and all other items of a personal nature.

Accommodation Information

  • Triples are subject to availability at time of confirming a booking.
  • The following are the maximum numbers of triple rooms/tents available per night in each camp or lodge: 
  • - Sanctuary Chief’s Camp - 1 triple tent per night
  • There is one guide room at each Sanctuary Retreats lodge or camp which can be booked at a rate of $180 per night, subject to availability.

Long Stay Rates
Long stay rates depend on duration of total stay and season of travel. The total stay can be in one lodge or camp only, or be made up of shorter stays in two or more Sanctuary Retreats camps or lodges anywhere in Africa together. Stays in more than one camp or lodge do not need to be consecutive, but must belong to one itinerary. For example, if booking a total of 6 nights with Sanctuary Retreats in 3 different camps with 2 nights in each camp, use the ‘5 – 7 nights’ rates for each of the camps.

Single Occupancy

Single occupancy bookings are charged at the single rates listed. All single occupancy bookings for the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite are charged at 100% supplement of the two people sharing rate in Low, Medium, High and Peak seasons.

Children Policy
Children aged 6 and over are welcome at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp and Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. Children of all ages are welcome at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero and Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp. Children aged 15 and younger are required to share with an adult and are not permitted on walking safaris. A private vehicle must be booked for game drives for families including children aged 5 and under.


Child Rates 

One child aged 15 or younger stays free of charge in Low season when sharing with 2 adults, subject to availability of a triple room/tent. One or two children aged 15 or younger sharing with one adult in Low season pay the child rate. One child aged 15 or younger pays the child rate when sharing with 2 adults in Medium, High and Peak season, subject to availability of a triple room/tent. In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare.

Child Rates (Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite)
One child aged 6 - 15 inclusive stays free of charge in Low season when sharing with a minimum of 4 paying adults, subject to availability of a triple room/tent. A second child aged 6 – 15 inclusive staying with a minimum of 4 paying adults pays child rate in Low season. One or two children aged 6 – 15 inclusive pay child rate when sharing with a minimum of 4 adults in Medium, High and Peak seasons. In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare. For example one child aged 6 - 15 inclusive staying with 3 adults pays the applicable adult fare in Low, Medium, High and Peak seasons.

Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite additional services
The rates for the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite include the following additional services at no extra charge: exclusive use of a game drive vehicle, private safari guide, private chef, dedicated waiter and housekeeper, and premium brand drinks and champagne.

Payment Terms

  • A non-refundable 20% deposit is payable within 7 days to confirm a booking with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
  • If a booking is made 60 days or less before arrival the full cost of the booking is payable immediately to confirm the booking.
  • Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of the booking with cancellation penalties payable to Sanctuary Retreats.
  • All cancellations should be made in writing and cancellation charges are calculated on the total value of the booking.

Cancellation Terms

  • All cancellations should be made in writing. Cancellation charges are calculated on the total value of the booking.
  • Cancellations received from the date of booking to 61 days prior to arrival incur a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received from 60 days to 31 days prior to arrival incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received from 30 days prior until arrival incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Additional fees apply for cancellation of airline tickets and other services which will be advised as soon as possible after receipt of the written cancellation. Special cancellation terms apply for group bookings and exclusive use of a lodge or camp and will be advised at time of booking.

PLEASE NOTE 

  • The additional charges listed are only a guide. Some charges may fluctuate daily and others are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking. 
  • Intercamp flights are quoted on a ‘seat in aircraft’ basis inclusive of meet and greet service on arrival and airport tax on departure from Maun and Kasane Airports.
  • Intercamp flights and road transfers can only be carried out during daylight hours and are subject to weather conditions. 
  • The timing and duration of flights and transfers may differ considerably depending on factors beyond the control of Sanctuary Retreats and operators involved. 
  • Early departures from lodges may be necessary to accommodate intercamp flight schedules. 
  • Luggage on intercamp flights is restricted to 20kgs per person in soft side bags.
  • Walking with Elephants activity has a minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 10 guests; is subject to availability; minimum age is 9 years.
  • Elephants are on leave between 15 January - 15 February on an annual basis.

As the predator capital of the world, the game viewing is awe-inspiring. But apart from its predators, the Moremi is also renowned for its large concentrations of plains-game, elephant and buffalo.

You will also no doubt see giraffe, impala and zebra. Endangered wild dog also make this area their home. Several lion prides as well as genet cats and hyena also live in abundance here. Like the rest of the Okavango Delta, the area is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 500 species.

RECENT SIGHTINGS AT SANCTUARY CHIEF'S CAMP

Green season is known for turning the bush into a wildlife nursery. There are so many new-born mammals, from baby antelope to young lion cubs and leopards running around as they discover their surroundings. Guests have also had good sightings of the rare migratory birds.

There have been lots of lion pride sightings of late, including a coalition of four males and the local tree climbing lions. Guests at Chief's Camp also witnessed a herd of elephants chasing off a pride of lions for being too close to their young calves.

Guests were welcomed at the airstrip by three lionesses from our tree-climbing pride - at some stage they were even trying to hunt, but were unsuccessful. On a separate occasion male lions were spotted near our airstrip and they had four lionesses with them and a young male cub.

We have been lucky enough to have quite a few Leopard sightings in the area recently. The highlight for guests was watching a leopard successfully stalking a young baboon in the tree tops, jumping from tree to tree in pursuit.

Guests were treated to sightings of Wild Dog in the area, including a pack with several young mouths to feed meaning lots of successful hunts to watch.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Safaris

    Safaris

    BOTSWANA AND VICTORIA FALLS : 8 night safari: Experience the magic of the Okavango Delta and the wildlife that frequents it as well the huge elephant population of the Chobe, finishing with the magnificent Victoria Falls.

    Botswana and Victoria Falls

    HEART OF DELTA :5 night safari: The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, supports a rich and colourful wildlife just waiting to be explored. Combine two of our Delta camps with this itinerary.

    Heart of the Delta

    HIGHLIGHTS OF BOTSWANA : 6 night safari: This safari package includes stays at two tented camps in private concessions in the Okavango Delta, as well as a luxury lodge in Chobe with a full spa.

    Highlights of Botswana

  • GETTING THERE & AWAY

    GETTING THERE & AWAY

    Sanctuary Chief's Camp has its own licensed private airstrip which is located approximately two kilometres from the camp. The transfer from the airstrip to the camp takes approximately 40 minutes. The airstrip is accessible from Maun (25 minutes), Kasane (1 hour 30 minutes), Sanctuary Stanley's Camp (15 minutes) and Sanctuary Baines' Camp (15 minutes). Please note the luggage restriction is 20kg per person in a soft-sided bag.
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