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Chobe Under Canvas is situated in the northern part of Botswana's Chobe National Park and features six superlative ensuite safari tents, carefully positioned in exclusive semi-permanent camps near the Chobe River.
Chobe National Park encompasses 11 700 square km of wilderness, bordered in the north by the beautiful Chobe River, and buffered on all sides by wildlife management areas and forest reserves allowing for the free movement of game. A wildlife enthusiast's dream, Chobe National Park is one of the top wilderness reserves in the world and is home to the largest single concentration of elephant.
Throughout the year, herds of buffalo and elephant can be seen drinking at the river's edge with their numbers swelling into hundreds and thousands during the dry season. Two species of region-specific antelope occur here, the puku and the Chobe bushbuck, which cannot be seen in other parts of Botswana except on the Chobe riverfront. Due to the variety of the Chobe vegetation and geological features, this magnificent wildlife sanctuary offers extreme contrasts and a fantastic cross-section of wildlife.
Bookable on a nightly basis, each luxury en-suite semi permanent tent boasts a double bed, ensuite bathroom, separate w.c. and hot water bucket shower - this is the ultimate in luxury camping. The guest areas comprise comfortable tents for dining, meeting for a pre-dinner drink, or just for whiling the time away between safaris - complete with private butler service, delicious Pan-African meals, and traditional bush dinners served under the stars.
Chobe offers extraordinary opportunities for guests to embark on truly unrivalled game viewing adventures. Visitors to the park can witness herds in excess of 200 elephants roaming the pristine grasslands as well as huge herds of buffalo (up to 400 in strength) and a variety of plains game, lining the food-rich banks of the Chobe River. A boat cruise allows guests to view an abundance of river fauna such as the mighty hippo and stealthy crocodile. Predators are constantly on the hunt in Chobe and it's not uncommon to witness the heart-stopping spectacle of a lion kill in progress.
Activities at Chobe Under Canvas include twice-daily game drives in semi-open 4x4 safari vehicles and a tranquil boat cruise on the Chobe River - both with expert safari guides.
Chobe offers extraordinary bird-watching with hundreds of species recorded in the area. Listen for the call of the common Woodland Kingfisher and maybe spot the African Fish Eagle in its glory as it swoops over the river endlessly searching for the next meal.