Chobe Under Canvas

Chobe Under Canvas offers the comfort and quality of an established lodge but with the light footprint of a mobile camp. Moving between selected sites along the Chobe River, this intimate tented camp is always in prime position for fantastic game viewing. The Chobe River attracts thousands of elephants during Botswana’s crushing dry season. Joining them at the water’s edge are countless other animals – buffalo, giraffe, antelope of all description.

It’s a predator’s paradise and the bird watching is perhaps the best in Botswana. Guides lead game drives by 4X4 and guests can also access to the river. Game viewing by small boats adds a new dimension to the experience; sunset cruises make a perfect ending to the day.

There are only five tented suites at Chobe Under Canvas, each with a simple en suite bathroom. It’s very much a personalised safari experience, suitable for honeymooners and discerning safari travellers. The relaxed and convivial atmosphere also makes it a good choice for a large family or group booking. Combine Chobe Under Canvas with its sister camps Moremi and Savuti Under Canvas for a once-in-a-lifetime safari.

Chobe Under Canvas Camp
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  • Hemingway-style camp in exclusive setting
  • Canvas & candlelight romance
  • At the heart of the legendary Chobe River area
  • Authentic tented suites with private bathroom

Fast Facts

  • Type of Accommodation:  Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level:  Standard to Midrange
  • Number of Rooms:  5 Tents
  • Location: Chobe National Park
  • See our Travel Guide: Botswana Safari

The Tents

  • Classic Walk-in Safari Tents
  • Shaded Porch & Chairs
  • Battery-Powered Lamps
  • Rustic En Suite Bathroom
Chobe Under Canvas has five suites, each a large and classically decorated walk-in tent. There is a shaded porch with comfortable chairs and inside a double bed takes centre stage. Simply decorated and furnished, the tent has its own en suite bathroom with flush toilet and traditional hot-water bucket shower. Battery powered lamps ensure there’s plenty of light at night.

The Camp Facilities

  • Mess Tent & Bar
  • Games, Books & Reference Material
  • Dinner by Starlight
  • Laundry Service
Chobe Under Canvas is one of the simplest camps in the Chobe River area but guests won’t want for much. A personal butler will take care of any requests, such as hot water, and the friendly atmosphere of the mess tent and bar is recommended. Guests who forgo an afternoon siesta can find diversions at the library or game box. You’ll enjoy delicious fire-cooked meals served communally, either under canvas or beneath the stars.


  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Boat-Based Game Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sunset River Cruises
Early morning excursions by 4X4 or boat begin the day at Chobe Under Canvas. And thanks to the camp’s prime setting in the park, guests enjoy great game viewing as soon as they leave camp. The Chobe River is one of Africa’s wildlife hotspots, especially during the May to October dry season. Increasing numbers of thirsty elephants and buffalo arrive, attracting lions and hyenas. Leopards prowl the thick riverine forest and the general game viewing is sensational.

The afternoon activity could be another game drive or a more leisurely river cruise. This is an excellent way to observe Chobe’s river life and take in the sunset. It’s also a good way to see some of the Chobe’s birds. With nearly 500 species recorded in the Chobe River region, bird watching is about as good as it gets, especially in the summer months.

Chobe Under Canvas Rates 2016

  • Green Season 2016
  • USD435 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2016
  • USD540 pp sharing
  • High Season 2016
  • USD700 pp sharing

Green Season:   (January Closed) February – March    |   Shoulder Season:  April – June & November & December    |   High Season:  July – October  

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Chobe Under Canvas accommodation, Three meals daily, Soft drinks, House wines, Local brand spirits and beers, Teas and coffees, Refreshments on game drives, Laundry, Safari activities, Emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and park fees.

Excludes: Telephone calls, Safari shop purchases, Gratuities, All items of a personal nature, Champagne, Cognacs, Fine wines, Premium brand spirits and cigars, Landing fees.

A single supplement of 50% is only charged from the third single room per booking, except for 1 – 6 Jan and 21 -31 Dec 2014 when the supplement applies from the first single room.

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