From: USD 670 PPS

Chobe Under Canvas

Chobe Under Canvas offers the comfort and quality of an established lodge but with the light footprint of a mobile camp.

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.

Lodge Highlights:

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

About Chobe Under Canvas

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.

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.

Activities at Chobe Under Canvas

  • 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.

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.


Season & Year
Per person sharing
Low Season: 01.11.19 - 03.01.20
USD 670
Closed: 11.01.20 - 14.02.20
Mid Season: 01.04.20 - 30.06.20
USD 670
High Season: 01.07.20 - 31.10.20
USD 895
Mid Season: 01.11.20 - 02.01.21
USD 670
Closed:03.01.21 - 10.02.21
Included in your stay
  • 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.
Excluded in your stay
  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Champagne
  • Cognacs
  • Fine wines
  • Premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Landing fees.
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish


Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional.  Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (Germany)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Above expectations

Excellent communications and service. We dealt with Sabrina and she is awesome. The safari tour was amazing, i can highly recommend going to Elephant Plains. Its a very special place run by awesome people.


We are six older but experienced travellers who usually do our own planning. Luck led us to Safari Online and Walter. His ideas proved spot on. First to Batonka in Victoria Falls, then the Eco lodge In Savuti and finally Ngoma Safari Lodge. Each was different and special in their own way. The game drives from the lodges were wonderful, each of our guides Ren at Savuti and Kenneth at Ngoma were informative and experienced. If there was game to be found they found it.
Throughout our planning Safari Online have been helpful, always answering emailed questions, no matter how basic, straightaway. We’ve had probably our best ever holiday in years of travel, everything went smoothly. Pickups and transfers were on time. Staff in all the places we stayed were friendly and helpful. I can’t think of one adverse remark except maybe seeing a lion that wasn’t asleep, though I think if it could have been arranged Walter would have done so.

They kept us fully informed and updated throughout planning, travel, etc.

It was excellent all around. Everything worked out well. An experience of a lifetime! The game viewing rides were fun and very informative.

Karen (USA)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari on line. Would recommend Safari on line to organise your holiday.

Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann & Mario (CA)
A great tour operator that was a pleasure to deal with.

We used Safari Online to put together a mid-range Botswana trip for a group of four going to three different camps and then onto Vic Falls. We asked several operators to provide options (through this great safari bookings website) and Walter Kohrs from Safari Online was easily the most responsive and quickest to provide different but realistic options and at good prices. In the end it was a no brainer to go with Safari Online. Walter always responded to my queries quickly, with honest and valuable responses that were clear and made sense. From our perspective he tailored a good mix of places for both our budget and standard of facilities that suited us perfectly, with enough information and links to help us make our decisions. In the end each camp was different and had different aspects and strengths that made each unique. We loved it.

Shane (AU)
Excellent service and support for our Africa vacation

Working with Walter was a great experience. He listened to us and helped us build a vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. We really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail.

Dan (USA)