Kanana is situated in the southwest of the Okavango Delta, hidden on the banks of the Xudum River. The area is dotted with beautiful palm fringed islands, adorned with fig trees, ebonies and knobthorns, and is the habitat of countless bird species, interesting plants and roaming animals. It is the ideal place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta. With few and spacious comfortable safari tents with epic views, wildlife and birdlife galore, this camp has it all. Make sure to spend at least three nights here to take full advantage of the multitude of exciting activities they have on offer to get the most out of your African safari adventure.

Why we love Kanana!

Flying from Dinaka (Ker & Downey Botswana Camp in the Kalahari) straight into Kanana Camp (also a Ker & Downey Botswana camp) made swapping camps so easy and with a scenic flight over the Okavango too. Ker & Downey have their own private concession in both locations, which meant very few other vehicles/boats, and only Ker & Downey Botswana vehicles/boats. Kanana is a great camp, overlooking the water and incredibly scenic. The Ker & Downey Botswana vehicles/boats are new and in great condition, with plenty of space for your extra, photography gear etc. and have fantastic photography arms. Great guides, tasty food, friendly staff and fantastic wildlife sightings.

Last visited by Mike Varndell, Managing Founder in Nov 2018

Fast Facts


Okavango Delta, Botswana


x7 twin/double safari tents, x1 family safari tent

Great for

Scenery and activities

Children welcome

Yes. Min age 7yrs.


All Year

Ideal length of stay

2-3 Nights




No but internet can be accessed on office computer

(Rates 'from' pppn)

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$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
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Lodge Key Features

Sleep out deck

Ever dreamed of spending the night under the blanket of stars adorning the African night sky? Kanana offers the chance for guests to spend a night on their Sleep Out Deck, with a panoramic view of the astounding landscape and passing wildlife, this opportunity is not to be missed.

Water activities

Kanana offers an impressive selection of water-based activities, including motorboat trips, glass-bottomed mokoro canoe safaris, fishing trips, and birding safaris. If you’re a twitcher, this is the place to be, with wonderful birdlife including the Pel’s Fishing Owl, the rising and falling water levels attract some special species and Kanana hosts a seasonal heronry, it’s a feast for the eyes so don’t forget to pack those binos and a pen to tick off your checklist! If you’re not a water baby, not to worry, they also offer game drives and guided walking safaris to see those all-important mammals.

Safari tents

The accommodation here can only be described as bush luxury, the word ‘tents’ just doesn’t do them justice. With everything you could need, these stylish en-suite rooms are kitted out with wood flooring and locally crafted wooden furniture, they are spacious and airy with large comfortable beds, canopy mosquito nets and fantastic river views. You will be more than comfortable enjoying an afternoon siesta in your own personal bush haven.

Client Reviews

  • Amazing camp, staff, and wildlife

    The wildlife sightings while at this camp were exceptional! We told our guide we would like to see a honey badger, aardvark, and painted dogs because they were so uncommon and he delivered all three in less than 24 hours. This was the only place we saw a honey badger and aardvark in 3 trips to Africa.

    Allison G
  • Colonial Style, Comfort and Service with a Touch of Luxury

    Another great lodge, this time in the Okavango delta. Kanana is a wet camp right on the water way. Wildlife abounds. Birdlife everywhere. We got up close and personal with a female Leopard for about an hour on the last day. The rookery needs to be see to be believed. Fishing was great fun.

  • The camp we enjoyed the most – perfect!

    We stayed in a family room and really enjoyed this place. The key reason we enjoyed this more than the other camps – because Kanana is located in a private concession and was the only camp around – other camps have vehicles zooming everywhere and felt busy, even the sister camp to Kanana, Okuti which was still located remotely in the Okavango Delta, didn’t compare. Great food and hospitality, I would highly recommend.


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