Kanana camp




Kanana Camp offers luxurious tented accommodation with a lovely riverside setting in the southern Okavango Delta. It is perhaps best known for its very attractive and rewarding mokoro and boating excursions with game walks on the islands and 4x4 game drives also on offer. It's one of our favourite camps in Botswana...

Highlights of Kanana Camp

  • Wide choice of safari activities: mokoros, boat cruises, game walks & 4x4 game drives
  • Kanana Camp offers both water and land based activities
  • The camp overlooks the Xudum river with lovely sunsets
  • The Sleep Out Deck offers guests the opportunity to spend the night out under the magnificent African night sky.


Kanana Camp is set on the Xudum river with glorious sunsets. The Kanana concession encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with fig, palm and other trees. The lodge offers 7 spacious twin and double-bedded Bedouin-style tents with wooden floors and sewn-in windows. These are set on raised wooden decks with glorious delta views. The spacious en-suite bathrooms have double basins, shower and flush toilet. There is also a family tent available.

The raised dining and sitting areas form a semi-circle around a massive fig tree which gives a lush feel to the lodge. There's also a swimming pool available for those warm Okavango days. A new addition is the sleep-out deck which is on offer if you stay 3 nights - this needs to be pre-booked. Ideally you sleep there under the stars for your middle or final night.


Activities at Kanana Camp are varied. The idyllic hillock of islands formed by fertile eroded termite hills makes for exciting game walks and the concession also offers some of the best mokoro and boating excursions in the Delta.

Boating and mokoro trips are the ideal way to sample the excellent birdlife in the area. One of the Southern Hemisphere's most active breeding heronies is on the Kanana concession (with breeding occurring in the spring/summer months from July onwards). The elusive Pel's fishing owl may be spotted if you are lucky. Spin fishing for tilapia, pike or the sharp tooth catfish is also on offer (with equipment available) with the best months being September through to May.

However you can also explore the area on day and night drives in open 4x4 vehicles throughout the year.

As Kanana’s water activities are so lovely, we recommend combining Kanana Camp with a more land-orientated camp such as one of its sister lodges, Shinde Camp or Camp Okuti.

Kanana camp on the map


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Twin or Double Tent

Guests are accommodated in spacious, twin-bedded safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms with shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within comfortable distance from the main camp area. Double on request.


Family Tent

Guests are accommodated in a spacious, safari tent consisting of two bedrooms, shared en-suite bathroom with shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within comfortable distance from the main camp area. Roomy enough to sleep a maximum of 5 people. Kanana takes children from the age of 7 years old.


Great experience

"Ker and Downey camps both superb. Similar activities at both. Excellent food, drinks and service. Great guides. Kanana is better for birds. "

Special offers

Combo Offer

Special long stay rates at combination of Ker & Downey properties (Kanana, Shinde, Camp Okuti, Dinaka)

VALID FROM 01/01/2024
VALID UNTIL 31/12/2024


Fully Inclusive - dinner, lunch and breakfast, accommodation, drinks including house wines and local beers, game drives in 4x4 open vehicles, boating and mokoro excursions, game walks and fishing, laundry service, emergency evacuation insurance to a regional medical facility

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round