Kana Kara Camp
A classic bush camp in Botswana’s remote and wild northern Okavango Delta
Kana Kara Camp
Botswana’s northern Okavango Delta is a remarkable wilderness of lagoons, island-dotted waterways, and lush riverine forests opening out to vast floodplains. Kana Kara is a small tented bush camp set on the edge of the Selinda Spillway, a body of water that connects the delta to the Linyanti Swamp in the east. Surrounded by spectacular wilderness, this camp puts the focus firmly on the tented experience, with basic necessities and a relaxed traditional bush camp feel. It's perfect for anyone seeking the real Africa, undiluted by over-the-top luxuries. Expect comfortable modest tents, good wholesome bush cuisine, and outstanding game viewing.
At the lodge
The camp faces over a picture-perfect lagoon, and consists of a spacious canvas mess tent with a dining area and a small but well-stocked bar, and a comfortable lounge area to one side. In front is an open-air boma and fire pit where all the cooking is done while you watch – one of the highlights is the chance to help the chefs prepare meals if you feel like getting involved in the camp routine.
Eight East African-style tents lie among the trees at the edge of the lagoon. Linked to the communal area by winding walkways that are lit with hurricane lanterns in the evening, each tent has two queen beds with proper linen, mosquito nets, a small en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower, and comfortable expedition-style chairs. The canvas panels can be rolled back to catch the breeze and make the most of the stunning lagoon views.
Early morning mokoro trips along the channels and permanent lagoons offer the chance to see a striking variety of birds and aquatic creatures (look out for delicate painted reed frogs), and larger species along the banks. Guided walks on the islands are great for stretching your legs and building up an appetite before poling back to camp for lunch. Afternoon game drives with sundowners end with a short night drive in search of leopard and other nocturnal species.