Our expert guides are always on hand to share their wealth of wildlife knowledge as you explore the Delta in modified open 4 x 4 vehicles on morning and afternoon game drives. The game viewing opportunities at Sanctuary Chief's Camp are awe-inspiring. On the plains, one may find the roaming lions that prey on the thousands of antelope, zebra, and buffalo who live here all year round. There are also healthy populations of wild dogs. These extremely rare predators have been hunted to the point of extinction in most areas of Africa and this is one of their last strongholds. There are several local lion prides and leopards, and genet cats and hyenas in abundance.
Experience the magnificent Okavango Delta by air with Helicopter Horizons Scenic Flights - a completely personalised experience offering the very best of the untamed wilderness and wildlife in widescreen. These scenic flights involve flying west towards the permanent delta, exposing areas which are unreachable by vehicle or boat and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta. Helicopters are a perfect way to explore deep into the Delta exposing permanent waterways, palm islands and lagoons, with sweeping views of floodplains and incredible game sightings. Doors are removed for unrestricted views which offers great photographic opportunities.
Being a personalised activity, it's up to you what time of day you would like to do the activity, however we would recommend early morning and late afternoon as these times usually provide the best light for photography. Preferred flight times can be requested on booking.
This activity is at an additional cost. Please see more information here.
Mokoros, local dugout canoes, offer a different perspective of the bush in the company of a highly trained local guide. Each June the whole area around the camp floods and turns the Okavango Delta into a labyrinth of lily-filled lagoons and streams where hippos fight for bathing rights and crocodiles wait for unwary antelope to linger too long over a drink. Poling through the byways created by the floodwaters is a magical experience that allows guests to get very close to the biggest of game and to see the world from a totally different angle. As a change from a game drive, the quiet, gentle pace of a mokoro is a real introduction to a way of transport still used in the Delta by the 'river bushmen' or BaYei people. (Seasonal Activity)
Join our guides for a stargazing evening and view the Southern constellations from within the pristine wildlife area of Botswana where light pollution is minimal and the skies crystal clear (weather permitting).
The majestic milky way dominates our skies on moonless nights and the constellations of the Zodiac are clearly to be seen. The best time of year is our dry season, when skies are usually cloudless (May – October).
The stargazing experience will be offered during pre-dinner drinks if weather allows or alternatively after dinner
Sanctuary Chief's Camp offers a range of spa treatments including body therapies, body rituals and facial skin care treatments. Our treatment room uses products from the Africology line. Treatments may be booked at the reception with the camp manager or with the therapist. A full consultation will be held before every treatment.
This activity is at an additional cost. Please enquire for rates.
Enjoy a cultural experience under the African skies, snuggled around the crisp sounds of the boma fire. Learn about the Batswana, as the culture of Botswana is prominent in the Setswana language, traditional music, local food, dance, traditional attire, rituals and other ceremonies.
The cultural talk will be hosted by one of our staff members and will include local food offerings either as pre-dinner snacks or during a boma dinner evening.