Fodor's Expert Review Sanctuary Chief's Camp

Moremi Game Reserve, North West, Botswana

Ultra-luxurious Chief's Camp is set on its eponymous island, with some of the greatest predator and wildlife viewing on the continent. Gigantic, decadent thatched pavilions blend natural wood and African decor with every mod-con imaginable—think electric blankets, a/c, two-way radios, and Nespresso machines. Admire the view from the freestanding bath or cool off in the plunge pool on the private oversized deck, which has a sala and dining area should you feel unable to tear yourself away from your room for dinner. The Geoffrey Kent suite offers even more exclusivity with a private chef, butler, and guide. A large thatched roof houses the main lounge, bar, and dining area, where a split-level deck leads to an inviting pool overlooking a (frequently) waterlogged floodplain—at high flood, you can mokoro straight from the lodge. Hit the gym to work off your à la carte dinner or indulge yourself at the dedicated spa; there is even a children's room, complete with dress-up animal costumes for youngsters aged six and over.


  • extensive spa treatments
  • uber-luxurious rooms
  • fantastic game


  • have to book a long way in advance
  • might feel too formal for some
  • very pricey




Phones: 27-11-438–4650-in South Africa


Rate Includes: 11 pavilions, All-Inclusive

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