At &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas, mobile safari tents with ensuite bathrooms (with flush toilet and steaming hot bucket shower) are positioned at secluded sites in the game-rich wilderness of Chobe National Park. One of the top wilderness areas in the world, Chobe is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent.
Well-used animal trails meander between six ensuite safari tents at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas, positioned at exclusive semi-permanent campsites near the Chobe River. Booked on a nightly basis, each tent has a double bed for travellers tired from the day’s adventures, as well as an ensuite bathroom, separate toilet and steaming hot bucket shower.
Shady tent verandas offer a vantage point to enjoy the smaller details of camp life. Spacious guest areas create cool spaces to relax in the heat of the day or share a drink with friends in the evening hours. Crystal and silver sparkling in the lamplight add a touch of glamour to camping as dishes full of flavour find their way to dining tables. In between delicious home-cooked meals, charming staff cater to each guest’s every whim.
Surrounded by wildlife management areas and reserves that allow wildlife to roam freely, Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest elephant populations on the African continent. Bordering on the Chobe River, this Big Five game reserve is particularly well known for its large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as two antelope that cannot be encountered anywhere else in Botswana, the puku and the Chobe bushbuck.
With its varying landscape, Chobe consists of both dry savanna and permanent swamp, in addition to the vast floodplains along the river. Dense teak woodland provides thick cover in the north eastern part of the reserve. Watching the elephant families drink and bathe in the river is an unforgettable sight, all the more impressive when herds of buffalo, rafts of hippo and gigantic Nile crocodiles are part of the scene. Lion and spotted hyena are frequently seen on the floodplains, where red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan come out to graze.
Weather & climate
Botswana has hot, wet summers that last from October to April. Temperatures can rise to over 40°C and usually drop to 25°C at night. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and the nights can be chilly. In Chobe, rainfall occurs from October or November until March.
The currency is Botswana pula. US dollars are also widely accepted, however notes dated before 2003 or higher denomination notes are no longer accepted.
Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express are accepted by most restaurants, shops and hotels.
Visas and documents
South African passport holders travelling to Botswana do not require a visa.
Travellers to Botswana must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from date of travel and should have at least two blank pages available in their passport.