Botswana Trip – Day 4 – Kanana
Kanana is situated in the southwestern part of the Okavango Delta and is approximately a 25-minute scenic flight from Shinde.
Upon arrival at the Kanana airstrip we were ushered to the VIP arrivals “terminal” where a cold bottle of bubbly and some snacks were awaited us after which we headed to Kanana.
Just before we arrived at the camp we had one of the best game sightings of the entire trip: a pride of lions had settled in for the day on an island just outside of camp. We spend a fair bit of time just observing these magnificent animals before heading to Kanana.
Kanana is a small, luxury tented camp with only 7 luxurious tents and a main lodge building. The accommodation at Kanana is very romantic. Each tent has a large private veranda, an extravagant four-poster bed and a spacious en-suite bathroom. This is the perfect spot if you are looking for a romantic honeymoon safari in the Okavango Delta.
After a great lunch we headed out on motorboats on the Xudum River. Our destination was an island in the delta from where we would explore the Okavango on Mokoro canoes.
Exploring the Okavango in a Mokoro canoe is a real “bucket list” activity for most people. It is an amazing experience gliding across the water, hearing the sounds of the bush around you. You get a completely different perspective sitting in a Mokoro compared to a motorboat. We saw some amazing birdlife, and we also got quite close to a crocodile.
After our Mokoro experience we headed back to the island where we were treated to sundowners. The staff at Kanana had set up a whole “bush bar” by a fallen baobab tree. I don’t think that I have ever been to a cooler bar anywhere in the world!
After quite a few drinks a happy bunch of safari enthusiasts headed back to camp for dinner. Dinner was a great 3-course meal served outside under the magnificent African night sky.
The following morning we headed out for game drive and were once again had some great lion sightings.
Sadly our amazing Okavango safari had now come to an end and it was time for us to fly back to Maun and then continue on back to Cape Town.