Chief's Island safaris, tours & holiday packages

An enchanting watery wilderness

The most untouched, game-rich and remote wildlife destination in Africa.

There are very few places in the world that can offer a wilderness experience like Chief's Island. This prime patch of paradise in the middle of the Okavango Delta is dense with wildlife, including one of the largest remaining populations of elephants and hippos in Africa. Part of the Moremi Game Reserve and the biggest island in the delta, Chief's Island acts as a refuge for many animals and birds during the annual Okavango flood. 

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Paul Steyn says

I have camped on Chief's Island and also stayed at the luxury tented camps. But for me accommodation is not important when I am there. This is one of the few places in the world where my wild spirit feels most at home. 

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Chief's Island is one of the most beautiful places in Africa, but it is also one of the most exclusive, with a number of lodges to match. The best-known of these are Chief's Camp and Mombo Camp in the north of the Mombo Concession. These luxury tented camps are well-positioned for incredible predator sightings, most notably lion and leopard. 

The National Geographic film Eye of the Leopard by Dereck and Beverly Joubert was filmed on the Mombo Concession, where the star Legadema and her offspring still provide regular sightings for guests. In addition to the predators, Chief's Island is home to large herds of zebra, red lechwe, elephant and wildebeest. From time to time, packs of the rare and elusive African wild dog can also be seen running through the area.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chief’s Island

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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