Chief's Island

Chief's Island is located in the heart of the Okavango Delta and is the largest dry area within the Moremi Game Reserve. It was once the traditional hunting ground for Chief Moremi of the BaTawana tribe and covers an area of just under 1000km². Today it offers some of the most exclusive wildlife watching experiences and considered the place to be if your budget allows. It is not unheard of to witness lion hunting on the open savannah in front of the lodge and has been described as nature's Zoo, in that there is something new to see at almost every turn you take. Chief's Island is also one of the fewer places in Botswana where you have the opportunity to see Rhino. 

Things to do on Chief's Island:
Dependent on the accommodation you choose, activities on offer are game drives, mokoro, spa treatments and heliflips. 

How to get to Chief's Island:
If you are spending a few nights at one of the camps on Chief's Island, your only mode of travel is by light aircraft. The only other way to get here is if you booked a mobile tented safari with a local operator. 

Where to stay on Chief's Island: 
There are only 3 lodges based on Chief's Island, which are Sanctuary Chief's Camp, Mombo and Little Mombo. There are campsites on the island which are not bookable by the public. If you would like to stay at one of the campsites, you could book a mobile tented safari with one of our recommended tour operators. 

Please click here for a list of accommodation.