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Paris, France
Reviewed 23 August 2014

It was already late afternoon when we arrived, after a short rest we gathered around the fire place waiting for dinner to be served. The food is VERY good, one of the best during our trip. As the camp is in the Moremi game reserve, there were no barriers and animals are free to roam around. After dinner, while our...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this fantastic review much appreciated. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. Sounds like you had a very exciting encounters with the animals, impressive indeed. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our properties in the future, when hopefully you will see...

Upper Myall
Reviewed 21 August 2014

great camp, great staff, great game viewing, perfection. rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Dear Guest, Thanks ever so much for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back to one of our properties again in the future. Loved hosting you and we hope to see you again one day soon… Please keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We have been on many safaris and this experience at Chiefs was exceptional. The delta is amazing to visit. Chiefs Island gives you the opportunity to do excellent land and water activities. I particularly enjoyed doing a Makoro trip during the quiet time between the game drives. Some camps have this as an activity instead of a drive. The tent...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review, thank you so much!! We are delighted that you had an amazing safari with us at Chief’s Camp and thank you for the lovely feedback, our team really loved your comments and are eager to welcome you back one day.. Until then please keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats...

Paris, France
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 full days at Chiefs Camp and had the best experience. The game viewing was incredible - lions, elephants, zebras, buffalo - were everywhere! There was even a hippo hanging out in front of the camp. Our guide was very knowledgeable and dedicated to a quality experience. But Chief's Camp is also about warm hospitality and simple luxuries....

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Dear Perry, Thank you for this lovely review, much appreciated! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Chief's Camp and thank you for all your lovely comments, the team loved your feedback. We loved hosting you and hope you return one day soon. Would be great if you could keep up to date with the...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 7 August 2014

you get up close to the animals here. The resident hippo comes right up to the edge of their main lodge deck. We had a bull elephant right next to our tent. We saw a few hyena's in camp too (these ones are like stray dogs and don't bother humans). The tents are nice - the heated bed was nice...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I have been going to game reserves since I was six months old (!), in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, but I have never seen leopards as we saw them on Chief's Island while staying at Chief's Camp. Our guide, Sky, was superb and also the most amazing tracker. We were extremely impressed with his locating of our...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post this review, much appreciated! We are very happy to hear that you had a great time at Chief’s camp and thank you for the lovely feedback – our staff were especially pleased and thrilled that you had a memorable stay with us. Thank you for your constructive feedback as well,...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We loved out time at Chief's camp, especially the hippo who seemed to live under our room! This is another special place in Africa, we will return. The food and service are outstanding, we especially loved the sundowners cocktail party by the lake.

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Sheila, What a fabulous review, thank you!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your lovely comments especially about our food, service and sundowners (and the hippo of course) Happy to hear that you will return, we look forward to welcoming you back... Would love for you to keep up to date...

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 16 June 2014

From arrival through departure, Chief's Camp stole our hearts. Knowing "customer service" intimately, I maintain that Evelyn and her extremely cohesive and charming team deserve the rating of 'exceptional'. It's one thing to be gracious to guests, it's another to bring together a group of individuals who are gracious without guile. The experience left us feeling "hugged" from beginning to...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this lovely review!! We are delighted that you had a "Absolutely a stellar experience!", we shared your comments with the rest of the team they were completely blown away with your feedback. We cannot wait for you to visit again!! Until then we would love for you to keep up to date with...

Reviewed 7 June 2014

Me and my family had a wonderful time here. We had the most amazing safaris as we got to see the big 5 in our three-nights stay and some other beautiful animals. The bedrooms were very quiet, as we got to stay on the ones further from the main areas. Our guide, Benson, was very careful, attentive and polite; always...

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a lovely review, thank you much appreciated. We are very pleased to learn that you had such a wonderful experience with us at Chief's Camp. Thank you for all your lovely comments we will definitely pass this onto the team, who will no doubt be very appreciative of your kind words. We would love to see you...

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We arrived at Chief's Camp from Duba Plains. The game viewing was excellent from the start with a pride of lions. Martin was our guide and he made sure we missed nothing. We saw 2 different leopards on the same day! We didn't see the rhino -- Martin sure did try! We took the helicopter ride -- Henry, the pilot,...

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Dear Guest, What a great review - thank you! A pride of lions is definitely a great start! We are thrilled you had such a wonderful game experience. Thank you once again for taking the time to post this on Tripadvisor and we hope to welcome you back again one day soon. Keep up to date with the latest news...

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Sanctuary Chief’s Camp has twelve luxury bush pavilions, all with their own private decks as well as both indoor and outdoor showers. When visiting Sanctuary Chief’s Camp you’ll see why Conde Nast Traveler consistently rates it as one of the top safari destinations in Botswana. The camp is part of the magazine’s exclusive “Platinum Circle” in recognition of its inclusion in the prestigious Gold List for the last five consecutive years. The split-level main deck offers expansive views over the floodplain while the lower level of the deck houses an exquisite swimming pool to cool off after a day of exciting game viewing. The main area houses a bar, curio shop, library reception and dining area. For a rejuvenating pampering session, choose from a range of treatments at the camp’s treatment room. The twelve guest pavilions are nestled in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland that is characteristic of the area. Each guest pavilion boasts an indoor and outdoor shower, a spacious seating area and a private game viewing deck overlooking the surrounding floodplains of the Okavango Delta. Sumptuous four poster beds with generously draped mosquito nets and traditional ceiling fans also feature and for your convenience, the rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan, room safe, emergency intercom and minibar. ... more   less 

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Address: Chief's Island | Maun, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta > Moremi Game Reserve
Price Range: $2,964 - $4,029 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanctuary Chief's Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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