• Located on famous Chief's Island in the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Seasonal Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursions available
  • Exclusive safari experience
  • Some of the largest suites in the area (141 - 620 m2)
  • Each pavilion features a tranquil outside seating area and a terrace plunge pool
  • The Geoffrey Kent Suite, consists of two pavilions and features a private bar, boma, lounge and kitchen, all serviced by a private house-keeper, waiter, guide and vehicle
  • Consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Botswana by Condé Nast and Travel & Leisure

Sanctuary Chief's Camp has its own licensed private airstrip which is located approximately two kilometres from the camp.

The transfer from the airstrip to the camp takes approximately 40 minutes.

The airstrip is accessible from:

  • Maun (25 minutes)
  • Kasane (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Sanctuary Stanley's Camp (15 minutes)
  • Sanctuary Baines' Camp (15 minutes).

All inter-camp flights are provided by Mack Air. Maximum of 20kg of luggage per person is allowed for light aircraft flights, including hand luggage and camera equipment. Maximum luggage dimensions are 30cm x 35cm x 70cm.

Green season usually lasts from late November until early March and features hot sunny days averaging 20°C to 38°C, with occasional afternoon thundershowers which cool the surrounding area. Dry season runs from late May to early October, during which time the plains surrounding the camp are flooded. In June to August, winter temperatures can plummet as low as 0°C at night with daily highs of around 27°C.

Cool and comfortable in greens, browns and khakis. Long sleeves and long trousers for mornings and evenings to dodge mosquitoes; a fleece jacket for cold early starts. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and sturdy, comfy shoes essential. The camp provides a torch as well as complimentary mosquito repellent, toiletries and a free overnight laundry service. Binoculars and good cameras are a must.

We advise travellers to take precautions against malaria and we recommend speaking with your doctor four to six weeks before departure. Those passing through countries which have been declared yellow-fever-infected areas must provide a Yellow Card, an international vaccination certificate, upon arrival in Botswana.

All extras can be paid for with Visa, MasterCard, and Travellers Cheques. US Dollars, Pound Sterling, Euros and South African Rands are also accepted in cash. Change will be given in local currency.

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Treatment Room

Seasonal or on request

Safety Policies & Procedures

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Conservation & Community


The Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop employs five local women in Kasane.


Sanctuary Retreats has partnered with Rhino Conservation Botswana, the Botswana Defence Forces and others to translocate 20 rhino, both black and white, from South Africa to Botswana where they will be safer from poachers.


School children participate in a two-day excursion with activities structured around raising appreciation of the African elephant. These children gain awareness of this species’ importance in the ecosystem.


Stay 5 nights across our safari lodges and camps in East and Southern Africa and receive your 5th night free.

  • Valid for stays from 1st December 2023 - 31st May 2024
  • Book by 31st January 2024
  • Applicable on all Sanctuary lodges in East and Southern Africa
  • Offer can be combined with long stay discount but not with other offers
  • Excluding Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Olonana and Private Villa at Sanctuary Tambarare
  • Subject to availability
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time

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Experience a honeymoon like no other with Sanctuary Retreats.

Spend your honeymoon at our portfolio of luxury safari camps and lodges and receive 50% off your stay for you or your partner.

This special offer can be combined with our existing long stay discount for even greater savings.

  • Offer valid for new bookings from 15th September 
  • Valid for travel between 15th September 2023 - 31 December 2024
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Valid for travel within 6 months of marriage certificate
  • Can be combined with the long stay discount
  • Cannot be combined with other offers
  • Offer does not apply to GK Suite at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, GK Suite at Sanctuary Olonana or Private Villa at Sanctuary Tambarare
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time

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We will be waiving our single supplement for all camps and lodges across East and Southern Africa in April 2024 and October 2024, as well as in all low season months.

  • Valid on new bookings from 28th Jul 2023
  • Subject to availability 

Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:

  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%

To find out more about this offer, please refer to the rates of each of our properties.


  • Offer can be applied to single and multi-camp stays at any of Sanctuary Retreats’ camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia
  • Percentage discount varies based on selected property, seasonality and length of stay.
  • Please see selected property page for rates
  • Discount not valid on peak season bookings at Sanctuary Chief's Camp - please enquire for details
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