Khwai Tented Camp
Khwai Private Reserve, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
At a Glance
An authentic bush camp in a prime wildlife location
Great hosts and guides make the experience all the more memorable
The safari cottage is one of the best options for families in northern Botswana
Regular sightings of all the large mammals, and great opportunities to see some of the rarer species: wild dog, sitatunga and aardvark
A low impact camp in a beautiful location on the banks of a peaceful lagoon
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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.
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Khwai Tented Camp is situated in a community-run concession on the western border of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Enjoy a wide variety of safari activities including day and night drives, walking safaris and mokoro trips when water levels permit.
The Khwai concession is a great example of a community living in peaceful co-existence with wildlife. It is a fantastic demonstration of the direct benefits to both man and wildlife stemming from responsibly managed tourism.
African Bush Camps, the owners of Khwai Tented Camp, have chosen an exclusive area between the Moremi Game reserve and the community-run concession for Khwai Tented Camp. The camp itself is set on the banks of a lagoon which flows into the Khwai River.
This area is prolific year-round for both birdlife and wildlife. Healthy numbers of all mammals are found commonly in this area, and sightings of large breeding herds of elephant and buffalo are common. Khwai is also well known for consistent predator sightings and some of the rarer species such as the sitatunga antelope. Activities here are varied, facilitating a truly all-round safari experience.
Six traditional safari tents are raised on wooden decking with private verandahs overlooking the lagoon. The communal areas are also raised on decks, you'll find a dining area and a comfortable sitting area in which to relax and watch wildlife coming to the lagoon to drink. A brilliant addition to the tented camp is the family cottage, a little distance down the lagoon. This is a fantastic opportunity for a family with children of any age to experience an authentic and exclusive African safari at a great price.
Six spacious Meru tents are raised on wooden decks, each is en-suite with a flush loo and an al-fresco safari bucket shower. The fantastic family cottage has a shady verandah with great views over the lagoon. The indoor space is open plan, a curtain divider separates the children's area from the parents bedroom and lounge. A family of four can comfortably share the cottage.
There is no age restriction at African Bush Camps' Khwai camp. The owners have a young family who regularly head into the bush with their mum and dad to experience the exciting sights and sounds. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to join the guide on a walking safari, however, specially tailored nature walks around camp are on offer.
All rooms have flushing loos and en-suite safari showers, the cottage has a bath and shower with running water. The camp uses a combination of solar and generator power to provide power and charging facilities in the main, communal camp area.
Activities with your experienced guide include game drives, walking safaris, night drives and mokoro safaris. The camp is in a beautiful location, you may find yourself staying behind while others head out to see what wanders up to the lagoon to drink.
Boat safari in the Okavango Delta
Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.
Fishing in the Okavango
Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.
Game Drives in Botswana
Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.
Game drives in the Okavango
One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximise your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.
Mokoro trips in Botswana
Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels
Walking Safaris and Nature Walks
Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.
Location & directions
Khwai Private Reserve, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Khwai Tented Camp and Family Cottage are located between the Khwai Community Area and the Moremi Game Reserve in Northern Botswana.
How to get there
By light aircraft it is a 30-minute flight from Maun and a 1-hour flight from Kasana to Khwai airstrip. From here it is a short game drive to the camp.
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