Jao Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
At a Glance
Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro
Daytime game drives
Relax by the plunge pool and watch the game
Five beautifully furnished 'tree-house' chalets, each with its own en-suite bathroom
Two platform hides in the concession
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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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Kwetsani is one of the most remote lodges in the Okavango Delta. With only five tented rooms, all located under a shady canopy overlooking the floodplains, Kwetsani is ideally located for spectacular game viewing and the feeling of complete exclusivity.
It is located on an elongated island heavily wooded with palm, mangosteen and fig trees in the 60,000 hectare Eden of the Jao Concession in the north-western Okavango Delta. Kwetsani Camp is an intimate, yet luxurious, experience the rooms are raised on wooden decks above the lush vegetation.
Kwetsani Camp consists of five furnished 'tree-house' chalets, each with its own en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower. There is a small swimming pool in the main area where guests can cool down in the middle of the day and watch game from their sun lounger.
The Camp offers excellent land and water activities dependent on the annual flood levels of the Okavango Delta. Guests can utilise the two platform hides in the concession for game viewing. Lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, tsessebe and red lechwe are among the major game attractions at Kwetsani Camp, while hippo, sitatunga antelope and crocodile reside in the deeper, permanently lily-filled lagoons of the area. Nocturnal animals such as porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbaby can be observed on the night drives (water levels permitting). Game viewing is in open 4 x 4 vehicles and night drives can be a highlight. Also mokoros are used for a quieter approach to watching the wildlife.
Kwetsani Camp consists of five furnished 'tree-house' chalets, each with its own en-suite bathroom. The chalets are spacious and airy. They are constructed from thatch, wood, glass and canvas so they blend nicely into the surroundings. One of the chalets is a honeymoon suite.
There are no specific childcare facilities available at the camp, however, children over the age of 8 years are welcome to come and stay.
The dining room, lounge and drinks area are constructed under a large, cool thatched roof and offer incredible vistas of the surrounding floodplains. There is also a swimming pool located at the camp which is often very tempting to take a dip in, in between safaris to cool down and relax.
Kwetsani Camp offers excellent land and water activities dependent on the annual flood levels of the Okavango Delta. Game drives, as well as breathtaking wildlife viewing by mokoro are on offer. More intrepid guests can also explore the many palm-fringed islands on foot (this must be requested prior to travel) or utilise the two platform hides in the concession.
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.
Helicopter ride over the Delta
The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!
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
Jao Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Located in the central region of the Jao Concession, Kwetsani Camp has access to the vast open floodplains and some of the most stunning vistas of the Okavango Delta. To the north of Jao Camp on the same floodplain system, both camps are surrounded by beautiful islands fringed by riverine forests.
How to get there
Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, which is an 11-hour international flight to Johannesburg, followed by a 2-hour international flight. From there fly-in to Jao Airstrip (20 minutes). Transfers to camp are usually by boat, but are by road if the flood-waters have receded sufficiently.
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