Kwara

Kwara Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

At a Glance

  • Five activities all year round – walks, game drives, fishing, boat cruises and mekoro

  • Game drives off road and at night

  • In the heart of the Okavango Delta on permanent water

  • Guide and tracker team

  • Only 4 guests at any one time in a game vehicle

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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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Enjoy hippo sightings from the main deck.

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Kwara or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

Description

Kwara is located in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta within the private Kwara Concession. The nine canvas tents are built on raised decks in a grove of huge and ancient African ebony trees.

Recently reopened in September 2019 after an extensive refurbishment, Kwara is set in a wilderness area in excess of 1,700 square kilometres and bordering the Moremi Reserve. No trip to Botswana is complete without a visit to the Delta, the watery jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. Kwara encompasses a wide range of diverse habitats, ranging from the clear delta waters with reed-lined lagoons and channels, to open grasslands, mopane woodlands and palm-fringed islands.

Here you can enjoy a diverse wildlife experience all year round, but the focus is on the water, whether gliding along in the special silence of a mokoro (dugout canoe) through crystal-clear waters, or visiting the famous Godikwe Lagoon, where you can stand on a boat literally eye to eye with thousands of herons, storks and other nesting birds. As well as bird watching, fishing (both spinner and fly), walks with a guide on one of the many palm-fringed islands, and interesting night drives are also on offer.

Accommodation comprises nine canvas en-suite tents which offer incredible views over the flood plain in front of camp where the resident hippos serenade you year-round. Each tent has its own viewing deck and private en-suite facilities including hot and cold running showers, flush toilets and modern amenities. The tents are spacious and open-plan with a classic safari feel design  with comfortable armchairs, a classic writing desk and wooden floors throughout. The main areas are the heart of the camp with main bar and lounge area looking out over the flood plains, a large fire pit area, perfect for sundowners and plenty of space to relax before and after game drives.

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Accommodation

Kwara Camp offers nine newly designed canvas safari tents all with large en-suite bathrooms and free-standing bathtubs. Tents have been built on raised wooden decks to provide better views over the flood plains in front of camp. Inside the tents, there is a double bed with mosquito net and fan above the bed to keep guests cool during warm evenings, as well as a separate lounge area with an armchair and sofa and a classic writing desk. The en-suite bathroom also serves as a dressing room and separates the bedroom with a large window to create an open-plan feel, along with a free standing bath and indoor and outdoor showers.

Childcare

Kwara is an adult-only camp and has an age limit of a minimum of 18 years old, with no family rooms available.

Facilities

Facilities available at Kwara Camp includes 2 small swimming pool areas at each end of camp to offer some private lounge areas which come complete with a small bar and pool loungers for guests to make us of. The rest of camp comprises a lounge and dining area and a curio shop.

Activities

Guests staying at Kwara can enjoy some exclusive game viewing, with only 4 guests at a time in any game vehicle, offering a more personalised game experience from your guide and tracker. Game drives at Kwara can be taken during the day and night, as well as off-road being available too. When not out on game drives, guides will be available to take guests on walking safaris, on mokoro trips, boat cruises and even seasonal fishing.

Experiences

  • 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

Kwara Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Located in the 175,000-hectare private Kwara Concession in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta. Kwara shares a common boundary on the northern edge of the Moremi Game Reserve. The area is one of permanent Delta water, and this unspoiled pristine wilderness has a variety of habitats ranging from reed and papyrus-lined waterways to rolling grasslands and ancient 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. Kwara Camp is approximately 45-minute flight from Maun. The Airstrip at Kwara is only a 10–15-minute drive from the Camp, depending on the game spotted along the way.

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Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Kwara or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

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