Kwara Camp

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

  • 8 en-suite tents – with inside/outside showers and a honeymoon tent with a bath

  • Adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve

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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 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Kwara Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

Description

Kwara Camp is located in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta within the private Kwara concession. The eight very simple safari tents are built on raised decks in a grove of huge and ancient African ebony trees.

Kwara Camp is set in a wilderness area in excess of 1,700 square kilometers 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.

The accommodation tents offer good views and the resident hippos serenade you year-round from the water on the flood plain in front of the camp. 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 here are fairly basic; it is by far the most rustic of the four camps although we understand that a refurbishment is planned for some time in the future.

Until the refurbishment has been completed, if you are keen on visiting Kwara, we'd recommend starting your safari here and moving to one of Kwara's sister-camps - Lagoon or Lebala - which are of a generally higher standard in terms of accommodation.

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Accommodation

Kwara Camp offers eight simple tents including a honeymoon tent which has a bath. Most of the tents are raised on wooden decks to give views of the surrounding plains and lagoon. Each tent has en-suite facilities comprising bathroom with an inside/outside shower.

Childcare

Although there are no specific childcare facilities, children of any age are welcome at any time of the year if the camp is booked in full. At other times there is a minimum age of 8 years. Children over 12 are accepted without restriction and children between 8-12 years old are accepted but must be on a private vehicle.

Facilities

Facilities available at Kwara Camp include: a swimming pool, lounge and dining area, a bar and a curio shop plus the use of motorized boats and morkorro canoes.

Activities

Kwara Camp's activities include mekoro trips (year round), boat cruises, guided walks and game drives both off road and at night. Fishing is also offered on request.

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 maximize 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.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Kwara Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

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