Khwai Tented Camp – Khwai Concession – Botswana
Khwai Tented Camp boasts a classic Okavango Delta setting, with its lagoon bank location. The tents are set on raised decks, strung out along the edge of the lagoon, offering guests sweeping views of the water and adjacent woodland.
In keeping with the ethos of African Bush Camps “Greener Camps Initiative” the camp is built as a low impact structure, and can be completely removed leaving no trace behind. However, this environmentally sensitive construction method has not detracted at all from the comfort levels. In addition as Khwai is a community-run concession all proceeds from tourism go directly to help the local people and projects through the Khwai Community Trust
The Khwai Concession is one of the most established wildlife destinations in Botswana, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and home to some of Africa’s greatest wildlife viewing.
Simple Safari Style
The camp offers 6 Meru-style tents, on wooden decks with commanding views out to the lagoon. All the tents offer en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and showers with hot running water. Simple furnishing in the room reflect the bush surroundings.
The main lodge area offers a small plunge pool for the heat of summer, outdoor dining when possible, undercover dining room, lounge, bar and classic “boma” for meals under the African stars. The camp runs on solar energy with a back-up generator.
The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife havens, as the Okavango River spills out into the semi-desert landscape providing a lifeline for the abundant game in the area.
The camp offers twice daily safaris in open 4×4 safari vehicles with experienced guides. In addition walking safaris are offered, allowing you to approach game on foot is one of the most exhilarating experiences, and provides a whole new perspective on your safari. During the high water levels you are also able to head out on safari in “mokoros” – a typical Batswanan dugout canoe. This is an incredible way to explore the water channels around the camp, as you silently glide along absorbing the sights and sounds of the African bush.
A little extra…
Thanks to its location in the Khwai Concession the camp is able to offer night safaris, which are not possible in the national game reserves. Once darkness has fallen, guests have the chance to head out in a 4×4 vehicle with the aid of powerful spotlights, in search of nocturnal animals on the move. This time of the day is when many of the predators are at their most active, and you may be lucky enough to follow leopard or lions out on the hunt!
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Selection of local drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
Twice daily safaris with a choice of 4×4, walking or mokoro (subject to water levels) available.
Return airstrip transfers
Travel to and from the camp/airstrip
Select premium beverages and champagnes
Gratuities for camp staff and guides
Over 450 bird species
When to visit:
January – March: Summer, characterised by hot days with frequent afternoon showers. Great for migratory birds and many young animals around. This is not peak game viewing time, but offset by lowest prices of the year.
April – July: The rain abates and drier weaether prevails. The temperatures start dropping, with June and July the 2 coldest months of the year (very pleasant during the day, but can be cold at night). This is also the time of year when you will usually see rising water levels in the Okavango Delta region, which has a direct effect on the availability of mokoro and water based safaris. Game viewing improves during this whole period.
August – October: This is the peak dry season, with only occasional rain, but paradoxically also some of the highest water levels present in the delta. Temperatures are on the rise, peaking in October when it is very hot. This is undoubtedly the best time of the year for game viewing, and as such accommodation is at its most expensive and availability is extremely limited.
November – December: Return of the summer rains. Temperatures generally hot, with increasing chances of rain. This time also sees the return of many migratory birds. The water levels in the delta are falling which effects mokoro and water based safaris. Game starts dispersing as summer rains attract the animals away from dropping water levels of the delta.
Khwai Tented Camp is in an area that experiences malaria – please consult your doctor regarding anti-malaria prophylactics.
January – Average High 33ºC (91ºF) / Average Low 20ºC (68ºF) / Average days with rain 12
April – Average High 31ºC (88ºF) / Average Low 16ºC (61ºF) / Average days with rain 2
July – Average High 26ºC (79ºF) / Average Low 8ºC (46ºF) / Average days with rain 0
October – Average High 36ºC (97ºF) / Average Low 20ºC (68ºF) / Average days with rain 2