Khwai Tented Camp
Khwai Tented Camp: Our View
Khwai Tented Camp is a real favourite of ours because it is such good value, offering a high quality safari experience in the Okavango Delta at an affordable price. The fact that it offers both game drives and mokoro safaris makes it a fantastic all round option.
The camp aims to provide a very personal, simple ‘bush camp’ style experience which it does perfectly. Rooms are a little on the small side compared to other camps but still beautifully furnished with comfortable beds. En suite bathrooms have proper flush toilets but come with the traditional mobile safari style ‘bucket’ or bush showers. The location of the camp overlooking a permanent lagoon makes it especially idyllic. A major refurbishment is planned for 2015 and it will be interesting to see how much the camp is changed after that.
The khwai area has some of finest game viewing in the Okavango Delta and there is the option of doing game drives either in the Moremi Game Reserve or the private Khwai Community Concession. The game here is especially diverse with frequent sightings of lion, leopard and African wild dogs. It should be noted though that several camps as well as self drivers have access to this area making it busier than most other private concessions.
Khwai Tented Camp is not for clients looking for luxury accommodation/facilities or fine dining. But it is perfect for those looking for a truly authentic bush safari experience. It delivers a superb big game safari experience and at a price much lower than most other Okavango Delta camps.
Khwai Tented Camp: Quick Facts
- 6 double tents with en-suite bathroom and a brick cottage which is perfect for families.
- no swimming pool
- located on private concession so off road and night drives permitted,
- day & night game drives, mokoro safaris, walking safaris and visit to Khwai village offered
- accessible for self drivers
- open all year around
Khwai Tented Camp: The Details
Khwai Tented Camp is located in the excellent and very scenic Khwai private concession which borders the eastern side of the Moremi Game Reserve.
The camp has 6 tented rooms similar to those used on mobile safaris but on permanent concrete bases. They are quite rustic compared to other camps, something that we especially love. This really is a vintage Africa safari experience like in the old days in the delta. All the rooms have balconies with lovely views out onto a lagoon and ensuite bathrooms. A little away from the tented rooms there is also a brick cottage which sleeps up to 5 people and is perfect for families.
The small lounge and dining area also has gorgeous views onto the lagoon. It should be noted though that this camp does not have a swimming pool.
Activities at the camp focus on game drives to view the diverse wildlife and mokoro safaris are also offered.
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