Khwai Leadwood

Okavango Delta
Birding Daydrive Nightdrive Walk Mokoro Swimming

Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Khwai Leadwood: Our View

Khwai Leadwood is the new African Bush Camps offering in the Khwai area of the Okavango Delta. This stunningly beautiful camp combines a classic safari ambience with a contemporary modern flare, whilst providing a high quality safari experience on every level.

With only 6 accommodation ‘tents’, the camp aims to provide a very personal, intimate experience which it does perfectly. The rooms are beautifully furnished with comfortable beds, gorgeous en suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, separate toilets, and lovely private decks overlooking the Khwai River and Moremi Game Reserve beyond.

As with almost all camps in Botswana, Khwai Leadwood is unfenced and totally immersed in the natural world, surrounded by towering Leadwood trees, bull elephants bathing in the river, and the sound of lion roaring in the distance. The main areas include a bar-lounge, dining areas, and fire deck – all overlooking the Khwai River.  The circular infinity pool from which you can sip your cocktail whilst enjoying the endless views over the Moremi is a charm during the rest periods between game viewing activities.

The chefs at Khwai Leadwood are well trained and produce excellent meals through the day, culminating in a plated three course dinner affair, with various options to choose from. Lovely South African wines and an espresso coffee machine complement the fine dining, ensuring you go to bed thoroughly satisfied!

The Khwai area offers 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 wildlife 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 Leadwood: Quick Facts

  • 6 double tents and 1 family room with en-suite bathrooms, separate toilets, fans, and private decks
  • Children of all ages permitted – Ngwana Club activities for children of all ages
  • Eco camp – solar powered
  • In-room charging facilities
  • Infinity swimming pool 
  • Located on the Khwai concession - off road and night drives permitted
  • Day and night game drives, mokoro safaris (water levels permitting), walking safaris, birding, and visit to Khwai village offered
  • 30 minutes from Khwai airstrip
  • Accessible for self drivers 
  • Open all year around 
  • Complementary 30-minute helicopter scenic flight when staying 3 nights or more (Apr to Nov)

Khwai Leadwood: The Details

Khwai Leadwood is located in the wildlife centric and very scenic Khwai Concession which borders the north eastern side of the unfenced Moremi Game Reserve, with only the Khwai River forming the ‘border’ between the two areas. The wide open Khwai flood plains support numerous aquatic antelope including red lechwe, waterbuck, and reedbuck. Large herds of buffalo and elephant also inhabit the area, as well as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, roan antelope and much more all year round. Khwai's high concentration of wildlife never disappoint and make it one of the premier wildlife areas of Southern Africa.

Whilst Khwai and Moremi Game Reserve may be busier than the private concessions in the Okavango Delta, the consistently excellent game viewing does serve to offset this aspect to a degree. The additional pleasure of Khwai Leadwood’s excellent guiding, fine dining, beautiful camp, accommodations and setting makes it well worth a serious consideration for your Okavango Delta experience.