The private Kwara Reserve covers an area 175,000 ha and borders the famous Moremi Game Reserve for 30 km, which makes this one of the most exclusive concessions in the Okavango Delta. That means off-road tracking, night activities and exclusive wildlife sightings and experiences.
Completely rebuilt, Kwara Camp re-opened in September 2019 and they’ve upped the ante on the lodging front for sure. At a glance, a tented camp of rustic elements that tie in with the classic safari style but enter and you find a spacious interior of old-school teak furniture with a lavish king-size bed and a Victorian bathtub with a view. It is in the finer details and the elegant finishes that elevate this to a new, more modern offering.
Private, consisting of only nine open-plan tented suites, the experience here is one of complete relaxation, comfort and splendour. From your deck a view over the lagoon and from your inside or outside shower, the open floodplains. No children under the age of 18, so there are no distractions and you won’t be bugged by technology either as there is no WiFi and no cellphone connection. Here it is all about the bush and the experience.
Kwara Camp has a minimum three nights stay, but we understand if you prefer to stay longer. There’s certainly no shortage of wildlife or unwinding and your schedule is mostly flexible too. Spend as much time out in the bush as you like and on return, your delicious meal awaits you by candlelight. There’s no rush. It’s just you and the wilderness.
All activities are led by a guide and tracker team in custom-fitted open-sided safari vehicles. If you have a specific animal on your must-see list there’s a good chance they’ll find you some. Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephants, giraffe, zebra, sitatunga, lechwe, impala, hippos and on the rare occasion, possibly even a white rhino. Surprising, we know, but on a reserve as wild as this, anything can happen and as we’ve already mentioned, the sightings are insane.
Offering permanent water access and expansive dry land areas, at Kwara Camp, you are in for the full Okavango Delta experience all year round and what’s more? Being inside a private concession, you need not stay on designated roads when on safari and you can head into the bush after dark for night drives. Best yet, you’ll be accompanied by a guide and tracker, so you are guaranteed incredible sightings and you won’t be sharing the excitement with more than three other people, with a max of four people in a nine-seater vehicle.
Game drives; night drives; mokoro excursions; seasonal fishing (between March and December); boat cruises including a visit to the heronries at Godikwe Lagoon during nesting season.