Khwai Tented Camp
Lodge style Yester-year romance
In harmony with African nature...
Khwai Tented Camp is located within the Khwai community concession on the north eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve. Simple and romantic, this is an authentic African experience and the camp blends seamlessly into the stunning setting, with minimal impact on the environment. Khwai Tented Camp has been recently relocated to a semi-permanent site within this community-run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve. The new exclusive location of Khwai Tented Camp, on the banks of a lagoon flowing into the Khwai River, is the ideal spot to take in the extensive views over the Khwai river, where you can observe hippos, baboons and countless birds (Tip #1: always keep your binoculars on hand!). And at Khwai Tented Camp, you are in for an exclusive experience: the groups are intentionally kept small during safari activities, and the guides really know their craft - seeking out the best viewing locations for you, keenly aware of every situations around them: it’s as if they have an extra pair of eyes and ears. If you are planning to take home stunning photographs (and you probably are), the guides at Khwai Tented Camp are more than happy to position you in just the right spot for the perfect picture.
Settle down in one of the six luxurious tents, ‘Hemingway Style’, and enjoy these spacious, classic safari accommodations. Although there is no permanent construction in the camp, so that everything can be easily removed to leave the wilderness as they found it, this camp does not lack any luxury; it is a perfect balance between comfort and rustic. Wash up in the open air under the bucket (warm!) shower, or sip your cocktail while you gaze at the amazing views of the Okavango. Traveling with a family? The fully enclosed family cottage sleeps four persons. At Khwai, there is a strong sense of being in harmony with nature, so the accommodations are designed as extension of the natural wilderness. Open-sided communal areas include appealing spaces to unwind with a book, or simply just marvel at the view.. In the evenings, nestle around the warm, crackling fire, listening to the night sounds of the Okavango Delta, and anticipate another day in this authentic paradise.
Activities at Khwai Tented Camp
Enjoy all the benefits that come with being in a private concession: Khwai allows vehicles off-road, creating a more wild and spontaneous atmosphere, compared to some camps which require drivers to stick to designated routes. Also evening and night drives are part of the daily activities, along with guided safari walks – which typically are not permitted in the National Parks or Game Reserves. So besides the daytime drives featuring Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe – you will have the opportunity to explore the great stands mopane woodlands as well as open grasslands and banks of the Khwai River on foot. Don’t hesitate to join a safari walk; this is an exclusive experience, bringing you eye to eye with Africa’s nuanced wilderness. Khwai Camp is a community-run concession, and all proceeds from tourism go directly to help local people and local projects through the Khwai Community Trust. This camp is truly in tune with its environment; all there is left for you to do is take in the unique sights that come with being in one of the world’s best game reserves.
Tripadvisor comments Khwai Tented
We spent four nights at Khwai Tented camp and had a really wonderful time. The staff were all friendly and very helpful and the chef coped very well with my gluten-free diet. The accommodation was very comfortable, we were in the family Bungalow which stayed relatively cool even in the heatwave. The guides were knowledgeable and the variety of game was amazing. We even saw Cheetahs and Wild Dogs! We had a wonderful safari experience and would love to return soon.144jandrd from Stroud, UK
Khwai has cute tents set on a pond which is full of Hippos and they come out of the pond and crash around outside your tent at night. The food is spectacular. Best of all are the animal encounters. We saw loads of hippos up pretty close, plus lions and masses of common stuff like giraffes, zebras and elephants etc. Recommendation is to give yourself an extra night in the area.Arnold M from Sydney, Australia