Kwara Camp – Kwando Safaris
Kwara Camp is a well-known camp set overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta.
This region offers a contrasting experience, as its location allows Kwara Camp access to the permanent waterways of the Delta as well as expansive dry land areas, admired for their quality game viewing.
Kwara Camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in eight traditionally styled tents on raised decks, each offering superb views of the lagoon. Towering African ebony and mangosteen trees ensure that the camp is always cool while the hundreds of birds add to the feeling of serenity in one of the Okavango’s best kept secrets.
Overview and Accommodation
Kwara Camp, Okavango Delta
Kwara Camp is located in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta within the private Kwara Concession. Offering only 8 traditionally-styled safari tents, Kwara Camp is an exclusive and intimate camp offering access to both the permanent waterways of the Delta and open grasslands teeming with wildlife.
Guests at Kwara Camp can enjoy a diverse range of wildlife experiences all year round; glide silently through crystal-clear waterways in a mokoro (dug-out canoe), enjoy thrilling speedboat rides, go bird-watching or fishing, take a walk on one of the many palm-fringed islands (seasonal), or head out on an exciting day or night game drive.
Eight luxury tents are poised on wooden platforms that offer exceptional views of the lagoon or floodplains.
The en-suite bathrooms have double washbasins and an inter-leading door to the outside showers. Solar power and gas ensure that hot water is available without impacting the environment.
STANDARD TENT AMENITIES
- En-suite shower only.
- Outdoor shower.
Over All Facilities
The central camp area houses a curio shop, lounge and bar where guests can relax in comfort between activities. Raised on wooden decks, the tented lounge and bar integrate leadwood and mangosteen in their design and offer a vantage onto the lagoon.
A small plunge pool provides guests with a place to escape the afternoon heat, while the elevated viewing hide provides an ideal place to enjoy some wildlife-viewing. Laundry facilities are available and can be arranged on request.
Days at Kwara Camp begin with a selection of porridge, cereals, muffins and biscuits accompanied by tea, juice or coffee, served around the campfire.
Following the morning outing, a hearty brunch provides the choice of a cooked breakfast or alternative hot meal, with salads, fruit and home-made bread, while afternoon high tea offers a range of sweet and savoury snacks. Dinner features a hearty arrangement of meat and vegetable dishes.
The daily safari routine usually involves an early morning wake up call, and a gathering around the fireside for piping hot tea and coffee, a bowl of sumptuous porridge and freshly baked muffins. As well as the clean early morning air and dazzling sun rise, an early departure greatly increases the chances of unusual sightings, as the majority of mammals are active at the beginning and end of the day when temperatures are lower.
The Kwando Safaris game drives – Day & Night
Game drives are undertaken in custom designed Toyota game viewing vehicles seating no more than six guests at a time in two rows of three seats at the desert properties (Nxai and Tau Pan) and 3 rows of 3 seats in the other camps (Kwara Camp, Little Kwara, Lebala and Lagoon). Guests are guided by a two-person team of professional guide and tracker – a special feature of the Kwando Safaris wildlife experience. The two-person team enables the guide to communicate points of interest and the complex interrelations that exist throughout the natural world, while the tracker ensures no sightings or tracks are missed.
Kwara Camp, Okavango Delta Reviews
“The staff were so welcoming and gracious. Our accommodations were so tastefully and carefully thought out. The small details made our stay so enjoyable like the personal hand-written notes at both our arrival and department.” – Kay M
“Kwara Camp is not just a great accommodation, not just a safari, not just meeting point of interesting and lovely people, not just offering you the feeling that you are a real “bushman” right next to the elephants, giraffes, lions, etc. No, Kwara Camp gives you an amazing experience melting all these elements into one unforgettable adventure.” – Brigitta L
“This camp is magical. The accommodation is a step up from Tau Pan. The Guides were brilliant. we were only there 3 days but all the staff new our names. Never seen wild dogs till now. Lions, cheetah, and elephants. I can’t speak highly enough, left with a tear in my eye. Food very good. Must go back” – edwardg186368