Located in a 1,750 square kilometre Kwara private concession in the Okavango Delta, Kwara offers clients the chance to see an abundance of wildlife due to its proximity to permanent waterways along with access to dry land areas. The biodiversity in this part of the Delta is very rich with its wide-range of habitats including lagoons and channels, open grasslands and Mopane woodlands. Sightings of predators, such as lion, cheetah, wild dog, hyena and leopard, are a common sight, while white rhino can also be seen in the area, but only on rare occasions.
Game viewing is done in a plethora of ways: open-roofed 4x4 vehicles, game walks, in a mokoro or by powerboat. Other activities include fishing (in season) as well as night game drives – a speciality of the camp. Birders are also well-catered for with access to the nearby Godikwe lagoon offering up the chance to see thousands of storks and herons, while around the camp’s waterways Pel’s fishing owl is often spied. A point of difference for Kwara is that they will only seat a maximum of four guests in a 9-seater 4x4 vehicle, giving everyone ample space for wildlife viewing and photographers great line-of-sight.
The camp itself is made up of nine, en suite tents, with their own private deck area with unspoilt views over the lagoon. The interior design is classic-modern featuring light timber floorboards, pale wooden furniture and cream canvas walls, which all lends it a contemporary coolness. The bathrooms feature white claw-footed baths, twin ceramic sinks and large outdoor showers. At either end of the camp there are two pools, complete with pool loungers and bar area, that allow for quiet relaxation post-game drives. The main guest area is situated in the centre of the camp and is the social hub for meals and drinks; conversation takes pride of place at Kwara as there is no WIFI or mobile phone connectivity on-site.
- Wildlife aficionados.
THINGS TO DO ON THE RESERVE:
- Relax at the pool area and peek inside the nearby hide.
- Sit back and relax on your terrace and watch the hippos and elephants come and go.
- Dine on substantial buffet dinners in the evening.
- Enjoy a drink after dinner around the campfire and share a story or two.
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
- Explore the Kwara concession on 4x4 game vehicles in search of the big cats: leopard, lion and cheetah.
- Take to the water year-round on either a mokoro or a powerboat to experience some of the world’s best wildlife encounters.
- Enjoy photographing wildlife, with numbers limited to just four guests per vehicle, ensuring great game visibility.
- Spend quality time with Kwara's excellent guides on a walking safari.
- Visit the Godikwe lagoon and heronry.
- In season, try your hand at fishing in the lagoon and river channels for tilapia, catfish, African pike and the legendary tiger fish.