Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp can be found in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta, in a private concession, which borders the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp and its accommodation, faces an extensive floodplain, adjacent to the permanent water of the Delta. The Delta is a magnificent wilderness area in excess of 1 700 square kilometres, and incorporates much of the Moremi Game Reserve. Kwara can thus boast a wide diversity of habitat, ranging from the clear Delta waters with reed and papyrus-lined lagoons and channels, to grasslands, Mopane woodlands and palm-fringed islands.

Accommodating no more than 18 guests, Kwara Camp’s luxury safari-style tents are built on raised platforms, within a grove of ancient and majestic African Ebony trees. A resident pod of hippo regularly serenades guests from the water of the floodplain. All of the tents have a private viewing deck, en-suite facilities, flush toilets and modern amenities. The camp has highly skilled chefs who prepare delicious meals, to round off a perfect day.

Kwara Camp also boasts a honeymoon suite, complete with a special bathroom, which includes an antique slipper bath. Guests can hire a private vehicle and have the wilderness practically to themselves, and experience enhanced by a personal guide and tracker.

The island, on which Kwara is based, is typical of those encountered throughout the Delta, and it is here that you will discover why the Okavango Delta is considered one of the ecological wonders of the world. Guests enjoy a diverse wildlife experience all year-round, with the focus being on the water – where one can glide along in a mokoro (dug – out canoe) through the crystal-clear channels, surely making this the most tranquil and relaxing of game viewing experiences. The Camp is close to the famous Gudikwe lagoon, where you can stand on a boat literally eye to eye with thousands of herons, storks and other nesting birds – an incredible seasonal spectacle. For birders, and nature lover alike, some of the other species that are regularly encountered include kingfisher, pygmy goose, fish eagle, jacana, darter and if you are fortunate, the elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl.

There are other activities to enjoy at Kwara, including walks with a guide on one of the many palm-fringed islands, and spectacular night drives. In addition, there are morning and afternoon drives, which add to the chance of seeing some of the species that make the Delta their home – such as lechwe, sitatunga (both are endemic to the Delta), reedbuck, bushbuck, hippo, crocodile, elephant, buffalo, sable antelope, roan antelope, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and tsessebe. Such profusion ensures that lion, hyena, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are abundant in this part of the Delta, and are seen on a regular basis.

Guiding at Little Kwara Camp is outstanding – Kwando – who operate the Camp were awarded the Good Safari Guide Award for Best Guiding.