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Botswana's Desert Magic

 

Botswana's Desert Magic

8 days from $4,695
Departing Daily On Request

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November to March is Green Season in Botswana. This is one of our favorite seasons, especially for visiting the Central Kalahari, which comes alive during this season.

Our Botswana's Desert Magic takes advantage of this perfect time in the Central Kalahari by spending 4 nights in the desert, split between Tau Pan, the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari and its sister camp, Nxai Pan, build on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the cam takes its name. These areas are so remote you may not see another vehicle during your stay. Game viewing at its finest.

Complementing your desert stay is 3 nights at Kwara camp overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta.

Botswana's game viewing is unsurpassed - if Botswana is on your bucket list - now is the time to see it.

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Day 1  Maun-Tau Pan (Central Kalahari Game Reserve) | Meals: LD
Welcome to Botswana! Upon arrival in Maun, connect to the light aircraft flight to Tau Pan, set in the Central Kalahari.

Nothing prepares you for the immensity of this reserve, nor its wild, mysterious beauty. There is the immediate impression of unending space, and having the entire reserve to yourself. Waist-high golden grasses seem to stretch interminably, punctuated by dwarfed trees and scrub bushes. Wide and empty pans appear as vast white stretches of saucer-flat earth, meeting a soft, blue-white sky. At night the stars utterly dominate the land; their brilliance and immediacy are totally arresting.

The Central Kalahari game Reserve (CKGR) is the largest, most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa, and the second largest wildlife reserve in the world, encompassing 52 800 sq kms. During and shortly after good summer rains, the flat grasslands of the reserve's northern reaches teem with wildlife, which gather at the best grazing areas. These include large herds of springbok and gemsbok, as well as wildebeest, hartebeest, eland and giraffe.

Tau Pan

Tau Pan accommodates up to eighteen guests in specially designed thatched units on raised decks. The camp offers truly incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana, and overlooks the famous Tau Pan - recognized for its stark beauty and remoteness.

This, the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, is a model of environmental sensitivity. As with its sister camp, Nxai Pan, Tau Pan has been constructed with the delicate ecologies in mind. Both utilize only solar power for the generation of electricity, heating of water and pumping of water from deep under the Kalahari sands. Waste water is treated in a state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant and the fully treated water is returned to the sands from whence it came.

Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.

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Day 2  Tau Pan | Meals: BLD
The camp offers truly incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana, and overlooks the famous Tau Pan - recognized for its stark beauty and remoteness. Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passage Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.

Tau Pan

Tau Pan accommodates up to eighteen guests in specially designed thatched units on raised decks. The camp offers truly incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana, and overlooks the famous Tau Pan - recognized for its stark beauty and remoteness.

This, the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, is a model of environmental sensitivity. As with its sister camp, Nxai Pan, Tau Pan has been constructed with the delicate ecologies in mind. Both utilize only solar power for the generation of electricity, heating of water and pumping of water from deep under the Kalahari sands. Waste water is treated in a state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant and the fully treated water is returned to the sands from whence it came.

Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.

×

Day 3  Nxai Pan | Meals: BLD
Change camps today as your light aircraft flight takes you to Nxai Pan, located on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. The camp faces east over the open grasslands of the pans and accommodates a maximum of eighteen guests in thatched units specially designed to provide a constant and comfortable temperature throughout the year, when seasonal temperatures can fluctuate from below freezing to well over 45 degrees Celsius. Excellent game viewing is possible from the comfort of your rooms as the water hole in front of the camp draws a multitude of mammal species.

Nxai Pan

Nxai Pan is located on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. The camp faces east over the open grasslands of the pans and accommodates a maximum of eighteen guests in thatched units specially designed to provide a constant and comfortable temperature throughout the year, when seasonal temperatures can fluctuate from below freezing to well over 45 degrees Celsius. Excellent game viewing is possible from the comfort of your rooms as the water hole in front of the camp draws a multitude of mammal species.

Activities offered at Nxai Pan are game drives, day trips to the famous Baines’ Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan, star gazing, as well as nature walks with Bushman trackers.

At a glance

  • Set in the amazing Nxai Pan – famous for "Baines' Baobabs"
  • 9 environmentally adapted en-suite rooms – including 1 family room
  • 100% solar operated
  • Activities include game drives, star gazing & nature walks
  • Permanent waterhole
  • Guide and tracker team

×

Day 4  Nxai Pan | Meals: BLD
In addition to game drives, you must visit the nearby famous Baines' Baobabs. These seven huge gnarled baobab trees are named after Thomas Baines, the famous explorer of the 19th century. The intrepid explorer, naturalist and cartographer and his fellow explorer James Chapman traveled through this area in the mid 1800's on their two year journey from Namibia to Victoria Fall. Baines' portraits of the area, including the huger baobabs became an important first-hand account of the area and the period in Southern Africa's history.

Nxai Pan

Nxai Pan is located on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. The camp faces east over the open grasslands of the pans and accommodates a maximum of eighteen guests in thatched units specially designed to provide a constant and comfortable temperature throughout the year, when seasonal temperatures can fluctuate from below freezing to well over 45 degrees Celsius. Excellent game viewing is possible from the comfort of your rooms as the water hole in front of the camp draws a multitude of mammal species.

Activities offered at Nxai Pan are game drives, day trips to the famous Baines’ Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan, star gazing, as well as nature walks with Bushman trackers.

At a glance

  • Set in the amazing Nxai Pan – famous for "Baines' Baobabs"
  • 9 environmentally adapted en-suite rooms – including 1 family room
  • 100% solar operated
  • Activities include game drives, star gazing & nature walks
  • Permanent waterhole
  • Guide and tracker team

×

Day 5  Kwara | Meals: BLD
Today your journey continues as your light aircraft flight takes you to your camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This well known camp is set overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta. This region offers a contrasting experience, as its location allows access to the permanent waterways of the Delta as well as expansive dry land areas, admired for their quality game viewing.

Kwara offers, within the exclusive concession in which it is located, a wide variety of activities. In addition to game drives, both day and night, the camp offers game walks and mokoro trips, as well as power boating and fishing (spinning equipment is provided but fly fisherman need to bring their own equipment).

Kwara Camp

Kwara is located in the remote northern part of the stunning Okavango Delta within the private Kwara concession. The camp fronts onto a huge floodplain, adjacent to the permanent water of the Delta and is backed by extensive bush. It is a magnificent wilderness area in excess of 1,700 square kilometres, bordering the Moremi Reserve. No trip to Botswana is complete without a visit to the Delta, the shimmering and unique watery jewel in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Kwara encompasses a wide diversity of habitats, ranging from the clear Delta waters with reed-lined lagoons and channels, to open grasslands, mopane woodlands and palm-fringed islands.

The eight luxury safari-style tents are built on raised decks, within a grove of huge and ancient African Ebony trees. Resident hippos will generally serenade you year round from the water on the floodplain in front of the camp. Each tent has its own viewing deck, private en-suite facilities including hot and cold running showers, flush toilets and modern amenities.

The forested island on which the camp sits is typical of those encountered throughout the vast 1.6 million hectares of the Okavango Delta. At Kwara, you will discover why the Okavango is considered one of the ecological wonders of Africa and indeed the world. It is mysterious, calming, unpredictable and very wild.

Kwara also boast a honeymoon suite with its own special bathroom with an antique slipper bath with the traditional ball and claw feet. Hire a private vehicle and have the wilderness almost to your selves - enhanced by your own guide and tracker who will cater to your interests unobtrusively. The memory will live forever.

Like the other Kwando camps, Kwara offers exclusive and private traverse for all its varied activities.

Here our guests can enjoy a diverse wildlife experience all year-round, but the focus is definitely on the water. Whether gliding along in the special silence of a mekoro dug out canoe through crystal-clear waters or visiting the famous Godikwe lagoon, where you can stand on a boat literally eye to eye with thousands of herons, storks and other nesting birds. Kwara is the nearest camp to this famous spectacle in Moremi Game Reserve.

Other species you can encounter through the channels and rivers are kingfishers, pygmy geese, fish eagles, jacanas, darters and if you're really fortunate, the elusive Pels Fishing Owl.

Along with the bird watching, we're able to offer fishing (spinner fishing, but please feel free to bring your own equipment should you want to fly fish), walks with a guide on one of the many palm-fringed islands and also spectacular night drives on top of our morning and afternoon drives. The beauty and charm of Kwara will captivate you.

The Kwara area is also home to a variety of wild animals including, lechwe, sitatunga, reedbuck, bushbuck, hippo, crocodiles, elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and tsessebe. Lion, hyaena, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are abundant in this part of the Delta and regularly seen.

Our highly skilled chefs prepare delicious meals, to round off a perfect day in Kwara's watery wonderland.

* Camp open all year round

* Permanent Okavango Delta water

* Maximum 16 guests in 8 luxury tents

* En-suite, his & hers basins, inside outside showers and flush toilets

* Mekoro dug out canoes

* Boat cruises

* Fishing

* Guided walks

* Guest orientations

* Morning and night game drives

* Guide and tracker system for enhanced game viewing

* Maximum 6 guests per vehicle in individual seating

* Double deck powerboat for best viewing

* Guest swimming pool

×

Day 6 & 7  Kwara | Meals: BLD
In addition to game drives, why not take a walking safari one day? Walking in Africa's wild areas is the only way to truly appreciate the natural environment. While game viewing from a vehicle allows one to see more animals as you traverse much greater distances and get much closer to animals safely, there is nothing as awe inspiring and humbling as observing wild animals on foot. Many smaller species of plants and insects, tracks and signs are all easily missed when in a vehicle. The slow pace of the walk and interpretative skills of your guide will open your eyes to a new and fascinating world.

Game walks are not hikes; they are slow comfortable strolls meant to provide you with a chance to experience the wilderness at a natural pace. Any walk can be combined with a game drive or mokoro and the length of walk can be adjusted to suit your personal desires or level of fitness.

Kwara Camp

Kwara is located in the remote northern part of the stunning Okavango Delta within the private Kwara concession. The camp fronts onto a huge floodplain, adjacent to the permanent water of the Delta and is backed by extensive bush. It is a magnificent wilderness area in excess of 1,700 square kilometres, bordering the Moremi Reserve. No trip to Botswana is complete without a visit to the Delta, the shimmering and unique watery jewel in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Kwara encompasses a wide diversity of habitats, ranging from the clear Delta waters with reed-lined lagoons and channels, to open grasslands, mopane woodlands and palm-fringed islands.

The eight luxury safari-style tents are built on raised decks, within a grove of huge and ancient African Ebony trees. Resident hippos will generally serenade you year round from the water on the floodplain in front of the camp. Each tent has its own viewing deck, private en-suite facilities including hot and cold running showers, flush toilets and modern amenities.

The forested island on which the camp sits is typical of those encountered throughout the vast 1.6 million hectares of the Okavango Delta. At Kwara, you will discover why the Okavango is considered one of the ecological wonders of Africa and indeed the world. It is mysterious, calming, unpredictable and very wild.

Kwara also boast a honeymoon suite with its own special bathroom with an antique slipper bath with the traditional ball and claw feet. Hire a private vehicle and have the wilderness almost to your selves - enhanced by your own guide and tracker who will cater to your interests unobtrusively. The memory will live forever.

Like the other Kwando camps, Kwara offers exclusive and private traverse for all its varied activities.

Here our guests can enjoy a diverse wildlife experience all year-round, but the focus is definitely on the water. Whether gliding along in the special silence of a mekoro dug out canoe through crystal-clear waters or visiting the famous Godikwe lagoon, where you can stand on a boat literally eye to eye with thousands of herons, storks and other nesting birds. Kwara is the nearest camp to this famous spectacle in Moremi Game Reserve.

Other species you can encounter through the channels and rivers are kingfishers, pygmy geese, fish eagles, jacanas, darters and if you're really fortunate, the elusive Pels Fishing Owl.

Along with the bird watching, we're able to offer fishing (spinner fishing, but please feel free to bring your own equipment should you want to fly fish), walks with a guide on one of the many palm-fringed islands and also spectacular night drives on top of our morning and afternoon drives. The beauty and charm of Kwara will captivate you.

The Kwara area is also home to a variety of wild animals including, lechwe, sitatunga, reedbuck, bushbuck, hippo, crocodiles, elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and tsessebe. Lion, hyaena, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are abundant in this part of the Delta and regularly seen.

Our highly skilled chefs prepare delicious meals, to round off a perfect day in Kwara's watery wonderland.

* Camp open all year round

* Permanent Okavango Delta water

* Maximum 16 guests in 8 luxury tents

* En-suite, his & hers basins, inside outside showers and flush toilets

* Mekoro dug out canoes

* Boat cruises

* Fishing

* Guided walks

* Guest orientations

* Morning and night game drives

* Guide and tracker system for enhanced game viewing

* Maximum 6 guests per vehicle in individual seating

* Double deck powerboat for best viewing

* Guest swimming pool

×

Day 8  Maun Depart
Your time in the bush comes to an end today as a light aircraft flight brings you back to Maun to begin your journey home. Or, why not extend your time in Botswana, or continue on to Victoria Falls or Cape Town. The options are endless.


Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily On Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
01 NOV 16 - 31 MAR 17$4,695$4,695
Light aircraft flights Maun-Tau Pan-Nxai Pan-Kwara-Maun are included in the Land Only tour price.
All prices are based on a minimum of 2 people traveling together - supplements apply for single passengers traveling alone. Holiday supplement supplements apply December 16-January 6 - ask for details on pricing and and availability.
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Discovery

Visiting

  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Okavango Delta

This Tour Includes

  • Light aircraft flights Maun-Tau Pan-Nxai Pan-Kwara-Maun
  • Luxury accommodations on twin-bedded basis with en-suite facilities
  • Full breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as shown in the itinerary by BLD
  • Game viewing activities by 4WD vehicles with an English speaking Ranger on a shared basis throughout
  • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes
  • UTG baggage tags and small travel bag
  • UTG Exclusive Safari Delay Protection –
Talk to a Destination Specialist
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November to March is Green Season in Botswana. This is one of our favorite seasons, especially for visiting the Central Kalahari, which comes alive during this season.

Our Botswana's Desert Magic takes advantage of this perfect time in the Central Kalahari by spending 4 nights in the desert, split between Tau Pan, the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari and its sister camp, Nxai Pan, build on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the cam takes its name. These areas are so remote you may not see another vehicle during your stay. Game viewing at its finest.

Complementing your desert stay is 3 nights at Kwara camp overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta.

Botswana's game viewing is unsurpassed - if Botswana is on your bucket list - now is the time to see it.

Discovery

Visiting

  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Okavango Delta

This Tour Includes

  • Light aircraft flights Maun-Tau Pan-Nxai Pan-Kwara-Maun
  • Luxury accommodations on twin-bedded basis with en-suite facilities
  • Full breakfast daily, lunches and dinners as shown in the itinerary by BLD
  • Game viewing activities by 4WD vehicles with an English speaking Ranger on a shared basis throughout
  • All park entry fees, hotel service charges and taxes
  • UTG baggage tags and small travel bag
  • UTG Exclusive Safari Delay Protection –
Day 1  Maun-Tau Pan (Central Kalahari Game Reserve) | Meals: LD
Welcome to Botswana! Upon arrival in Maun, connect to the light aircraft flight to Tau Pan, set in the Central Kalahari.

Nothing prepares you for the immensity of this reserve, nor its wild, mysterious beauty. There is the immediate impression of unending space, and having the entire reserve to yourself. Waist-high golden grasses seem to stretch interminably, punctuated by dwarfed trees and scrub bushes. Wide and empty pans appear as vast white stretches of saucer-flat earth, meeting a soft, blue-white sky. At night the stars utterly dominate the land; their brilliance and immediacy are totally arresting.

The Central Kalahari game Reserve (CKGR) is the largest, most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa, and the second largest wildlife reserve in the world, encompassing 52 800 sq kms. During and shortly after good summer rains, the flat grasslands of the reserve's northern reaches teem with wildlife, which gather at the best grazing areas. These include large herds of springbok and gemsbok, as well as wildebeest, hartebeest, eland and giraffe.
Tau Pan

Tau Pan

Tau Pan accommodates up to eighteen guests in specially designed thatched units on raised decks. The camp offers truly incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana, and overlooks the famous Tau Pan - recognized for its stark beauty and remoteness.

This, the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, is a model of environmental sensitivity. As with its sister camp, Nxai Pan, Tau Pan has been constructed with the delicate ecologies in mind. Both utilize only solar power for the generation of electricity, heating of water and pumping of water from deep under the Kalahari sands. Waste water is treated in a state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant and the fully treated water is returned to the sands from whence it came.

Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.

×

Day 2  Tau Pan | Meals: BLD
The camp offers truly incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana, and overlooks the famous Tau Pan - recognized for its stark beauty and remoteness. Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passage Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.
Tau Pan

Tau Pan

Tau Pan accommodates up to eighteen guests in specially designed thatched units on raised decks. The camp offers truly incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana, and overlooks the famous Tau Pan - recognized for its stark beauty and remoteness.

This, the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, is a model of environmental sensitivity. As with its sister camp, Nxai Pan, Tau Pan has been constructed with the delicate ecologies in mind. Both utilize only solar power for the generation of electricity, heating of water and pumping of water from deep under the Kalahari sands. Waste water is treated in a state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant and the fully treated water is returned to the sands from whence it came.

Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.

×

Day 3  Nxai Pan | Meals: BLD
Change camps today as your light aircraft flight takes you to Nxai Pan, located on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. The camp faces east over the open grasslands of the pans and accommodates a maximum of eighteen guests in thatched units specially designed to provide a constant and comfortable temperature throughout the year, when seasonal temperatures can fluctuate from below freezing to well over 45 degrees Celsius. Excellent game viewing is possible from the comfort of your rooms as the water hole in front of the camp draws a multitude of mammal species.
Nxai Pan

Nxai Pan

Nxai Pan is located on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. The camp faces east over the open grasslands of the pans and accommodates a maximum of eighteen guests in thatched units specially designed to provide a constant and comfortable temperature throughout the year, when seasonal temperatures can fluctuate from below freezing to well over 45 degrees Celsius. Excellent game viewing is possible from the comfort of your rooms as the water hole in front of the camp draws a multitude of mammal species.

Activities offered at Nxai Pan are game drives, day trips to the famous Baines’ Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan, star gazing, as well as nature walks with Bushman trackers.

At a glance

  • Set in the amazing Nxai Pan – famous for "Baines' Baobabs"
  • 9 environmentally adapted en-suite rooms – including 1 family room
  • 100% solar operated
  • Activities include game drives, star gazing & nature walks
  • Permanent waterhole
  • Guide and tracker team

×

Day 4  Nxai Pan | Meals: BLD
In addition to game drives, you must visit the nearby famous Baines' Baobabs. These seven huge gnarled baobab trees are named after Thomas Baines, the famous explorer of the 19th century. The intrepid explorer, naturalist and cartographer and his fellow explorer James Chapman traveled through this area in the mid 1800's on their two year journey from Namibia to Victoria Fall. Baines' portraits of the area, including the huger baobabs became an important first-hand account of the area and the period in Southern Africa's history.
Nxai Pan

Nxai Pan

Nxai Pan is located on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. The camp faces east over the open grasslands of the pans and accommodates a maximum of eighteen guests in thatched units specially designed to provide a constant and comfortable temperature throughout the year, when seasonal temperatures can fluctuate from below freezing to well over 45 degrees Celsius. Excellent game viewing is possible from the comfort of your rooms as the water hole in front of the camp draws a multitude of mammal species.

Activities offered at Nxai Pan are game drives, day trips to the famous Baines’ Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan, star gazing, as well as nature walks with Bushman trackers.

At a glance

  • Set in the amazing Nxai Pan – famous for "Baines' Baobabs"
  • 9 environmentally adapted en-suite rooms – including 1 family room
  • 100% solar operated
  • Activities include game drives, star gazing & nature walks
  • Permanent waterhole
  • Guide and tracker team

×

Day 5  Kwara | Meals: BLD
Today your journey continues as your light aircraft flight takes you to your camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This well known camp is set overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta. This region offers a contrasting experience, as its location allows access to the permanent waterways of the Delta as well as expansive dry land areas, admired for their quality game viewing.

Kwara offers, within the exclusive concession in which it is located, a wide variety of activities. In addition to game drives, both day and night, the camp offers game walks and mokoro trips, as well as power boating and fishing (spinning equipment is provided but fly fisherman need to bring their own equipment).
Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp

Kwara is located in the remote northern part of the stunning Okavango Delta within the private Kwara concession. The camp fronts onto a huge floodplain, adjacent to the permanent water of the Delta and is backed by extensive bush. It is a magnificent wilderness area in excess of 1,700 square kilometres, bordering the Moremi Reserve. No trip to Botswana is complete without a visit to the Delta, the shimmering and unique watery jewel in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Kwara encompasses a wide diversity of habitats, ranging from the clear Delta waters with reed-lined lagoons and channels, to open grasslands, mopane woodlands and palm-fringed islands.

The eight luxury safari-style tents are built on raised decks, within a grove of huge and ancient African Ebony trees. Resident hippos will generally serenade you year round from the water on the floodplain in front of the camp. Each tent has its own viewing deck, private en-suite facilities including hot and cold running showers, flush toilets and modern amenities.

The forested island on which the camp sits is typical of those encountered throughout the vast 1.6 million hectares of the Okavango Delta. At Kwara, you will discover why the Okavango is considered one of the ecological wonders of Africa and indeed the world. It is mysterious, calming, unpredictable and very wild.

Kwara also boast a honeymoon suite with its own special bathroom with an antique slipper bath with the traditional ball and claw feet. Hire a private vehicle and have the wilderness almost to your selves - enhanced by your own guide and tracker who will cater to your interests unobtrusively. The memory will live forever.

Like the other Kwando camps, Kwara offers exclusive and private traverse for all its varied activities.

Here our guests can enjoy a diverse wildlife experience all year-round, but the focus is definitely on the water. Whether gliding along in the special silence of a mekoro dug out canoe through crystal-clear waters or visiting the famous Godikwe lagoon, where you can stand on a boat literally eye to eye with thousands of herons, storks and other nesting birds. Kwara is the nearest camp to this famous spectacle in Moremi Game Reserve.

Other species you can encounter through the channels and rivers are kingfishers, pygmy geese, fish eagles, jacanas, darters and if you're really fortunate, the elusive Pels Fishing Owl.

Along with the bird watching, we're able to offer fishing (spinner fishing, but please feel free to bring your own equipment should you want to fly fish), walks with a guide on one of the many palm-fringed islands and also spectacular night drives on top of our morning and afternoon drives. The beauty and charm of Kwara will captivate you.

The Kwara area is also home to a variety of wild animals including, lechwe, sitatunga, reedbuck, bushbuck, hippo, crocodiles, elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and tsessebe. Lion, hyaena, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are abundant in this part of the Delta and regularly seen.

Our highly skilled chefs prepare delicious meals, to round off a perfect day in Kwara's watery wonderland.

* Camp open all year round

* Permanent Okavango Delta water

* Maximum 16 guests in 8 luxury tents

* En-suite, his & hers basins, inside outside showers and flush toilets

* Mekoro dug out canoes

* Boat cruises

* Fishing

* Guided walks

* Guest orientations

* Morning and night game drives

* Guide and tracker system for enhanced game viewing

* Maximum 6 guests per vehicle in individual seating

* Double deck powerboat for best viewing

* Guest swimming pool

×

Day 6 & 7  Kwara | Meals: BLD
In addition to game drives, why not take a walking safari one day? Walking in Africa's wild areas is the only way to truly appreciate the natural environment. While game viewing from a vehicle allows one to see more animals as you traverse much greater distances and get much closer to animals safely, there is nothing as awe inspiring and humbling as observing wild animals on foot. Many smaller species of plants and insects, tracks and signs are all easily missed when in a vehicle. The slow pace of the walk and interpretative skills of your guide will open your eyes to a new and fascinating world.

Game walks are not hikes; they are slow comfortable strolls meant to provide you with a chance to experience the wilderness at a natural pace. Any walk can be combined with a game drive or mokoro and the length of walk can be adjusted to suit your personal desires or level of fitness.
Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp

Kwara is located in the remote northern part of the stunning Okavango Delta within the private Kwara concession. The camp fronts onto a huge floodplain, adjacent to the permanent water of the Delta and is backed by extensive bush. It is a magnificent wilderness area in excess of 1,700 square kilometres, bordering the Moremi Reserve. No trip to Botswana is complete without a visit to the Delta, the shimmering and unique watery jewel in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Kwara encompasses a wide diversity of habitats, ranging from the clear Delta waters with reed-lined lagoons and channels, to open grasslands, mopane woodlands and palm-fringed islands.

The eight luxury safari-style tents are built on raised decks, within a grove of huge and ancient African Ebony trees. Resident hippos will generally serenade you year round from the water on the floodplain in front of the camp. Each tent has its own viewing deck, private en-suite facilities including hot and cold running showers, flush toilets and modern amenities.

The forested island on which the camp sits is typical of those encountered throughout the vast 1.6 million hectares of the Okavango Delta. At Kwara, you will discover why the Okavango is considered one of the ecological wonders of Africa and indeed the world. It is mysterious, calming, unpredictable and very wild.

Kwara also boast a honeymoon suite with its own special bathroom with an antique slipper bath with the traditional ball and claw feet. Hire a private vehicle and have the wilderness almost to your selves - enhanced by your own guide and tracker who will cater to your interests unobtrusively. The memory will live forever.

Like the other Kwando camps, Kwara offers exclusive and private traverse for all its varied activities.

Here our guests can enjoy a diverse wildlife experience all year-round, but the focus is definitely on the water. Whether gliding along in the special silence of a mekoro dug out canoe through crystal-clear waters or visiting the famous Godikwe lagoon, where you can stand on a boat literally eye to eye with thousands of herons, storks and other nesting birds. Kwara is the nearest camp to this famous spectacle in Moremi Game Reserve.

Other species you can encounter through the channels and rivers are kingfishers, pygmy geese, fish eagles, jacanas, darters and if you're really fortunate, the elusive Pels Fishing Owl.

Along with the bird watching, we're able to offer fishing (spinner fishing, but please feel free to bring your own equipment should you want to fly fish), walks with a guide on one of the many palm-fringed islands and also spectacular night drives on top of our morning and afternoon drives. The beauty and charm of Kwara will captivate you.

The Kwara area is also home to a variety of wild animals including, lechwe, sitatunga, reedbuck, bushbuck, hippo, crocodiles, elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and tsessebe. Lion, hyaena, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are abundant in this part of the Delta and regularly seen.

Our highly skilled chefs prepare delicious meals, to round off a perfect day in Kwara's watery wonderland.

* Camp open all year round

* Permanent Okavango Delta water

* Maximum 16 guests in 8 luxury tents

* En-suite, his & hers basins, inside outside showers and flush toilets

* Mekoro dug out canoes

* Boat cruises

* Fishing

* Guided walks

* Guest orientations

* Morning and night game drives

* Guide and tracker system for enhanced game viewing

* Maximum 6 guests per vehicle in individual seating

* Double deck powerboat for best viewing

* Guest swimming pool

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Day 8  Maun Depart
Your time in the bush comes to an end today as a light aircraft flight brings you back to Maun to begin your journey home. Or, why not extend your time in Botswana, or continue on to Victoria Falls or Cape Town. The options are endless.


Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily On Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
01 NOV 16 - 31 MAR 17$4,695$4,695
Light aircraft flights Maun-Tau Pan-Nxai Pan-Kwara-Maun are included in the Land Only tour price.
All prices are based on a minimum of 2 people traveling together - supplements apply for single passengers traveling alone. Holiday supplement supplements apply December 16-January 6 - ask for details on pricing and and availability.
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