The Kwara Concession
In the northern part of the Okavango, this 432,000 acres block of land borders Moremi Game Park: a huge area (bigger than Dartmoor and Exmoor combined) with ultra-light visitor numbers. It includes an unusually broad range of habitats: permanent rivers, secret islands, seasonal floodplains and open expanses of grassland lie within the boundaries, all of which ensures excellent year-round wildlife and bird populations. The flood season is early June to October.
If you only had time to visit one camp in the Okavango, this would be my choice; this is because it is small and friendly, with excellent guides and the permanent water in the area means the game concentration is consistently outstanding.
The bedrooms are well-appointed but retain an authentic rustic feeling; public areas are constructed around an open fire pit, which makes evenings cozy. This is a down-to-earth camp which suits guests who come to the Delta for the wildlife and safari experience.
Little Kwara at a glance
Similar name to Kwara Camp, but entirely separate
The camp is on the bank of a permanent river
5 en-suite tents
Activities menu: walks, drives (on track and off piste; day and night), fishing, boat cruise and mokoro trips.
Always separate driver and tracker on all drives
All inclusive rates
For birders this camp is very near the Godikwe heronry
Little Kwara has a custom-built double-decker boat that allows a stealthy approach to within (almost) touching distance of the heronry.
Small plunge pool with sun loungers.
This is one of the six sister camps that come within the Kwando umbrella. Kwando is a locally-owned (Batswana) organisation that is concerned with wildlife and creating top-notch safaris. Their camps are stylish and luxurious, but remain firmly focussed on offering the best safari experience. Venture Co has been working with Kwando for many years and the feedback we receive from clients is consistently outstanding; we don’t hesitate to recommend them.
Kwando In a nutshell
Their camps cover all the best locations (Okavango Delta, adjoining concession land; the pans and the Central Kalahari.
All camps are open all year.
Max of 6 persons per vehicle.
Vehicles always have two members of staff, a driver and the tracker – each focussed on his own tasks.
Max of 5 tents (10 persons) in any one camp – small is beautiful!
Rates are fully inclusive: laundry, bar bill, snacks