Kwando Safaris

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Kwando Safaris Camps In the Okavango Delta

Kwando Safaris are a leading local operator with an extremely diverse range of camps set in some of Botswana’s most sought after safari destinations including the famous Kwara and Kwando private concessions. The portfolio of 11 camps stretches across a wonderful range of safari areas including the Okavango Delta, the Linyanti, the Central Kalahari and Nxai Pan. Kwando camps are known for their traditional style and focus on high quality game viewing, with trackers and guides working together on game drives.

Kwando Safaris is one of Botswana’s most established operators and is a wholly citizen owned company, with a great track record for excellent game viewing and a loyal following. With an excellent mix of camps throughout northern Botswana, Kwando Safaris offer a comprehensive choice of safari. These camps allow guests to experience unique and diverse wildlife destinations and gain an understanding of the diversity which makes Botswana such a special safari destination.

This popular group of mid-range and luxury camps offers a full range of accommodation options, from smart luxury tented camps such as Kwara Camp to more simple, affordable lodges such as Moremi Crossing and Gunns Camp. Their traditional style camps are based in well regarded concessions and combine nicely to deliver a well-rounded safari experience.

Kwando operate from five private concessions, one of the most diverse portfolio of camps. The concessions include Pom Pom in western Okavango, Gunns and Moremi Crossing in the central Okavango, Santawani in the Southern Okavango, Kwara in the eastern Okavango and Kwando in the Linyanti, northern Botswana.

From these concessions Kwando provide first rate safaris in some of the richest game regions of Botswana. These vast concessions allow guests undisturbed and more flexible game viewing, with off-roading and night drives.

Pom Pom Camp is a very popular mid-range tented camp set on the beautiful Pom Pom private concession in the western Okavango. Gunns Camp and Moremi Crossing provide simple accommodation for a more affordable water safari in the central Okavango. In the east, Kwara Camp and Splash Camp, lie on the large and game rich Kwara private concession. One of the oldest camps in the Okavango Kwara Camp was rebuilt and remerged as a fresh luxury tented camp, while Splash Camp is the newest camp in the portfolio, opening in 2019.

Lagoon Camp and Lebala Camp are set in the huge Kwando Concession in the Linyanti, known particularly for its superb dry season game viewing with huge elephant herds and good predator numbers. It is especially known for the wild dog packs. The game viewing is consistent and high quality

The group’s latter additions Nxai Pan Camp and Tau Pan Camp are situated in national parks, the Nxai Pan National Park and in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. These are however some of the most remote national parks in Botswana and offer a comfortable way of seeing these very special regions.

North of the Makgadikgadi salt pans Nxai Pan forms part of the great fossil pan system the bed of an ancient super lake fed by the Okavango, Zambezi and Kwando rivers. Tau Pan in the arid Kalahari Desert is home to a diverse population of both flora and fauna perfectly adapted to their harsh environment. These two camps are the perfect foil to the lush Okavango Delta.

With a focus on Botswana, the company allows guests an excellent opportunity to experience not just the wildlife but also the people and culture of the Okavango Delta.
Kwando Safaris are wholly locally owned with all of Kwando Safaris’ operations being based in Maun, the tourist capital of Botswana. Staff development is of particular importance to the group and the company takes pride in the fact that many of their camp managers started in junior positions.

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Little Kwara

Little Kwara borders Moremi Game Reserve, on the huge and game - rich Kwara Concession in the eastern Okavango Delta. With some of the finest game viewing in the Okavango, the Kwara concession is made up of a variety of habitats which ensures rich and varied game viewing. Importantly, both land and water based activities are offered year round. An intimate and luxurious tented camp, Little Kwara offers a vintage safari with superb guiding.

From $760 per person

Lebala Camp

Lebala Camp lies on the vast, remote and game rich Kwando concession, north of the Okavango Delta. The 230,000 hectare Kwando concession is a top safari destination, especially big game sightings. This huge wilderness attracts large numbers of elephant and buffalo flocking to the river in the dry season (May-October). Predator sightings are frequent and include the rare wild dog. Lebala is a traditional tented camp offering a classic big game safari experience.

From $760 per person

Lagoon Camp

With a fantastic location on the banks of the Kwando River in the far north of Botswana, Lagoon Camp offers a superb big game safari from a tranquil waterside setting. One of only two camps on the vast Kwando concession, a remote, wild and game lively area, Lagoon Camp offers a very exclusive safari experience. Lagoon is a traditional, pleasant camp with a simple style and focus on exciting game drives and serene boat cruises.

From $575 per person

Pom Pom Camp

Long established Pom Pom Camp is a charming camp set on the scenic island of Pom Pom in a private concession at the head waters of the Xudum river system. Lying on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve the game viewing in this pretty area is varied and interesting, enjoyed through a variety of land and water activities. A traditional, comfortable and friendly camp, Pom Pom is an old favourite in the Okavango.

From $610 per person

Tau Pan Camp

With impressive views of the vast Kalahari plains, Tau Pan Camp stands on a sand ridge deep in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and offers a fascinating desert safari experience. This comfortable lodge overlooks a permanent waterhole which allows constant game viewing right from the viewing deck. Explore this huge, wild and remote reserve with morning and afternoon game drives, or experience the desert through the eyes of the san bushman on informative walks.

From $610 per person

Nxai Pan Camp

Nxai Pan Camp is the only permanent camp set in the striking Nxai Pan national park and offers an interesting desert experience in contrast to the lush Okavango. Nxai Pan camp is arranged around a busy waterhole with excellent views across the pans. A spacious, light and comfortable camp with a friendly atmosphere and interesting activities. Excellent between November to April, when the dazzling zebra migration arrives and the plains fill with game.

From $760 per person

Splash Camp

Splash camp is a smart tented camp on the prime private concession of Kwara, in the eastern Okavango Delta, a pretty and game lively concession. The area benefits from permanent water, seasonal floodplains and dry savannah bush and is home to good resident game which has earned Kwara the reputation for delivering some of the best game viewing in Botswana. A variety of safari activities and interesting game viewing deliver a fantastic all-round safari.

From $835 per person

Kwara Camp

Set in one of Botswana’s prime concessions, Kwara camp is located in the vast Kwara concession on the north eastern edge of the Okavango Delta. This area boasts year round water and superb game viewing. The massive 175,000 hectares is shared with only three camps, ensuring a highly exclusive safari. The concession shares a 30km water border with the iconic Moremi Game Reserve and benefits from the flow of wildlife between these areas.

From $530 per person

Mma Dinare Camp

In a private concession, allowing off road and night time game drives, Mma Dinare is a lovely camp located in an exciting game rich area. The experience here is land based although mokoro trips are possible when water levels allow, usually June to September. Thatched and open, the main area is a great place to relax and watch the wildlife drawn to the Gomoti river. The rooms are spacious with their own verandas.

From $530 per person

Rra Dinare Camp

Rra Dinare Camp (meaning ‘Father Buffalo’) lies on a private concession adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve in the southeastern side of the Delta, an area with varied and exciting game viewing. Overlooking the Gomoti flood plains, Rra Dinare has a scenic setting which enjoys a steady stream of wildlife throughout the day. A traditional, unassuming but very comfortable camp offering some excellent game viewing with 4x4 drives and seasonal moroko activities.

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Little Kwara

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Lebala Camp

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Lagoon Camp

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Pom Pom Camp

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Tau Pan Camp

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Nxai Pan Camp

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Splash Camp

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Kwara Camp

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Mma Dinare Camp

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Rra Dinare Camp

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A classic six night Okavango safari, split equally between private concessions on the east and west of the Okavango delivering a fantastic all round safari experience. A full range of land and water activities from beautiful and diverse habitats keeps the safari experience interesting, fresh and exciting every day. Pom Pom Camp and Splash Camp complement each other very well and both have a strong focus on tracking big game- all game drives feature both a tracker and guide. With permanent waters and good resident game this is a solid itinerary option for any time of year.

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Expert Botswana

A classic six night Okavango safari, split equally between private concessions on the east and west of the Okavango delivering a fantastic all round safari experience. A full range of land and water activities from beautiful and diverse habitats keeps the safari experience interesting, fresh and exciting every day. Pom Pom Camp and Splash Camp complement each other very well and both have a strong focus on tracking big game- all game drives feature both a tracker and guide. With permanent waters and good resident game this is a solid itinerary option for any time of year.

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Great Rivers Safari

Explore the Okavango and beyond – visit the Kalahari and Linyanti-wilderness areas in this comprehensive itinerary. Botswana’s landscapes are fantastically diverse and home to a myriad of wildlife offering a comprehensive game viewing experience. To fully appreciate the wonder of the Okavango one should also visit the Kalahari desert into which is flows. The Kwando-Linyanti is the other great river system in Botswana, a vast pristine wilderness with high concentrations of game. Animals are abundant and predators roam all these areas in good numbers. Safari purists will appreciate the focus on the safari experience rather than the luxurious trappings. Game drives feature trackers as well as guides, increasing the chances of those rare sightings. Explore Botswana away from the crowds with this excellent itinerary.

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Wild Dog Safari

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Four Night Value Safari

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