Kwetsani Camp Highlights
• In a private reserve on a remote island with access to open floodplains and savannah for a wonderful Okavango experience
• Fantastic combination of land and water activities in search of a wide variety of game
• The largest concentrations of endangered Wattled Crane are found in this area
• Day and Night game drives
• Excellent birdlife
• Sleep-outs under the stars
Kwetsani Camp Description
Kwetsani Camp is in the centre of the Jao Concession in the Okavango Delta. Kwetsani is on an elongated island covered with fig, palm and mangosteen trees. There are amazing views of the waterways from the raised dining room, lounge and bar areas. There is a plunge pool and loungers for a mid-afternoon dip. A camp fire is lit to relax around in the evenings
Kwetsani camp is an intimate camp, with five tree house chalets raised up to six metres off the ground. Each chalet is designed out of thatch, glass, wood and canvas and beautifully decorated. Each chalet has en-suite facilities and outside shower, private viewing deck, ceiling fans and mosquito nets.
Enjoy a sleep-out at the hide and truly immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of an African night at a raised hide located about 40 minutes from camp, the hide has a bush toilet.
Kwetsani Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
A variety of habitats ensures diverse and interesting game viewing. The wildlife depends largely on the water levels in the area. The lagoons are home to Hippo and Crocodile and the permanent waterways and floodplains attract large numbers of waterfowl. In the permanent waters, Sitatunga can be tracked silently by mokoro.
The largest concentrations of endangered Wattled Crane are found in this area. The birdlife is simply stunning: Slaty Egrets, Pink-throated Longclaws and African Skimmers are some of the specials that can be seen. Hippo, Sitatunga antelope and Crocodile reside in the deeper permanent lily-filled lagoons of the area. Lion, Leopard, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Tsessebe and Lechwe are among the major game attractions at Kwetsani. Nocturnal animals such as Porcupine, Aardwolf, Serval, Genet and Bushbaby can be observed on the night drives (water levels permitting).
Activities include mokoroing, walking on palm-fringed islands and game drives during the day and night. Due to high flood water levels, the night drives are currently restricted to an hour’s drive around the camp island.
Activities are split with 50% Game Drives and 50% Water Activities (but very much dependant on flood levels). In the summer months activities tend more towards game drives, whereas in the winter months mainly water based activities are offered. When on land the game drives are in open 4 x 4 Land Rovers. The night drives with spotlight to better spot the nocturnal animals. In times of high water guests are transferred by boat to game drive areas.
Walking safaris can be offered from camp on a request basis. Mekoro trips (a traditional dug-out canoe) will take guests silently along the water ways searching for the Okavango’s water loving creatures.
Fishing is available on a catch and release basis and not during the breeding season of January and February. Basic rods and reels supplied by camp but fly fishing equipment to be supplied by guest.