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Khwai Bush Camp
Botswana

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6 rooms
All ages
Pool
En suite
Bar
  • Maximum 12 people
  • Fans in room
  • 2 x family rooms
  • Charge batteries in room
  • Solar power

Additional Information

  • Airstrip to camp - 30 mins
  • Closest airstrip - Khwai
  • Closest international airport - Maun Airport / Kasane Airport
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An authentic bush experience & sustainable community-focused safari

Set on the banks of the Khwai River in a forest of sycamore and leadwood trees, Khwai Bush Camp offers spectacular views into the untamed wilderness of the famous Moremi Game Reserve and is home to the authentic Botswana luxury safari.  Open year-round, our Botswana safari lodge combines the romance of the yester-year safari with a sustainable, community-centred approach to safari. The Khwai area comprises varied ecosystems that invite exploration – from enchanted forests and undulating grasslands to lush floodplains and meandering lagoons – this is one of the most consistent areas for wildlife encounters year-round.

 

Khwai Bush Camp comprises four standard chalets (with fireplace) and two family chalets, all en-suite. Watch the magic of Africa unfold from the sanctuary of your chalet’s cool, thatched interior or the veranda that overlooks the famed Moremi Game Reserve. Battery-charging facilities are available in each guest room as well as fans. The main lodge area also has charging points for your convenience. Enjoy languid afternoons at the sparkling poolside drinking in the serene floodplain surrounds. Share an aperitif around our lively fire circle before tucking into hearty, homespun fare at our family-style feasts. Activities include guided walking safaris, bird watching, river activities, day and night game drives spotting Africa’s iconic wildlife species  – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe.  All our activities led by our qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. A visit to our neighbouring Khwai village is a cultural highlight. Here, you experience a Botswana safari lodge that cherishes the interests of the Khwai community while honouring the spirit of the pioneer safari explorers. For a Botswana luxury safari that offers a sustainable, community-focused experience visit Khwai Bush Camp.

 

Khwai Bush Camp highlights

 

Mokoro:
No activity is more synonymous with the Okavango Delta than a mokoro trip. Glide silently along the hippo highways and elephant byways of the ancient Khwai River, historically, the only form of transport of the River Bushmen. Explore this unique inland delta deserving of its World Heritage Site status. Traditionally, fashioned out of a single tree trunk today, mokoro or dugout canoe are fibreglass as a measure to preserve Botswana’s hardwood forests. Learn about the fascinating ecology from our River Guides who navigate your journey through the tranquil watery wilderness. This seasonal activity is available to guests 16 years and older. 

Walking safari:
Awaken your senses and discover all that the bush has to offer on a walking safari. This thrilling activity engages all your senses. Accompanied by one of our experienced Walking Guides, explore the wild on foot for one to two hours. For a full day walking safari, pre-book a private walking guide with us. This seasonal activity is available to guests 16 years and older.

 

 

Reviews

  • At Khwai Bush Camp you get close to the wonders of nature or rather you’re right in the middle! We not only appreciated the respectful way of observing wildlife of our guide Mighty but also his huge knowledge and his passion. Whether during the bushwalk, the night game drive with the sighting of a giant eagle owl amongst others or during the daily game drives, we learned a lot from Mighty, just watching and enjoying in peace.

    Pia via TripAdvisor

  • We spent two nights at the camp in August, we had great safari with Sinka our guide spotting leopard, wild dog, lion killing antelope etc. Not a single Safari without seeing amazing wildlife.
    People at the camp were very nice and friendly and the food was excellent. Camp is in the wild we were even able to see a lioness during our lunch there.

    Muriel via TripAdvisor

  • This was the 2nd stage of our Botswana safari holiday, travelling as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children (10 and 12)). We were met on the airstrip by our guide “Professor Ken” and driven by jeep to Khwai Bush Camp. We arrived to a very warm welcome of singing and dancing by all the camp staff, followed by drinks and cold flannels to refresh ourselves. That was just the start of a truly first class service which lasted to the very moment that we departed.

    Dorset via TripAdvisor

  • Our family of 6 spent 3 nights in the Khwai Bush Camp. The experience was outstanding in every way. The staff went to extraordinary lengths to make our stay memorable. The lodge and cottages were comfortable and nicely furnished. The food and special evening under the stars were special treats. And, special thanks to Sinka, our guide, and Kaytee, the camp host, who made our stay in Africa a joy.

    Bin via TripAdvisor

Activities

Activities include guided walking safaris, river activities, day and night game drives all led by our qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. All activities complimentary.

Wildlife

One of the most consistent areas in Africa for year-round wildlife encounters, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Khwai Bush Camp.

Live in Camp – recent wildlife sightings

  • Two lioness'
  • Moremi Game Reserve Botswana Leopard
  • Two antelope at sunrise in Botswana
  • An elephant reaching for food
  • Moremi Game Reserve Botswana Leopard in Tree
  • Moremi Game Reserve Botswana Antelope Topi
  • Moremi Game Reserve Botswana Baby Spotted Hyena
  • Botswana Khwai Community Area

Rates From

GREEN SEASON

Jan / Feb / Mar / Dec
USD 609 per person per night

Child (7-15): USD 305

MID SEASON

Apr / May / Nov
USD 720 per person per night

Child (7-15): USD 360

HIGH SEASON

Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct
USD 990 per person per night*

*Single supplement of USD 220 applies

Child (7-15): USD 495

Included in Rates:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safaris and mokoro safaris (subject to water levels)

Excluded from Rates:

  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities

 

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Why book with us?

Guiding

Our Founder, Beks Ndlovu, is a Professional Guide with a passion for preserving remote lands. This vision permeates through our company. Between our guides, we have over 620 years of guiding experience, and it shows!

Conservation & Community

We do not separate ourselves from a conservation company. Our camps are sustainable, with minimal impact on the environment and our Foundation projects empower local communities. Our aim is to conserve and preserve the beautiful areas in Southern Africa.

Experiential Travel

We offer you a true experiential safari. Revel in the joy in discovery from a different perspective. In pristine locations in Africa. From community visits to trekking on foot to canoeing. We offer a holistic adventure that expresses the philosophy we stand by. Authenticity.