Set within the Okavango Delta’s community-run Khwai Concession, this beautiful camp is tucked under the trees on the edge of the Khwai River. This river is all that separates the iconic Moremi Game Reserve and the concession, with hippos, elephants and even lions crossing over from time to time. Watching these animals’ manoeuvre through the water is an exceptional experience for even the most travelled safari veterans.
The elegantly designed camp hosts six standard tents and one family unit, keeping in line with the intimate and exclusive wilderness experience. The new camp effortlessly bridges the gap between luxury accommodation and feeling like you’re in the great African outdoors. Woven baskets and beaded décor, along with modern elements, create an authentic contemporary African style.
Khwai Leadwood has an inviting swimming pool where you can take a refreshing dip or catch a tan. And if you prefer being indoors, there is a comfortable lounge and reading area where you can unwind with a good book. End your days by grabbing a cold drink from the bar and warming up around the fire-pit as you reflect on your safari adventures. The dining area can be found at Khwai Leadwood’s main building. Here, you’ll enjoy delicious meals with a scenic view of Khwai River’s tranquil waters surrounded by the natural beauty of the African wilderness.
During the day, guests can enjoy game drives, walking safaris and mokoro safaris (water levels permitting) on the search for Africa’s big attractions including lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo, and giraffe. An additional virtue of this area is that guests can head off on night drives and get an up-close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and more elusive animals.
Khwai’s biggest drawcard is undoubtedly the plentiful and extraordinary wildlife – you’ll never be bored here! Adventure and relaxation are on offer as guests live out their ultimate safari experience – from setting off on a morning walking safari to enjoying a gin and tonic overlooking the Khwai River.
The 1800 km² large Khwai Concession is situated right next to the Moremi Game Reserve. Formerly a hunting concession it is today administered by the local community as recreational area. It retrieves its name from the Khwai River, the northern “finger” of the mighty Okavango Delta, which forms the most important source of life in the region. The Khwai Concession is a good example for eco-tourism. All income generated are received by the local community.
The area is dominated by grasslands, permanent flood plains and large areas of Mopane forests. Large herds of elephants take their bath next to hippos, whilst being watched by lechwe antelopes. Photogenic leopards, spotted hyenas and large packs of wild dogs will make the heart of any wildlife lover beat faster. Every now and then prides of lions can be seen. There are of course also uncountable bird species, especially egrets, cranes, vultures, and different species of eagles, specialising in catching catfish.
All ages welcome
6 Standard Tents
1 Family Tent
All ages welcome
All ages welcome on game drives
16+ welcome on Mokoro excursions and walking safaris
Ngamiland North, Botswana
All ages welcome