Khwai Tented Camp
If value was measured in remoteness, this lodge would be a steal
Khwai Tented Camp
This bush camp in the Okavango's vast Khwai Concession couldn't be more isolated in the wilderness, yet it has all the style and comforts of any top lodge. On a beautiful lagoon connected to the Khwai River, the cozy tented camp has a simple but elegant feel. Relaxing on the main raised deck, you feel part of the surrounding woodlands with views of the expansive floodplains in front of the lodge. Wildlife of all kinds passes through this area, including plains game and numerous silent, and not-so-silent predators (such as lion, leopard and wild dogs).
At the lodge
Khwai Tented Camp’s central area is a raised marquee overlooking a quiet lagoon, the perfect place to sit and unwind. The open-plan communal areas with comfortable, rustic furniture and hand-carved African accessories make one feel at home in the bush. The main area consists of a canvas-covered raised wooden decking, joining the bar, dining and lounge areas. This leads into the campfire area, where evening sundowners, hosted by your guide, are enjoyed as one reflects on the magnificent day.
The camp consists of six fairly basic en-suite tents and one bricks-and mortar family cottage, distributed evenly along the lagoon. The furnishings follow the same raw hardwood themes as the central tents, creating a warm earthy feel. With just the right amount of homely comfort that does not detract from the environment beyond. The windows have their own natural air conditioning. Covered by mosquito netting, with canvas flaps, you can leave them open for the cool summer breezes, or close them in winter for warmth. End your day relaxing on your private deck, beverage in hand.
Activities at Khwai Tented Camp include day and night game drives in the concession and further afield. Seasonal mokoro trips, which involve drifting past elephant and hippo in low riding dugout canoes, are a must. On request, visits to Khwai Village can be arranged for a glimpse into the life of the local people. A particularly special activity is a walking safari. These are lead by knowledgeable, local guides, who revel in sharing the magic of the wilds with you.