An intimate jewel in a game-rich area of the northern Okavango.
Little Kwara is a small, luxurious camp situated among deadwood trees on one of the many small islands that litter the northern Okavango floodplain. The camp lies in the private Kwara Concession, a huge tract of land bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Kwara incorporates a diverse number of ecosystems, so there are always plenty of animals to see whether out in the bush or right there in camp. Little Kwara Camp has just five guest suites, guaranteeing an intimate and friendly atmosphere.
At the lodge
The charming main area of Little Kwara is built on wooden decks with comfy sofas for reading a book or watching the wildlife. First-class dinners are served family style, with guests and guides eating together in the dining area. There is a sandy boma area for the campfire and also a small swimming pool for cooling off during the day. Overall, the staff are friendly and efficient, their warmth unlike that of their counterparts in large, faceless hotels.
There are just five luxury suites on raised wooden decks, all built from locally sourced timber and canvas. Each tent has a comfy netted double bed and seating with crisp linen and bright cushions and towels, and an en-suite bathroom with a double basin, large bathtub and an outdoor shower. Each suite leads to a private deck with laid-back seating from which to soak up the view.
Explore the private concession's expanse of savanna and waterways by vehicle (day and night safaris are offered) or motorboat. Drift along the channels in a mokoro to admire the birds and underwater life, take a fishing trip. (Some fishing equipment is provided so anglers do not need to bring their own.) The birdlife is prolific – look out for marabou and other storks, egrets, bee-eaters, kingfishers and raptors such as eagles and rare Pel's fishing-owl. Binoculars essential!