Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
Experience a true Botswana safari with Kwando Safaris, not just about the wildlife and décor in camp, but equally about the people and culture. Exclusive concession areas offer some of the most consistent high quality game viewing in the country, and each spectacular camp is set in a unique and diverse wildlife destination.
Day 1 - Okavango Delta
On arrival into Maun you will be met and transferred by light aircraft the short distance to Kwara airstrip and then transfer to the camp where you will spend the next two nights. The flying time is approximately 25 minutes. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive. (LD)
Splash Camp is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Private Kwara Reserve. This brand new camp will offer a very relaxed, friendly and authentic atmosphere. The concession shares a 30km water boundary with the famous Moremi Game Reserve and its unique location boasts both permanent water and seasonal flood plains as well as extensive dry bush wilderness. Favoured by labyrinths of permanent water channels and secret islands this area offers the perfect delta experience, and is considered to be amongst the best in Botswana for game viewing and activities.
Located around a pan, each of the 12 rooms is situated on a deck overlooking the pan which attracts game year round. All are en-suite with a flush toilet, double sinks and both an indoor and an outdoor shower. In addition each room has a private veranda with outdoor lounge chairs, the perfect place to relax and take in the magnificent views and soak up the atmosphere. The rooms and main area will be simply and elegantly decorated with contemporary furniture which will complement the atmosphere of the camp. The main area has a plunge pool, bar, and lounge as well as an orientation centre and a curio shop. Just in front, towards the pan is the fire pit where a light breakfast is served each day before heading off on activities, and stories are told after supper in the evenings.
Day 2 to Day 3 - Okavango Delta
Enjoy morning and afternoon scheduled activities. Due to the presence of permanent water, Splash is one of the few Okavango Delta camps that can offer year round water activities using powerboats and mokoros. (BLD)
Day 4 - Linyanti Concession
After an early morning activity, transfer by light aircraft to Lagoon Camp in the Kwando/ Linyanti region for three nights. The flying time is approximately 20 minutes. This area offers exclusive access to one of the most remote and unexplored wildlife strongholds left in Botswana, incorporating the Linyanti wetlands, Mopane forest and vast open plains. (BLD)
Kwando Lagoon Camp is situated in the northern section of the 2,320 kms² Kwando concession. Lagoon Camp lies on the shady banks of a permanent lagoon formed by the meandering Kwando River among tall and ancient Africa Ebony and Marula trees. With only eight safari tents Lagoon Camp has the charm that only a small camp can possess. Each purpose-designed tent overlooks the water and comprises an entrance area, large bedroom with extra long three quarter beds, en suite reed enclosed facilities with “his and her” washbasins, flush loo and outside shower. Lagoon Camp was designed to have its own unique character and charm and is not part of a formula approach. The lounge, bar and dining area is under thatch and nearby there is a small plunge pool. The shady, treed environment of the camp hosts a great variety of birds and squirrels that visit daily. A family of hippo and elephant are regularly sighted from the tents. This contributes to the relaxed calm that prevails at Lagoon. Activities concentrate on open vehicle game drives and boat cruises on the river. Walks are on offer but at the guide’s discretion due to the concentration of elephant. Lagoon Camp offers off road and night drives so essential for the real African experience. Boat cruises in the camp’s double deck boat along the Kwando River provide excellent opportunities for birding. Spinner fishing for Tiger fish and bream is also offered and Kwando guests have made some excellent catches.
The Kwando concession offers exclusive access to one of the most remote and unexplored wildlife strongholds left in Botswana. It incorporates the Linyanti wetlands, huge tracts of Mopane forest and vast open plains. This variety of natural habitat makes Kwando unique, drawing wildlife and bird life in abundance as herds of elephant and buffalo roam the plains adjoining the Kwando River, whilst lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and sable are frequently sighted. Since 1997 wild dogs have denned near Lagoon camp thus providing guests with excellent sightings.
Day 5 to Day 6 - Linyanti Concession
Enjoy morning and afternoon scheduled activities including open-vehicle day and night game drives and boat cruises on the river that provide excellent opportunities for birding and fishing. The variety of natural habitat makes Kwando unique, drawing wildlife and bird life in abundance as herds of elephant and buffalo roam the plains while cats, wild dog and sable are frequently sighted. (BLD)
Day 7 - End of Botswana Uncovered Tour
After an early morning activity, transfer by light aircraft to Maun Airport and end of safari. The flying time is approximately 60 minutes. (B)
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.