Khwai Bush Camp

Located on the eastern edge of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Khwai Bush Camp traces the border of the Moremi Game Reserve. A truly magical setting ideal for year-round wildlife encounters, the lodge is nestled amongst a forest of sycamore figs and leadwood trees on the banks of the Khwai River. Exuding all the charm and allure of an old-world safari, your stay here will feel completely in harmony with nature. With two spacious family chalets and a dedicated Cub Club, the lodge is particularly tailored towards welcoming families.

From the enchanting forests and undulating grasslands to lush floodplains and meandering lagoon, the varied ecosystems mean this is one of the most consistent areas for wildlife encounters year-round. Spend your days floating through the shallow waters of the Delta as the locals have done for centuries in a traditional mokoro or dugout canoe. Savour the utter tranquillity, only broken by the call of wildlife.

Thatched Double Units
The camp itself consists of four standard and two-family chalets dotted along the Khwai River. Retreat to your elegant yet understated chalet, with either a double or twin bed configuration and spacious en suite bathroom, and savour the magnificent view over the river banks. From the sanctuary of a cool thatched interior and a veranda that overlooks Moremi Game Reserve, the richest game viewing area in Botswana, you will be able to watch the magic of Africa unfold.

Kid friendly, the camp boast family-oriented tents with interleading walkways and connecting bedrooms, creating an ‘under-one-roof feeling’ and comfort for the whole family.

 

 

Game Drives
Lead by experienced guides, you’ll see magnificent wildlife indigenous to the area. Your guide will show you the hidden spots best for game viewing and give you an insider’s knowledge. With years of experience our African Bush Camps guides are known for being some of the best in the business.

Walking Safaris
Awaken your senses and discover all that the bush has to offer on a walking safari. Accompanied by one of our experienced walking guides, explore the wild for one to two hours. For a full day walking safari, a private walking guide will need to be pre-booked with us. Children under 16 can experience nature walks around the camp led by our child-certified walking guides as part of the Cub Club.

Mokoro
Traditionally, the mokoro was the only form of transport in the Okavango Delta. Sail through the rivers and tributaries with our River Guides in a dugout canoe made from fibreglass, savouring those moments of peace, and encounter an incredible variety of wildlife along the way.

Night Drives
The private concessions allow for game drives after the sun has set. Experience the bush when elusive nocturnal wildlife awakens to hunt, forage and explore the lands under the cover of darkness.

Cultural Visits
Working together with the communities located in the areas surrounding where we operate gives locals an opportunity to be self-sustainable. By sharing knowledge there has been a decrease in the human-wildlife conflict. Take the opportunity to visit the locals and become accustomed to their way of life.

Bird Watching
Khwai is a haven for birds, delight in the calls of the Green heron or the African wood owl; photograph the majestic Ayres’s hawk-eagle and Pel’s fishing owl. Or simply sit back and enjoy their beautiful songs.

The Ngwana Club
From nature walks around camp and storytelling to cultural arts and crafts and cub club cooking classes, the African Bush Camps’ children focused Ngwana Club creates a fun and educational environment for children on safari.

Child Specialist Guides offer practical and educational activities for the kids and expeditions that will delight every generation. A family safari adventure with African Bush Camps is the trip of a lifetime that allows you to enjoy a hassle-free holiday in Africa that is as indulgent and relaxing for parents as it is exciting, educational and fun for children.

A day in the life of a family on safari is fluid, exciting, varied and full of special moments that will live on in family history for a lifetime. Our child specialist guides tailor their safaris to families for the duration of their stay, taking into consideration the age of the children and any special interests or requests, promoting a philosophy that embraces families in the wild.

Ngwana is the Setswana word for “explorer” and is the name of our family friendly program designed by each of our camps. Our Ngwana Club offers a variety of safari related activities for children of all ages.

African Bush Camps family properties offers a variety of different Ngwana Club activities such as:

Nature Walks
Children go on nature walks around camp with their guide and accompanied by a parent, where they are presented with fun and unique learning opportunities. Spoor identification, discovering the traditional uses of plants, bird watching and hunting for the ‘Little 5’ highlight the intangible experiences that they can’t get in the ‘real’ world. After a bush walk, children will be given a ‘Junior Guide’ certificate, which will encourage them to become our future conservationists with a passion for wildlife who will help us to protect our heritage.

Ngwana Club Cooking Classes
Eating well is a big part of a memorable safari experience and that includes a family feast. At Somalisa Acacia and Nyamatusi Mahogany there are wood fired pizza ovens. Children are invited to design their own pizzas with our chefs in camp, and families are encouraged to have a taste test competition. We also include a ‘make-your-own-mocktail’ station in the warmer months, providing both entertainment and a refreshing drink on a warm afternoon.

Traditional Story-Telling
Our child specialist guides enjoy sharing the history and folklore of the area and their people. Your child specialist guide will dress in authentic tribal regalia and perform a play, imparting their traditional history and legends, including an interactive drumming session.

Arts and Crafts/Beading
An arts and crafts corner is set up for children and is a place where they can let their creativity run wild after the stimulation and inspiration of their new surroundings takes hold. Here, children can thread beads to make a bracelet or necklace to take home as a memento of their time in the bush, as well as indulge in colouring in and picture painting.

*Please note that not all activities may be available in each camp. Please enquire.

 

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