Kwetsani Camp is located in the centre of the Jao Concession. This African safari camp in Okavango Delta is situated on an elongated island. The island is covered with palm, mangos, teen and fig trees. The surrounding floodplains are home to a number of “Delta specials”. There are many species that are found in few other places on Earth. Some of these may even be seen from the privacy of Kwetsani Camp’s five “tree-house” chalets. The chalets are beautifully furnished en-suite units. They each comprising a bedroom and lounge, and made of canvas, wood and glass.
There is a raised dining room, lounge and bar area. From here you have sweeping vistas of the surrounding floodplains stretch to the horizon. You will often catchesthe gentle breeze blowing across the waving reeds. There is a plunge pool with loungers just right for those sunny afternoon siestas.
Highlights at Kwetsani Camp
- Intimate camp with incredible views of Okavango floodplains
- Excellent combination of land and water activities in search of a wide variety of game
- Access to the wildlife-rich Hunda Island adds extra dimension to game drives
Wildlife at Kwetsani Camp
Kwetsani Camp is set in the most densely populated wetland area for red lechwe. The area is also known for the shy sitatunga antelope, and hippo and crocodiles. In the dry season tsessebe, elephant, wildebeest and zebra are prevalent. Predators like the lion, cheetah and leopard are often sighted. Nocturnal animals like porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbaby can be seen. This is normally on night drives when the water levels permits. Many bird species are resident here. They include large concentrations of wattle crane as well as slaty egret. There is also the rosy-throated longclaw and African skimmer.
Things to do at Kwetsani Camp
Kwetsani Camp offers excellent land and water activities. In the summer, these tend more towards game drives. However in the winter, mainly water-based activities are offered.
Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers. Each African safari vehicle accommodates a maximum of seven people. This allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat. In times of high water guests are transferred by boat to game drive areas.
Night drives are done with spotlight. This will allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during normal daytime drives. Porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbaby are just some of these.
There is no better way of viewing the Delta and its wildlife than by traditional mokoro. These are dugout canoe. The tour often reveals the smaller critters of the Okavango Delta and fascinating water birds of the region. In summer, guests are driven to the water for this activity. This activity is water-level dependant.
Boating is another idyllic form or water wildlife viewing. It often yields fabulous sightings of hippo and crocodile and maybe even the elusive sitatunga. This activity is also water-level dependant.
The Jao Concession has outstanding birding opportunities. There are both water and land activities. This gives many opportunities to grow your bird list. Wattled cranes, slaty egrets, rosy-throated longclaws, Pel’s fishing-owls and African skimmers are some of the ‘specials’. Themore common coppery-tailed coucals and pygmy goose are also seen.
Cancellation / Prepayment
PAYMENT & RESERVATIONS POLICY
Reservation and confirmation of a room at Kwetsani Camp Botswana has requirements. Clients are required to pay 50% down payment for the requested services. The balance will be required at least 14 days prior to your date of arrival.
African Safari Tour will hold a reservation for up to seven days at a client's request. This is to allow the client time to send a deposit payment. This is if Kwetsani Camp Botswana booking are over a month prior to the service. This must be received before we can confirm your booking. If confirmation is not received within the seven days all blocked rooms at Kwetsani Camp Botswana will be automatically released for re-sale. The full amount of the service must be made within 14 days of date of arrival at Kwetsani Camp Botswana. As for bookings within a month of service, full payment shall be requested for. This will be required before confirmation of Kwetsani Camp Botswana is undertaken.
All cancellations must be received in writing. This will take effect from the date received by African Safari Tour. The following cancellation charges will apply.
More than 56 days before departure: No cancellation fee
56-49 days before departure: 25%
48-29 days before departure: 35%
28-0 days before departure: 100%
The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of deposit will not exempt passengers from these cancellation and administration fees. We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that insurance is taken out to cover cancellation fees. These cancellation charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers.
Children and extra beds
Children older than 2 years are welcome at Kwetsani Camp Botswana. One child from 2 to 11.9 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds for children in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Accepted credit cards
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