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Khwai Tented Camp

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“Yet another camp in the game-rich Khwai Reserve, Khwai’s recent upgrade has turned a good value camp into a great option for comfort and game viewing alike. Fantastic year round and competition to the best in the reserve.”


Completely eco-friendly, Khwai Tented Camp uses solar power and has no permanent buildings! It offers authentic accommodation and a great range of activities in the Khwai area.

Khwai Tented Camp is owned and run by African Bush Camps. This company operates an impressive range of classic camps across Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Accommodation at this camp is booked on a full-board basis, including all meals, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, two game-viewing activities daily, transfers between the camp and the local airstrip, and a laundry service. The camp is open throughout the year.


The camp is accessed via 15–20 minutes’ game drive road transfer from Khwai’s airstrip. It’s situated in the Khwai Community Conservancy, on the eastern side of the Moremi Game Reserve.


There are six guest tents, all positioned along the banks of a beautiful lagoon. All are raised on wooden decking and Meru in style, which means that an exterior layer of canvas extends over the inner tent structure to create a private veranda. Set with a couple of chairs and a small table, this is a great spot for relaxing and enjoying your views! Entering the tent, you’ll find a double bed or twin beds, bedside stands and lighting, a couple of storage trunks, a writing desk with universal charging station, and an easy chair. Additional in-room amenities include a standing fan and a tea-and-coffee station. A tall wooden headboard separates the bedroom from the washroom, and the en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, twin washbasins, shower, and more storage space. Overall the tents are very well appointed, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. 

The communal spaces at Khwai Tented Camp are also very comfortable. It too is elevated above ground level on wooden decking, making the most of the views. The overall structure is in the shape of a ‘V’, with a bar at the narrowest point linking the lounge and dining areas. The lounge features a medley of well-cushioned seating amidst coffee and occasional tables, in addition to elegant lighting, a few wildlife pictures, and a shelf unit displaying all sorts of interesting artefacts. In the dining area, there’s one long table where everyone eats together. All these spaces lead down onto a nicely shaded deck, which offers an additional location for relaxing and tucking in to delicious snacks, drinks, and meals. Head down another couple of steps or so, and you’ll discover the camp’s fire-pit, where guests gather to socialise and share safari stories. The camp has a boma too, and, set back from the riverfront, a splash pool! Flanked by inviting sunloungers, the pool is perfect for relaxing between trips into Khwai and farther afield.


Khwai Tented Camp offers a superb range of activities, as follows:

  • Expertly guided game drives

    – These are available in the morning and afternoon into evening, and you can look out for an impressive range of wildlife! Khwai is home to four of the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo – in addition to smaller mammals such as cheetah, hyena, wild dog, hippo, giraffe, and various antelopes.
  • Night drives

    – Head out come nightfall, and you’ll have opportunities to view the likes of aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine, and the delightful pangolin!
  • Walking safaris

    – Please note, this activity has a minimum age requirement of 16 years. Walks are fantastic for safarists interested in the smaller aspects of Khwai – its plants, insects, and birds.
  • Seasonal mokoro excursions

    – A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe. Set sail in the company of the camp’s river guides, and you’ll encounter a thrilling variety of Khwai’s river life!
  • Cultural visits

    – The camp works with Khwai’s communities to help them become self-sustainable. Guests are invited to meet the local people and learn all about their ways of life.

*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.


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