This is certainly a wildlife-rich region, bordering the famous Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is owned and operated by Wilderness, which runs camps and lodges throughout Safari Africa. The company’s portfolio for the Delta alone includes highlights such as Wilderness Chitabe and Wilderness Little Vumbura! Wilderness Qorokwe provides accommodation to suit most types of traveller, and the camp is open throughout the year.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The camp is reached via flight transfer from Maun. Guests travel from the airport by safari vehicle or mokoro, depending on the Delta’s water levels. Qorokwe is situated on the banks of a lagoon, within its own concession of over 25,000 hectares.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT WILDERNESS QOROKWE:
Guest accommodation at Wilderness Qorokwe consists of nine tented suites – eight standards and one family unit. Inside, there’s a double bed, bedside tables and lighting, a writing desk and chair, a separate seating area, and a couple of artefacts for that classic camp feel. The accommodation is en suite, with a bathtub that has been placed close to the window, providing the opportunity to observe the local wildlife while bathing! There’s also a private veranda, set with comfy loungers and a small table for drinks, and guests can request to have an 'in-room' massage treatment. Access for disabled persons is possible on request.
The main area is open plan, with comfortable seating around coffee tables, elegant dining tables and chairs, large cowhide rugs, wildlife artwork, and a well-stocked bar! From here, guests have amazing views over the lagoon. The camp occupies a number of levels. Uppermost is the living and dining area, with steps at the side of the structure leading down to a deck featuring sunloungers and a pool. Finally, steps at the front bring guests down to a second deck – this is home to a fantastic little fire-pit, surrounded by campaign chairs. Positioned just above the water, this is wonderful for wildlife viewing and pre-dinner drinks!
ACTIVITIES AT WILDERNESS QOROKWE:
The camp offers some thrilling safari activities:
Expertly guided game drives- Drives are available during early morning and late afternoon into evening. As the concession has permanent water throughout the year, great game viewing is possible whenever you choose to visit. The range of habitats in this region includes vast floodplains and patches of acacia woodland. Guests can expect to see lion, leopard, wild dog, hyena, and high concentrations of herbivores such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and antelopes.
Seasonal guided walks- Walks are also accompanied by an expert guide. They’re an exciting opportunity for guests to get to know the smaller lives of the concession – the plants, insects, and birdlife.
Mokoro excursions- A mokoro is a dug-out canoe. As it doesn’t have a motor, you’ll enjoy close encounters with the wildlife of the waters, not least hippos and a fine variety of waterbirds. Please note, the availability of this activity depends on water levels, as well as on the presence in camp of an experienced guide during your stay.
Boat trips- This activity depends on guide availability and water levels too. Safarists boarding a boat to explore the Delta’s channels have amazing views of big game species coming to quench their thirst on the riverbanks.
*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.