If you want to stay in a real bush camp, with super hosts and “see it to believe it” game, then I totally recommend Khwai. Pilot was our guide and he found us every animal imaginable. Back at camp, the food was soooo good and we were treated like honored friends.
Jim and Illa, Austin, USA
Set close to the Khwai River, Khwai Tented Camp is situated in the Khwai community region adjacent to Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.
Four authentic, comfortable Meru-style tents are complete with en-suite facilities and shaded seating area. Dine under the shade or stars or in the mess tent or living area. Its diminutive size makes this camp on of the most intimate safari experiences in Botswana.
Join skilled guides from Khwai Tented Camp in Botswana on day and night game drives or thrilling walking safaris to view the local elephant, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, eland, sable, hippo and hyena populations. You can also visit local villages to learn more about the areas people and culture.
Jim & Illa - AUSTIN, USA
TRAVEL DATE: 2010 POSTED: OCT 2013
Khwai Tented Camp
If you want to stay in a real bush camp, with super hosts and “see it to believe it” game, then I totally recommend Khwai. Pilot was our guide and he found us every animal imaginable. Back at camp, the food was soooo good and ... Read More
If you want to stay in a real bush camp, with super hosts and “see it to believe it” game, then I totally recommend Khwai. Pilot was our guide and he found us every animal imaginable. Back at camp, the food was soooo good and we were treated like honored friends. Less
Charlotte Opperman - HAMPSHIRE, UK
TRAVEL DATE: 2011 POSTED: OCT 2013
Khwai Tented Camp
The food here is amazing! I was blown away by the quality and variety that the amazing camp team was able to prepare from a simple bush kitchen.
When is the best time
to go on a safari holiday in Botswana?
There are advantages throughout the year, depending on what you’d like to do and see, and how well you cope with different temperatures. Here are some guidelines based on our experience of Botswana’s climate and wildlife viewing across a typical year.
January and February
The larger part of Botswana’s rains generally fall in these months in short hard downpours, turning the landscape increasingly lush, and encouraging migrating birds and antelope to drop their young. Photography is good as skies can be dramatic and the air is very clear. Safari camps and lodges can be quiet and prices are lower than other times of year.
March and April
These months are ‘mid-season’ for both numbers of safari visitors and prices, but the rains have generally stopped, the landscape is very green, and it’s a good time of year to combine a safari in Botswana with a holiday in Cape Town. With warm days and cool nights, it’s an idyllic climate.
May and June
As Botswana enters its winter grass starts to die back, the leaves fall, and the Okavango Delta begins to fill, making wildlife viewing easier as you can see across greater distances and the animals are concentrated onto the decreasing areas of dry land. Cool mornings and late afternoons can be a shock on an open safari vehicle, but they mean animals are active for longer, and the climate is pretty much perfect for visitors.
July to October
Thought of as the best months for wildlife viewing, these are Botswana’s high season, as animals are drawn to water since the bush has died back. The Okavango Delta has its highest water levels through these months bringing even higher densities of wildlife into this lush oasis. Sunsets are magnificent as the dust in the air leads to incredibly rich reds and oranges.
An interesting, very beautiful and rather hot month in Botswana, the clouds build up and the first rains fall, generally in short sharp showers, taking some of the heat and dust out of the air. Relatively few people safari in November, so tented camps and lodges are empty, game viewing is quiet, and prices reflect the demand. The land turns green as soon as the rains have fallen, wildlife begins to give birth, and many migrant birds arrive.
Very similar to November, January and February climatically, and for prices and game viewing, with some rain, but not usually too much. If you’ll take a chance then a Christmas safari in Botswana can be a bargain compared to high season.