Khwai Tented Camp has been temporarily relocated to the Mankwe Area on the outskirts of the Khwai Community Area. As it is on the northern edge of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, it is the frontier between Chobe and the Okavango Delta.
Guest tents are spacious and comfortable, with oversize twin beds and private en-suite bathrooms. The en-suite bathrooms have a flushing toilet, and open-air bucket showers. Large tin-jugs of hot water are regularly provided to supply the bathrooms and canvas wash basins on the verandah. The tents as well as the bathrooms are insect proof.
The living area is open on all sides to the river and wilderness, and is fitted with comfortable Morris chairs and interesting antiques, to enjoy the camp fire and the starry nights in full comfort.
There are no permanent structures at Khwai Tented Camp and everything can be removed to leave the wilderness exactly as is was found, having little or no impact on the environment.
The lush and varied ecosystem consists of lagoons, shallow flooded pans, plains and forests, and provides outstanding game viewing activities whether on foot, in game-viewing vehicles or on boat. Among the finest areas are Chief’s Island, which used to be the Batswana tribe’s richest hunting ground and now offers amazing game viewing opportunities, in particular large herds of buffalos who enjoy grazing the grasses and drinking in the pans. Mobile safaris may also reach the Mopane Tongue, the Khwai River area, Xakanaxa Lagoon and Third Bridge.
The magnificent Khwai river is the hub for some of the most outstanding wildlife viewing both on the Moremi and in the Khwai area. Species to be viewed include elephant, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, eland, sable, hippo, hyena and various other nocturnal species.