Set on an elongated island covered with palm, mangosteen and fig trees, Kwetsani has access to the vast open floodplains and some of the most stunning vistas of the Okavango Delta.
Accommodation is in six tree-house chalets with thatched ceilings and glass door entrances, elevated on wooden decks 4 – 6 metres off the ground. The chalets are open and airy; have en-suite facilities with a separate toilet, indoor and outdoor showers, mosquito nets, ceiling fan and verandahs overlooking the floodplains. Connected by wooden walkways the dining room, lounge and bar are under thatch also on raised decks. These decks are expansive and look out over landscape views of the enormous floodplains often dotted with plains game. The deck is also a super option for dining under the stars, there is an evening camp fire, pool in the main camp area and curio shop.
Open all year round
The excellent position of Kwetsani allows for water and land activities (but it is very dependent on water levels). In the summer months activities tend more towards game drives (Kwetsani boats to Hunda Island for game drives when water levels are high), whereas in the winter months (June – August), mainly water based activities are offered. Guests can enjoy day and night game drives, Mokoro trips, boating in the waterways west of camp, fishing (excluding January and February), bird watching and there is a raised hide 20 minutes from camp.
Lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, tsessebe and red lechwe are among the major game attractions at Kwetsani Camp, while hippo, sitatunga antelope and crocodile reside in the deeper, permanently lily-filled lagoons of the area.
Nocturnal animals such as porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbaby can be observed on the night drives (water levels permitting).
The true wetland areas of the Okavango Delta are best known for their birdlife.
The largest concentrations of endangered Wattled Crane are found in this area and Slaty Egrets, Rosy-throated Longclaws and African Skimmer are some of the specials that can be seen.
Hallowed species such as Pel’s Fishing-Owl and Slaty Egret are found alongside more conspicuous and commonly seen Coppery-tailed Coucal, Pygmy Goose.
The specialised African Skimmer (from which Wilderness Safaris takes its logo) may be seen on the larger lagoons and channels.
There is a raised hide located 20 minutes from camp which can be used for sleep outs – maximum 4 people at a time.
It is equipped with a long drop loo.