Kwetsani Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

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Kwetsani Camp

Kwetsani Camp is located in the Jao Concession area against the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve in the north-western area of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, below the Panhandle.


We Love
  • The property has a nice medium size pool to escape from the heat.
  • Each room has an additional outside shower which is interesting.
  • The Camp is intimately involved in the Jao Lion Monitoring Project. Every effort is made to monitor the movement, social behaviour and condition of individual lions.
  • You will be surprised to learn some of the unusual developments and intriguing behaviour which has been documented amongst the lion prides here.
Need to Know
  • Fishing activity is seasonal and is based on catch-and-release basis.
  • The property has a well stocked bar and a pool.
  • The property accepts credit cards

The Review

Kwetsani Camp is set in the most densely populated wetland area for sitatunga antelope and red lechwe, and hippo and crocodile are regularly sighted. In the dry season lechwe, tsessebe, elephant, wildebeest and zebra are prevalent, with lion, cheetah and leopard often sighted. The many lion prides in this area have been extensively studied in recent years, thereby building up a more intimate knowledge of their behaviour.

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).

Why Stay
Kwetsani, one of the most remote camps in the Okavango, is situated on an elongated island covered with palm, mangosteen and fig trees. Five beautifully furnished ‘tree-house’ chalets, each with its own en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower provide guests with open, airy accommodation of thatch, wood, glass and canvas. All are elevated and connected with wooden walkways.

The main area includes a dining room and lounge area situated under a cool thatched roof, and leads onto an expansive wooden deck that looks out over an enormous floodplain often dotted with plains game. A walkway leads to a plunge pool with loungers – a perfect spot to relax at midday. Guests can watch the animals from the comfort of the pool or the privacy of their rooms.

Kwetsani offers excellent land and water activities dependent on annual flood levels. Guests can view wildlife by mokoro or experience outstanding game drives. During times of high water levels, Kwetsani boats to Hunda Island for game drives. There are also two platform game viewing hides in the concession.

Getting There

Kwetsani Camp is located in the Jao Concession reserve against the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve in the north-western area of the Okavango Delta. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 35 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes one hour and 25 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 mins but give extra time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

Kwetsani Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana