- Kwetsani's position is ideal for a diverse game viewing experience, with access to the quintessential Delta waters, and the thrilling land adventures of the savannah
- The floodplains are populated by lechwe, reedbuck and tsessebe, and the waters by hippos and crocodiles
- Nearby Hunda Island – the largest landmass on the Jao Reserve – provides ample room for plains game such as giraffes, wildebeest, zebras and impalas, and their predators, chiefly leopards, lions and spotted hyaenas
- The surrounding floodplains are home to a number of Delta specials – species that are found in few other places on Earth: endangered wattled crane, slaty egret, pink-throated longclaw, and numerous others
Located in the centre of the Jao Reserve, Kwetsani is ideally positioned on an elongated island covered with palm, mangosteen and fig trees. The surrounding floodplains are home to a number of "Delta specials" - species that are found in few other places on Earth. Depending on the water levels, Kwetsani offers excellent land and water activities, viewing wildlife by mekoro or on game drives, allowing guests to see all aspects of the Delta's makeup. During times of high water, Kwetsani boats to Hunda Island for game drives, complete with a picnic for a full-day excursion.
Wildlife: Kwetsani is set in the most densely populated wetland area for red lechwe, and sitatunga. Hippos. and crocodiles are regularly seen. In the dry season tsessebe, elephants, wildebeest, and zebras are prevalent; with lion, cheetah, and leopard often sighted. Nocturnal animals like porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet, and lesser bushbaby can be observed on night drives (water levels permitting). Many bird species are resident, such as large concentrations of wattle crane as well as slaty egret, rosy-throated longclaw, and African skimmer.
Accommodation: five luxurious "tree house" tents are elevated so as to take in the sweeping views. 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 plunge pool is the perfect spot to relax or watch the animals below.
Purpose: Kwetsani is dedicated to community upliftment and assists the Jao village community with various contributions, including food, clothing and support of the elderly.
Kwetsani Camp, one of the most remote camps in the Okavango, is situated on an elongated island covered with palm, mangosteen and fig trees. The nearest airport is Maun Airport (40-minute light aircraft flight from Maun to Jao Airstrip; and 30-minute drive/boat trip from Jao Airstrip to Kwetsani).
Guided morning and afternoon game drives. offered in open 4x4 vehicles, explore the mosaic of Delta habitats, and let you come closer to some of the resident wildlife.
A whole new safari experience awaits after dark. Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during normal daytime drives. Go in search of the fascinating creatures of the night ... porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbab...
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