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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Khwai Tented Camp has recently been relocated to a semi-permanent site within this community-run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game reserve. The new exclusive location of the Khwai Tented Camp, on the banks of a lagoon flowing into the Khwai river, acts as a boundary between the reserve and the community area, offering visitors staying here several unique ways to experience Africa.

Accommodation

You will enjoy spacious Meru style tents elegantly set-up on wooden decking overlooking the tranquil waters of the lagoon.
Accommodation includes en-suite bathroom facilities with flush toilets and al-fresco bucket showers. Enjoy your afternoons and evenings in the main dining and lounger area, where the furniture provides an aura of both colonial and traditional eras. Simple yet elegant, the New Khwai Tented Camp provides guests with an authentic and exclusive safari experience.

Activities

Besides the day-time drives which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and  giraffe – guests at Khwai Tented Camp are able to explore nature after sunset with a night drive. This activity, along with the guided  walking safaris, is not usually permitted in the National Parks or Game reserves, and allows guests to get an up close and personal  experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and / or more elusive animals. The camp also provides the opportunity to explore the great  stands of Leadwood and Mopani woodlands as well as open grasslands and banks of the Khwai River on foot.

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    » Six twin-bedded Meru-style tents
    » Family cottage which sleeps four
    » Main tent with sitting and dining area
    » Campfire under the stars
    » Airstrip – please note additional landing fee
  • Open season and child policy
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    All year round.
    No minimum age but not recommended for children under the age of 7.
  • Attractions
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    The vegetation at Khwai is quite different from the western section of Moremi Game Reserve, and great Leadwood and Mopane woodlands can be found in close proximity to open grasslands and the Khwai River.
    Preserving the romance of yester-year, a simpler life in harmony with nature, Khwai Tented Camp will leave you longing to return to Africa.
    Wildlife encountered includes lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, as well as a multitude of other animals, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, hippo and giraffe.   
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Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Fully inclusive in USD Low
Jan- Mar & Dec 2017
Shoulder
Apr - Jun & Nov 2017
High
July to Oct 2017
      Per Person per night Single Room Supplement
Khwai Tented Camp    475 525 665 200
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Fully inclusive in USD Low
Jan- Mar & Dec 2018
Shoulder
Apr - Jun & Nov 2018
High
July to Oct 2018
      Per Person per night Single Room Supplement
Khwai Tented Camp    555 625 870 240

CAMP OPENING :
All year round

NOTES AND TOUR LEADER RATES
All rates are based on a per person per night basis unless otherwise specified.
The above rates include: Accommodation, all meals, all beverages except premium imported spirits and champagne, two game viewing activities per day, laundry and transfers from nearest airstrip are also included.
The single supplement is only charged for the High Season, there is no Single Room supplement charge for the low or Shoulder Season.
 
HELICOPTER FLIGHTS AT LINYANTI BUSH CAMP AND LINYANTI EBONY
A 30 minute Helicopter flight is included as one activity per stay for guests staying at Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony from   1st April – 30th November 2017 & 1st April – 30th November 2018
Additional flights can be booked at an additional cost of USD200 per person for 30 minutes and has a 2 person minimum to operate.
Guests staying at Linyanti Bush Camp or Linyanti Ebony have access to helicopter transfers.

PRIVATE VEHICLES, PRIVATE GUIDES AND TOUR LEADER RATES 2017

Private Vehicle Rates USD 250.00 per vehicle per night
Private Guides (guiding own clients) In Guides accom. Free of Charge – excluding Park Fees, 1 guide per group
Tour Leader USD 200.00 per night – including Park Fees
Pilot / Driver Rate USD 70.00 per night - includes Meals, Accommodation and Park Fees and excludes all Alcoholic Drinks 

PRIVATE VEHICLES, PRIVATE GUIDES AND TOUR LEADER RATES 2018

Private Vehicle Rates USD300.00 per night during Low and Shoulder Season
   USD480.00 per night during High Season
Private Guides (guiding own clients) Free of Charge – excluding Park Fees, 1 guide per group in guides accom.
Tour Leader USD 200.00 per night – including Park Fees  
Pilot / Driver Rate USD 70.00 per night - includes Meals, Accommodation and Park Fees - excludes all Alcoholic Drinks

Private Vehicles

  • The private vehicle is charged for 4 or less guests requiring exclusive use of a vehicle and is dependent on availability at the time.
  • 5 or more guests automatically qualify for a private No age restrictionvehicle. This includes families of 5 pax.
  • Please note that transfers to and from Camp cannot be guaranteed on a Private Vehicle basis.
  • Families with kids under 12 staying at our non-family camps will be required to book and pay for a private vehicle.

Guides: There is no charge for guides accompanying their own guests in guide’s accommodation – this is only applicable for 1 guide per group.

Pilots / Drivers: Please note that all Drivers and Pilots will be accommodated as Staff. Rate includes Meals, Accommodation and Park Fees and excludes all Alcoholic Drinks
 

CHILD POLICY

  Low
Jan - Mar & Dec  
Shoulder
Apr - Jun & Nov 
High
July to Oct  
Khwai Tented Camp 7 years 7 years 7 years
Khwai Leadwood (Family Camp) No age restriction No age restriction No age restriction


Children under the age of 16 are not able to do walking safaris however nature walks around camp are on offer.
Child Policy   (sharing with adults)

  • 0 – 6 years  - 1st Child FOC -  2nd 50%  of adult rate
  • 7 - 11 years  - 50%  of adultl rate
  • 12 years and above 100% of adult  rate

Walking and mokoro activities may have age restrictions at the guide’s discretion.

Location/s:
Khwai Community Area (adjacent to Northern Moremi Game Reserve)
GPS Co-ordinates:
S-19° 9' 8.28",E23° 46' 14.844"
Access:
Khwai airstrip
Charter Transfer Time:
30 minutes from Maun and 1 hour from Kasane
Transfer time:
30 minute drive from airstrip to camp
Number of Beds:
6 luxury mini meru style tents with a total of 12 beds and a Fully enclosed Family cottage (additional 4 pax)
Number of Guides Rooms: 1
Facilities:
Bucket showers and flushing toilets
Power Facilities:
Generator power, battery charging facilities available in main area
Activities:
Game drives, walking, bird watching, and night drives
Season/s:
All year round
Age restriction:
Not recommended for children below 7 years (see child policy) unless staying in the Family Cottage Children under the age of 16 are not able to do walking safaris however nature walks around camp are on offer
Exclusive Use:
Minimum 10 pax requirement

TRANSPORT BETWEEN CAMPS

‘Seat-in-Plane’ scheduled charter transfer 2017 rates in USD.

MUB  
175 SHI  
175 175 KAN  
175 175 175* OKU  
175* 175* 175* 175* KHW  
205 175 175 175 175* SAI  
401 324 324 324 324* 324 BBK

*Please add USD 120 per booking for Khwai Airstrip landing fees

MUB = Maun
SHI = Shinde & Footsteps Camp
KAN = Kanana
OKU = Okuti
KHW = Khwai
SAI = Saile
BBK = Kasane

  • Seat rates are nett and exclude departure taxes from Maun and Kasane
  • Additional DEPARTURE TAX (currently USD 13 per person) is payable on all flights departing from Maun or Kasane
  • All flights to/from Footsteps Camp are solely booked with Ker & Downey Botswana to Shinde Airstrip
  • All transfer rates subject to fuel price surcharges and government fee increases
  • Tour Leader and Child discounts do not apply to flights
  • All prices are subject to change
  • Private plane charter rates available on request

NOTES

  • Baggage is STRICTLY restricted to 20kg (includes hand luggage and camera equipment) in soft-sided luggage. No hard suitcases and no bags with wheels can be transported as they physically cannot fit into the aircraft pod/luggage compartment.
  • The maximum dimensions of the soft bags which can be accommodated are as follows: 25cm (10 inches) wide x 30cm (12 inches) high and 62cm (24 inches) long.
  • Large suitcases are stowed free of charge at our Ker & Downey Botswana Maun office when your safari starts and ends in Maun.
  • Kasane ‘Seat-in-Plane’ scheduled flights arrive around 10:30 am and depart around 11:00 am (subject to change). Guests unable to coincide with these times will require a private charter. Morning activities may be forfeited.
  • ‘Seat-in-Plane’ rates cannot be confirmed if booked within 48 hours of travel.
  • Shinde and Footsteps Camp are serviced by the same airstrip (Shinde). When booked back-to-back a road transfer between these camps is included on a complimentary basis.
  • Linyanti Bush Camp, Linyanti Ebony, Footsteps Across the Linyanti and Saile Tented Camp are serviced by the same airstrip (Saile). When booked back-to-back a road transfers between these camps is included on a complimentary basis.
  • Saile airstrip is generally closed between 1st Dec and 31st March due to the rains and as such during these periods, all guests staying at Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony will be flown to Savute and transferred by game drive to camp. The transfer takes an estimated 3 hours.
    All flights into and out of Maun will be scheduled around the times of Air Botswana (BP212 & BP211) and SA Airlink (SA8300 & SA8301).
    Guests must be aware that they may, on occasion, make up to three stops before arriving at their destination.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Activities

    Activities

    Game drives Walking bird watching night drives & makoro safaris
  • Age restriction

    Age restriction

    Not recommended for children below 7 years (see child policy) unless staying in the Family Cottage Children under the age of 16 are not able to do walking safaris however nature walks around camp are on offer
  • Charter Transfer Time:

    Charter Transfer Time:

    30 minutes from Maun and 1 hour from Kasane
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