We spent 3 nights at Kwetsani at the beginning of November. We had a great stay. The camp managers Dan and Charmain are the best managers I have had during all my safaris and really make a huge difference. If you are a keen photographer, it is great to have Dan as camp manager for advices. Kwetsani is a small camp (5 tents if i remember correctly). That creates a nice atmosphere. The tents are a bit older than in other WS camps but they are still very nice. I think they will renovate the tents in the medium term. The food was delicious. Our guide was M.T. He was very flexible and worked so so hard for us. On our first game drive, we left at 6am and came back to camp at 1.15pm (i told him that i wanted to spend as much time as possible on game drive) and proposed me to leave at 3.30 for the afternoon game drive. Out of 3 days, we did 2 game drives on Jao island and I think 4 game drives on Hunda island. To go to Hunda island, it is necessary to take a boat. It is always nice but can be a bit time consuming (30 minutes each time). In terms of sightings, we saw on jao island lots of red lechwes, a lioness and a male lion, lots of wattled cranes, hippos, and on hunda island a few leopards and general game. The landscape on Jao is beautiful. The only thing I didn't like is the electrical fence they have put around the camp to keep the elephants away but apart from that, Kwetsani is a great place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island tree-houses overlooking a picture-perfect, lechwe-dotted floodplainKwetsani is situated on an elongated island covered with palm, mangosteen and fig trees. The main area, including dining and lounge area, with its large wooden deck and cool thatched roof, is raised high above the ground and overlooks an expansive floodplain. A walkway leads to a plunge pool with loungers – a perfect spot to relax at midday. HighlightsKwetsani offers excellent land and water activities dependent on annual inundation levels. Lion, leopard, lechwe and tsessebe are among the major game attractions, while hippo, sitatunga and crocodile reside in the deeper, permanently lily-filled lagoons. Incredible vistas of the surrounding floodplains dotted with lechwe, other plains game and even lion can be seen from the decks or from the comfort of your tent. 5 Tents: Airy ‘tree-house’ chalets of thatch, wood, glass and canvas; en-suite bathrooms; outdoor shower; connected with wooden walkwaysExperiences: Game drives Mokoro excursions Boat trips to Hunda Island for game drives (Seasonal) Seasonal hide for sleep-outs or game viewing ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kwetsani Camp Hotel Okavango Delta