Kwetsani is a magnificent camp, set high up in the trees on an island that looks over the Northern plains of the Jao flats. We really like this camp as it is extremely spacious, has stunning views and great balance between activities. With only 5 rooms, all spread out along the fringes of the island you can be sure to find your escape and privacy here. We love Kwetsani and actually think it is the best camp in this whole concession!
Kwetsani Camp - The Details
Kwetsani is located on private Jao Concession, in the West of the Okavango Delta, only a 20 minute light aircraft flight from Maun.
The camp looks out over an enormous flood plain, more than often dotted with Lechwe and Wildebeest. The main area is very spacious and airy, with the dining room, lounge and bar situated under a cool thatched roof. All of this is a good few metres up in the trees offering a great height advantage to spot nearby game and absorbing the best panoramic views. Just down from there and on the edge of the plain is the pool.
For such a spacious camp there are only 5 rooms, all raised from 6 to 8 metres off the ground and access by a long raised walkway through the trees. You will almost always see the resident bushbuck under foot! The rooms have en suite bathrooms and a large wooden decking to compromise the view. The rooms are very spacious and not too large, but the perfect size and aided by height you get a cool breeze blowing through.
During the high floods in May and June the water is right up to the foot of the main area and actually underneath the tree-house chalets. Boating activities can take place from in front of the camp from about April to the end of July, but in the drier months, you drive to the boats. The Jao flats where big herds of Lechwe, Buffalo, Wildebeest and Zebra congregate is only a stones throw away with a hungry predator often lurking on the fringes. During the high floods these plains fill up completely to about knee-deep water which runs for kilometres, allowing for the amazing boating.