On the Northern edge of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Kwara Concession awaits eager safari travellers. An explorer’s paradise with its diverse offerings of, what seems to be never-ending landscapes and it’s out of this world supreme wildlife.
This private concession offers astonishing safari experiences and awe-inspiring sunsets to end of the busy days of activities and adventures.
What is the Kwara Concession?
Kwara is a private concession dedicated to the conservation of all flora & fauna of this region in the Okavango Delta, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The concession truly has some magnificent wildlife to be seen all while offering guests luxurious accommodation. The Kwara Concession consists of two beautiful camps namely Little Kwara and Kwara Camp. Both these camps are situated in the heart of the concession.
A Botswana safari in a concession like Kwara can only be described as one epic adventure, with unadulterated eye-opening experiences that every person should experience in their lifetime.
Why choose Kwara Concession?
There is a reason why the Okavango Delta is known as Botswana’s foremost tourist attraction. It will not disappoint with its vast ecosystem, activities, luxury accommodation and star gazing opportunities. The scale of beauty is difficult to describe in words.
One of the Delta’s greatest experiences is the start of the flood season which breaks the dry season (July to December). In the beginning, rains soak the plains to cause initial floods (January to March) and later water flows down from the Angolan highlands causing the Delta to become water logged. This attracts hordes of wildlife whose biological cycles have synched with these seasonal changes and they migrate in their thousands from the drier Kalahari and Namibia regions, very similar to the migration of the Serengeti.
The Kwara Concession is also known for its regular sightings of Lion, which I am sure most safari enthusiasts have on their bucket list.
What activities are there to experience?
Mokoro safaris are the main activity of the region. This activity has been around for centuries and there is no need to worry about navigation as it is mastered by local experienced safari guides. A Mokoro is a traditional handmade canoe that has been used for centuries to navigate the area and catch fish.
Kwara concession is surrounded by deep water and lagoons which only adds to the raw wildlife to be seen, from hippos to crocodiles. A boating safari is another adventure the adds to that truly African experience.
If you prefer land-bound activities there are game drives or guided walking safaris. With an average of 440,000 acres the Okavango offers a range of diverse habitats and on land, there are a large number of elephants, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, antelope and predators to be seen. Naturally, it all depends on the season.
Kwara Concession Camps
Little Kwara Camp
The Little Kwara Camp offers a more luxurious stay than its sister camp Kwara. This camp has it all, with a number of activities on offer like:
Big five sightings
They also offer home cooked, scrumptious African meals to excite the taste buds after a long exhilarating day of bushwhacking, which make even the African ancestors very proud. The African and European cuisine served here takes soul food to a whole new level.
Kwara camp is the older sister camp to Little Kwara. This camp might not be as luxurious as its younger sister but it sure is comfortable and equipped with everything to create a more authentic safari feeling. Experienced & “old school” safari travellers will love it.
Full day game drive (tracker and guide)
Night drive safari (tracker and guide)
Mokoro boat safari
Big five sightings
It offers eight Meru safari tents nestled right in front of a beautiful lagoon. The mornings might not include the crowing of a rooster, but rather the grunting sounds of hippos in the far distance.
Botswana safaris offer a journey like no other. There is no need to plan daily activities or take photography lessons, being there is simply enough and the rest will take care of itself. Botswana has been voted among the top travel and safari destinations on many occasions.
The Okavango Delta is truly Botswana’s crown jewel.