Classic water based camp in a beautiful island

From $1098 per person

Offering the following

Swimming Pool
Game Drives
Night Drives


Wet Camp

Safari Lifestyles View

Sharing the west areas of the Jao concession with Jao Camp and Jacana Camp, Kwetsani Camp sits on a small island right in amongst the trees overlooking the beautiful floodplains outside.

Quite a large camp, it still feels intimate with its small number of accommodations.

This is a water camp and like its sister camps is an area known more for the beauty of the surroundings and birdlife rather than big game. Peace and tranquillity are the order of the day where most of your excursions are on mokoro or motorboat.

Safari Lifestyles feels that the Jao Concession is one of the most beautiful in Botswana and we positively encourage people to visit.


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The true wetland areas of the Okavango Delta are best known for their birdlife. The largest concentrations of endangered Wattled Crane are found in this area and Slaty Egrets, Rosy-throated Longclaws and African Skimmer are some of the specials that can be seen. Hallowed species such as Pel’s Fishing-Owl and Slaty Egret are found alongside more conspicuous and commonly seen Coppery-tailed Coucal, Pygmy Goose. The specialised African Skimmer (from which Wilderness Safaris takes its logo) may be seen on the larger lagoons and channels.

Kwetsani Camp is set in the most densely populated wetland area for sitatunga antelope and red lechwe, and hippo and crocodile are regularly sighted. In the dry season lechwe, tsessebe, elephant, wildebeest and zebra are prevalent, with lion, cheetah and leopard often sighted. The many lion prides in this area have been extensively studied in recent years, thereby building up a more intimate knowledge of their behaviour.

Lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, tsessebe and red lechwe are among the major game attractions at Kwetsani Camp, while hippo, sitatunga antelope and crocodile reside in the deeper, permanently lily-filled lagoons of the area. Nocturnal animals such as porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbaby can be observed on the night drives (water levels permitting).

Wildlife Activities

Your days are spent traversing the area on game drives

Game Drives

Spend your time boating through seasonal Delta Channels


Getting as close to nature as you dare


Gliding silently through the Okavango


Experience the nocturnal movements of predators

Night Drives


Kwetsani Camp is one of the most remote in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. It is located on an elongated island heavily wooded with palm, mangosteen and fig trees in the 60,000 hectare Eden of the Jao Concession in the north-western Okavango Delta.

Kwetsani Camp is an intimate, yet luxurious, experience raised on wooden decks above the lush vegetation.

The Lodge is erected on raised platforms. The main area is a single thatched structure with a reasonable deck that spans the whole of the front and overlooks the floodplains. This living area is ornately simple and takes its styling from that fact that it blends in very well amongst the thick-set trees it sits in the middle off.

The central area contains the lounge and is where guests can relax in the settees and armchairs and just take in the view. As you sit and gaze over the floodplains, to the left is the bar area which is a small but nice meeting point, and to the right is the dining area together with the serving tables etc..

The look and feel of the main area of the lodge is intimate and simple and works perfectly within it surroundings. From the veranda you step a little further down to the private plunge pool with its various sun loungers.

Room Description

Not quite tree houses in the traditional sense, each until is made of thatch and canvas and sits high enough on stilts to make you feel your are in the canopy.

Well appointed with wooden flooring and grass matting, the beds are large and comfortable with mosquito net protection. A small seating area with armchairs is provided. Good en-suite bathrooms with his and hers basins are accentuated with an additional outdoor shower.

The outside veranda is of a reasonable size but their best attribute is the views they give you at the height that have. Indeed, each chalet is glass fronted with a glass door in order to take advantage of these views.

Pricing 2021

Rates are per person per night – all inclusive

  • 6 January - March $1098
  • April $1255
  • May $1571
  • June - October $1887
  • November - December 19 $1255
  • 20 December - 10 January $1417

Please note: The above rates are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles guarantees that our rates will be below retail rates.

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