North of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, Little Kwara lies within the 1,750km² private Kwara Reserve, where the diversity of the environments is reflected in both the wide range of activities possible – both land and water year-round – and the big game found here. It's a small lodge with an intimate feel and is Batswana owned and run. Stop press 27 March 2015 - News from the camp regarding mokoro excursions at Little Kwara. "Due to exceptionally low rain fall during the last few months, Botswana is threatened by drought. Although the water in the Okavango Delta actually comes from rainfall in the Angolan highlands, it is normally replenished during the summer season by localised rain. Without this additional rain, the lagoons and waterways reduce in size. This particularly affects the prime mokoro areas – open areas of shallow water, including floodplains. Naturally, this also affects the animals that live in the water, such as hippos: as their habitat decreases in size, their comfort zone also decreases. In order not to place any unnecessary pressure on the hippos, and to ensure the safety of our staff and guests, we have decided to suspend mokoro activities at Kwara and Little Kwara camps until water levels increase. Hopefully this will be resumed within a few weeks, as the Angola flood waters arrive. Boat activities, which are in the in the permanent deep water channel are not affected by this."
Our view of Little Kwara
Little Kwara is very comfortable and its service very friendly, and among the favorite’s of us here at Expert Africa, even if it is sometimes less refined than at some of its equally smart neighbours. The mix of environments here means varied activities are possible, and the camp works well for busy visitors who only have time for one camp in the Okavango. Above all, we are very impressed by the high game densities in this concession, which combines well with the enthusiastic guiding and its focus on sightings of the big predators.
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