Khwai Tented Camp

Reviews of Khwai Tented Camp

Excellent(95%) From 26 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 26 of our travellers who have visited Khwai Tented Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr J. from Livingston
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Special welcome at Khwai Camp

We received a wonderful welcome by a group of the staff singing for us when we arrived!! (Wish we had gotten on video!! ) They also had evening entertainment with more singing at a special sit-down dinner. Very special. Food very good.

The Camp Management gave us a personal 50th Anniversary card and gift bottle of wine in our room! The Assistant Mgr. Kennedy was especially attentive and helped me have internet in the office.

The accommodations were great and well cared for. Always plenty of bottled water and insect repellent available.

Our Guide Mighty did very well and got us out extra early so we were successful in finding the Wild Dog pack! Great pictures.

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Mr C. from Knaresborough
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Khwai Tented Camp review

A beautifully positioned camp, with a great outlook. The staff were lovely and we enjoyed our stay here.

Due to the number of camps in the area and therefore the related number of vehicles, some of the game viewing felt more like a safari theme park, certainly compared to what we experienced at Lebala.

It was good to be able able to experience both game drives and mokoro trips from the same camp.

Our guide, Sinka, was very knowledgable and went out of his way to give us varied experiences, including tracking wild dogs.

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Arrived on: 2-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The BEST!

I want to stay longer.

ALL is Excellent!

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Mr F - California
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing Honeymoon at Khwai Tented Camp

I cannot speak highly enough about our experience at Khwai Tented Camp! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, everyone worked tirelessly to make sure that we had an incredible experience. In particular, Ken was simply the best guide in the region. Every day, he set out to find certain rare animals (lions, leopards, wild dogs), and he never failed to deliver! But more than that, he would find the animals long before any of the other jeeps, so that we would have quality time with the animals before the hordes descended. I got the impression that other drivers were tracking Ken instead of the animals themselves.

Beyond the amazing wildlife we saw, though, the Camp also succeeded in making our stay incredible in a million little ways. The newly refurbished tents were lavish: an incredibly comfortable bed, a great shower, lots of little amenities, and a porch overlooking a hippo-filled river. And the staff were so attentive and considerate! In particular, Dudu really went above and beyond to plan a customized candlelight dinner for us to celebrate our honeymoon. But every member of the staff was incredible, and the food and wine never failed to impress.

I am struggling to think of something negative to say about our experience, but I simply cannot. This place is an absolute joy.

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raedrian
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Terrific African Tent Safari Experience

We arrived at this camp after extensive rains that limited access to some game areas but we still got plenty of game sightings with highlights being (close) encounters with wild dogs and leopards. On our last day, Gideon (our excellent driver/guide) managed to get us to some farther areas with some exciting river crossings.

The facilities were as promised, not luxurious but in keeping with traditional tenting camps from the past. Everything was clean and well kept. Only downside was that there was no electrical outlet in the tent for charging tablets/phones etc. However, there was a charging "station" in the dining/common room. Meals were in the open air and beautifully presented. The service was second to none, the staff was outgoing and eager to please.

We have been to much more luxurious resorts but we felt that here we were more in the "real Africa" and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Mrs S. from Brentford
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Khwai Tented Camp review

The tents although ensuite were fairly basic (about to close for rebuilding on another site closer to the river).

Delicious food, small and intimate setting, lovely staff. Excellent game drives, varied & abundant wildlife including leopards, wild dogs, and huge numbers of hippo!

We very much hope the staff who were so friendly and welcoming & mainly local, and were to be laid off due to closure of the camp, will be re-employed when the new camp opens.

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Mr Ig. from San Pedro Garza Garcia NL Mexico
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great experience at Khwai Tented Camp

Understanding that the camp will be going through a major remodelling of all facilities by the end of the year, our overall experience was fantastic. We fully enjoyed our stay in a tented camp. Details like the warm water bottles in bed, and sharing meals with the staff made our stay even more enjoyable

Service was always attentive, on time, very polite and patient.

The safaris were unique, we had the opportunity to witness fantastic animal interactions. All guides in the camp were amazing, and the way they shared information on animal sightings was a very valuable addition to our experience.

Absolutely loved our guide: Partner Kadisa. He was always enjoyable, knowledgeable, patience, funny, attentive. He made our safari rides something very special.
Also enjoyed very much all the help, service and great conversations with Junior at Camp.

Overall absolutely great experience.

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Mr & Mrs C from Herts
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Khwai Tented - our favourite camp

We loved the intimacy of this camp.

There were only six people staying there at any time during our stay which meant plenty of attention for us. We found it a well organised camp with everybody keen to please. There was always food made especially for me (gluten free and dairy free).

Our guide, (Partner), was very special - he formed a good relationship with us and his tracking skills were excellent. We saw wild dogs for the first time which was a special moment for us all. The memory of the last night's meal out in the bush will remain with us for some time.

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Mr J. from Arlington
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Khwai Tented Camp review

We enjoyed our stay at Khwai Tented Camp. The setting and scenery is quite stunning and a real contrast to the dryer conditions in and around Chobe. The camp itself is set right on the water of a marsh, which brings lots of animals around. The hippos can be seen all day and heard all night. The frogs also come out at night, creating such a unique setting. We were also lucky enough to see a leopard wander through the camp in the late evening after dark.

The accommodations are a basic tent with running cold water and electricity. The beds are comfortable and bucket showers are quite nice and refreshing. Everything was in working order for us, and we were satisfied with the service. The meals were full service and tasty. There was limited choice on the menu, though it wasn't a big problem for us because we are not too picky.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job finding the action for us. We were lucky enough to encounter a pack of wild dogs twice and even got to see them in action hunting and chasing after another pack. The area has a lot of water around, which makes the scenery really spectacular as well. And the remoteness of the area means you won't encounter many other vehicles. This gives a feeling of having the entire area to yourself.

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Stefy & Carlo from Italy
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Relaxing stay on the Kwai

The camp is a very convenient location in the private concession still very close to the Moremi game reserve, where we went twice. The staff was nice and always tried to accommodate our requests.

Compared to the experience with Savute Under Canvas, the game drives tended to be a little bit crowded since they used to have 7 people on one vehicle. They always tried to make everyone happy that led to "flexible" time schedule (that is starting a little bit later) for game drives and we had to put it as a special request to leave at 6.30 am one morning to see the sunrise.

The area is very nice and we had good game viewing, but itineraries were always quite similar to each others, in a short range from the camp (main constraints were brunch and dinner timing). The tent was comfortable but missing a clothes rack or hangers, we requested a chair to use for that purpose.

The overall stay was nice and relaxing, a little bit less focused on maximizing game drives (that was our main interest) compared to the Savute Under Canvas.

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