Khwai Tented Camp

Reviews of Khwai Tented Camp

Excellent(95%) From 32 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 32 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.
Ms W & Ms B from Alaska
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Khwai Tented Camp review

The Kwhai Tented Camp set itself apart from any other place we stayed when we were greeted by the staff doing a song and dance upon our arrival. We were told by Shaka that we would be spoiled during our stay at Khwai Tented Camp and we were. The accommodations struck a great balance between rustic and luxurious. The fact that there is no running water or electricity didn't distract from anything, in fact it added to it. Plenty of gas lamps and hand-powered torches were provided for lighting. Canvas basins were filled with warm water so that we could freshen up before our morning game drives, we had water for drinking and basic needs readily available within our tent. Upon our request the "bucket" for our bucket shower was promptly filled with warm water that made for a great outdoor shower that seemed to last forever! In addition, our game drives often lasted longer than what was scheduled.

In the mornings we had a wonderful fire that warmed oats, which were a part of the breakfast buffet that was set up on a table. The food was of the highest quality and even more impressive when one takes into account it is prepared over an open fire.

Shaka was definitely one of the best guides we encountered on our trip. His knowledge and expertise of mammals, birds, etc...set him a part from others. While we saw many wonderful things (birds and mammals) a couple of highlights that stand out are locating a pride of four lions feasting on a buffalo and the tracking of a leopard. The tracking of the leopard was particularly impressive as it took about an hour of tracking before finding her. Once Shaka found her, we had the gift of about 25 or more minutes to watch a range of behaviors that ranged from stalking to sleeping.

Upon returning from each game drive we were greeted with song and dance and a warm/wet wash cloth to freshen up. Staff would also ask us how the drive was and were more than ready to hear our story of what happened. In addition to the areas in front of our tent , there is a nice lounging area for all people within the camp, complete with a hammock and several chairs and a couch. What also makes this camp unique is its close proximity to a local bushman village.

All meals were served family style and Shaka joined us for them. This was a great time to learn more from him about his experience in Botswana and the surrounding area.

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Dr & Mrs B from Snettisham
Arrived on: 26-May-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Khwai Tented Camp review

Good transfer to Mbona island with lots of info from guide (Shakaa), but no lunch. It would have been useful to know an overnight bag was all that was required. We were slightly unsure of what was to happen on this leg.

Guide knowledgeable but although not offensive he was a little too familiar. Meal adequate (chicken stew with pasta, tinned fruit and tinned cream) but not elegant. Bedding a bit grubby - a basic camp OK for one night; might have stayed at three bridges?

Good time at Khwai with excellent game drives. Again we were the only 2 guests so evening conversation limited. As the tents are plumbed for water for the toilet, piped water for the basin might have been preferable to the large, heavy jug. Otherwise very comfortable and very good staff

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