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4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers
4 Rivers

4 Rivers: Our full report

Set to open in June 2023, 4 Rivers will be the latest camp within the wilderness of the private Kwara Reserve.

With its own airstrip, under well-established ownership, and very well-priced for the Okavango Delta, we are confident that it will meet our expectations.

A team from Expert Africa has yet to visit 4 Rivers, but we have explored the 1,750 km2 Kwara Reserve many times, and we are looking forward to seeing the new camp for ourselves.

Although the camp will share this section of the reserve with its established sister camps, Kwara and Splash, it will be located further west, with its own private airstrip and an area around camp that is exclusive to 4 Rivers’ vehicles.

Overlooking a permanent small lagoon to Maboa Island, the camp is surrounded by a rich mosaic of waterways, mopane woodlands and open plains, dotted with forested islands.

We understand that each of the nine tents, including a family tent, will be traditional in style. Set up on raised wooden decks backed by ancient forest, their walk-in canvas structures will encompass both indoor and outdoor showers, with wildlife-watching from the deck from comfortable chairs.

In the main area, a number of small lounge areas will be ideal for guests to relax over a book or a drink from the bar, while meals will be served in a separate dining room and a firepit will come into its own as night falls. A curio shop will be on hand to purchase gifts.

Activities at 4 Rivers will include game drives, day and night, each accompanied by a guide and tracker, thus enhancing the opportunities for visitors to spot wildlife. Guided safari walks on Maboa Island introduce that thrill of adventure, while motorboat trips and seasonal mekoro excursions should come into their own here, too. Please note that until the camp is fully operational, and they have more of an idea of the seasonal river channel variations, they are not promising boating (or fishing), though they are hoping these will be possible in the future.


Our view

While we have yet to visit 4 Rivers, our knowledge of the Kwara Reserve, together with many years’ experience of visiting its sister camps both here and further afield, leads us to believe that this will be an excellent and good-value addition to the safari camps in the Okavango Delta.

Anton Walker

Anton Walker

Botswana expert

Geographics

Location
Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana
Ideal length of stay
3 to 4 nights
Directions
Guests will usually arrive by light aircraft at 4 Rivers’ private airstrip, from where it’s a short drive of around 15 minutes to camp.
Accessible by
Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities

Children

Attitude towards children
Children aged six and over are welcome at 4 Rivers
Equipment
The camp has one tent suitable for a family.

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from 4 Rivers

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at 4 Rivers have kindly recorded their wildlife sightings and shared them with us. The results are below. Click an animal to see more, and here to see more on our methodology.

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Lion

100% success

Roan antelope

100% success

Wild dog

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Leopard

50% success

Sable antelope

50% success

Spotted Hyena

50% success

Aardvark

0% success

Black Rhino

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

White Rhino

0% success

Communications

Communications
There is no WiFi or cell service in camp
TV & radio
None
Water supply
Borehole

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Yes
Dangerous animals
High Risk
Fire safety

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

  • Guided walking safari

    Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

    Helicopter

  • Mokoro

    Mokoro

  • Night drive

    Night drive

Extras

Disabled access
On Request

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