Qorokwe Camp: Information from the owner
- Luxury Tented Camp
- No. of rooms
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Qorokwe Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 24 Jan 2023
Facilities at Qorokwe Camp
- Property facilities
- Bar, Library, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
- Room facilities
- Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Boating, Game Drives, Massages, Mini Golf, Mokoro Excursion, Night Drives, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Cultural Tours, Helicopter Scenic Flights
Room types at Qorokwe Camp
Wilderness Qorokwe has eight twin-bedded tents, plus one very spacious family unit consisting of its own private plunge pool and outdoor deck with shaded loungers; a shared indoor lounge, dining area and fireplace – whilst the main bedroom has an indoor bath.
By introducing a combination of organic shapes, and textural diversity from live-edged timber to steel and canvas, a warm, enveloping space has been created providing comfort and luxury in an understated way.
Standard Twin/Double Tent(s)
A luxurious, contemporary eco-chic camp in a spectacular setting, Wilderness Qorokwe offers eight twin-bedded tents, plus one very spacious family unit with its own private plunge pool. Elevated walkways connect guest tents through to the main area, while mindfully maintaining wildlife crossings. With more than a kilometre (over half a mile) of decking, guests can enjoy some wholesome and scenic exercise along the stretch.
According to lead architect, Joy Brasler, and interior designer, Michelle Throssell, the design inspiration for Wilderness Qorokwe came from the natural setting of the Botswana landscape, resulting in a rich mix of bleached timbers, darker stains and accents of rust and burnt orange. The materials chosen to build the camp include steel frames with infill panels to insulate against the heat and cold, as well as canvas and timber decks. With detailed timber ceilings perforated with light to mimic the experience of being beneath the trees at the side of the lagoon, so that the entire camp experience blends in with its beautiful natural surroundings.
Activities at Qorokwe Camp
Wilderness Qorokwe – Birding
The camp itself overlooks a lagoon which is a magnet for avian wildlife. Or venture further afield to continue with excellent birdlife viewing which varies throughout the year, depending on water levels and season. These may include African hawk-eagle, ground hornbill, scarlet-chested sunbird, red-billed hornbill, and Gabar goshawk. Time to tick off a lifer.
Wilderness Qorokwe – Boating *
Seasonal boating excursions allow you to explore the more distant waterways, and the deep clear channels.
* Water levels permitting.
Wilderness Qorokwe – Further Afield On The Gomoti Plains *
Take a delightful picnic and explore on a full day excursion to the spectacular and productive area of Gomoti Plains, where wildlife abounds.
* On a minimum two night stay.
Wilderness Qorokwe – Game Drives
The Qorokwe Concession is defined by the Gomoti Channel in the east, while a large part of it lies across the Santantadibe River to the west. The safari traversing area comprises typical Okavango Delta habitats: seasonal palm-dotted floodplains, wooded islands, tranquil waterways, and dry woodland areas. This variety of habitats, plus the fact that the Qorokwe Concession has permanent water all year round, allows for a unique diversity of wildlife and outstanding game viewing during every season. Concentrations of larger predators may include lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, and African wild dog. While various plains species typically seen are herds of giraffe, zebra, red lechwe and gnarled buffalo bulls.
Wilderness Qorokwe – Guided Nature Walks *
A walking safari offers you the exciting opportunity of coming across big game on foot, as well as observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle. Step out in the wilderness with our skilled guides, and feel the thrill of being at one with nature.
* On request and seasonal (during the transition season of March to June, flora in the area flourishes, giving predators ample coverage and making walking conditions unfavourable.
Wilderness Qorokwe – Mokoro Excursions *
There is no better way of viewing the Delta and its wildlife than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe).
Float along a crystal-clear waterway as you search for painted reed frogs, and beautiful waterlilies.
* Water levels permitting.
Wilderness Qorokwe – Night Drives
Scan the bushveld during an evening drive for magical nocturnal mammals such as civets, genets, bushbabies, and owls.
Other lodges in Okavango Delta Safari Reserves
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
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Little Kwara is an intimate camp offering enthusiastic guiding on both land- and water-based safaris in an area known for good densities of big game.
On a secluded island within a private reserve, Little Vumbura combines superb game viewing with a broad diversity of habitats in a truly picturesque setting.
With experienced staff and a wealth of activities, Shinde offers a traditional safari in an exceptionally varied and wildlife-rich environment.
Chitabe Lediba, in Botswana's southern Okavango Delta, is a small family friendly safari camp; it offers great dry-land safaris and in our experience consistently delivers good game sightings.
Sandibe Safari Lodge
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Tubu Tree Camp
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Nxabega Tented Camp
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Gomoti Plains Camp
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Jacana Camp is a small safari camp with an informal island feel; it is ideal for water-based activities in the Delta and offers excellent birdwatching.
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For an affordable yet varied safari encompassing a range of eco-systems, the traditional Mapula Lodge takes a lot of beating.
Duba Plains Camp
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Baines' Camp is a well-run, intimate camp in a pretty part of the Okavango, offering a range of activities and the option to spend a morning walking with elephants.
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Little Tubu is a new, traditional camp with just three tented chalets and a distinctive tree-house feel. The areas around it can be explored by water and land-based activities year round.
Pom Pom Camp
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Duba Explorers Camp
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Seba Camp is a luxury camp in a lovely location that offers the full range of water and land safari activities, depending on the time of year. This camp is particularly suitable for families.
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Eagle Island Lodge
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