Khwai Guest House
Khwai Guest House welcomes guests in five en-suite bungalows situated in the friendly rural village of Khwai, situated right by the Moremi Game Reserve. The guest house provides a cosy base from which to experience this small community, set amongst one of the most spectacular wilderness locations in Botswana. The rooms provide comfy beds, rustic wooden features and charming original decor. They all feature attached bathrooms with open-air showers.
The lodge is located within the Khwai Community Concession which is owned and managed by the local Khwai village. Not only does this provide employment at the lodge but the community also directly benefits from the concession fees paid by each visitor. Their love for the area and its wildlife is infectious and the wildlife viewing here is some of the best in the Delta. Activities include game drives in Moremi Game Reserve or the Khwai Concession, traditional dugout canoe (mokoro) excursions, night drives and cultural tours of the Khwai community.
En-suite bathrooms, open-air showers, lounge, dining room, bar.
The lodge boarders the Moremi Game Reserve which holds an incredibly diverse range of plains animals and over 400 species of birds.
Game drives in the Khwai Concession, game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve, mokoro excursions, night drives and cultural experiences.
Make sure you visit the local community to see how people have evolved to life side by side with the Delta’s amazing wildlife.
If you have any questions regarding our Botswana tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to thank all at Reef and Rainforest for arranging so superbly yet another exceptional wildlife experience. As you are aware our ‘expeditions’ tend to be species led and this year’s brief was to observe and photograph the ‘Three Big Cats of Africa’ in a truly wild setting (i.e. no fences). Your recommended destination, Botswana, did not let us down, in fact the whole trip proved an outstanding success in all aspects.
We stayed in three camps (three nights in each) across the Okavango Delta and surrounding area, each provided a different environment which ensured our aims were met. Each camp was run to a very high standard, was extremely comfortable and provided excellent meals. The quality of guiding and tracking in all our camps was of the highest standard. As Botswana manages its natural resources so well all the camps were small (no more than 18 guests) ensuring a very intimate safari experience in pristine wild African habitat.
I am delighted to report our big cat objectives were realised. All observations were lengthy and offered excellent photographic opportunities. However, unexpectedly, the highlight of our spectacular trip turned out to be sightings of two separate packs of African Painted Dogs. We visited two dens, the first had a very healthy number of adult dogs, approximately fifteen and eighteen pups. The second had seven adult dogs and sixteen pups. At Lebala we had the privilege of spending a prolonged period of time following the pack of dogs as they hunted, an experience we will never forget.
When one also considers the significant mammal and bird species we observed, Botswana is truly a must visit destination for the wildlife enthusiast. Incidentally we also observed three serval and two African wild cats. We also thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Victoria Falls, possibly the most spectacular waterfall in the world, the hotel in Zimbabwe was excellent. Viewing the falls from the Zambian side and also the helicopter flight are both well worth doing.
This was our third consecutive trip with Reef and Rainforest, and I would be very surprised if there is not a fourth being planned very soon. Thank you all once again.