Little kwara in a Nutshell
NOTE: THIS CAMP IS CLOSED FOR A REBUILD – GUESTS ARE BEING HOSTED AT A NEW CAMP IN THE CONCESSION CALLED SPLASH CAMP – PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR DETAILS
This camp is located in the Kwara Concession (adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve) and is run by Kwando Safaris. It is the “little sister” to Kwara camp, both operating in the same area. The concession is renowned for productive game viewing and we often send people there as part of an itinerary to ensure amazing wildlife sightings on game drives. However, it offers 5 different activities all year round (water levels can affect mokoro activities though), so it is a great “one-stop-shop” on any itinerary.
Little Kwara activities operate with a guide and tracker system – so two guides to help locate animals!
- 5 raised canvas style units
- Camp accommodates 10 guests only
- USD645 – USD1300
- Game drives, night drives, walks, mokoro activities and boats
- Access by boat or light aircraft transfer
- Excellent dry land area for game drives
- Access to Gadikwe Lagoon (bird nesting sites)
How to Get There
Most people fly into little Kwara using the nearby airstrip. You can fly in from Maun (35 minutes) or Kasane (1 hour). Flying in to this lodge is an event in itself as you get to see the Okavango from the air.
Game Viewing and Activities
This lodge is open all year and the nearby Maonachira channel is permanent, so boating activities are also year round (Mokoro activities are the only excursions that can be affected by flood water levels). The highlight here, for sure, is the game drives. There is a lot of dry land area with an established road network with habituated (not tame) predators and general game. The ethos of the drives at Kwara is to provide the ultimate game viewing experience in unspoilt wilderness:
- Guides can move off road
- Guide has a tracker to help locate animals
- Flexible game drive times – lunch can be taken out to you if you want to stay out
- Removable roofs on game drive vehicles for unhindered views
- Private concession – no congestion or self drives in the area
- Outside of the National park – less restrictive park rules
One must note that the emphasis at this camp, as well as all the other Kwando Safaris lodges, is the guided activities. Afterall, they provide each guide with a skilled tracker to help locate animals. The rewards of this ethos is guaranteed productive game viewing.
Little Kwara is fairly modern with spacious accommodation of wooden structures with canvas sides and walls. These “rooms” are well spaced and raised with good views of the surrounding bush. There is no overly excessive luxury, but rather the camp has been kept small and intimate in order to provide a level of exclusivity (only 10 guests maximum). This exclusivity is reflected in the price, so you will pay more to stay here compared with its neighbouring “big sister” camp – Kwara. Further, you also pay for excellence in the guided experiences on offer – a first rate wildlife area and a guide and tracker system that know their trade in finding animals.
Little Kwara is owned by Kwando Safaris and is one of a portfolio of well located lodges owned by the same group. You can therefore pick up good discounts when combining with other related Camps on their safari circuit.