Fodor's Expert Review Kwetsani Camp

Okavango Delta, North West, Botswana

Perched on high wooden stilts amid a forest canopy on a small island surrounded by enormous open plains, this intimate, unpretentious camp exudes an authentic safari atmosphere. The public areas overlooking the floodplains are built around huge sausage, marula, and sycamore fig trees, with a giant jackalberry dominating the bar. Each spacious canvas-roofed room is set like a child's building block in the middle of a large wooden walkway built high into the trees. Glass sliding doors provide easy access to your deck with commanding views while inside, white linen ceilings, natural wood floors, coir mats, cow-hide ottomans, and L-shaped sofas create a warm, homey atmosphere. Rooms are also equipped with tea, coffee, biscuits, and both indoor and designer outdoor showers. After an afternoon game drive or mokoro trip, end your day with a sundowner (cocktail) by the lagoon illuminated by flickering lanterns, with entertainment by the best in local talent—snorting hippos, whooping hyenas, and singing nightjars. Ask for the honeymoon suite when you book—it is the only one with a romantic stone bath on the deck.


  • treehouse feel
  • small and intimate
  • authentic, all-round safari experience


  • predators may be less common in the wet season
  • water activities can be seasonal
  • no family rooms




Phones: 27-11-257–5000-in South Africa


5 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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