Fodor's Expert Review Tuludi

Okavango Delta, North West, Botswana Fodor's Choice

Rain trees sprout through the main deck of this delightfully intimate Khwai Private Reserve camp, which serves up a winning combination of classic safari luxury and authentic, unpretentious charm. African baskets and other artifacts adorn the back wall of the open-fronted lounge where a semi-circular bar, decorated with a vivid wildlife fresco, is flanked by sofas, lamps, and rugs, brought alive by emerald and crimson cushions. In front, several hanging chairs swing invitingly from the boughs of the overhanging trees, below which a sunken deck reveals a selection of cozy booths, perfect to savor a sundowner while watching the last rays of light disappear. For an alternative perspective, head to the four-meter-high treehouse library for spectacular views; you can even use a slide to descend to the lower deck–a surprisingly popular route after a few evening drinks! Expansive white-lined, canvas tents feature entrance chandeliers, a desk, armchair, tea and coffee facilities, and a king-sized bed. Beyond a spacious dressing area is an indoor shower while outside, a further shower and claw-foot tub await. Wood and mesh sliding doors reveal a decadent deck with plunge pool, loungers, and oversized hanging chair. Tasty à la carte meals are served at timings to suit you, as are activities that include game drives, seasonal mokoro trips, and a double-decker boat when water levels are high. Wildlife viewing is best in the dry season, when herds of elephant and plains game are tracked by lions, leopards, and, occasionally wild dogs, while migrant birds flock here after the rains. For an extra dose of romance, spend a night at the Sky suite, where just a mosquito net separates you from a stunning, sequined night sky. Complete with en suite bathroom and fire deck, you can even enjoy a romantic private dinner by the fire before retiring to watch the best nocturnal show in town.

When water levels are high room 1 has best view.


  • luxurious yet unpretentious
  • great service
  • Sky suite comes with private fire deck


  • water activities are seasonal
  • no small boats
  • no lounge area in rooms




Phones: 27-21-001--1574-in South Africa


7 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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