African Bush Camps – Khwai Leadwood

African Bush Camps - Khwai Leadwood

Notice how adventure can meet serenity at this beautiful bush camp in Botswana

Nestled close to the edge of the Khwai River, the beautiful Khwai Leadwood sits calmly beneath a canopy of bush trees. With the river being all that separates this luxurious camp from the iconic Moremi Game Reserve, live out your safari fantasy by watching hippos and elephants maneuver the water as you sip your morning coffee. 

 

An exceptional experience for the most travelled safari veterans and children alike, Khwai Leadwood is the ideal destination for families, couples and solo travellers looking for a holistically African adventure. With six elegantly styled tents and one family unit, the camp bridges the gap between luxury accommodation and feeling like you’re in the great outdoors. 

 

Part of the African Bush Camps collective, Khwai Leadwood is set within the Okavango Delta’s community-run Khwai Concession and was founded upon ABC’s values of “sharing and conserving Africa together”.

 

Highlights & Activities

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Game Drives
From the striking biodiversity of the daytime to the elusive nocturnal wildlife at night, game drives are one of the best ways to explore the bush of Botswana.
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Walking Safaris
Buckle up your boots and take a step into the intricate world of nature. Explore the wonders of the natural world on a guided walk as African soil crunches beneath your feet.
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Mokoro Canoe Exploration
Set sail through the rivers and tributaries of Botswana with a river guide on ‘mokoros’, a traditional dugout canoe that represents the locals' early form of water transport.
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Bird Watching
A true haven for avid ornithologists, grab your binoculars and get ready to spot some of Botswana's most beautiful bird species. Whether it's the sight of the Green heron or the calls of the African wood owl, pack your camera for bird photos .
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The Ngwana Club
Specialising in fostering environmentalism within the next generation, the Khwai Leadwood camp offers nature walks around the camp, cooking lessons, arts and crafts and a host of activities for younger guests.

Regenerative Impact

As part of the African Bush Camps’ collective, Khwai Leadwood was founded on the mission to share and conserve Africa together.

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Khwai Leadwood makes every effort to employ local staff from surrounding communities while offering internship programmes to employ local youth. They have also recently launched a “female guide programme” which attempts to recruit and empower more female figures in the communities to join their conservation efforts.
From village tours to traditional nights, guests are offered the opportunity to learn how to weave baskets and taste traditional “boma” and food. Staff are also encouraged to share stories about their culture and beliefs while celebrating their local song and dance for an evening with guests.
Founded by Beks Ndlovu, who started his journey as a professional safari guide 15 years ago, Khwai Leadwood aspires to conserve the land and empower the people of Africa. In particular, the establishment of the African Bush Camps Foundation, a non-profit focused on conservation, education and empowerment in the communities near the company’s camps, enables both Khwai Leadwood and beyond to support rural communities located in the most vulnerable wildlife areas in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Khwai Leadwood is designed to blend into its incredibly wild natural environment. All efforts were made to source local building materials during the construction phase, while the camp displays local artworks and Tswana artefacts throughout each tent.

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Hotel Location

African Bush Camps – Khwai Leadwood

Khwai Leadwood Camp is set in the game lively Khwai community concession area, a pretty corner of the Okavango Delta well known for excellent and varied game viewing. Hidden by a cluster of trees, the camp rests beside the Khwai River where hippo, elephant and lion can be found wading through the water. Known as Botwana’s adventure capital, the safari along The Delta begins from the break of dawn. From epic game drives to slow meaners, immerse yourself into the call of the wild before dining and relaxing at this luxury safari lodge.

Hotel Address

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Closest Airport

Khwai

Travel Time From Airport

25 minutes

RT+ Membership Perks

Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 minimum night stay

– A private dining experience at any African Bush Camps property

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