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Kwetsani Camp Reopens Following Extensive Refurbishment

Jun 23, 2015 | Wilderness Safaris

June 2015 – Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce that Kwetsani Camp, located in the Jao Concession of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, has reopened with a brand new contemporary look and feel. Upgrades include the addition of a lounge to each of the camp’s five spacious guest tents, as well as a complete overhaul of the en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. The décor has also been updated with stylish and luxurious new furnishings.

Kwetsani Camp has undergone a major refurbishment which included an upgrade of each of the five guest tents.

“The camp’s new contemporary twist is the perfect expansion of the tree-house concept that Kwetsani has become well known for. The tent design has a delightful element of surprise, while the main area is chic, but at the same time very warm and inviting”, says Cathy Kays, owner of the camps in the Jao Concession.

The camp’s “tree-house” style tents are situated amongst palm, mangosteen and fig trees, and have all been elevated between four and six metres off the ground, making the most of the panoramic views of the surrounding floodplains. The main area includes a bar, dining room and lounge leading onto an expansive wooden deck, as well as a plunge pool and comfortable loungers.

Kwetsani offers both land- and water-based activities such as morning, afternoon and night game drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers, mokoro and boating excursions (depending on water levels), and excellent birding opportunities with large concentrations of wattle crane, as well as slaty egret, rosy-throated longclaw and Pel’s fishing-owl.

It is set in the most densely populated wetland area for red lechwe and sitatunga antelope, while hippo and crocodile are regularly seen. In the dry season, there are regular sightings of elephant and tsessebe, as well as predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard.

Since reopening at the beginning of June, Kwetsani has been impressing guests with the diversity of wildlife sighted near camp. One guest said: “The animals I saw at Kwetsani were the best of the four lodges I stayed at in Botswana. We saw a pride of six lions, a leopard and her baby, as well as many elephants, giraffes and hippos.” Read the full TripAdvisor review here.