Khwai Safari Grounds | Established Campground

Botswana

Details

Verified:
30 days ago
Altitude:
935.4 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
ChipsyLions

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Warm
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Unknown
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Relaxing and natural campsite with 10 spots directly on the border of a shallow river. We were surrounded by around 50 elephants at lunch time! Lots of herds came to drink and bathe.

There are basic ablutions, with donkey fired hot showers (pressure not that good) and flush toilets. No further facilities, but who needs these anyway?

Perfect for game drives in the area along the Khwai river. Lots of animals, loads of hippos, elephants, antilopes and even saw wild dogs.
2021 : 350 pulas pppn / 2 hours mokoro : 400 pulas pppn.

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Beautiful place located at the river. 350pula pppn. Ablutions basic but work well, you share the one toilet and one shower with one other campsite. Manager Computer is very nice and hospitable. You can hear the other campsites, especially if you're a little unlucky with your neighbours. We stayed at numerous campsites around Khwai and this is our favourite.

At night it has among the highest amount of animal activity in Khwai. Computer explained that the animals in the area often walk along the river between Magotho Campsite and here, which is why you're most likely to find animal activity at these campsites. We heard a lot of animals, and had our camp visited by a lion, hyena (which apparently come every night), honey badger, and hippo. Be aware that, especially the hyena, will take whatever it can. So keep all your food and such locked in your car or in the bin (which it knocked over when we were there). It also took one pair of our bath slippers and absolutely ruined those, so maybe just make sure you keep everything you don't want destroyed in your car or tent.

Loved this place, can definitely recommend it.

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Almost a wilderness camp on the Mbudi river where hippos or elephants might greet you. Tent-like ablutions and a lovely atmosphere we came back for. 360 BWP ppn.

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Spend 2 nights here. Computor is the manager and a friendly guy.
right next to a shallow river.
Hot shower and flush toilet

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We enjoyed our stay here a lot. One of our favorite campsite in Africa. Very expansive (700 a night for 2 people) but its Nothern Botswana so you can't escape it... Also you get free game drive in Khwai so not so bad !
Only issue is the bathroom situation, only 1 toilet and 1 shower (quite far away) that you share with another campsite. Expect some traffic jam in the morning or do your thing in the bush...
We heard lions and had the visit of 5 bull elephants (and 1 hyena) in the evening, splashing around in the river 50 m from our camp. Unforgettable experience.
At 10pm one night, we also heard some really weird loud noises quite close by, from some animals that we didnt know. It took us a few seconds to realize that our neighbors were having the loudest bush sex ever... Also an unforgettable experience...

WhatsApp Costa at +26773915139 to book by yourself, he is the manager. Nice guy.

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We did a mokoro trip from here. It was 350pp and we saw elephants, frogs and birds- guide was knowledgable, we really enjoyed. We had booked to stay in Mogotho so did not stay here but the sites looked really nice and have the advantage of not having an access road run across the front of them like the Mogotho ones do, though they feel a bit more enclosed/less expansive view as they are not on the main river front.

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Beautiful campsite with friendly, helpful staff (one went out of his way to show us where some lions were resting nearby). Several sites along the river with great views, well spaced and private. There is a water tap at each site. It's a short walk to clean ablutions with shower. No power/Wi-Fi but who needs it in such a gorgeous natural spot. Great to support a locally-owned campsite that benefits the community!

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Nice campsite, ablutions simple, but clean. Staff is very friendly, nice location at river.

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Great Campsite with attentive staff, hippo in the river. Simple clean ablutions...

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We stayed at Campsite #8 and the Camp Manager - Computer - introduced us to Solo our hippo and our very own Fish Eagle. The ablutions are basic but clean and there is plenty of hot water and enough pressure to wash your hair! The campsite has a bin.

We drove around the area and into the hippo pools along the road - we saw plenty of antelope and plenty of hyena and elephants and we followed a pride of seven lions hunting some poor wee warthogs! There were also 4 different types of vultures and a number of ‘fuglies’ (marabou stork) close to a mostly gone elephant carcass. There are Meyers Parrots screeching about and many water birds.

Khwai is a magical place - we spent 4 days next to the river and never tired of the view or the bee-eaters zooming about or the elephants crossing the river right opposite us. There seems to be more stars in Botswana and maybe the best best sunsets are sent to Khwai. We spent a very pleasant afternoon in a mokoro with Tendra - it’s just sooo very relaxing floating about between the water lilies listening to the frogs and the Fish Eagles. It’s absolutely the Okavango without the park fees ! Weeks later as we continue to travel in Botswana Khwai remains in our hearts.

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We loved this place! Despite the time of year and there not being many animals around, we enjoyed the peaceful view of the river from the camp, which was visited by impala. The birds were also incredible. Nice ablutions, which we chose to camp near to. The staff camped nearby but were very discreet.

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10 sites along a river connecting Mbudi and Khwai rivers. We had huge heards of elefants, hippos, hyenas, waterbucks around, heard lions. Campsite directly connected to western Khwai rivefront game area by a rivercrossing passable with a Fortuner. Nice mokoro trip, we saw elefants and buffalos.

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Lovely campsite, unfortunately quite expensive(350pppn), but we had a great 3 nights there with plenty of game through the camp. Particularly elephant and hyena (neither an issue if you follow standard bush logic…), camp sites allocated on arrival. Many are reasonably far from ablutions (1 toilet and 1 shower - well kept though), so you may need to drive (if you don’t - PLEASE BURN YOUR TOILET PAPER - the jackal will dig it up!)
All camps seemed quite nice although I’d avoid the ones right near the ablutions as the staff camp is directly behind it and while they are not noisy as such, you will hear them at night as sound travels. Possible to collect water from the river, although I would only use it for washing.

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Great place. Very wild. Staff are helpful and professional.

Cost 300pppn

We just had a lonely hippo in the pond and we didn’t see many animals on the Khwai River drive or inside the Moremi NP. Seems this was the consensus of everyone we spoke to. Time of year I guess.

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Relaxing and natural campsite with several spots (we had #3) directly on the border of a little pond. We were surrounded by around 50 elephants at lunch time! Lots of herds came to drink and bathe. It was amazing!

There are basic ablutions, with donkey fired hot showers (pressure not that good) and flush toilets. No further facilities, but who needs these anyway?

Perfect for game drives in the area along the Khwai river. Lots of animals, loads of hippos, elephants, antilopes and even saw wild dogs.

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