Kwetsani Campis a ten bedded luxury tented camp in the Jao Concession. The large elongated island is heavily wooded with palm, mangosteen and fig trees. The camp is raised on stilts beneath the shady canopy, overlooking the expansive plains. The five spacious tented “tree-house” chalets are built under a “palm-frond thatch” roof, and all have en suite facilities including a shower, flush toilet, basin and outdoor shower.
Activities include day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, boating, fishing and mokoro trips. A variety of habitats ensures diverse and interesting game viewing. Wildlife seen here includes elephant, lion, zebra, red lechwe, giraffe, tsessebe, wildebeest as well as kudu, impala, leopard and bushbuck.
Duba Plains was an interesting contrast. I like the open plains I realized. Saw lots of lions. Buffalo had moved to Paradise island which is not accessible. They said they had moved 3 or 4 days before we came. Anyway, the staff and the guide and tracker (Pete and 006 James) were great, with close lion and elephant encounters.
Kwetsani was a beautiful camp w ith wonderful staff but our guide, Twindi, was average. We worked briefly with another guide who was excellent and the guiding did not detract from this experience. The camp reminded us of Chiawa. We were put in the new tent #6 which was fabulous - last one on the end with expansive view. Enjoyed boats and drives. Giraffe and kudu combat. Huge kudu herds. We saw porcupine during the day and 2 honey badgers also during the day - the HB's were a first time for us and on Ed's wish list this year. They were so fast I think we only got their backs running down the road.
Jack's was fabulous. Loved it and three days was perfect . Meerkats were unreal. Ed was like a kid on the ATV. The Pans are just peaceful. There were only a few zebra and wildebeests left as the migration was over. Food was fabulous. Staff was superior. We were given the owners tent which was isolated, faced east and towards the Pans and the Bushman camp. The Bushman experience was highly valued and we have great pictures. Very unique experience and appreciate that you were able to afford us the opportunity. Let me know if you have any question. Lots more to tell but this would never end. Take care and thanks again.Read More
- Patsy Samuel & Ed Callen
It was our first visit to Africa, but we certainly hope it will not be our last. We were well taken care of from the minute we landed in Jo'burg. The transfer guide was waiting for us and was very helpful with information about the airport and directions for the next day. The Southern Sun Airport Hotel w as excellent --both the rooms and the restaurant. When we arrived in Victoria Falls, Esther was waiting for us. She had arranged for us to have the honeymoon suite in the Victoria Falls Hotel, and it was beautiful with a breathtaking view of the Falls.
We really enjoyed staying at the lovely Victoria Falls Hotel, and are pleased that you chose that for our accommodation in Victoria Falls.
Our transfer guide to Kasane, Big Boy, was very helpful. The plane was delayed because of engine trouble, and so he took us to the Chobe Safari Lodge for lunch. We truly appreciated that gesture of hospitality.
Needless to say, the facilities at Savuti, Kwetsani, and Mombo are absolutely wonderful. We loved every single camp. Each one is unique and has its own charming features. Wilderness Safaris is flawless in their performance. Their hospitality was amazing at each camp. We were made to feel so welcome by everyone, both managers and staff. The camps are decorated beautifully and are immaculate. The food is gourmet quality and is ever flowing. We certainly were not allowed to get hungry.Read More