The Khwai River lies between Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, and is a scenic pearl of the Okavango Delta. A safari to the Khwai area satisfies one’s appetite for adventure, wildlife sightings, and an immersion in nature.
Wildlife to spot on a safari to the Khwai River
The wilderness around the Khwai River will make your vacation to Botswana an unforgettable experience. The Khwai Community Concession and the Khwai Private Reserve form part of this wildlife expanse of nearly 200 000 hectares between Chobe and Moremi. The area is dominated by grasslands, permanent flood plains and large areas of mopane forests. With no fences between the national parks, animals roam freely, ensuring a constant stream of species movement within the area.
The Khwai River is situated along a seasonal wildlife migratory route and is therefore a popular watering hole for a number of species. Wildlife includes a healthy predator population, including wild dogs, as well as elephants, buffalo, and plains game like zebras and rare antelope, like sable.
Khwai is an excellent location for a Botswana birding safari as the diversity of habitats ensures impressive birding opportunities. More than 500 species call this piece of wilderness heaven home, with different species of eagles, vultures, cranes and egrets some of the standouts.
Activities and experiences on a safari to the Khwai River
There is a multitude of options in the Khwai area to make your holiday to Botswana a safari to remember. The biodiversity from land to water leans itself perfectly to explore the abundance of fauna and flora species.
Khwai offers prime wildlife viewing best explored through game drives and guided bush walks, led by experienced guides with intimate knowledge of the local surroundings. Night drives is also a popular activity in Khwai, seeking out nocturnal species like aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin, and porcupine.
The lifeline that is the Khwai River is best suited to a traditional mokoro experience that will ensure an authentic Botswana water safari. The best time for this excursion is between April and October when the water levels rise significantly and the many channels are passable.
A safari to Khwai River with Jenman African Safaris
Experience 8 days of wildlife bliss on the Victoria Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta safari package. Spend quality time in the Khwai River area and the Chobe National Park on your holiday to Botswana. This trip starts in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and finishes in Maun, Botswana.
Make your vacation to the Khwai River in Botswana an unforgettable safari experience with the 10-day Botswana Safari Escape package. You will also get to explore the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park as well as Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.