This north-eastern concession enjoys a wide range of habitats, from flooded plains to open savannah and mopane woodland, which allows for an exciting combination of mokoro excursions, game drives and night drives. The highest concentration of game is enjoyed between June and September when the animals are drawn to the floodwaters, but year-round water means it is possible to visit at any time, and the rarely spotted sitatunga antelope is also often seen here. Fly fishing trips are possible between May and November, and all activities can be organised from Shinde Camp positioned on the edge of the Shinde Lagoon.
At the northern edge of Moremi Game Reserve, this concession is renowned for its high quality guiding and panoply of wildlife in its mixture of permanent water channels, floodplains and mopane woodland. Leopard, lion, hyena, cheetah, wild dog, rare sable antelope, elephant and buffalo are amongst those found in Kwara. The nearby Godikwe Lagoon is one of Botswana’s largest breeding and nesting ground for birds and can be viewed from double-decker boats between September and December. Kwando Kwara Camp and Little Kwara Camp both offer excellent accommodation and a diverse range of water and land-based activities.
This is one of the original areas to offer mokoro trips and was popular throughout the 1990’s, now thought of as a ‘vintage’ safari area. In the south-east of the Okavango, this concession is dominated by the deep Boro River, with its network of channels, floodplains and lagoons, creating a scenic landscape that begs exploration. Explored by water, you may see crocodiles, hippos and elephants, whereas on land kudu, zebra, elephant, giraffe, impala, buffalo and warthog all roam the savannah.
Bordering Moremi Game Reserve at the southern tip of Chief’s Island, Stanley’s Concession is located just outside of Maun, making it easily accessible but perhaps less wild than other areas. At the southern end of the delta, it is one of the last areas reached by the floods, but late floods around September and October can be good for game viewing. Renowned for its large herds of buffalo, through game drives and mokoro elephant, giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard, cheetah and the rare and elusive wild dogs are seen amongst the riverine forest and floodplains. A true bush camp, the compact Stanley’s Camp nestles amidst ebony and sausage trees.