Khwai-Kalahari Experience

Intimate Bush Camp & Luxury Lodge

A perfect balance between adventure and luxury, the Khwai-Kalahari itinerary is the ideal way to experience the enormous diversity of Botswana.

Travel from the lush Khwai River, teeming with wildlife, through a wonderful scenic helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta towards the starkly beautiful, semi-desert Kalahari, home to the ancient Bushmen.

Experience the African Bush Like the Explorers of Yester-Year

A luxury tented mobile safari in Khwai gives you the experience of the African bush like the explorers of yester-year.

The focus is blending into the environment with the camp geared towards an eco-friendly use of the natural environment. Wildlife sightings are excellent with the wildlife being more comfortable around the smaller scale of a mobile tented camp.

The intimate bush camp allows you to immerse yourself in the African bush, uninterrupted by the distractions of the modern world.

Mbudi mobile safari tents on the river bank
Luxury bell tent interior
Mbudi mobile safari mess tent at dusk
Lion, Khwai
Leopard, Khwai

Khwai - Kalahari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Khwai

  • Arrive in Maun and transfer to Khwai, viewing game on the way.
  • Arrive at Khwai in time for high tea. Settle in to your comfortable tent.
  • Enjoy your first night game drive, returning for dinner.

Day 2-3: Game Drives

  • After an early breakfast head out for a morning game drive.
  • Return to camp for a freshly prepared brunch.
  • After a bush high tea head out again for the evening game drive.
  • Relax around the camp fire with an aperitif and share the day’s experiences.
  • End the day with wholesome bush dinner.

Day 4: Khwai to The Lodge

  • Depart Khwai in the morning by private helicopter transfer to The Lodge.

Day 4-6: Pampering at The Lodge

Spend the next three nights at The Lodge experiencing any of the activities on offer:

  • The flat landscape dotted by few undulating sand dunes are perfect for hours of horse riding.
  • Experience a new way to admire nature, riding through the bush on sand bikes.
  • Work out in the open bush gymnasium accompanied by the sounds of African birdsong.
  • Enjoy a game of tennis surrounded by nature on our clay tennis court.
  • Refresh yourself in our 25m lap pool that plunges right into the Kalahari.
  • Relax and unwind with a massage in the privacy of your suite.
  • Witness the famous Bushmen Trance Dance followed by a morning bush walk learning about natural foods, medicines, and their ancient culture and folklore.

Package Details


6 nights.

  • 3 nights luxurious fly-camping at Khwai
  • 3 nights at The Lodge


US$7,800 pp


  • Maun - Khwai: Game drive vehicle
  • Khwai Airstrip - The Lodge: Private Helicopter.
  • The Lodge - Maun: Airconditioned 4x4 vehicle