Khwai Leadwood

Sister camp to Khwai Tented Camp

Khwai Community Concession
$580 - $905


Khwai Community - DRY Camp

Price Range (2018)

$580 - $905

Our Rating

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Our Highlights

  • Offers the unique Living with Elephants interaction
  • walking and night drives
  • Mokoro excursions available all year round
  • Several active hyena dens close to camp
  • Traditional tented safari camp

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Safari Lifestyles View


Khwai Leadwood used to be called Tsaro, in the Khwai Community Concession. The old camp lay dormant for years and has now been taken over by African Bush Camps and has been given a new lease of life, with their own touch of style.


Built on the banks of the Khwai River in this extremely productive wildlife area, the accommodation is unusually made of brick, very different to the normal canvas built lodges in Botswana.


If you don't mind the public area, this is a fantastic area to view animals in a lovely camp.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Dry Camp. Day and Night Drives and some Mokoro excursions depending on  flood levels


Khwai Community Concession

How do I get there

Charter flight to airstrip then private transfer to camp. Self drive is possible

Lodge Type

Brick and thatch built lodge with 6 rooms including 2 family rooms

Whats Included


  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included


  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy

There are no restrictions on the ages of children travelling


Children of any age are welcome on game drives


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Land activities

Water activities

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Wildlife & Activities



 The magnificent area boasts of unparalleled wilderness with highlights of big herds of buffalo in the dry season and close encounters of unique wildlife species such as aardvark. Large herds of elephants can be viewed at the rivers and waterholes, and thousands of zebra concentrate in the winter before heading south.


Other wildlife seen includes lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, eland, sable, hippo, hyena, aardvark and various other nocturnal species. The endless vistas of the Linyanti marsh makes an incredible playing field for the avid bird watcher combined with breath taking views of a scenery carved by defiant forces of nature. Water birds, including pelican, are common.







The Camp

Camp Overview


Khwai Leadwood Under Thatch, located a permanent site on Tsaro Concession is built on the banks of the Khwai River and nestled amongst a forest of sycamore and leadwood trees, Khwai Leadwood Under Thatch consists of 4 standard and 2 family chalets. Guests enjoy spacious and comfortable thatched accommodation and private en-suite bathrooms with views over the permanent water source and beyond into the Moremi Game Reserve.

Lodge Layout


The central main area, due to its brick and thatched built nature, feels quite different to most lodges in Botswana and has a definite feel of a designer bush home.


Quite modern wooden furniture and sofas adorn the simple main lounge area with separate dining room. Its different, and feels good. The effect of a family home is accentuated by its positioning amongst a group of large trees, which also dominate the outside area from the longe and which consists of an outside dining area and fire-pit, all an decking.

Room Description


In keeping with the rest of the camp, the rooms are all built from brick and with a thatch roof... Again the modern interior actually works very well and has a cooling effect from the days heat.


Room are large and either have a separate bathroom area or a suite. The larger rooms also have a lounge area with a brick built open fireplace, a welcome relief from the cold in the winter season.

Camp Environment


Adjacent to the Northern/Eastern parts of Moremi Game Reserve and to the Southern/Western corner of Chobe National Park, and along the River Khwai, this beautiful wilderness area provides the perfect setting where a community living in harmony with nature and wildlife is completely evident.


The magnificent Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area, and is the hub for some of the most outstanding wildlife viewing in the region. As the sole source of water for miles around, the Khwai River attracts wildlife from near and afar.


The vegetation here is quite different from the Western section of Moremi where great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands occur in close proximity to open grasslands and the Khwai River.


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