African Bush Camps set to open Khwai Leadwood Camp, Botswana

Scheduled to open in August 2020, the luxury tented camp, set on the banks of the Khwai River and edging the Moremi Game Reserve, is the perfect setting for creating lasting memories in Africa. Opening rates include ‘never-to-be-repeated’ special of up to 65% off regular rates in 2020 – Book now, travel later.

March 26, 2020 (Khwai Concession, Botswana) – Travellers searching for authentic adventure and comfort deep within the African bush will find both in abundance at Khwai Leadwood, an elegant new camp from African Bush Camps.

Opening in August 2020 and set in the community-run Khwai Concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Khwai Leadwood will welcome guests to a beautiful setting shaded by leadwood and sycamore trees. Edging the Moremi Game Reserve, the camp will offer a range of immersive activities including mokoro adventures, game drives beneath the sun and stars, and walking safaris among abundant wildlife.

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“Khwai Leadwood is the Okavango Delta extension of the old African experience that shapes our camps,” says Beks Ndlovu, a veteran professional guide who established African Bush Camps in 2006.

“Travelling in Africa can often lack the true essence of its story, one that reveals the chemistry between the beauty and tragedies of the wild. Khwai Leadwood combines luxurious modern finishes in one of the most culturally dynamic areas in the world. Our passionate guides and talented staff are here to reward guests with a safe and unforgettable stay.”

Renowned as one of the leading wildlife areas in southern Africa, Moremi Game Reserve covers more than 40% of the Okavango. It is home to most predator species including wild dogs, leopards, hyena, and lions. Khwai Leadwood will be the 15th luxury camp from African Bush Camps, a luxury tent Safari operator in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Intimate and sustainably built, the camp features six luxury twin/double tents and one family unit with capacity for 16 people. All rooms are designed for comfort and modern amenities include cooling fans, charging facilities and private en suite bathrooms. Outfitted with indoor and outdoor showers and private decks with day beds and a shading canvas overhang, the tents ensure a year-round at-home feel pleasantly ‘disconnected’ from the hustle and bustle of working life.

Additional features include fresh, expertly prepared cuisine served at the communal dining deck. Special menu requests are happily tended to for all dietary requirements. The lounge and reading area feature a nearby bar serving African-inspired cocktails as well as wine and beer. The camp’s swimming pool will be a popular spot to chill out and sip sundowners after daylong ventures in the bush.

Adventure opportunities will abound, with daily game drives, walking safaris and mokoro activities in the iconic ‘African gondola’ of the Okavango Delta led by African Bush Camps’ professional guides. Night drives will also be available.

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Khwai Leadwood will welcome guests age seven and over all year-round, with access from the Khwai Airstrip just minutes from camp and reachable by plane from Maun (30 minutes) and Kasane (1 hour).

Take advantage of African Bush Camps’ last-minute ‘never to be repeated’ offering, where you can save up to 65% by confirming and paying for your 2020 booking by end of April for travel before March 31, 2021. The special rates apply only when booking a minimum of three nights. The savings guarantee green season rates until March 31, 2021.

Opening year rates:
3+ Night Rate: USD380 per person per night
6+ Night Rate: USD361 per person per night
9+ Night Rate: USD342 per person per night

About African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps (ABC) is a 100% owner-run, African-based safari company designed to delight adventure travellers with authentic safari experiences amid untamed wilderness across Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Operations are always focused on the guests, with 15 luxury tented bush camps and lodges, offering seamless safari experiences with internal flights, food, drinks and activities included. African Bush Camps promotes and influences travel to Africa on a global scale while operating with a strong focus on conservation and an environmentally-sustainable footprint that celebrates the culture of communities in the areas in which it operates.

The African Bush Camps Foundation is a nonprofit organisation focused on conservation, education and empowerment for the communities that surround the company’s camp locations. Launched in 2006, the Foundation operates through a multi-faceted partnership with the company, which donates $10 to the Foundation for every bed night accommodated in each of its camps. All donations go directly to community-based development projects initiated by the Foundation. Since opening, the Foundation has spearheaded 72 community projects across Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia; 42 of which are currently in operation under the Foundation’s wing.

African Bush Camps was founded in 2006 by Beks Ndlovu, a professional safari guide born and raised in the village of Luparie on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. From the start of operations, Ndlovu’s mission has been to operate a portfolio of luxury tented camps and lodges across Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia that reincarnate the fantasy of ‘Old Untouched Africa,’ while treating guests to authentic and adventurous professional guide-led experiences and bespoke safaris that can only be found in the bush.

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