Kwetsani Camp is situated on an elongated island covered with palm, mangosteen and fig trees. The surrounding floodplains are home to a number of “Delta specials” – species that are found in few other places on Earth.




Situated in the very heart of the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, the 60 000-hectare (150 000-acre) Jao Concession embodies all the magic and mystique of Botswana with vegetation that varies from permanent swamps to dry land. In the east, the Jao Flats boast water channels that cut their way through the papyrus and reed beds, providing the perfect environment for wildlife. Beautiful lush palm islands dot the water. Around the Jao Flats spectacular herds of red lechwe are followed by the primary predators – lion and leopard. Other game includes tsessebe, elephant, hippo and crocodile. Sitatunga are seen occasionally, and sightings of spotted-necked otter are regular. Birding is exceptional in the Jao Concession, with Vulnerable wattled crane, slaty egret, rosy-throated longclaw, Pel’s fishing-owl, and lesser jacana to be seen in the wetter areas. Other exciting species include swamp nightjar and brown firefinch.

Accommodation at Kwetsani Camp

Standard Rooms

  • 5 Chalets

  • 4 twin ¾ bedded chalets*

  • 1 king size bedded chalet

  • Ensuite with shower, double vanity and separate toilet

  • Outdoor shower

  • Private decks

  • Lounge area

  • Fan

  • Mosquito nets

  • Safe

*Can be converted to double via prior arrangement


  • Dining area

  • Lounge area

  • Bar

  • Pool

  • Curio shop

  • Laundry service

  • Private vehicle available

  • Charging facilities

  • 220V multi-plug adaptors


Child Policy

  • No children under 6 years old

  • For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for

  • Children between 6 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room

  • The minimum age for boating activities is 6 years, while mokoro activities have a minimum age of 13 years (both water level permitting)

Access Details


  • Airstrip Name: Jao Airstrip 

  • Duration to Camp: Approximately 45 to 1 hour and 15 minutes minute transfer into camp (depending on water level and if boat/vehicle is required and on wildlife sightings, scenery and photographic opportunities along the way) 

  • Airstrip Coordinates: S19 18 Latitude E22 35 Longitude - These GPS coordinates are for the purposes of locating and plotting airstrips on Google Earth only

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