The Khwai region of Botswana is found on the far western border of the Moremi Game Reserve. Typically one enters the Moremi Game Reserve via South Gate and then one can either drive up north through the eastern side of the Moremi Game Reserve up along the Okavango flood plains until reaching the top of the derivable northern section of the Moremi Reserve and then turning west to Third Bridge, from Third Bridge one can then drive back down south along the west side of the reserve until reaching Khwai Gate and the associated Campsite. There are in fact two campsites at Khwai, there is the main campsite(North Gate, Khwai) right at the Moremi/Khwai Gate and then there is also the Khwai Community Managed Campsite that is found on the opposite side of Khwai river. However, if you have traveled any of the above-mentioned routes the first campsite that you will reach would be the main campsite(North Gate Khwai) found at the Khwai/Moremi Gate this campsite is managed by the SKL Group.
|Khwai Gate, Botswana|
The SKL campsites at Khwai are scattered along the river Khwai, however not all the individual sites are along the river and while some of the sites have large shade trees some other sites have very little shade, this for the most part is not a huge problem however if you are traveling in August/September most trees have lost their leaves making some of the less shaded campsites very hot and uncomfortable. On the up side is that all the sites have stand pipes with running water, as well as large fire pits. The camping grounds are well cleaned, and the ablutions have hot and cold, water showers and although they are a bit on the rustic side they are kept rather clean.
|Elephant at the Khwai Campsite|
|Campsite number 3 Khwai Botswana|