Kadizora Camp (Okavango Delta) Botswana
Kadizora Camp is situated between the Vumbura River and Selinda Spillway. It lies in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta over-looking a panoramic seasonal floodplain. Giant Marulas, Sycamore figs, Jackalberries and Rain trees provide a canopy of shade throughout the camp.
The bar, lounge, reception and dining area form a horse-shoe shape around the sandy fire pit. From there, a decked walkway leads you to an inviting swimming pool with a view over the floodplain.
The lodge has 10 luxury tents with either twin or a conversion to a double bed. Each tent is well-positioned for ultimate privacy and seclusion.
All tents feature a luxurious en-suite bathroom and outdoor decking, with spectacular views for a true ‘out of Africa’ experience.
Meru-style tents form the common area and open onto a central deck and fire pit. The bar at Kadizora Camp is on a raised deck with a panoramic view of the floodplain. Enjoy a picturesque Delta sunset, with your favourite sundowner, watching the colours intensify long after the sun has set.
The inviting camp fire is the focal point from dawn to dusk, and it is the perfect place to chat about the day’s adventures. Tea / coffee facilities are available in the dining tent.
A wooden walk-way leads you out from the main deck to the swimming pool where you can relax on a sun lounger before the next activity. In the evenings the pool deck is a wonderful viewpoint for star gazing.
Game Viewing / Activities:
This is the only area in the Okavango Delta to offer hot air ballooning.
Your Hot Air Balloon Safari begins with an early morning departure from Kadizora Camp, driving through the floodplains to the balloon launch site. On this pre-dawn safari, you may be fortunate enough to see sightings of nocturnal wildlife. On arrival at the launch site, you will be served tea or coffee, while the balloon is being rigged and inflated ready for your flight.
After a welcome greeting by the pilot, you are ready for take-off. As the balloon is fired up, drift away across the flood plains, watch the sunrise and the animals waking to begin their day.
Upon landing, celebrate your flight with champagne and snacks and receive your first flight certificate from the pilot before heading back to camp. Hot air ballooning is available on request during the peak season for April – September.
Game Drives in an open safari vehicle allows you to explore some of the varied vegetation this World Heritage site has to offer. Drive through semi-desert sands, dense Mopani woodlands and marshy floodplains. The area is home to a vast species of game including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, red letchwe, impala, honey badgers, hippos and crocodile, to name a few. The region is also home to countless resident and migratory birds and birdwatching is particularly favourable when the Delta waters arrive in February and dry up in late September.
On a bush walk, one would have the opportunity to observe the smaller things, such as fauna and flora, that one would not see on a game drive. Our knowledgeable guides will talk to you about animals tracks, bush skills and natural remedies used by the locals.
Kadizora Camp is fortunate to have traditional mokoros
(dug-out canoes) which glide through the Delta water
channels and provide an opportunity to view the aquatic
wildlife from a close vantage point. The crystal, clear
waters are filtered by large papyrus reed beds and is clean
enough to drink.
From the safety of a motor boat you can see crocodiles basking in the sun and pods of hippo wallowing in the lagoon. Your skipper will navigate the waters to ensure the best bird sightings possible. In the fishing season you can go out in the boat and try your hand at fishing with spinners – typically you may catch pike, barbel and bream. The Camp cooks will fillet your bream catch on your return and prepare it for your next meal!
drives provide for some of the most dramatic and unusual game viewing. The advantage of a night drive is that they provide access to nocturnal species rarely seen during the day. Hippo, Bush Babies, Chameleon’s, Aardvarks and Leopard are more active after dark, and there is a greater probability of seeing them hunt at night. A night drive Safari has a unique and exciting atmosphere as nocturnal animals are bolder than during the day. This increases your chances of witnessing that elusive Leopard. Experience the exhilaration of sitting in the middle of a herd of elephants in the moonlight, or the thundering sound of buffalo hooves in the darkness.
Trips into the Gunotsuga community can be arranged. See a truly traditional village and learn about life in rural Botswana.
Accommodation Rates:- From $550 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary