The Okavango Delta is one of Botswana’s most popularly visited areas. It is not likely that we’ll arrange your tour of Southern Africa without suggesting (or insisting) that this iconic and unique region of Botswana is featured on your itinerary! We love the mokoro experience, which offers a glimpse into the age-old means of travel between islands, and the tranquility of the waterside lodge locations are perfect for balmy African evenings, and the game viewing goes without saying! We are overly excited to sink our teeth into the Delta’s newest offering, which was launched late last year by the renowned Wilderness Safaris. Welcome to Qorokwe Camp!
Located in the southeastern region of the Okavango Delta bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Qorokwe Camp is situated on an enormous private concession measuring over 26 000 hectares, which has not been utilised in 4 years. This element of untouched wilderness is even more exciting because it gives us a look into how the vegetation and the animal and bird life has moulded itself without any human input over years. There is plentiful game in the area and water all year round, keeping the wildlife fed and watered through all seasons and offering Qorokwe guests front row seats to some epic Delta safari experiences.
Qorokwe means “the place where the buffalo broke through the bush into the water”, which describes the activity of large buffalo herds in the camp’s immediate location. The vast floodplains are home to these great, formidable beasts, and to the lions that stalk them endlessly, while the interspersed acacia woodlands feed herds of giraffe and zebra, and brings biodiversity to the area. The local lion pride is presently numbered at about 15, and is spectacularly impressive to watch while sitting silently in the embrace of a kitted out game viewer.
The lodge itself is a testament to environmental sustainability, as all Wilderness Safaris projects are. As such, the camp is solar-powered, and you can be prepared to put down your mobile phone because Qorokwe is blissfully Wi-Fi-free! There are 8 elegant tented suites with indoor and outdoor showers (a real safari treat), and a very spacious family suite with a private splash pool to cater for parents travelling with children. The main lodge area is also equipped with a swimming pool, surrounded by wooden decking and loungers that overlook the view of the lagoon and floodplains. There is also a library, lounge, dining area and bar, which all make the most of the abundant views and sense of solitude in this very special place.
Qorokwe Camp is now open and welcoming guests who are in search of ultimate quietude and the opportunity to switch off in nature without compromising on comfort. There are seasonal guided bush walks, classic morning and afternoon safari drives, night drives on the private concession, mokoro cruises, and bird watching activities available, while endless hours can be spent idling in the swimming pool, reading a good book, or reconnecting with your inner nature-lover.