2 Night Big Game Safari (Budget) – Self Drive – Khwai Guest House

2 Night Big Game Safari (Budget) – Self Drive – Khwai Guest House

USD0 per person

Experience Botswana – Beyond Wildlife

Why we love it: Family Friendly/ Flexible Game viewing options/  Great Wildlife Experience/ Great value for money
Optional Extras: Day trip into Moremi Game Reserve/Guided Game Drive/Mokoro Excursion /Village Tour/Night Drive
Best Combined With: 2 Night Okavango Explorer (Budget) – Oddballs Camp
2 Night Maun (Budget) – Sedia Hotel


Seasons Date  Price (pp sharing) Single supplement
Low Jan – Mar & Dec 24 USD 302.00 USD 0
Shoulder Apr-Jun & Nov 24 USD 258.00 USD 0
High Jul-Oct 24 USD 362.00 USD 152.00
  • For child policy, solo traveler and where seasons crossover, please contact us.

Includes: dinner, bed & continental breakfast
Excludes: transfers, activities, lunch, drinks, gratuities, park fees (all extras payable direct in Pula cash)
Note: This is a self-drive package excluding car hire(available on request). Please see directions and estimated driving times under additional information.

Nestled in the traditional village of Khwai, Khwai Guest House is right on the edge of Moremi Game Reserve and the famous Khwai Community Concession, designed to welcome travellers both looking for a cosy base for their bush exploration of Botswana and eager to get acquainted with a local community living in remote wilderness.

Blending traditional African feel with a stylish and welcoming modern touch, the guest house comprises of 10 en-suite bungalows, 2 of which are family units. All rooms are en-suite with a shower. Khwai Guest House’s tented main area boasts of a spacious lounge and a swimming pool. Guests can sit down to group meals in the open-sided dining area or enjoy al fresco dining by the campfire. Activities offered on the full board basis include game drives in Moremi Game Reserve or the Khwai concession, traditional dugout canoe (mokoro) excursions, night drives and cultural tours of the Khwai community.


Virtual Itinerary

  • Destination
  • Included
    2 Night Big Game Safari (Budget) – Self Drive – Khwai Guest House
    Accommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
  • Not Included
    3 Hr Maun Immersive Tour
    Return Flights
    Boat Cruise
    Park fees
    Local drinks
    Return Transfer
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    2 Waters pp
    Lunch Pack
    Curio purchases
    Hotel transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)
    Departure Taxes
    Traditional snack and drink
    Entry Fees
    Scheduled Group Tour
    Personal Guide
Self Drive Directions To Khwai Guest House
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Self Drive Directions From Khwai Guest House
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Looking at a map of Botswana, you’d miss Khwai completely if you didn’t know it was there. Wedged between the big-ticket attractions of Chobe National Park to the east and Moremi Game Reserve to the south, Khwai exists as a significant big game destination of its own. Lying on the eastern fringes of the Okavango Delta with a rich wildlife population and no borders drawn around it on the map, Khwai is often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbours, though in the winter months it can hold its own for the quality of big game viewing. During your time here, you’ll spend most days exploring the narrow Khwai River, which forms the natural boundary to the Moremi Game Reserve on the south. The Khwai River is a beacon for wildlife and plays host to leopards stalking lechwe in the long grass, lions swimming from the banks to save their cubs’ during territorial disputes and crocodiles competing with wild dogs for a midday meal of impala. As Khwai lies outside the parks, it offers the freedom and flexibility normally only possible with the heavier price tag of a private concession. Go off-road for a closer look at sightings, night drive in search of nocturnal species, and, with a little advance planning, head out on game walks to track wildlife on foot. Khwai is also home to a village community where people live side by side with the resident wildlife. Some camps will offer village visits for a dose of cultural insight to go with your safari. For those not visiting the water camps of the delta, many camps in Khwai offer the chance to get out on a mokoro (traditional canoe), although excursions are less traditional in nature, skirting the riverbanks, rather than open delta floodplains


Value For Money


Khwai Guest House Overview Khwai Guest House  Website
Area  Khwai Village (Activities in Khwai and Moremi Game Reserve)
Accommodation 8 Chalets / 2 Family
Age Restrictions None, but  under 6yrs not permitted on Game Drives & under 12yrs not permitted on Mokoro
Self-Drive Access Yes, 4 X 4
Charging Facilities & Wi-Fi Yes and Limited Wi-Fi
Pool Yes
Laundry Service Available No
Mosquito Nets Yes
Air-Cons or Fans Fans
Activities Game Drives, Mokoro Trail (dependent on water levels) & Village Tours (Self drivers can do their own activities)
Water Levels in General June/July-September High, October – May Low. Always dependent on annual flood & local rains. Botswana, as with other countries, has been affected by climate change so hard to predict exactly


Maun International Airport [MUB] to Khwai Guest House Distance: 122.66km Travel Time: 2:18 hours | GPS co-ordinates for Khwai Guest House: S 19° 09' 30.300" E 23° 45' 39.720"

• Head southeast on Airport Rd toward Sir Seretse Khama Rd (0.3 km)

• Turn left onto Sir Seretse Khama Rd (9.2 km)

• At the roundabout, take the 1st exit (49.2 km)

• Slight left (31.2 km)

• Slight right, Destination will be on the left (32.8 km)