Khwai Community Concession

Nokanyana Camp


Intimate, laid back safari luxury

Nokanyana Camp sits on the bank of the Khwai River, nestled in the lush bush overlooking a large flood plain frequented by Africa’s wildlife, so you can watch elephants, antelope and giraffe from your room.

The camp's 10 luxury tents are spacious, light and airy with king-size beds and large private decks. All have en-suite bathrooms with double sinks and two large rain showers: one inside and one outside. The bathrooms feature contemporary layouts with views of the bush across the room (the toilet and shower are in separate private sections), so you’ll never miss a moment of the continuously changing landscape.

Extending from the Okavango River, the Khwai River forms part of the northern border of the Moremi Game Reserve. Nokanyana overlooks the spot where the Khwai and Mababe Rivers join, creating a beautiful environment in which to relax and watch the wildlife pass by.


At a glance

  • 10 luxury rooms

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Swimming pool

  • World class game viewing

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  • Nokanyana Bots full day out

    Game drives

    Drive along the Khwai River, often the only water source year-round for species that rely on it, like elephants ­– as well as aquatic and semi-aquatic antelope such as red lechwe, water and reed buck. Giraffe, kudu and zebra can regularly be seen ­– as well as their predators. Botswana has the largest African wild dog population on earth, and it is not unusual to see one or two packs denning. Head north from the end of the Khwai River and you’ll reach the Mababe depression ­– another incredibly rewarding area to explore.

  • Mopiri Camp Bots Birding


    In the company of one of the lodge’s knowledgeable guides, you’ll marvel at the variety of birds found around the savannah near Khwai River. Exceptional birding months are from September to February, when migrants have returned to southern Africa to take advantage of the optimum feeding conditions, before the floods arrive in the Delta.

  • Nokanyana Bots heli

    Helicopter flight

    Experience the best of the Okavango Delta with an open doors helicopter flight over some of the most untouched and remote areas. The Robinson R44’s reliability and manoeuvrability make it ideally suited to flying over the Delta.

Community & culture

The camp is a member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. It is a global initiative that helps contribute essential supplies in over 60 countries. Simply choose the supplies you wish to take with you from a list of specific items requested for the area and project. The supplies you bring are then left with Nokanyana Camp and they make sure to deliver them on to the project. The items can vary from pencils, deflated soccer balls, pet supplies, through to stethoscopes and band-aids.

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