Splash Camp, named after the high levels of water in the area, is a small camp with a pleasantly relaxed feel set around a water pan in the Kwara Private Reserve. This location means that you can enjoy both land and water based activities year round, providing a rounded safari experience.
Game drives operate with a guide and tracker, optimising opportunities for sightings, and take place in open 4x4 vehicles. As this is a private reserve you can go for nocturnal drives and take part in guided nature walks, both of which add an extra aspect to the bush experience, Mokoro rides allow you to sit back and admire the scenery, birds and frogs as you are poled through waterways, while boat trips enable you to travel further afield in search of wildlife. Fishing is offered all year apart from January and February, and if you're here between August and December you can visit local heronries.
With all this on your doorstep your days are sure to be filled with activity, but there is time to rest during the heat of the day, as you enjoy the company of fellow guests in the lounge, sip a thirst quenching drink the bar and cool off in the plunge pool. Meals are served indoors and outside and are often eaten together as a group. The firepit comes into its own at dawn and after dark, for pre-safari breakfasts and post dinner drinks and fireside chats.
Accommodation is in wooden chalets set on elevated decks, each with an en-suite bathroom with a shower, twin hand basins and flush toilet, plus an additional outdoor shower. There are 2 family units with 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom. All rooms have a private veranda with views of the pan and its attendant wildlife.
Splash Enclave is available exclusively for groups of 6-10 people, or possibly more. It uses the same rooms as the main camp but has its own social areas set away from the camp, comprising a lounge, bar, dining area and plunge pool. There is no age restriction for Splash Enclave, making it ideal for family groups.
Open: Splash Camp is open all year. It first opened in June 2018.
Location: The camp is in the 175,000 hectare Kwara Private Reserve within the Okavango Delta. The camp is a 40 minute drive from Kwara airstrip.
Rooms: There are 10 guest rooms and 2 guide rooms. The guest rooms include 2 larger family units, each with 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Rooms are set on raised decks and all have a terrace with comfy chairs overlooking the pan. Every room has an en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, a flush toilet and a shower plus an outdoor shower.
Splash Camp includes Splash Enclave, used exclusively for groups of 6 to 10 or more, with no age restrictions. These groups will use the same rooms as the main camp but have their own communal facilities with a lounge, bar, dining area and plunge pool. It is offered on a request only basis.
Activities: You can take part in both land and water based activities from Splash Camp. These include game drives and night drives in 4x4 vehicles with a guide and a tracker, guided walks, mokoro and boat trips, fishing (from March to December) and trips to the heronries in Godikwe and Gcobega lagoons between August and December.
Facilities: Splash Camp’s communal areas comprise a lounge, bar, orientation centre, gift shop, a deck with a plunge pool, and a camp fire used for early breakfasts and post dinner drinks and stories.
Splash Enclave has its own secluded dining area, lounge, bar, deck and plunge pool.
Dining: Meals are served indoors and outside, and can be eaten as a group or at individual tables.
Children: Children aged 6 years and over are welcome. There is no minimum age limit for Splash Enclave. There are 2 family units with 2 bedrooms each. The minimum age for mokoro trips and guided walks is 12 years.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is no internet access or mobile phone coverage.
Notes: The area in which the camp is situated is known as splash due to the amount of water that has to be crossed to reach it.
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"Excellent quality accommodation. Large comfortable rooms. The outdoor shower was very welcome in the heat in the middle of the day! Nice setting by waterhole where animals came to drink although it was probably more distant than usual due to the drought. Wildlife could wander freely through the camp especially during the night but we we escorted by guides and felt perfectly safe.Very friendly staff. Food very good. Guide KLB excellent. Had a mokoro trip which was very enjoyable and relaxing. Saw lions, leopard, wild dog - 8 adults and 13 puppies as well as Roan antelope and the more common wildlife. Our guide was excellent at showing us all the wildlife and not just the predators."