Newly opened Splash is a unique offering in that it boasts both a seasonal and a permanent water experience for visitors to this pristine part of the Okavango. Secret channels and hidden islands play host to more wildlife and birdlife than you could ever imagine, while the nearby bush wilderness adds a land-based element – and even more diverse sightings. Game viewing here is more extensive and exciting than you could ever have hoped.
The intimate camp consists of just 12 custom-built en-suite tents, suspended on a deck overlooking a pan that is a favoured meeting point for the area’s local game. Like the main lodge itself, each tent is designed to reflect the textures and tones of the delta – reed walls, thatch roofs, wooden detailing aplenty, and then there are the deep indigo tones that reflect the ever-present water. Clean architectural lines add to the appeal – one that would certainly appeal to the 21st-century safari traveller. Modern look and feel aside, there’s a deep sense of authenticity at Splash. Your desire to immerse yourself in the true African wilderness experience is uppermost in every staff member’s mind, and is evident in all the details, from the warm anecdotes shared by your guide and tracker to the outstanding food shared at every meal.
Since the Kwara Private Reserve shares a 30km water boundary with the famed Moremi Game Reserve, it goes without saying that the wildlife experience here is second to none. You’ll come to know the hippo and elephant that have worn game trails through the channels over generations, and will enjoy plentiful rewarding wildlife sightings – from the pride of lion to leopard and, if you’re lucky, the white rhino that have been reintroduced to the area. With water and habitat diversity comes a proliferation of birdlife –whether you’re an amateur or a keen twitcher, rest assured you will see your fair share of avian wildlife. While part of the appeal of Splash lies in its high-style design, it is its incredible position and guaranteed land- and water-based safari offerings that will enthral you and draw you back time and again.
Things to do
• Game drives
• Mokoro excursions
• Boat cruises
• Guided walking safaris
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