Kiri Camp (Okavango Delta)

Kiri Camp exterior of accommodation

Kiri Camp is a fully inclusive, family-friendly accommodation safari camp in the Gomoti area, Okavango Delta in Botswana with both land and water activities.

Location:

Kiri Camp is on an exclusive area of NG32 which is a large community-run concession in the Okavango Delta (also home to Machaba’s Gomoti Plains Camp). The Camp sits between the Boro and Kiri Rivers and is about 20km southwest of Chiefs Island.

Named after the Kiri channel which flows past the island; the use of wood, canvas, and reeds are primary to the architecture of this stunning camp.

Access to Kiri Camp is by charter flight only; taking approximately 15 minutes from Maun and about 60 minutes from Kasane. There is a 10-minute drive from the airstrip to camp.
We can also book inter-camp flight transfers ensuring a seamless Botswana safari.

The environmentally friendly safari camp

Machaba Camps / Kiri Camp are environmentally friendly safari camps consciously forgoing certain conveniences like hairdryers and aircon. They rely on alternative energy; a hybrid of solar energy and a backup generator; using low energy consuming appliances and light bulbs to lighten the load on the planet. The campsites can be rehabilitated in 1.5 years because there are no permanent fixtures. Separate Bio Plants manage the kitchen, laundry, and staff village solids.

Kiri Camp luxury accommodation
Kiri Camp luxury accommodation

Kiri Camp Accommodation:

There are 10 Luxury Tents in total; accommodating a maximum of 24 guests in 8 Luxury Tents and 2 x Family Luxury Tents.

Each of the luxury canvas tents sits on elevated decks; on the side of a slope; offering guests privacy, comfort, and unrivaled sweeping views over the Kiri channel and flood plains. The camp has been designed so that the tents blend into the background; leaving the visiting animals to be the stars of the show.

The accommodation at Kiri Camp is a masterful blend of modernity, comfort, and exposure to untamed wildlife. Inspired by the spirit of the safaris of old; the designer tents offer the convenience of running hot and cold water, flush toilets, and electricity. Therefore; offering guests the best of both worlds.

Families on safari:

Kids aged 5 years and younger stay free; while children between 6 and 11 pay the standard child rate (50% of adult sharing rate). All children of 12 years and older pay the full adult rate.
Only four guests can share a Family Luxury Tent (additional children on request, please speak to us)
A private vehicle must be booked for guests traveling with children under the age of 6.
No children under 12 are allowed to participate in Mokoro and Game Walk activities.

Facilities at Kiri Camp

Swimming pool with sun loungers.
Tented Main Area with library and limited WiFi.
An on-site Spa Therapist offers treatments in your room; including massages and facials.
Curio shop.

A typical day on safari at Kiri Camp

Kindly note times may vary slightly, and winter timings are different.
Wake up call at your room at 5.30 am before gathering at the main area; for a light breakfast and a cuppa. At around 6.30 am; depart for your morning activity such as game drive, nature walk, or mokoro.
Return from your morning activity and enjoy brunch while sharing stories of your encounters with fellow guests.
Afternoon at leisure. Possible activities include relaxing in and around the swimming pool, visiting the curio shop; or enjoying a spa treatment in your room.
Afternoon Tea is at 3.30 pm before departing on your afternoon game drive. Dinner is under the stars at around 8 pm. Afterward; an optional night safari drive is offered before retiring for the evening.

Activities:

Kiri Camp offers a combination of both game drives and water activities (land and water camp).

Off-road and night driving are allowed as Kiri Camp is in a private concession. Furthermore; armed nature walks through the surrounding islands with knowledgeable guides.

Game drives are conducted in both the mornings and late afternoon/evenings at camp. They usually last about three hours each. The wildlife in the Kiri area is diverse and plentiful; renowned for its lion and buffalo interactions and rare wild dog numbers.

A motorboat safari during peak flood times promises to enthrall and captivate you with the chance of seeing iconic wildlife from the river; that you would otherwise miss from the land (water-dependent).

Hyena on safari in Okavango Delta
Hyena on safari in Okavango Delta

Walking safaris are also offered usually in the morning with armed guides. The walks are leisurely and time is taken to observe the smaller things in the bush; that one normally misses when driving. Walking is weather-dependent or dependent on the condition of the terrain.

Explore the islands around camp as you glide on a quiet mokoro (dug-out canoe) through the water lilies and view wildlife as you sail along at water level height. These excursions take place in the mornings and longer day trips can be arranged.

Birding safari in Okavango Delta
Birding safari (Marabou Storks) in Okavango Delta

Birdlife is phenomenal all year round, but the summer months see the African skies heavy with flocks of returning migratory birds. The waters and open floodplains of the Okavango Delta make it Botswana’s prime birding destination; with over 500 recorded species.

Seasonal fishing is also available; on a catch and release basis.

Rates and offers at Kiri Camp:

Kiri Camp Rates with inclusions / exclusions
Rates in US$ per person per night
Low Season:
11th January until 31st March 2022 and
11th January until 31st March 2023
Per person$875
Single supplementN/A
Children 6 – 11 years$438
Shoulder Season:
1st April until 31st May 2022 and
1st April until 31st May 2023
Per person$1 150
Single supplement$460
Children 6 – 11 years$575
High Season:
1st June until 31st October 2022 and
1st June until 31st October 2023
Per person$1 600
Single supplement$640
Children 6 – 11 years$800
Shoulder Season:
1st November 2022 until 10th January 2023 and
1st November 2023 until 10th January 2024
Per person$1 150
Single supplement$460
Children 6 – 11 years$575

Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) & taxes.

Rates exclude international flights, internal flight transfers, premium imported drinks, travel insurance, visas, and discretionary tips. Also; guests are charged Machaba Safaris Conservation and Community Levy of USD 15 per person per night.

Accommodation special offers at Kiri Camp:

Stay three nights and only pay for two at Kiri Camp
Valid from 15th November – 31st March (Excluding 20th December until 6th January inclusive) every year.

The other Machaba properties in Botswana are Machaba Camp, Gomoti Plains Camp, and Ngoma Safari Lodge.

Kiri Camp (Okavango Delta)
Kiri Camp
Gomoti Okavango Delta Botswana

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