Splash Camp is situated in the heart of the Okavango, within the Private Kwara Reserve. This concession shares a 30 kilometre water boundary with the Moremi Game Reserve itself, and this allows for permanent water and seasonal flood plains as well as extensive bush.
The excellent combination of land and year-round water does make for wonderful game viewing and a good selection of activities. The area around the Camp has long been known as splash, due to the extensive water crossings that land-based wildlife needs to negotiate.
As the Camp is set around a Pan, all of the accommodation overlooks this water source. The accommodation is in 10 en suite rooms, and an additional 2 family units (each of which have 2 bedroom areas, with a shared bathroom). The bathrooms are all equipped with double sinks, indoor and outdoor showers. All of the rooms also have a private veranda complete with lounge chairs.
The main area is home to the lounge, bar, plunge pool, dining area, curio shop and orientation centre. At the front of this area is the fire pit where a light breakfast is served.
Activities are varied, as Splash offer day and night game drives (the latter possible due to the Private Reserve status), mekoro excursions, boat cruises, seasonal fishing, walking safaris and visits to the heronries at Godikwe and Gcobega lagoons.
The game drives always have a guide and tracker, which is particularly helpful in terms of game spotting. The vehicles can go off road where feasible. Night drives add a new dimension to game viewing and as many of the species are nocturnally active, you have the chance to seem to fascinating sightings.
No trip to the Okavango Delta would be complete without the possibility of some water-based activities. First amongst these is surely a mokoro excursion…. The perfect way to enjoy the water channels – and a unique way to see the area and wildlife.
Splash Camp also offers walking – a wonderful way to learn more about the bush, the track, trails and life styles of the main inhabitants. The walks are discretionary during the green season. For safety reasons, the minimum age for both mokoro and walking activities is 12 years.
Fishing is also offered at Splash - for 10 months of the year (not available in January and February – due to peak breeding season). The camp only provides basic equipment, and avid fly- fishers are advised to bring their own equipment.
Boating is also popular the Camp, as this is a great way to explore the area, and get another unique perspective of the Okavango.
From August to December guests are also able to visit the nearby heronries currently located in Godikwe and Gcobega lagoons along the main boating channel. There is an annual fluctuation of numbers, but this is still a fascinating excursion for birders (and even those who just enjoy nature).
Splash Camp will soon have a satellite Main Area (within the camp layout itself) which will have its own plunge pool, dining area, lounge and bar. This enclave will be available for groups of 6 to 10. These private groups won’t have age restrictions, making for an excellent family experience.