The name Kadizora is a baYei family name and the name translates to “The sunrise is irreversible”. It was the baYei who refined the dug-out canoes called Mekoros. The baYei tribe have been in this area since the late 18th century. Three generations of the Kadizora family have lived in the far Northern reaches of the Okavango Delta.
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Get ready for a life changing, Botswana Okavango Delta Safari, in our amazing part of Botswana at Kadizora Camp.
The Okavango Delta is one of the most exclusive wilderness destinations in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the backdrop to wild Africa’s grand spectacle, presenting unparalleled wilderness experiences in a serene inland delta unlike anywhere else on Earth.
Kadizora Camp is situated on the Northern reaches of the Okavango Delta. The unfenced 120 000 hectare concession offers a diverse game viewing experience with large concentrations of wildlife that move, as they always have, year round. The concession accommodates only 5 camps providing sightings with limited vehicles at each sighting. We are neighbours to the renowned Duba Plains and Vumbura concessions.
Kadizora Camp offers the perfect balance of adventure, culture and relaxation. Experience scenic, natural wild spaces, where you will have the opportunity to disconnect, adopt responsible travel, tick off experiences on your bucket list and leave with lasting memories provided by hospitable locals in one of the last authentic wilderness areas left on Earth.
A journey to the Okavango Delta – deep inside Africa’s pristine interior – is like no other, encompassing vast wetlands and expansive drylands. Visitors traverse the Delta’s meandering waterways, passing palm- and papyrus-fringed islands, thick woodland, resplendent with lush vegetation, and teeming with rich wildlife.The largest intact inland delta in the world, the Okavango Delta is situated deep within the Kalahari Basin. Fed by the Okavango River, originating in the Angolan Highlands to the north and often referred to as the ‘jewel’ of the Kalahari.
The name Kadizora is a family name and the name translates to “The sunrise is irreversible“.
The name Kadizora is a baYei family name, the baYei Tribe were expert fishermen. They mostly hunted, and gathered, but kept cattle for transport purposes.
It was the baYei who refined the dug-out canoes called Mekoros.
The baYei tribe have been in this area since the late 18th century. Three generations of the Kadizora family have lived in the far Northern reaches of the Okavango Delta. The site of their original home is now known as Kadizora Camp.
Mr Monappina Kadizora, the family representative and shareholder of Kadizora Camp, realised what a unique location the property was for a Tented Camp in the Okavango Delta.
The site for the camp was founded in November 1999 when Mr Monappina acknowledged his family’s heritage by engaging with the Tawana Land Board and claimed ownership of the lease where the family home once stood.
Monappina Kadizora is an active member in the community and remains dedicated to protecting and preserving this wilderness concession.
Conservation & COMMUNITY
Kadizora Camp is the only Lodge in our area that employs 95% of the staff from the local community. It is also the only lodge within the concession that is Botswana owned. We are passionate about responsible tourism partnering with conservation organisations, and actively drive community projects that makes a difference.
CLAWS (Communities Living Amongst Wildlife Sustainability) is an NGO founded by Dr Andrew Stein, based in the village of Seronga 30km from Kadizora camp. CLAWS collaborates with local communities to develop innovative approaches to promote human-wildlife co existence.
Most recently, Gunotsoga Primary School soccer field; facilitating donations from guests, we have successfully managed to provide uniforms for the entire school of approximately 500 pupils and procure a large copier/printer to assist teachers with the printing of homework sheets and other notes.
OKAVANGO WILDERNESS PROJECT
Kadizora Camp supports the efforts of the Okavango Wilderness Project. The National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (NGOWP) is committed to securing permanent, sustainable protection for the greater Okavango River Basin.
BOTSWANA WILD BIRD TRUST
The Botswana Wild Bird Trust was founded in 2016 with the mission to conserve wild birds and their habitat through exploration, research and monitoring, conservation action, partnerships, awareness-raising, and support for local citizen-led organisations.
Kadizora staff are a large part of the magic – kind, caring and friendly are a few of the words that describe our team, we practise “Botho” in our camp.
“Botho” refers to the possession of good attributes associated with a good human being, in other words, qualifying one to be called a human being. In short, “Botho” can be referred to as a yardstick for good behaviour, which is consistent with the expectations and cultural norms of Setswana society.
Winter: April – September
In the Okavango Delta winter occurs from April to September. Days are generally dry, sunny, clear and cool to warm whilst in the evening temperatures can drop sharply. During the day temperatures generally reach 25˚C and evening temperatures can be as low as 4˚C.
Virtually no rainfall occurs during the winter months.
Summer: September – April
In the Okavango Delta the summer starts with temperatures building in October and ends in March with the onset of the dry season. In October before the rains, days are hot and with dry temperatures soaring up to 40˚C or more. Cloud cover, coinciding with the arrival of the first rains towards the end of November or in early December, reduces the temperature considerably, albeit only for a short period. During the rainy season, which usually lasts until the end of February, the days are hot and sunny in the mornings with thunderstorms, usually in short, torrential downpours during the late afternoon. Temperatures during the day can rise to 38˚C and night time temperatures can drop to around 20˚C.
Rainfall is erratic, unpredictable and highly regional. Heavy downpours may occur in one area while 10 or 15 kilometres away there is no rain at all. Showers are often followed by sunshine so a great amount of the rainfall does not penetrate the ground, as it is lost to evaporation and transpiration.
The Okavango Delta is best known as a photographic safari destination and offers some of the best unspoilt vistas in Africa. With a variety of habitats and ever abundant water, the Okavango Delta provides the photographer with a wealth of photographic subjects, dramatic landscapes, herds of plain’s game and spectacular birdlife.
our clients say.
I have had many wonderful days at Kadizora camp! The location of the camp is super, and the view from the dining area and the fireplace is rest for the... read more
March 8, 2023
Found a new favorite place in Botswana! - I visit Africa in general often just for fun/hobby purposes, and this was my first time staying here at Kadizora but definitely not my last! I’m actually going back to... read more
February 16, 2023