ABOUT

kadizora.

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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AN AUTHENTIC

safari

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.

What’s In

the name?

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

projects.

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 CONSERVANCY

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.

Community PROJECT

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.

THE KADIZORA

team.

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.

BEST TIME

to visit.

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.

See What

our clients say.

  • star rating  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

    Discover58192641431
    March 8, 2023

    star rating  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

    Adam S
    February 16, 2023
  • star rating  Private and Exclusive - Amazing wild life experiences! Excellent service and they are very flexible with food requests. The tents/rooms are very modern and upscale. There is no AC but the... read more

    hkart
    January 16, 2023

    star rating  Amazing Safari Camp - In late September my wife and I spent three nights at Kadizora Camp. The camp was the highlight of our trip to Africa. From being greeted with a song by... read more

    Randy R
    January 11, 2023
  • star rating  Family easter weekend trip - We as a family had a great time, we met the most friendly people, the camp was great- intimate, personal and homely , amazing food and the best game drives... read more

    jhgutter
    January 5, 2023

    star rating  Great stay, isolated location - We had a great stay at Kadizora and would recommend.
    There was Wi-Fi in the communal areas which was fast.
    Our room was very large, clean and well... read more

    Italian_kilt
    January 2, 2023
  • star rating  The Good –
    • Greg, the camp manager, went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and
    ... read more

    LoveTravel803187
    October 25, 2022

    star rating  Had a memorable time at Kadizora Camp. The hosts, the guides, the food—everything was terrific! - We spent 3 nights at the Camp, and loved every minute. Our guide, Sparks, was so knowledgeable and fun. We appreciated the amenities like laundry service, and the outdoor bathtub... read more

    Robin B
    October 22, 2022
  • star rating  Great Expedition to the Okanvango Delta - Kadizora is reached via an appromatly 45 min flight in a Cessna 208B and a short drive in an open game drive vehicle. You are beeing met by your guide,... read more

    Manuel S
    October 22, 2022

    star rating  Stayed in Kadizora for 5 days. The stay was exceptional and our trip guide was so knowledgeable. - Our tent cabin was perfect in size with a wonderful outdoor shower. All was very clean. The camp host was very amiable. The chef was very... read more

    40jeannieg
    October 4, 2022
  • star rating  What a wonderful time we had staying at Kadizora Camp A superb experience in every way! - This was a perfect stay in every way, from arrival welcome drink with staff welcoming us with a welcome song and chorus, to morning and night game drives to boat... read more

    DealinDoug
    September 20, 2022

    star rating  Fantastic Safari Camp & hosts - This camp is awesome. The guides, itinerary, food, etc go above and beyond to make this a fantastic stay. Greg & Sue were so nice to talk to and helped... read more

    Brenda K
    September 17, 2022
  • star rating  Our stay at Kadizora Camp was unforgettable. We were the first guests to enjoy the brand new villa, complete with its own plunge pool. I would highly recommend this... read more

    Judy_Kotze2
    September 13, 2022

    star rating  Kadizora Camp - We loved this camp best after spending a month traveling around Africa. The managers, Sue and Greg, the staff and the guides were extremely attentive. They all have... read more

    mariekT8170KZ
    September 11, 2022
  • star rating  Wonderful, fabulous camp - We stayed at Kadizora Camp in August and loved every moment that we were there.

    The camp is run brilliantly by Matthew who has absolutely the right touch. Very... read more

    bibit007
    September 4, 2022

    star rating  Just the perfect place for safari! - We had a wonderful stay at Kadizora Camp with Sparks as our guide, we could not have asked for a more engaged and dedicated guide! The camp itself is beautiful,... read more

    JenssenNorway
    August 2, 2022
  • star rating  Best trip ever - Amazing service and very friendly staff. 100% recommend. The food was stunning, you can see that the chef's are experienced and put effort and love into what they do. If... read more

    Ryanstormjones
    July 23, 2022

    star rating  A beautiful family experience - We had a fantastic time at Kadizora. The rooms are spacious and the staff are wonderful. Greg was fantastic in his communications before we arrived and Sparks was right on... read more

    lisajdrake
    July 16, 2022