Skybeds Camp (Kwai
A MILLION STAR REVIEW!
Looking for a truly unique way to spend time in the bush?
Then look no further than our fabulous Skybeds, located deep
within the Khwai Private Reserve. As the name suggests, this
is no ordinary safari camp. Each “room” is actually a
three-story raised platform, overlooking the
wildlife-spotted plains of Khwai. Charmingly rustic yet
perfectly stylish, you’ll find a bathroom with flushing loo
on the first floor, a dressing area, and the ultimate cherry
on the top floor, an enormous double bed, draped in white
linens and a feather duvet and completely open to the stars.
With such spectacular skies overhead, you could be
forgiven for forgetting about what’s happening down below.
But keep one eye on the ground, for the Skybeds overlook a
busy waterhole. In one night we’ve seen wild dog, lion,
elephant and hyena – and that’s just the beginning. So,
whilst we can’t guarantee you’ll get much sleep, we can
guarantee one of the wildest and most wonderful safari
experiences you’ll ever have.
Accommodation & Amenities
3 x 5-metre high sleeping platforms
with indoor showers
Wifi available: No
Battery charging facilities: In the vehicle
We welcome children aged 12 years and older
access: Sadly, disabled access is not possible
All meals and local drinks; activities
What’s not included?
Flights; premium brand beverages; tips & gratuities;
The Skybeds are open all year round (in the wetter months
(November to April) we have a small dome tent available in
case of unexpected rainfall!)
Green season: 10th January to 31st March
season: 1st April to 14th June; 1st November 9th January
High season: 15th June to 31st July; 1st September to 31st
Peak season: 1st – 31st August
Please note Skybeds is only available when booked in
combination with Sable Alley or Hyena Pan.
Sleeping under the stars in the heart of the bush isn’t
something you do every day, and we wanted to keep the
experience as exclusive as possible. After all, it’s not
quite the same with 100 people snoring next to you. As a
result, there are only three Skybeds sleeping a total of six
people, and, just as importantly, each one is perfectly
private from the next.
The Skybeds are no ordinary camp bedrooms. In fact,
they’re no ordinary tree houses either. You’ll be sleeping
high above the plains, raised two stories off the ground,
and quite literally metres from a mammal-dominated
waterhole. The upper platform is your alfresco bedroom,
complete with bed and mosquito net. The snuggest of duvets
will keep you warm when the desert temperature tumbles, and
we’ve even got hot water bottles to keep you extra toasty.
The bathroom is on the second-floor level, with an enclosed
shower, flushing loo, and private changing area.
While the tree-house is your unique, private sanctuary,
the rest of the camp is more traditional in design. The
Skybeds aren’t a white-gloved, linen-tableclothed sort of
place. Good, wholesome food is served around the campfire,
accompanied by the wandering wildlife, the sounds of the
night, and a crisp G&T.
We may have injected a good dose of romance into the
Skybeds, but that doesn’t mean they’re only for couples.
Small groups can book the camp on an exclusive basis (that’s
what we call a party!), and we welcome families with older
children, but regret that we cannot accept children under
12. If you’re embarking on a multi-day Natural Selection
safari, add in a night at the Skybeds for a change of pace
Skybeds is situated alongside a busy waterhole within the
495,000 acre Khwai Private Reserve concession. This is our
precious reserve in the Khwai area of the Okavango Delta,
and as the name suggests, it͛s private, giving our guests
that most indulgent of African luxuries – space.
The reserve is at the north east corner of the Delta, and
boasts a glorious diversity of land and waterscape, with a
variety of ecosystems playing host to an array of wildlife.
From seasonal waterholes and permanent channels to mopane
woodland and riverine forests –it’s all here.
We’ve turned the idea of a traditional camp on its head
at Skybeds, so we thought we might as well flip the notion
of a traditional safari too. Usually, the camp is for
resting, but at Skybeds, your bedroom takes centre stage in
the wildlife-viewing department. Keep your eyes peeled for
kudu and roan antelope roaming beneath your tree-house,
predators patrolling the water’s edge and long-lashed
giraffe peeping into the bedroom.
Game drives mostly focus on the resident predators, and
our team of fabulous guides understand exactly where the
furry icons claim their territory. Lion prides prowl with
precision, leopard hide in the boughs of the trees, and
packs of wild dog and scatterings of hyena are a regular
part of the program. And in Khwai, it’s not just predator
versus prey, but predators fighting amongst themselves too.
We also recommend that you pop out on an evening drive.
The beauty of being in a private reserve is the ability to
do what we want (within reason!), and one of those things is
game viewing under the cover of darkness. These drives
increase your chances of seeing big cats on the move, and
reveal some of the more elusive nocturnal species too. And
next on the list is a walking safari. You’ll follow herds of
red lechwe and waterbuck, and come eye-to-eye with kudu and
eland – the perfect complement to your view from the
Accommodation Rates:- From $395 per
person per night. Please contact us for a quote and