Khwai Area in the Moremi Game Reserve

The area around North Gate is referred to as Khwai, which has earned itself the reputation of being one of the best game areas in Botswana. The Khwai River, which is the easternmost brach of the Okavango Delta, brings water to an otherwise arid area and attracts a spectacular array of animals in winter.

Khwai village was originally a small San settlement, but in recent years it has grown into a fair-sized community, situated directly outside North Gate. Home to one of the first non-hunting lodges in Botswana, Khwai can lay claim to being among the first areas in the country where photographic safaris were offered.