Wilderness Safaris has opened its new Classic Camp, Qorokwe, in the Qorokwe Concession, bordering Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Qorokwe comprises nine tented suites, one of which is a family unit with its own splash pool.
There is a dining area, library, bar and infinity pool situated along the banks of the lagoon.
The camp was built using innovative techniques and operates solely on solar power, keeping a light eco-footprint.
Guests can enjoy game drives, walks, bird watching, boating experiences and mokoro trips.
Kim Nixon, Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD said: “We are proud to have welcomed our first guests to Qorokwe, in partnership with Cobus Calitz and Jil Gérard-Calitz, and are looking forward to revealing this contemporary, land-based camp and highly-productive wilderness concession to the world.”
The materials chosen to build the camp include steel frames with infill panels to insulate against heat and cold, canvas and timber decks.
Lead Architect, Joy Brasler commented: “The concept for Qorokwe grew out of a response to the landscape – the site lies next to a lagoon and the tented suites are raised off the ground to see over the vegetation growing at the lagoon’s edge, as well as providing a sense of safety in the wilderness.”
“We have created a warm, enveloping space providing comfort and luxury in an understated way,” said interior designer, Michelle Throssell.