Intimate and lovingly fashioned, secluded and shaded, Kadizora has many charms: unflashy luxury, great dining, extraordinarily well-designed tents, and a large fire pit, a marvellous place to watch Africa’s piercingly expressive stars. The only camp in the Okavango to offer hot air ballooning, Kadizora is located between the Selinda Spillway and the Vumbura River, in the northern part of the Okavango, overlooking an animal-attracting seasonal floodplain.
Kadizora’s 12 secluded, airily spacious tents—sheltered by giant trees—all feature a serene sitting area, en suite bathrooms (with refreshing outdoor showers), and wood-paneled decks for game-viewing across the aqueous plain. The camp’s bar, lounge, and dining area horse-shoe around that inviting fire pit, linked by a wooden walkway to an inviting pool.
Kadizora is notable for its variety of game-viewing experiences, from dug-out mokoro canoes in the Delta’s serene waterways, to guided walking safaris, four-wheel drive excursions in the neighboring plains, and one of the most spirit-lifting of safari experiences, hot-air ballooning. All the African headliners are to be seen, along with the Okavango’s signature Nile crocodiles (which can weigh in at more than 1,600 pounds), prancing red lechwes, fascinatingly social wild dogs, and an avian bird population that will plump up any birders’ life lists.