Kwando Lebala Camp in northern Botswana, is located in open and very wild bush, about 30 kilometres to the south of its sister camp, Lagoon Camp. The camp is surrounded by the game-rich wetlands and the floodplains of the Kwando Reserve. ‘Lebala’ means wide-open spaces in Setswana, and this camp is known for its seemingly unending vistas.
The camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in eight secluded tents, all on raised teak decks. The tents were especially designed for the camp and each has a spacious bedroom, bathroom with Victorian-style claw-foott bathtub, double basin, outside shower with hot water on demand, and dressing area. Tasty meals are served in the open-sided, thatched roofed dinning room, and after dinner you can sit beside the campfire and sip coffee or a nightcap.
The contrasting habitats of Kwando Lebala Camp and Kwando Lagoon Camp, make for two different safari experiences, and you may well choose to visit both camps. Transfer between the two camps is by land on an early morning game drive.
Children are welcome from 8 years old; children 8 - 12 must have their own private family vehicle. Kwando Lebala Camp offers an exceptional opportunity for families to have their own specialist family guide, with an individually tailored programme and flexible meal times. We strongly recommend this option, as it adds enormously to the quality of the safari experience for all the family. The additional charge includes private vehicle, tracker and family safari guide.
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At Kwando Lebala there are often good sightings of elephant, hippo, lechwe, zebra, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, kudu, tsessebe, roan, sable and buffalo, with their ever-present predators; wild dog, lion, cheetah and hyena. Night-time safari drives can come across leopard, Selous Mongoose, small spotted genet and aardwolf. Nocturnal bird sightings include Natal and Pennant winged nightjars as well as a number of different owl species.
Activities include day and night game drives, game viewing from the camp’s hide, seasonal guided walks and guest orientations. Kwando’s decision to have a maximum of six guests per safari vehicle, coupled with their policy of having both a driver/guide and a tracker, mean that game-viewing at Kwando Lebala Camp is very special.