In the extreme north of Botswana, Lebala Camp stands in the immense private Kwando Reserve, a vast and largely dry wildlife area with a deserved reputation as a top African safari camp for superb big game – and especially good predator sightings. There are just two camps in this area: Lagoon Camp is beside the Kwando River to the north; its sister camp, Lebala, stands to the south in open lush grasslands. Lebala is a stylish camp, but lacks any airs or graces in its fairly single-minded pursuit of game sightings.
Our view of Lebala Camp
We have visited Lebala very regularly over the years and its laid-back style hasn’t changed, even though the camp’s fabric has been upgraded. The accommodation is good, and the Kwando Reserve has excellent wildlife, especially during the dry season.
Lebala’s focus remains firmly on game-viewing, and specifically on providing great predator sightings. For most visitors the style of its activities is great: delivering exceedingly good sightings of wild dogs, cheetah and lion. However, a few find that this single-minded focus detracts from a more gentle appreciation of the wider ecosystem, and regret that it doesn’t allow time for observing the area’s less iconic species.
Lebala Camp: Traveller ratings
Lebala is a remote and tranquil camp in the very North of Botswana.