Lebala Camp

Reviews of Lebala Camp

Excellent(95%) From 120 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 120 of our travellers who have visited Lebala Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr B from Zurich, Switzerland
Arrived on: 10-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lebala Camp review

Great guides that make your stay a great experience.

But the tents have to be renewed soon.

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Expert Africa comments

Lebala's tents will be refurbished in May 2008! New pictures will be posted after Expert Africa's next visit here.

Mr & Mrs P - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing Kwando safaris - Labala camp

Two days was not long enough! The camp, it's staff, the food, our guide and tracker were all very good and friendly.

Our only comment (and this applies to all camps) is that when we were in Namibia a few years ago we tried different local game. The food we had here was very good but consisted of chicken, lamb and beef. The ostrich we had one night at Lagoon was a nice change and was lovely.

The animals we saw were amazing especially the lion cubs.

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Spotted wildcats from Newport
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lebala camp

Very similar operation to sister camp at Lagoon. Great standard overal.

Nicer tents and more spacious camp layout than Lagoon so a little bit more pieceful.

Biggest drawback was the tents get incredibly hot (when visited in November).

Great cat spotting.

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Mr A Spain
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent experience at Lebala Camp

The only bad point about our stay at Lebala was that we only had 2 days, i will recommend at list 3.

The camp was perfect for us with a big and well maintain tent and very very comfortable beds which is great after 30 hours travelling. Maybe a little more light would be nice but this is similar in most camps we had stay.

The common areas where also very nice and we did not need anything else of what they had.

The food was plenty and better than average. It is not a gourmet restaurant but was more than in of for us. The people at Lebala where fantastic, very warm and attentive, always with a natural smile and good humor which is very nice.

We had a private vehicle that was in a very good condition and our private guide was perfect in all aspects.

Finally and most important, the wildlife and landscape where excellent. A big pride of lions kill a buffalo 2 minutes from camp so we visit them in every game drive. Eles, zebras, impalas, giraffs, tsessebe, red lewche, warthogs where all over plus we had some kudus, sable and even wild dog and leopard. Birdlife was very good as well.

Overall i will say our stay at Lebala was great.

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Mr H from Vancouver
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lebala Camp

At Lebala we were also very fortunate, our guide was Alwyn and the two of us were the only ones in his car. He is quite remarkable; incredible all-around knowledge, (BTW: also a photographer). We learned a lot about Botswana, animals, etc., etc.

We followed and watched 3 lionesses with their 8 cubs, saw them crossing the water, going to hunt. Alwyn went out of his way to show us as much as possible and to get as close as possible. (F.Y.I. Chris, no, didn't see a Caracal - but got some shots of a very pretty Serval after dark at Lebala, also a White-faced Owl). There seemed to be somewhat less wildlife at Lebala then at Lagoon - but that may be also a matter of luck.

We still miss the sound of the hipos and the little frogs outside our tent at night at Lebala.

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Mrs H from Wales
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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3nights at Lebala

Vundi was fascinating, and highly knowledgeable. When he started talking of a kingfisher having two foveas, I knew we had someone with an encyclopaedia to pass on to us.

Whenever we weren't finding something to watch, he would stop and tell us about something of the ecology, or termite mounds or trees or birds or something that enriched what we were seeing. We again saw all sorts of wonderful animals.

The food again was great - I do not know how they cook so well in what must be difficult circumstances, and as for how well our washing was done and returned all beautiful - much better than I manage.

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Mr H from Switzerland
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent camp- good but not top safari

Well managed, friendly staff excellent facilities.

But as at Lagoon feeling that you fit into Kwando routine rather than individual experience. Guides very friendly and knowledgeable but again focus on big things rather than making all sightings an event. If stopped then guides very willing to explain but needed to be stopped again next time. Improved after we talked to Management about this.

Realise Guests put lot of pressure on Guides for "big things" but need to be sensitive to all clients interests. Kwando need to work on this.

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Mr S from Canada
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The death of an warthog

The five days spent in Kwara and Lebala were the highlight of our trip. The abundance of the wildlife, the trips on truck, boat, mekoro and the walking safaris were excellent. Our guide and trackers, Donald and Name in Kwara, Hector and Muate in Lebala - deserve to be mentioned especially.

The food and all services were outstanding.

We saw many lions (3 lionesses and eight cubs in Lebala), plenty of buffalos, wildebeast, different antilopes, countless elephants, a leopard and our favorite - the warthog. The most spectacular event was also a little sad for us - the lionesses killing a warthog in Lebala.

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Mr K from Hampshire
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The camps which you recommended at Kwara and Lebala were both fantastic. Exactly as you described as ''lacking the chic of CCAfrica'' but very comfortable with good food and very high standards of game viewing. We had a great time at both camps with great staff and great game viewing. Our guides (Steve at Kwara and Vundi at Lebala) were first class in all respects.

The 'tents' at Kwara are new and very smart, whilst at Lebala they are older and a bit tatty in comparison.

The only slight hesitation with Kwando is that all camps seem to serve the same meals on the same day each week. so anyone doing 3 or 4 Kwando camps would spot this. The food was always good and more than enough, so it is a very minor issue meant to be constructive.

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Mr. Caracal
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A luxurious camp

This camp has a brilliant set up with friendly and personable staff, good food and a lovely setting. There was a good communal feel to the camp and meal times were fun and social.

We thought our guide did us well on game viewing despite not appearing to be the most informative and outgoing there. However the Americans that we shared our drives with made some complaints about the guide and were slightly difficult to get along with. However we saw the local group of 4 male lions, various antelope, some birdlife and also tracked and followed a male lion calling to his friend. Although we did see a couple of elephant herds 20-30 strong, I was disappointed not to see the larger herds that I had read about on these open grass lands.

Our tent verandah was below a sausage tree which had previously dropped a fruit that had torn the canvass canopy and broken the timber deck. Sitting on the verandah during siesta time could therefore have been more relaxing had the canvas been repaired!

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