Kwara Camp

Reviews of Kwara Camp

Excellent(92%) From 140 travellers
Excellent
96
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 140 of our travellers who have visited Kwara Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 2-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Food:
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Kwara Camp review

Sister camp to Lagoon needs the facelift that Lagoon has had as the rooms now do not compare. But it is still an excellent camp with great game viewing , Lions Cheetahs Wild Dogs and Sable were highlights.

Robbie the guide and AT the tracker were top drawer in their tracking and enthusiasm

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Mr & Mrs W - Utah
Arrived on: 1-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Fabulous! Very basic, but such nice people. Great guide, Dix. Wonderful to meet several others. Game drives great.

Coming just from the airstrip we saw so many herds of wildlife I couldn't believe it could get better. It did!

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Mr D - Essex
Arrived on: 3-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
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Location:
Good
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Disappointing compared to Pom Pom

Atmosphere was spoilt by a dominant group of Germans who hogged the safari vehicles, and remained allof at meal times.

Camp management was lacking. Guides and trackers seemed to have their own fiefdom, and we were made to feel like tourists.

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Expert Africa comments

Both the teams here at Expert Africa and the camp were very sorry that the behaviour of the group in camp negatively impacted on this traveller's stay. The camp's managers and guides acknowledged that they found the group particularly difficult to manage and through the constructive comments received from these travellers, they've devised a training workshop to help their team deal more effectively with this type of issue in the future.

Mr and Ms K. from Park City
Arrived on: 2-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Great experience in the Delta

Kwara camp is in a beautiful setting on the water with the opportunity for great wildlife viewing from the deck of your tent.

We loved our Guide Robby and Tracker Master who spent extra time tracking cheetah and lion for us, and looking for sitatunga on our boat trip. The boat trip through the Delta was a highlight -- its nice to have some variety from the game drives. Only improvement here could be in the food, both in variety and quality.

Loved all the staff and the camp had some interesting characters visiting as well.

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Mr & Mrs S - Colorado
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Food:
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Kwara Camp review

Thankfully we finished on a high note at Kwara. Our guide Ronnie was great. He made great efforts to take us to the game. The camp was well managed and workers made out stay very enjoyable. Kwara was on pare with Machaba.

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Ms E and Ms L from Wolves
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Kwara Camp review

The variety of game viewing and quality of guiding were of the highest class.
We had some truly magical and moving moments on the game drives.
having both dry and wet activities is a key feature.
The camp staff were extremely hardworking and friendly.
The camp itself, especially the rooms, are a little tired, but this adds to the charm.

It would be a shame if this camp were refrurbished too extensively, it just needs a redecoration.

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Mr & Mrs B from Worcestershire
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kwara Camp review

This was the first Safari that we have been on and although we had read up on it before we went, our expectations were exceeded in all respects.

Our guide Dix, was excellent and good fun. We saw - lions, cheetah, leopard, wild dogs to name a few.

We loved sitting around the camp fire (bush TV) after dinner chatting to the other guests.

The thing that probably impressed us most was how friendly all of the staff were.

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Mr & Mrs T - London
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Kwara Camp review

Game drives really good and saw loads.

Guide (Robbie) v good

Water safari a real treat with driver KP

Very hot when we were there (42+) so absence of any mechanism to cool down was the only real drawback

We liked this camp as it is very natural (elephants in camp etc)

Staff v good

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Miss S & Mr M - New York
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
Poor
Poor
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5 stars for guides, 3 stars for management

We came to Kwara for the game viewing (included in the accommodation price as with any safari) which was great. Our guide and tracker (Robbie and AT, respectively) did an absolutely amazing job on the six game drives. Kwara uses Land Cruisers without tops for better views of the animals and also utilizes trackers in addition to the guides. The trackers have a special chair on the hood of the car to better spot animals, tracks, etc. Robbie and AT followed the tracks to more than one pack of wild dogs, as well as to a cheetah, and a lioness with her cubs.

However, if we were judging Kwara on the management of the camp’s facilities, we would give it a maximum of three stars. The tents are a bit run down – for example, there were holes in the netting in ours, letting in all manner of mosquitos and other insects in. Management and staff (not including the guides and trackers of course) were either absent or disinterested. The bar was poorly stocked and there were often no glasses for drinks. The food was low quality relative to the other camps we stayed at in Botswana.

The game viewing and the professionalism of the guides and trackers at Kwara were first rate, but the hospitality at the camp itself needs improvement.

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Expert Africa comments

We were very pleased to hear that these guests enjoyed their wildlife viewing experiences with Barobi and AT so much, and that they were able to seek out wild dogs; a ‘must see’ which had eluded them up until their visit to Kwara.

When we shared the comments with Sue, the CEO of Kwando Safaris, which runs Kwara Camp, she clearly appreciated these guests taking the time to give their feedback, and was very sorry that the camp and hospitality did not live up to the standards they aim to achieve.

She commented that since their stay in September 2014 the camp has taken on a new manager, Timothy, who has years of experience, and the camp has also had a change of chef. For our most recent report, Expert Africa’s General Manger, Eleanor, stayed at Kwara Camp in March 2015. Eleanor recounts that she found the food to be very good. When she checked there was certainly a good choice of drinks with glasses always available.

The Kwara team explained that as with any tented camp, mesh screen netting needs constant repair. Small gashes are sewn up and holes have new sections of mesh sewn over them. A full replacement is only possible when the camp closes for extended maintenance periods. That said, the team assure us that the camp’s tents are checked regularly and now all the mesh screens are in good repair.

Even though Kwara Camp is a relatively simple camp, the team there still aims to offer high standards of service and a memorable stay to all their guests. We felt that these expectations were being met on our most recent visit there in March 2015.

Mr & Ms H W- Calgary
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Awesome game viewing! Great service by staff and tour guides.

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