Kwara Camp

Reviews of Kwara Camp

Excellent(92%) From 131 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 131 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 and Mrs W from Belgium
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kwara Camp review

great views from rooms, excellent guides and game drives
particularly enjoyed the chance for the night drives and the water trip

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Mr W & Ms W from Netherlands
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

We had a great guide (Dutch) and tracker (KB) and that's all we needed. The area is great for game as there is always something going on.

The atmosphere in camp was very relaxed and friendly and even though the tents are a little dated the camp serves it's purpose just fine. We actually quite like the fact that you're still staying in something that looks like a tent as opposed to some of the other 'tented' camps.

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Mr & Mrs M - Utah
Arrived on: 9-May-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Kwara Camp review

Kwara is getting a little old compared to the other Kwando camps we stayed in, Nxai Pan, Lagoon, and Lebala. However, it was still a great experience.

Our guide Tom and tracker KB worked hard to bring us a great wildlife adventure.

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Mr & Mrs B from California
Arrived on: 8-May-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Top guides, no game to be found

Our guide at Kwara was highly knowledgeable and a wonderful companion, but in 3 days of game drives, including a 7 hour drive where we were met with a delicious bush lunch -- we saw almost no game apart from the hippos that were at Kwara's front door, occasional elephants and the omnipresent impala and two jackals.

Our accommodations were excellent, the food satisfactory and to our liking, and the opportunity to enjoy non-vehicle activities was a plus -- our mokoro trip and hike were great and informative, as were the double-decker motorized launch trips, which gave us a unique awareness and appreciation of the delta, its waterways, bird life and vegetation.

But because our prime motive for visiting expensive Botswana camps like Kwara was to see game, fundamentally we were disappointed and wouldn't recommend Kwara -- at this time of year -- to visitors. We were told by our guide that the normally resident prides of lions had moved away from the reserve. A bad fire had scorched a sizeable area of the reserve just a week before our visit.

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Ms M - Virginia, USA
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Wonderful Camp! Loved the setting of my tent looking out on the lagoon.

The Mokoro canoe trip was fun as was the informative bush walk on the island.

Great staff, guides and food.

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Mrs D - Maryland
Arrived on: 3-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kwara Camp was outstanding

This was my favorite of the three places we stayed in Botswana. Our guide and tracker (Bate (not sure of spelling) and Justice) were incredible. Not only were they able to find all the animals we were specially interested in seeing, but they could spot and identify every bird we passed and talk about their habitat and behavior. We saw an amazing number of animals and birds - everything we had hoped for and more. Bate spent time with us beyond the animal drives and boat trips so we developed a good relationship.

The camp itself was excellent. All the staff warm and welcoming. The tent was very attractive and comfortable with many amenities that I didn't expect. The food was very good (too good!) and they readily accommodated the needs of a vegetarian. We definitely felt well cared for. The size of the camp and number of visitors were both perfect. It was large enough so that we felt we had some privacy, but small enough that we had good interactions with the staff and other visitors.

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Mr H from Wickham
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Again an excellent guide who went out of his way so that we could see Cheetahs (I did not see them anywhere else). We were having coffee prior to returning to the lodge when a call came through to say that Cheetahs had been spotted a 40 minute drive away from where we were. As they might move off the guide drove to the area where the Cheetahas had been spotted and we found them. We did not arrive back at the lodge until nearly midday. I was very impressed with the guides attitude. There were several prides of lions in the reserve and we came across them each day on our drives.

I rated Kwara and Lagoon the best places for game viewing.

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Mr C & Ms B - Honolulu
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Average
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Food:
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Great game drives at Kwara Camp

Of the 3 camps we stayed at (Lagoon, Kwara, Lebala), Kwara was the most rustic.

The game drives at Kwara was excellent.

George (guide) and KB (tracker) and BK (camp manager) provided awesome customer service!

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Mr and Mrs R from Bath
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Good game viewing and makoro experience

George and KB were excellent guide and tracker respectively..

Some of the food was a little bit disapponting; the dinner on our first night was almost inedible.

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Mr & Mrs J - West Sussex
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Kwara Camp review

Game drives and the boat trip to the heronry were high spots of our whole trip. The game drives are given precedence over everything else which is fine but does have consequences that would be guests need to understand. Our guide (George) and spotter were excellent but the camp does overemphasize lions of which it has an abundance. Apart from the lions, we had good sightings of cheetahs, jackals and water birds.

Because camp life is focused on the game drives there is a slightly regimented feel about the regime. Food was average in conception and execution and suffered from great variability in times of arrival back at camp. One serving only and food would be kept out and exposed for periods if one group arrived back later than others.

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