Kwara Camp

Reviews of Kwara Camp

Excellent(93%) From 134 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 134 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.
Mrs K & Mrs T - California
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Kwara is one of the more established camps in the delta. The location is in a prime spot with access to water. Kwara is more rustic in it's accommodations with a more camping feeling.

With the ability to off road the guides are able to track game and offer the best photo opportunities. The highlight of the camp was our chance to see three cheetah brothers beginning there sunset hunt.

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Mrs. A from Derbyshire
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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An amazing introduction to Africa

Kwara was our first camp. We loved our whole experience there. The staff were so friendly and happy and obviously enjoyed their work. They really couldn't do enough for us. As for the food, delicious!

We saw so much wildlife, elephants in camp, at night munching right next to our tent and then watching it amble off with the moonlight providing a backdrop of the grass plains stretching out behind him. Our first night drive we encountered a big male leopard, precious seconds viewing before he slinked mysteriously away. Another highlight was the den of wild dogs and we got some great sightings. Our guide and tracker, Bate and Master, were two of the best. They were brilliant and actively tracked the wildlife with a passion, providing us details and information that enhanced our appreciation for these experiences.

Yes the accommodation was slightly tired and probably ready for renovation but we liked the rustic aspect of it and in no way did that detract from our experience at Kwara. Thank you.

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Mrs U from Luton
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Authentic Feeling Bush Camp

Kwara was our favorite camp for a true "Bush" atmosphere without actually having to pitch a tent! The tents are not luxurious but we weren't looking for that, they have a great real bush feel but the beds are very large and very comfortable and bathroom facilities are fine. I enjoyed the outside shower.

Sleeping with the storm flaps up across the front of the tent was a great experience (there is a gauze sliding panel so no worries about insects etc). We could see silhouettes of Elephant and Hippo and heard Impala grazing just outside our tent it was magical!!! Kwando camps are all staffed by local people, Kwara's Manager was Hilda who has risen through the ranks from Waitress and is doing a fine job, a lovely lady. Food and drinks are excellent at Kwara all home cooking not Gourmet but very tasty and 4 meals a day you won't be hungry! Sundowners out in the bush are great fun.

Our personal team of guide, Tom and tracker, Justice were fabulous. Their combined skills of tracking and knowledge of wildlife was at times astonishing. They successfully tracked Lion (several times), Cheetah and Wild Dogs (twice) the tracking was a fascinating experience and thrilling, speeding across wild country in hot pursuit of our goals. We saw many other animals including, Porcupine, Sitatunga, Red Lechwe, Steenbok amongst all the usual animals you might expect to see. Tom has a particularly good knowledge of birds and in 3 days we saw 76 different types.

We were sad to leave Kwara we really got into the rhythm of an African Safari here and could have done everything we did again and again. Thanks to everyone at Kwara,

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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
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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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