Kwara Camp

Reviews of Kwara Camp

Excellent(92%) From 131 travellers
Excellent
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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.
The B family from Surrey
Arrived on: 12-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Everything was lovely. We really enjoyed getting back to the Bush. Guides/trackers- Bali and Baruti excellent. `Service friendly. Food disappointing. There was plenty of it but the cooks were not very good. Having been to many different safari camps, and understanding the logistical problems of running a camp in the Bush, this was the worse for food, in our experience. The tents were basic (which we loved) and we had an elephant almost at the end of our bed on the first night!!

Due to the time of the year of our trip, Fishing was not available and Mokoro's were not encouraged, so apart from a boat trip to see Hippo, we were only really offered safari by jeep. However, they were fantastic!

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Mr M & Mr E - North Carolina
Arrived on: 6-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp

Best place for game drives as you can go off road and at night. Excellent guides.

Tents could use a makeover but nice all the same.

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Mrs & Mr A - London
Arrived on: 28-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Kwara Camp review

Cats, cats and more cats! In fact, that is pretty much all we saw, which was a wonderful contrast to our other camps. Every day people at the camp had new and exciting stories of things they had seen.

Fantastic boat trips but the contrast with being able to go by jeep across the plains, due to it being dry season, made it for us.

Luxurious rooms, with great views. Extremely friendly staff. More of a 'tyring to please the punters' place than some of the other camps, but if that's why you've come to Botswana, then that's no bad thing!

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Mr & Mrs L from Lincoln
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

A very friendly camp with lovely staff who made us very welcome. The driver and tracker were enthusiastic and knowledgable. In common with other camps they tended to concentrate on big game while we were sometimes interested in stopping for birds and smaller wildlife but we suspect this is what most visitors want. We did often have a 'sunalreadydowner' as they tracked something big.

Overall the game viewing was very good and we had a couple of very close encounters with lions, a hippo who made it clear he did not like us so close when we were in a mokoro and the tracker made a spectacular jump from the spotting seat to the safety of the truck when we nearly ran over a 8 foot black mamba. All very memorable stuff.

The food and drink were very good considering this is a bush camp. Lots of bottled water is consumed but one really needs plenty of liquids in the heat. Hopefully the empty bottle are recycled.

The only quibble was that our tent (number 6) did not seem very insect proof, as at night we had plenty of wildlife in the tent if the light was on.

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Mrs & Mr F - Paris
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Great atmosphere - very friendly camp - lot of wildlife even in the camp! - amazing game drives and boat cruise with wery professionnal guide and tracker

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Mr & Mrs A from Cumbria
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Rooms:
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Kwara Camp review

This is in a lovely spot looking out on a lagoon.

Our tent was very comfortable, but unfortunately the electricity was not working. It failed each night about two minutes after we had been taken to our tent in the dark. It was mended every day but failed again in the same way each night. It would not have been a problem if the camp had accepted it was not working and given us some oil lamps.

The safaris were excellent with some exciting tracking of animals. Both the guide and tracker were very helpful. We also did a walk, a speed boat trip and a canoe trip so there was plenty of variety. The food was excellent.

The communal area was too small to seat everyone and the swimming pool was out of action so everyone tended to sit by there own tent during free time.

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Mr & Mrs S from London
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Honeymoon at Kwara

We spent 3 nights at Kwara, having flown in from Lebala. Kwara's location in the trees in front of the lagoon is amazing and it seems to attract all sorts of great wildlife which The General & Kebe were only too happy to track down for us.

The waterside location affords extra activities and both the mokoro and delta-boat trips were very special experiences. The hosts at Kwara (Thuso and Janet in particular) really do go the extra mile for their guests and put on a private dining experience to celebrate our last night in the bush, and we were sad to leave the lovely people and their wonderful camp.

The only real surprise at the Kwando camps was that there were no other English guests whilst we were there. Not a problem at all, just a little unexpected.

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Mr and Mrs D from the Netherlands
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

A similar experience as earlier in Lagoon. [Ed: this traveller commented: 'A fantastic experience in a real bush camp with a good and enthusiastic team.' about Lagoon Camp.]

The camp is great, beautifully set and very friendly staff and a good informal atmosphere. Our guide (Ona) and tracker (Kent) managed to find cheetahs, lions and leopards. Fantastic!

We also enjoyed the boat ride and the many birds we watched.

A great place to be!

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Dr & Mrs W from Leics
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Leopards and lion cubs

Guide and tracker were great - Jacob and Kent. Finally got to see a leopard (not easy in the long grass). Later on however we saw him up a tree in characteristic pose just staring down at us. We also saw lion cubs with their mother just playing in the afternoon sun, could have watched all day.

Took a mokoro boat across to an island where we walked for about an hour. Got up close and personal to a male elephant. Also had chance to smell elephant dung - not as bad as you might think.

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Mrs B from Leics
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Some further infrastructure issues here re the age of the Camp. The rooms could have been bigger and the storage spaces for putting clothes was not fantastic. Lots of dust and sand here and it could do with some walkways to enable guests to take off theiie trainers for dinner!

The guiding was of a very high standard again as at Lebala and everything in the tents worked and was much cleaner than Lebala. Food was good and the staff very super fiendly and helpful

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