Kwara Camp

Reviews of Kwara Camp

Excellent(92%) From 119 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 119 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 J & Mr B - London
Arrived on: 28-May-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A wonderful introduction to the Okavango

A well appointed camp with an authentic safari ambience.

Efficient,friendly,relaxed staff who established easy rapport with guests.We liked sitting at a communal dining table which allowed guests to share the adventures of the day and we valued the contributions of the guides who joined us..

Our guide and tracker were outstanding.

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Mr & Mrs B - London
Arrived on: 28-May-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Best for big cat viewing. Guides Piet and GnT were an excellent team and worked very hard to deliver interesting game drives. We would like to add a special note about Piet. An English, solo travelling, lady joined our group mid way through our stay. She was extremely demanding of Piet and required almost one-to-one attention. In our view she had been badly advised (not travelling with Expert Africa) and was totally unprepared for seeing nature in the wild. She was only interested in "pretty animals" and was selfish in her demands and behaviour towards us and the guides. Piet demonstrated outstanding patience and diplomacy in trying to balance her requirements with those of the three of us other guests on the vehicle. We are aware that she made a complaint and whilst we made assurances at the time to Piet, GnT and Janet, we want to add our comments to assure the team at Kwara that they could do no more in the circumstances.

We felt that the tents would benefit from some refurbishment. We didn't experience many mosquitoes but they would have little problem coming up through the gaps between floorboards. The canvass was pretty mouldy in places and the bed linen was very tired. That said, the location on the lagoon with the views (and sounds) of the hippos, impala, warthogs and baboons on tap was wonderful.

Again, we have the reservation that 6 guests to a vehicle looks cramped - we were lucky and only had 4, which was fine.

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Mr and Mrs P from Hampshire
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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kwara camp

another superb camp at least matching if not surpassing lebala.

game drives were awesome, extremely flexible were happy to accomodate a full days safari. Janet the manageress was incredible and could not do enough.

leopard spotted on 2 occasions with great sightings, cheetah also seen on 2 occasions, lions were very prevailent and numerous were seen

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H family from Berkshire
Arrived on: 7-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent Kwara camp

In spite of exceptionally high water levels, our driver always got us through mud and swamps (and pulled out other vehicles on a couple of occasions) so that we had excellent sightings of leopard, lion and cheetah.

The overall quality of guiding was outstanding.

The tents are slightly smaller than average, but are well equipped.

The boat ride was a highlight of the stay.

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Mr & Mrs W from Bedfordshire
Arrived on: 15-Mar-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Very good all round camp with lots to do

We thoroughly enjoyed this camp. We had good game viewing especially as the guide worked hard to find things for us.
Birding was very good as well.

Boat trip was exciting particularly the ride back in the dark!!

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The D party from England
Arrived on: 11-Mar-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

We had an amazing time at Kwara and the team there were excellent. Although the menus were the same as at Tau Pan, the quality of the cooking was far superior and so was the bush lunch.

Tusseaud the manager is excellent and professional. Any issue with the rooms or anything else were promptly dealt with.
The concept of the rooms is good but they really need to put some capital into the camp and up-date it to a level like Xakanaxa. Cleanliness is an issue as well.

Our guide, Keone and our trekker, Sherlok were excellent.

I would say that what is missing in the camp are the final touches on service training the camps as sometimes the ladies taking the plates from the table were very abrupt without doing it on purpose as they were very nice. The Kwando lodges do need a better variety of dishes and especially vegetarian ones.

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Mr & Mrs C from Brentwood, Essex
Arrived on: 10-Mar-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

Highlights were the wild dogs and a pair of mating lions

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Mr B - Bristol
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

I visited Kwara last year and just had to come back. It did not let me down.

The best of Kwando safaris guides are here, even though David has left. Jacob and G.T were my team this year, and did everything they could to find what I wanted. 4 out of the 5 of the cheetah cubs from last year have survived, what a mother! Following a nervous female leopard for ages without interfering with her (building trust for later observers). African wild hunting dogs found after a kill and 3 Cheetah brothers, observed, diamond formation and setting off at top speed towards their target- what a privilege!

The 7 male lions have now separated and have created their own territories but I've been informed occasionally, 5 still get back together. Many elephant and giraffe. Walking safari here too. Gcodikwe lagoon, hippos and sundowner, another G and T. Very good accommodation, in great location and the food and service here is excellent.

Thank you to all concerned.

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Ms H from London
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic Kwara

Kwara is not as luxurious as Lebala because it is slightly older, so the tents are in fact tents and nothing like as spacious as the "bungalows" at Lebala there is some electric lighting.

However, it is beautifully situated on a lake with about 80 hippos in amongst tall trees through which the vervet monkeys swing. Also there were considerably fewer mosquitoes than at Lebala.

Once again the service and friendliness of the staff was faultless and the food excellent, although perhaps not quite as sophisticated as at Lebala.

I very much enjoyed the mix of water activities which was a welcome change from constant game drives at Lebala.

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Mr G and Ms N from London
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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good eatablished delta camp

Kwara is a long time favourite of ours and the atmosphere of the camp remains good.The camp itelf , especially the tents are probably due a refurbishment but they are still comfortable.( just extending the outside decks would give more useable outside space and make the accomodation seem roomier )

The game patterns had been affected here as elsewhere in the region following the exceptional flood this season.The guiding was as passionate and enthusastic as ever and long days out in the bush with combinations of boat and vehicle are catered for with real enthusuiasm. The long trips out to tsum tsum were both great fun, incredibly scenic and rewarding - good lion and cheetah tracking.

Skillful tracking by the guide and tracker ( izzy and KB ) enabled us to intercept 5 of the coilition of 7 males at night patrolling and roaring - terrific stuff - and the guiding teams were quite prepared to stay out and return for a late dinner.

The management team here seemed more settled and the very effective.Thuso runs a well motivated team.The food and service were good.




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