Little Kwara

Reviews of Little Kwara

Excellent(94%) From 114 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 114 of our travellers who have visited Little Kwara, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr H - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 28-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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to follow Footsteps it had to be good and it was !
great game drives both Arnoldo and Mike were great spotters and trackers.
we liked the fact that it was small and intimate location very special...again we would like to return
we loved the view from our tent and saw elephant , hippo from our room..
neither of us wanted to leave..
Tabona deserves a special mention...a special member of staff.

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Dr & Mrs N - Indianapolis
Arrived on: 15-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Guide was Dutch Kisale-very knowledgeable, knows animals and especially birds well- a photographer himself so knows how to position vehicle for best photos. Wife ran out of flash for camera, Dutch downloaded pics onto flash drive of his so she could finish the trip and we mailed his back to him-saved the trip! Thanks Dutch! Loved the camp, tents were delightful , food terrific and people as at Tau Pan were incredibly nice. Lots of great game viewing!

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Cate and Becca - Denver
Arrived on: 15-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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This was a quaint camp and very personal. Our guide Dutch was so informative, absolutely FABULOUS. We learned a lot from his knowledge and skills. I loved talking with the staff and learning about their life and culture. We met some wonderful people. Our tent and location were perfect. Saw the most wonderful game. Loved the Delta. This camp had the BEST game and varied in the landscapes that we saw. Great time! THIS WAS MY DAUGHTERS FAVORITE EXPERIENCE! She didn't want to leave...

The staff were so very kind and caring! Lizzie the manager was wonderful!

Thank you!

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Mr & Mrs T from Hampshire
Arrived on: 2-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent viewing of numerous animals, aided by a very, well qualified, knowledgeable and good humoured guide whose driving skills were superb. Very good food and a congenial atmosphere.

The tented camp is on an island and overlooks a Delta lagoon and is shaded by trees. The tents are spacious, but quite basic with minimal lighting and rusty coloured shower water which over time stained fingernails, hair and any laundry. I eventually acclimatised to the open access in the camp for wild animals from hippos, elephants, lions and baboons who were often heard and sometimes seen around the tents.

The baboons were quite a pest as they were so naughty, stealing anything left out and challenging women in particular. I believe the camp will soon be removing some of the offending baboons. It was difficult to take much exercise as there was only a plunge pool and it was not possible to walk far without a guide, as in most safari camps.

It was uncomfortable and time consuming to make the twice daily jeep drive to get off the island and the access track would benefit from improvement, although it does flood annually so this might be impossible.

The quality of the guiding and variety of animals we encountered in many exciting scenarios, more than compensated for the basic accommodation and my anxiety of predators so close to the tents.

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Mr and Mrs B - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 2-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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The track between the camp and the airstrip, which we had to use every trip, was particularly rough and slow; it would be a help if that part could be improved.

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Mrs C & Dr M from Oxford
Arrived on: 21-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Little Kwara took some time adjusting to after Lagoon. It is different in atmosphere and setting however I left very satisfied with it and extremely impressed by the camp manager, Leso.

The rooms could do with fans.

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Miss R - Kent
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Little Kwara was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. A very high standard all round.

Our guide Dutch and tracker Kenny were informative and enthusiastic. You think you have seen most of what you are going to then in 20 minutes you see a Boomslang, a Honey Badger and a Bush Baby that thinks it's a flying squirrel! Game in the camp, during the day and the night. The varied terrain was a pleasure and I will definitely be going back.

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Mr D. from Witney
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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What a tremendous team! It is difficult to praise them enough. We were made to feel part of a family rather than just visitors and the conversations around the communal dining table in the evenings were intelligent, wide-ranging and humorous.

Every one is obviously dedicated and enjoys their job but special mention should go to the Managers Mipelo and Leso and the guides TJ and Dutch, whose knowledge and enthusiasm made our stay so memorable.

The game and birds were plentiful and we had good sightings of Lion, elephant and numerous birds. Flooding in the west of the concession at this time of year prevents access to the Cheetahs, we were told.

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Mr & Mrs W from Austin
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent game view and staff

The staff was professional, energetic and a joy to be around. The chef prepared excellent dishes for each meal and our guide was very knowledgeable.

My husband and I saw our first lions at Little Kwara and the wildlife did not disappoint!

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Mr R from Paris
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Kwara review

Of the four camps we visited, we enjoyed this one but it seemed one notch below the others. Although we had a good guide who really tried to find us animals, we saw the least wildlife here of the four camps, much less actually than the others. Could be the time of the year given that there is water everywhere right now which makes it difficult for some of the wildlife to get around.

Little details at the camp need relooking at but added up they give you the impression that more attention needs to be given - bath towels are tiny (smaller than the ones I get everyday at my gym), on cold nights - and we got down to freezing one night - blankets could be placed on the very cold dinner chairs, no locks inside the tents (only camp without them), instant coffee one of the three mornings (never saw this anywhere else), etc.

On the positive side, the water activities are great (especially mokoro trip) and add a dimension not available elsewhere.

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