Little Kwara

Reviews of Little Kwara

Excellent(94%) From 111 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 111 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 & Mrs C - Shropshire
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Little Kwara return

We were greeted at the camp by Lizzie just as if we were family. Most of the staff recognised us from last time, I'm not sure this was a good or bad thing!!

Animal and birdwise we saw everything going including a very long game drive to see 2 Cheetahs (also lions on the way). One night we were given the chance to see a Pangolin just outside the camp. Our Driver/Guide and tracker were TN and Justice both excellent.

Food excellent and the tent just great (this was the 2nd time we asked for tent No 1 and got it). Many thanks Anna.

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Mr G and Ms N from London
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
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Food:
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Good
Activities:
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Facilities:
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small but too relaxed ?

We had 1 night at LK and 2 nights at Kwara due to availability.

The camp is small and intiamte - the tents roomy and comfortable.The atmosphere of the camp in our view suited a more laid back approach to activity and action than the main Kwara Camp.

Our experience here was mainly good and admittedly limited due to the 1 night stay only but we had the following comments -

despite pre-arrival requests to Kwara / Little Kwara from the UK we did not have the same guide and tracker for the whole 3 days - especially as we had paid for a private vehicle for the whole 3 days with friends who were traveling with us.

Our morning game drive was cut short as the guide had to pick up incoming guests from the airstrip - in light of the fact we had paid for the private vehicle this was disappointing . Kwara and Little Kwara are 500m apart and we could not see how both of the above points could not have been better organised - especially as kwando had been advised of these beforehand.



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Sisters from London
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Little Kwara review

Very special as is so small and quite a 'family' feeling. Made to feel very welcome.

Great game drives and some very special sightings. Lovely brunch and evening meal, but breakfast could be better with fruit/porridge or toast. Great guides and team.

Will always remember the lionesses walking through the camp at night after following them home!!

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The R family - Berkshire
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Little Kwara review

it's all about the guide!!! Steve is fantastic

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Mr and Mrs W from Devon
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Little Kwara review

We enjoyed 3 wonderful days at L Kwara. Everyone was so friendly.

Our guide Vasco and tracker Hobbs were brilliant. We saw all 3 of the large cats, a first for cheetah, which was great.

We enjoyed a mokoro trip, followed by a most enjoyable walk.

We were sad to leave this lovely little camp.

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Mr & Mrs W from Exeter
Arrived on: 26-May-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
Good
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Little Kwara review

Due to its small size, Little Kwara is an extremely friendly camp and is, for us, the most memorable location and the one that we are most likely to return to.

The communal eating, as with the other Kwando camp, was again a great success from our point of view. Staff discovered that one of us had a birthday during our stay and made a special cake and event of the evening meal, which was most memorable.

Our guide Steve and his tracker Kenny were particularly outstanding, for us, due to Steve's skills as a photographer and Kenny's tracking ability.

Overall this was our best camp and we would recommend it to anyone.

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Mr & Mrs D - Greece
Arrived on: 13-Mar-2009 Stayed for: 6 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
Average
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Facilities:
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Little Kwara review

This was our fourth visit and there will be a fifth and more. We tried to stick to the walking and the water activities as the vehicles (URIs) are absolutely terrible. Very rough ride even taking the terrain into consideration. No cover from the sun or rain. On one walk we picked up three bits that had fallen off a vehicle and on a drive part of a wheel jack that had fallen off another vehicle. They are reluctant to start and don't like going through water.

Excellent management, staff, accommodation and food. Personally we would like a little more flexibility in the dining arrangements. Although enjoyable to chat to everyone over dinner we don't like to be rushed into taking our pre-dinner G&Ts to the table – personal view.

We very much like the ambiance of the oil lamps in the evening and after dinner drinks around the fire.

Sorry Little Kwara but we will be back, but may we fly in our own Land Cruiser?

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Mr & Mrs H - Essex
Arrived on: 18-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Little Kwara review

again everyone was very friendly and could not do more to help us, but we were hoping to do more water actvites than was available e.g canoeing

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Mr & Mrs C - Shropshire
Arrived on: 17-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Elephant encounter at Little Kwara.

I know we asked at short notice if there was a chance of having room 1 well that's what we got - many thanks. I had read about tent 1 on the www and true to form it was probably the best in the camp with fine views over the watering hole with the hippos and the red lechwe that grazed just outside the room.

Our guide and tracker were Steve and Name who eventually found us some cheetahs some 40 km from the lodge! My favourite big cat. We also found two prides of lions on our travels whilst looking for different bird species.

We did have a close encounter with a bull elephant on one evening drive which left our tracker (Name) in a state of shock for a short while - it got within 2 mtrs of him before it stopped, shook all the dust off him and then went on his way!! Steve the guide reckoned he knew it would only be a mock charge.

The boat trip up to Goodikwe Lagoon was very rewarding and appreciated. Again for most of the game drives we had the vehicle to ourselves. Yet again the food was excellent and the staff were just wonderful especially Kiri, Timothy and Lizzie.

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Mr & Mrs R - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Little Kwara review

Lizzie one of the managers was rather weak. The staff generally were alright.

Our guide and tracker were good and informative. We thought there would be much more water activities, although we did go on the river for a drive but were very disappointed in the bird life.

I know you can't always see things but brochure makes Little Kwara sound much better than it actually is.

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Expert Africa comments

As usual, we passed this feedback to the team at the camp. For the sake of completeness, they wanted us to note here that, on leaving, these travellers had written in the guestbook:

"GREAT experience. Impressive drives by Hobbs to see the cheetahs - also saw great hippo, lions on a buffalo kill, hyena later and beautiful birds. Everything great. Many thanks from all of us."