Lebala Camp

Reviews of Lebala Camp

Excellent(95%) From 160 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 160 of our travellers who have visited Lebala Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs R from Daventry
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Friendly atmosphere at Lebala

Tent very cold in the morning, but it’s winter and a tent. Warm and cosy on early drive with poncho and Bush baby (hot water bottle) yes really needed! Guide made every effort to bring us close to the animals and I was pleasantly surprised at their lack of disturbance and relaxed demeanour.

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Mr & Mrs T - Chesterfield
Arrived on: 17-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lebala Camp review

same area as Lagoon [Ed: "Lovely camp, well sited and excellent game viewing"], but some different habitats. Good game sitings.

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Miss R - Kent
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Top review Lebala Camp

This is my sixth stay at Lebala which probably tells you that they are doing something right. The camp is at the southern end of the concession, close to the river system. It was good to see that the water levels are coming up again after several years of drought. There is a good range of terrain. Marsh, riverine, good open areas together with mopane and apple leaf woodland. Great sightings of the resident lion prides plus the bonus of several hours with Jane’s (the resident female leopard) small cubs. The guides and trackers are all very knowledgeable and happy to discuss what the plans for the day should be. The camp staff are delightful and nothing is too much trouble. I am already booking up for next year!

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Mr C. from Knaresborough
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lebala Camp review

Loved the remoteness and privacy of Lebala. It was great not having other camps/vehicles around our game drives, which made them even more special.

The staff were super friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

Overall, this was our favourite camp.

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Ms H & Mr S from California
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great Lebala Camp

Great staff, great wildlife viewing, nice camp all around.

Leopards, buffalo, crocs, hippo, tons of birds, lions, all sorts of antelope, hyena and puppies, so cute.

Great overall stay.

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Arrived on: 31-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good

Little worn! Foot paths need work and lots of flies.

Great food and staff.

Thanks to Mr. Moe great tracker!

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Ms N - San Francisco
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Least Favorite Camp - Lebala

Lebala Camp was our last favorite of the 4 camps we visited. It felt the least authentic and warm. Our guide had limited engagement during the drives and it seemed like he was mostly on a mission to find animals and not as interested in sharing stories behind the game, camp, land etc.

We strongly preferred Little Kwara of the Kwando camps over Lebala Camp.

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Lawrence from London
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lebala Camp review

Lovely camp.

The only slight negative was that the veranda was facing the sun and it was too hot to sit out in the afternoon. But apart from this minor comment, the camp was excellent with friendly staff and good trackers and guides.

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Ms K. from Oakland
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing!

This camp provided a different experience than the others we visited.

The camp is in a beautiful setting and the tents are fantastic. Wildlife is present, though presents more of a challenge to spot given the size of the roaming area.

That said, we saw nearly everything we saw in other locations.

Staff and guides were tremendous.

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Mrs H. from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Stunning location

Lebala is set in the middle of a huge flat plain covered in tall grass with hidden water channels all around. Visiting in June the mornings felt the coldest here, especially with the outdoor-only showers. (The bath took for ever to run a few inches of water). This felt the most remote camp we stayed at with no electricity at night and the strange noise of screaming spurfowl next to our cabin during the night adding to the more usual sounds of hippos and elephants sploshing past.

This camp had the least happy atmosphere and least user-friendly management out of the 4 we visited on this trip. There was little fun at meal times and both morning and afternoon activities seemed to end as promptly as possible.

The food was less good here than at the other camps we stayed at. Our first dinner was a slice of fried hallumi followed by very tough beef casserole followed by one slice of fried banana. No coffee with wake-up call.

We were disappointed to be 6 in a vehicle with a group of four friends. It was impossible to hear the guide from the back.

Due to the location activities were limited to game drives. The grass was too long to be able to see anything on a walk. We loved the scenery at Lebala; beautiful open spaces then groups of trees and tranquil water holes. Although we didn't see any big cats here, we loved the views of large numbers of elephants including lots of tiny babies, mixed groups of zebra, wildebeest, tsessebe, impala and giraffe and a sighting of 2 male sable antelope. We also watched a pack of wild dogs which other guests saw later with a kill. I was pleased to miss that bit! Also lovely views of swallow-tailed bee-eaters. Some of the loveliest views of our trip.

Our guide was professional and knowledgeable but with the encouragement of our fellow guests spent too long near a female elephant with a calf, encouraging her to repeatedly trumpet and mock charge again and again. She was clearly distressed by us. Racing flat out for sundowners seemed a daily ritual. Night drives seemed half hearted, although perhaps the long grass limited our chances of seeing much.

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