Lebala Camp

Reviews of Lebala Camp

Excellent(95%) From 162 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 162 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.
Mr M from London
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very varied animals, particularly nocturnal

Much more remote than the other camps we visited - no electricity in rooms, no wifi or mobile signal, but very comfortable. Excellent food. Compared with further south, the plains were bigger and more open, so when there was a sighting you could follow it for longer rather than it go into the bush, which was good.

Game was up and down - a couple of drives produced almost nothing (not even a lion), then on a single night drive we saw lions hunt and consume a wildebeest, serval, side-striped jackal, civet and really good wildcat sightings. The following morning a dog chase, large herd of stampeding and leaping lechwe and big breeding elephant herd which let us get right in the middle.

Funny how it goes - halfway through our stay we were wondering if it was a bit of a dud, and by the end it was probably the best set of safari sightings we'd ever had.

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Mr P & Ms B from London
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lebala Camp review

Wonderful. Just what we hoped for. As in other of the resorts, the guides were excellent and the animals were prolific. The food is great - and never seems to stop and the rooms are very comfortable. An outstanding experience.

Two minor issues: I think the South African wines (most of which I know well) are at the bottom of the acceptable range. I found one in a SA supermarket for R53. I think you could do better. Secondly, I hate tipping at these resorts. I don't like to spend my time with the nagging thought of what would be fair. I would far rather have the sum included in the cost and a 'no-tipping' policy brought in.

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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 from UK
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 from 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 CA
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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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 from 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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