Reviews of Kwara Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
183 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kwara Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
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The game drives were wonderful, but I would highly recommend taking the boat ride to the heron/stork rookeries as well. One of my traveling companions fished with the guide and tracker, while my birder companion and I enjoyed the rookery from the roof of the boat. The bream caught by the fisherman was served at dinner that evening.
Our guide and tracker at Kwara were wonderful. I was especially pleased at their knowledge of birds as well as animals." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 8n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Fantastic stay at Kwara"
The staff, facilities and food were all excellent.
The animal viewing was incredible and the skill and knowledge of Johnson and Eric (our guide and tracker) were outstanding." See all these reviews: 5n in Botswana
"Beautiful, smart remodel"
I have to confess to being disappointed at the amount of game. Perhaps it is that our expectations were so high after chatting with guests that had just come from Kwara at the previous camp, or perhaps it was just a misalignment with our guide. But we found he would just drive around......only stopping at animals if we asked. And even then, he would "come in hot", meaning, he would 90 percent of the time scare them away, unless it was something he considered worthy. (leaving us to photograph the backsides of animals). He did not show the same consideration for angle, and position, and lighting as the other 2 guides as well.
At the time, I figured I would just "go with the flow", and was more forward with requests to stop as the days went. But now home, and after reflection, I wished I had approached the camp manager to request someone else more aligned with our expectations. He was great fun, and we had many laughs. I would actually enjoy spending time with him......but I wouldn't have him for a guide again.
Don't miss the river boat cruise. It was so picturesque, peaceful, and informative. (our guide actually shined here) Management was excellent. Charlie was present, attentive, and professional, and Cecilia was bubbly and helpful. I found the food good and plentiful, and you never had to ask for a top up on your wine glass.
While we were there, the CEO of Kwando was there with many travel agency representatives in advance of a convention on Botswana tourism in Kasane. We had the absolute pleasure of meeting Sally-Anne from Expert Africa, with whom we had exchanged a couple of emails prior to the trip. It 100% confirmed in my mind that we made the right decision in choosing Expert Africa to coordinate the trip, even though we are from Canada. Their knowledge, and experience is unmatched, and everything flowed very smoothly." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"A Palace in the Bush"
We loved the pairing of both tracker and guide at both Kwando Lagoon and Little Kwara when we travelled to Botswana in 2013 which was one of the many reasons why we chose to return to Kwara again. We were with head guide Dave and tracker J.D. (Justice) whose knowledge, patience and dedication rustled up some magnificent and unique sightings for us. We had magnificent cheetah sightings both with the Kwara regular male 'Special' and an interloper. We were also patient enough to wait for Special to take down a reedbuck on our last day. The camp was flexible enough to hold lunch for us until we returned to camp .
A 24 strong pack of wild dogs came through camp and killed a young kudu on the edge of camp, it was all over in 20 minutes. There was plenty of lion activity, we went out on a late drive one evening and witnessed two outside males make a bid for a large pride of females and cubs. The pride fled, we followed and the concession was filled with roars for hours to come. We also had regular encounters with a large male leopard that was cool as a cucumber with vehicles." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana
"Great Kwara Safar"
The tents were spacious, gorgeous and well equipped including charging points for all electronics. The safaris were great, driving and guiding by Tuelo and spotting by Cee, just them and us in the vehicle. Saw plenty of Elephants and Leopards. On one mazing morning we went to one of the wetter area's, amazing to see so many Maribou Storks and Fish Eagles. On previous safari's we have been lucky to see one or two Fish Eagles, now we were seeing six or seven in a single tree.
The staff at the camp were attentive and excellent in every respect. Private dinner on our balcony, celebrating our anniversary." See all these reviews: 7n in Botswana; 6n in South Africa
"Great location but not much wildlife"
Friendly staff at the camp.
Expert guide and spotter.
During our stay here we saw the lowest concentrations and least variety of wildlife on our trip.
Morning and afternoon game drives were long, which made brunch a relaxed affair but left very little time before dinner.
The highlights were a boat trip along the waterways of the Okavango Delta and a walking safari." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"New Kwara camp an excellent start to Botswana"
We landed at the airstrip after the afternoon game drive had started, but, after ascertaining we wanted to join the drive, the driver, drove about 10 mins to locate Pax, our guide and Mike the tracker. We saw a cheetah within another 10 minutes, a male lion, herds of elephants, zebras, giraffe and various antelope. The subsequent game drives were productive with wildlife viewings, although the wild dogs were elusive. Bird life was plentiful and we enjoyed sitting by the water watching birds. Pax was very knowledgeable, but less forthcoming with information than some guides. We were very fortunate that we were the only guests in the vehicle for 2 of the drives.
The staff were all very pleasant and food excellent." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
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Rooms showing signs of age but still clean and comfortable." See all these reviews: 15n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Our annual adventure in Africa 5th leg"
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