Reviews of Kwara Camp
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Wonderful Kwara Camp
A wonderful camp in a beautiful situation overlooking a lagoon, with hippos, elephants, baboons, impala and warthogs moving around and through the camp during the day and night.
The staff were friendly and helpful but a special mention must be made of our outstanding guide, Dux, and our excellent tracker, AT, who together provided us with some exceptional game drives. It was wonderful to see how they worked together to read the animal tracks, deciding on the animals' movements and deciding where to go next.
Thanks to their skills we were provided with some fantastic sightings including wild dogs on a kill, a pride of two lionesses and four cubs who were extremely hungry one day but the next replete having killed and consumed most of a zebra and a cheetah stalking a reedbuck.
Kwara Camp review
I'm extremely satisfied with the guide, his knowledge, the amount of wildlife, the experience, the wilderness.
Sleeping right beside elephants, hienas, hippos... Watching baby hienas of only few days, a family of cheetahs putting down and eating an impala, a couple of leopards (we saw four leopards in only three days!)...
What an experience!!!!
Kwara Camp review
We had a great stay at Kwara. The game in the concession is superb and the combination of a guide and a spotter works really well. This is definetly the place for a great animal experience.
The staff at the camp are really friendly and do a geat job. The food is also excellent. It may just have been when were there, but this camp had the greatest range of guest ages, with more families than at other camps.
The rooms are very comfortable, and the gas-heated hot water works really well. Some of the furnishings are getting a bit tired (e.g. superficial cracks in the sink) but it did not affect our enjoyment or comfort at all.
We would heartily recommend Kwara!
Kwara Camp review
Kwara was exceptional. What a location! - experienced the delta filling with water, animals and bird life from the day we arrived.
Extraordinary encounters with 3 cheetahs making a kill, 3 lions crossing a channel whilst on a boat trip, a leopard cub and incredible bird sightings including a spotted eagle owl and a pearl-spotted in camp.
Our guide, Daniel, and our tracker, Gomos, were outstanding and a delight to be with.
The camp is great and the camp staff were also super - the manager, KP was also outstanding and great fun. The food was also the best of the 3 camps.
Great safari and lodge
Beautiful delta safari, we loved our experience and our guides Daniel and Gomms were terrific and very personable.
We really enjoyed having them join us for dinner to get to know them. We had amazing sightings of a lioness and lion cub, cheetah, leopard and many elephants, giraffes and other wildlife.
Gathering in the morning around a fire and at night at the dinner table, meeting people from all over the world, hearing the animals all around and in camo....amazing memories.
Kwara Camp stay
Overall we are very happy with our stay at Kwara. The accommodations were slightly less luxurious than in other camps, but activities were excellent, we loved every minute of it and we have absolutely no complaints about it.
Sometime, towards the end of our stay at Kwara, Monika displayed mild symptoms of skin allergy (irritation, peeling, rush and eachiness). We concluded it was related to timing and content in the water and once she started to wash her face with drinking water, the symptoms disappeared. It may be worth bringing to the attention of other guests who may develop similar problems.
Still our stay in Kwara was great.
Kwara Camp review
The facilities were ok but nothing special. This lodge seemed like it could use a facelift.
The in-lodge staff were ok but did not compare in enthusiasm nor attitude with those at other lodges. That said, the guide was superb. He was so knowledgable and eager to share all he knew with us. He also had a great sense of humor and was fun to go exploring with. We saw great wildlife. The food was not good at all.
It was (sorry Megan) what I think of as the legacy of British colonial food, bland and uncreative.
Kwara offers another tented experience though again very hot in the middle of the day without AC. I loved the location of the Okavanga Delta, it felt quite different and greener than Chobe and Namibia.
The staff are friendly and helpful and this camp offered both a guide and a tracker on the 4WD trips. This felt a bit more relaxing to me as the guide could concentrate on driving the difficult terrain.
The boat trip on the delta was wonderful, plenty of wonderful birds and views. This was our last camp and we were lucky to see a cheetah with cubs and a kill, a leopard and plenty of lion.
Wildlife paradise at Kwara
:Probably the highlight of our holiday along with Andersson's Camp. Warthogs, elephants and baboons walking right through the camp not to mention hippos grunting in the reeds. Wonderful atmosphere; great game drives (but no leopard!), Outstanding sunset experience in the middle of the Okavango by boat.
THE experience of the whole holiday was the mokoro trip gliding silently through the narrow channels of the Okavango (hippos at a suitably discreet distance - generally!) and getting so close to birds.
Beautiful memories of landscape around Kwara
The location of Kwara Camp is extremely beautiful, typical Okavango scenery ! This does make up a bit for the quite "rustic" tents, which are, as many have said before us on here, in urgent need of a refurbishment.
Food was less varied then the other Kwando camps we visited during our trip (Lagoon and Lebala) and there always seemed to be something missing (e.g. no eggs at breakfast; no fresh fruit for lunch, no milk to put in the tea...). Staff was not unfriendly, but didn't seem very interested in their visitors. During dinner, guides mainly kept to themselves and talked in Setswana to each other. Overall, the general atmosphere in this camp was not as warm and welcoming as we have experienced in the other camps we visited.
That being said, we did have a memorable stay as, again, the landscape around Kwara is among the most beautiful we saw during our trip, and we wouldn't have wanted to miss that. And to top it off: we had stunning sightings of lions and cheetah at this camp ! Reason why our overall appreciation of the camp was "good" instead of "average".