Kwara Camp

Reviews of Kwara Camp

Excellent(93%) From 180 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 180 of our travellers who have visited Kwara Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr F from London
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great location but not much wildlife

Luxurious en-suite tent with plunge pool nearby.
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.

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Dr&Mrs B from Wensleydale
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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New Kwara camp an excellent start to Botswana

Kwara was our first lodge in the Okavango Delta. It had only opened at the beginning go the month and everything was immaculate and well designed. The camp was very quiet, only 2 other guests the first night and 6 the following night.

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.

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Mr & Mrs T from UK
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

game viewing excellent.

Rooms showing signs of age but still clean and comfortable.

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Mr J from Coventry
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Our annual adventure in Africa 5th leg

Now starting to feel tired after all of the early starts and coffee round the fire at 5-30am especially after listening to the Hyenas all night. Starting to get a bit repetitive now but again staff, food and accommodation were all great.. Also shared the lodge with some really nice people. Gie and Gomes were our guide and tracker and helped us see Leopard, side stripped jackal, two different Cheetahs and an animal I never thought that I would see, a Sitatunga when we went on a boat trip. I was buzzing for hours. Even had a few rum and coles to celebrate.

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Ms M from London
Arrived on: 19-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Run down, magnificent wildlife

Rather run down and staff appeared tired.

Fantastic safaris, we saw so many animals and birds.

Saw a Baboon steal a jar of peanut butter, so funny.

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Mr P from Eastleigh
Arrived on: 3-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kwara Camp review

I canot speak highly enough about this camp and the staff. The facilities are precisely what they say they are and provide that perfect setting for a full on safari experience while providing necessary comfort and relaxation. The actual safari drives are out of this world with plenty of action. The whole set up is perfect and would I go back, definitely tomorrow!

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Mr & Mrs T from Oxon
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara - An Excellent 'All-Round' Camp

Kwara is an excellent camp for 'something of everything'. The planning of the activities was well managed and having permanent water access, there were a variety of river options mixed in to the game drives.

We really enjoyed the trip down the river to the nest site of many ibis, cranes and heron - elephant crossing the waterway was a great sighting, but so also was the snake doing the same! The boat is covered (with a solid roof you can go onto for a higher view) and the rest stop opportunities were well planned and explained. These points haven't always been the case at other camps with boating activities, so bonus points to Kwara.

We had two excellent cheetah sightings and the lions were prominent (especially on the airstrip!) but not the sole focus. A good balance of viewing options and time. We saw more zebra here than at other camps on the trip, and many tsessebe - much less nervous here then is the usual case. Other vehicles came to the site of excellent sightings, but it was less intrusive than our time at Selinda.

The tents are comfortable, but showing their age, especially in the showers. Although there were no mosquito nets over the bed, we had less issue with bugs (mainly because of the spray / mosquito coils deployed at turn-down). Even so a net over the bed is recommended when refurbished, since the camp management were (rightly) concerned to ensure visitors were aware of malaria.

The camp was very popular, and seating in the lodge area felt over-crowded with a full camp (as in 'turn up early to get a seat'). Dinner under the lapa for 20+ guests and staff was well managed, but the size of table means it gets both loud and hot! On the other hand, this camp is *justifiably* popular and provided excellent viewings of birds and game we had not seen elsewhere.

If I had to pick one camp from this trip to send a friend to on a first visit to Africa, it would be this one. The varied terrain, activities and the experienced know-how make a very good visit.

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Mr & Mrs D from Strathaven
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara camp review

food and accommodation was very good

guides were excellent

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Mr H from Michigan
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

The rooms/facilities are very basic, but the location, guiding, experience in the 'bush' was superb.

The guides really focused on what we hoped to see, and we saw a lot, a cheetah close up, a pack of painted dogs and a leopard stalking its prey as well as spending time with her cub. Night drives were particularly good.

The setting was great - able to watch game from our deck.

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Dr N from Cork
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kwara Camp review

The support staff at Kwara were immensely helpful in arranging flights for Don to and from Maun and ensuring that there was someone to assist him with his specific needs in Maun.

Despite my being responsible for making a mistake about the dates, the staff graciously accommodated the changes. In addition, they knew that we were particularly keen on seeing wild dog and suggested that we change our 2nd camp to Lagoon Camp in order to maximise our chances of seeing them. And, indeed, they were right!

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