Reviews of Kwara Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
181 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
"Leopards and lion cubs"
Took a mokoro boat across to an island where we walked for about an hour. Got up close and personal to a male elephant. Also had chance to smell elephant dung - not as bad as you might think." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Cheetah - first target acheived"
On our game dries we saw impala, tsessebe, zebra, giraffe, elephant, steenbock, warthog, & baboon as well as many bird species.
In previous visits to Zambia & South Africa we had never seen cheetah, so they were high on the wish list. Within 4 hours of our arrival, on our first game drive Balli & Justice found us the coalition of 3 males resting on a mound.
The following morning, after much tracking, we caught up with a mature lion, one of seven brothers, completely relaxed at the roadside. In the afternoon we caught up with the cheetahs again, relaxing on a grassy mound in the evening sunshine - magic. Another vehicle nearby had been watching two lionesses, so we swapped over for the last half hour.
The camp had a very relaxed feel & all the staff were cheery & friendly. Our tent was comfortable & adequate & the food excellent. The need to be escorted to our tent after dark was brought home to us as there were two elephants feeding noisily between tents 5 & 6 after dinner one evening & another sleeping noisily beside our shower decking in the early hours. The noises seemed to be coming from both ends, plus lots of rumblings from the tummy.
We did have one serious concern at this camp. Returning after dark one evening we caught up with three other vehicles from Kwara & Little Kwara, spotlighting a leopard walking along the track. They weer leapfrogging each other crashing through the bushes on either side in order to get ahead or abreast of the animal for photos. Our diver joined in the general melee, but after a short while my wife asked Balli if we could leave as she thought the leopard was being harassed. The other couple in the vehicle agreed, but Balli ignored the request & continued the pursuit.
On one occasion the animal tried to leave the track, but was cut off & 'herded' back into view. This sort of behaviour by guides & drivers is totally unacceptable & unethical. A leopard moving at night is hunting & should never be subjected to such harassment. In the 15 days spent at six camps this was the only occasion when animals were not treated with the utmost respect by guides." See all these reviews: 15n in Botswana
"I’m really sorry to hear this. All of our guides at Kwando should be following our own, in-house ‘code of conduct’. This specifically forbids more than 3 vehicles at a sighting at any time, or harassment of wildlife at any time at all. While the company is committed to help guests to get the best possible game viewing, we believe that the utmost respect for our wildlife must come first.”
She added that, “The incident in question has been investigated, and the guides disciplined accordingly. We are confident that this will not happen again.”
"Kwara Staff make the difference"
Our guide, Keone, was magnificent and the greeter/coordinator was also fab." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana
"Kwara Camp review"
We felt that the tents would benefit from some refurbishment. We didn't experience many mosquitoes but they would have little problem coming up through the gaps between floorboards. The canvass was pretty mouldy in places and the bed linen was very tired. That said, the location on the lagoon with the views (and sounds) of the hippos, impala, warthogs and baboons on tap was wonderful.
Again, we have the reservation that 6 guests to a vehicle looks cramped - we were lucky and only had 4, which was fine." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"A wonderful introduction to the Okavango"
Efficient,friendly,relaxed staff who established easy rapport with guests.We liked sitting at a communal dining table which allowed guests to share the adventures of the day and we valued the contributions of the guides who joined us..
Our guide and tracker were outstanding." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana
game drives were awesome, extremely flexible were happy to accomodate a full days safari. Janet the manageress was incredible and could not do enough.
leopard spotted on 2 occasions with great sightings, cheetah also seen on 2 occasions, lions were very prevailent and numerous were seen" See all these reviews: 7n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
"Excellent Kwara camp"
The overall quality of guiding was outstanding.
The tents are slightly smaller than average, but are well equipped.
The boat ride was a highlight of the stay." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana
"Very good all round camp with lots to do"
Birding was very good as well.
Boat trip was exciting particularly the ride back in the dark!!" See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
"Kwara Camp review"
Tusseaud the manager is excellent and professional. Any issue with the rooms or anything else were promptly dealt with.
The concept of the rooms is good but they really need to put some capital into the camp and up-date it to a level like Xakanaxa. Cleanliness is an issue as well.
Our guide, Keone and our trekker, Sherlok were excellent.
I would say that what is missing in the camp are the final touches on service training the camps as sometimes the ladies taking the plates from the table were very abrupt without doing it on purpose as they were very nice. The Kwando lodges do need a better variety of dishes and especially vegetarian ones." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana
"Kwara Camp review"
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