Reviews of Kwara Camp
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
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".
Great views of wildlife, especially wild dog
Although the least luxurious of the 6 camps we visited the accommodation was comfortable and the food good.
We had wonderful sightings of cheetah and cubs, jackals and, best of all, a wild dog. She had become separated from her hunting partner and was plaintively calling to re-establish contact.
Our guide, Josiah, and tracker, Gomms, were friendly and knowledgeable. Gomms made an excellent gin and tonic!
Amazing safari at Kwara Camp!
Best game viewing in our whole trip. We saw almost everything in 2 days: lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards, elephants, hippos, etc.
Camp was nice and staff was pleasant. Our guide was amazing (George), as well as our tracker (Gomes).
Kwara Camp review
I would have a slight preference for Kwara compared with Lebala because the proximity of water gave an additional dimension to the overall experience.Read more about the whole safari
Josiah, our guide, was especially friendly and helpful.
It would be good if the camp offered private meals in the evening. Sometimes you don't want to sit with everyone else and make forced conversation.
Great lodging and dame viewing
Accommodating were very comfortable, well arranged and staff helpful and friendly. Service and food at lodge good.
Game viewing was excellent and allowed for the most variety of wildlife on our trip.
Great game viewing
Game viewing was outstanding. Rooms are rustic but that is what we liked about the camp. Staff was just average. We felt like they didn't want to be there and no one went out of their way to be friendly. We also had other couples from both Kwara and little Kwara comment about the staff not being up to par compared to other camps. We also heard some of the workers at the camp talking about guests behind their backs. We didn't mind as much because we were there for the game experience which was fantastic. Lots of activities to choose from.Read more about the whole safari
Wonderful place, deep in the wilds
Very friendly, relaxed and comfortable place, less up-market and pretentious than some other lodges and none the worse for that.
It was great to have an elephant munching away at a tree no more than 5 meters away from us having our breakfast.
Kwara Camp = Cheetah Land
In three days at Kwara, we saw so much! 9 different Cheetahs (including 4 young cubs). Many lion. Tons of Elephants, Giraffe, Zebra, etc. It was more than we could have ever expected and made the visit unforgettable
Compared to the other camps we visited (Chitable Lediba, Lagoon, Lebala) the rooms and public areas were more basic. The shower alternated between scalding and freezing with no possibility of a pleasant equilibrium.
Guide and tracker (Josiah and Kelly) were amazing. Talented, dedicated, knowledgeable,
Camp management had its ups and downs. They wanted things done their way at their time and were not relaxed about guests doing their own thing. They were very conscientious about my gluten-free diet though and I really appreciated that.