Kwara Camp

Reviews of Kwara Camp

Excellent(93%) From 164 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 164 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.
Dr S and Mr B - USA
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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Ms L. from Leeds
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location

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.

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Scots on the wing
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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R & P - Belgium
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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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".

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Mrs P. from Alderley Edge
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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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!

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Mr and Mrs B. from Paris
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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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).

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Mr K - Essex
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Mr W - London
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kwara review

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.

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Mrs L & Mr H - California
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Mrs J. from Milwaukee
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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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.

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