Little Kwara

Reviews of Little Kwara

Excellent(93%) From 177 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 177 of our travellers who have visited Little Kwara, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Circusgirl from Blackpool
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Exceeded all our expectations

An intimate camp that really gave the feeling of being in the bush due to the animals roaming through the camp from time to time.

Very personal service and really appreciated the staff singing and dancing on the last night.

A truly wonderful experience.

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Mr & Mrs B from Maidstone
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Safari & Wild Dog pups at Little Kwara

Little Kwara was our last stop on our trip and a great end to an exciting adventure. We were lucky in that the large Wild Dog pack were denning in the area with 12 pups and we had some lovely sightings of them.... both at the den site and also out on drives. The guides were excellent, especially as we were tracking 4 of the dogs hunting... the dogs running through the bush whilst we were tearing along on the outside in parallel trying to keep up - an exhilarating experience.

The camp was lovely, plenty of sightings of elephants around the general area and directly outside our room... in keeping with the Kwando camps, it all feels very open which is great. The food was up to the usual standard and my wife (who is vegetarian) was well catered for (same applied at all camps).

Across all our camps, whilst we loved our stay it was probably not the highlight (though of course the dogs were brilliant and were something we specifically travelled for) but we put this down to Lebala which set a mid-trip standard that had little chance of being bettered..... but a great camp none the less

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Mr & Mrs G from Liphook
Arrived on: 31-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Kwara disappointing

On arrival at Little Kwara we were warmly welcomed by the staff and given a cold drink and given all the information about the lodge with particular emphasis on care with animals within the lodge area, especially baboons. Our first impression of the communal areas was ok, but when we were shown our private lodge we were both very disappointed, it all looked very run down and in need of a total make over. Just some of the points that struck us immediately were poor quality linen and towels, a safe that we were advised not to use in case it might not open! Window covers that had been damaged and patched. We subsequently discovered that we could not use the shower in the bath as the diverter was seized. There was no insect screening on the other shower so we did not want to use it after dusk and the ceiling fan was so noisy we couldn't use it.

After arrival at Little Kwara my wife was taken ill and had to stay in bed so unfortunately we could not go on any of the game drives so we can make no comment on the game viewing at all.

We cannot praise the staff in the lodge and in the Maun office enough as they did everything in their power to arrange transport for us back to Maun at short notice.They also met us at the airport, took us to doctors and pharmacy to collect the prescriptions and got us to a hotel.

Many thanks to Babbewe and Lessor at the lodge for there help.

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Expert Africa comments

We have been using Little Kwara for many years and the majority of the feedback is mostly positive - largely because the game sightings remain to be some of the best we know of in the Delta. So we have continued to book the camp right up until its closure, even though we have known it to be a little tired for some time. That said we were surprised to hear of the issues these travellers described. That is not what we would have expected, even though the camp is due to close shortly. So we are really sorry that the room these travellers were allocated wasn't up to the standards we would expect. It is however a real shame that they were unable to stay long enough to allow the camp to try to rectify these issues, and perhaps more importantly, to experience the wildlife that the area is renowned for.

This camp will close on the 31st July, with the new and much more luxurious Splash Camp effectively taking its place.

Mr & Mrs A from Aboyne
Arrived on: 10-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Peace in the bush

This is a beautiful camp with animals in and around the camp. Highlights included a leopard up a tree, frustrated by a hyena below stealing her catch wild dog, cheetah and crocodile. There was also some very interesting hippo behaviour which all the guests would have enjoyed observing but was cut short in favour of trying to find a lion in vain.

No night drives were possible.

Our guide was disappointing who did an adequate job with little obvious enthusiasm. Our interest in birds was largely ignored. Much time was wasted tracking a lion. Even with a spotter the high grass made this an impossible task. Despite the significant animal activity not too long before daybreak in the camp we were taken to the other end of the concession to look for animals and tracks. We are not sure why.

It would be interesting to revisit this camp when the waters flood the plain and bring in more animals.

There are excellent facilities for charging camera batteries. No wi-fi.

We loved the checklist booklets.

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Mrs B from Exeter
Arrived on: 5-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Kwara review

better for game drives than boat trips
great tracker KLB and guide G

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Mrs S from Enfield
Arrived on: 30-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Fantastic tracking at Little Kwara

Great sightings of cheetah on several occasions (including mating!) and lions on zebra kill. Some really wonderful tracking by our guide G, and tracker, Luke, who manged to locate a group of three wild dogs.

We also experienced the excellent tracking skills of guide, Rogers, and tracker Mike. This was again the result of swopping vehicles and joining another group for a day, to avoid going to the air strip and interrupting our game drive.

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Alice from Dusseldorf
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Kwara review

Little Kwara is the perfect location to experience a great Safari. It is simple and small lodge with nice people and good comforts.

The Safari is the highlight here. It was just amazing experience. The food is great and the team always happy to help.

It is a good compromise to stay in the nature cos it is not a luxury lodge exactly what we were looking for.

The rooms are very quite far from each other and with great view.

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Mr Elliot G from USA
Arrived on: 16-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Kwara review

Had a wonderful three-night stay at Little Kwara as the first of two safari camps we visited in Botswana. Staff was great, very warm and welcoming, and provided excellent service. The camp is small and intimate, with a capacity of 18 people, so you get the other the other travelers well. My wife and I were traveling on our honeymoon and on the last night they prepared a wonderful surprise private dinner for us in our cabin -- really exceptional and personalized service.

Our guide (Josiah) and tracker (KP) were both excellent. Both grew up in the Delta and shared lots of local knowledge on the animals and geography. One of the biggest highlights of Little Kwara is the ability to off-road, and Josiah was never shy about driving through thick brush to track cheetah, wild dogs, etc. Our trip was during the green season but we saw nearly all the animals I expected to see (except leopard) and had no rain at all.

Overall I'd recommend Little Kwara very highly if you're considering a trip to the Delta!

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Miss R from Kent
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fabulous LK

I love LK. It's small with excellent guides and trackers and the camp staff under Charles’ and Okie’s management are delightful. I have stayed at LK five times and will be returning. The game at Kwara is plentiful and varied. This year we spent a day and a half on the track of a peripatetic rhino. An amazing sighting if we had found more than its tracks. Rhinos were only re-introduced to Botswana a few years back and sightings are rare. The foray north was not entirely unproductive. The scenery was beautiful and we found a male cheetah that was thought to have died, it was so long since he had been seen. Finally, a specal mention for the lady chef who led the singing!

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Mr J from Livingston
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Safari at Little Kwara

Warm welcome. Very nice accommodations, raised so won't flood. Very well cared for.

Our Guide Tom and our tracker did really well locating animals, very knowledgeable and excellent driver. Really cared about our safety. Excellent variety of activities with dug out and river boat tour.

Great selection of animals, birds and plants. Very good food, even a personally cooked entree!!!

All staff friendly and gave great service.

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