Little Kwara

Reviews of Little Kwara

Excellent(93%) From 167 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 167 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.
Miss R - 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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Nick and Kate - London and West Sussex
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Overrated - has seen better days

The following comments in no way reflect on our delightful and excellent guide, Jacob, who deserved a better posting than this tired and run-down lodge.

Our reception on arrival was cursory to say the least, and the temporary relief manager could hardly muster any enthusiasm. Despite arriving at 12.30 pm, no food was offered to us and there was a reluctance to provide any, as the service had finished at noon. Our room had clearly seen better days, with insect screens stapled together, often leaving gaping holes, and the furnishings had clearly not been updated since the camp was first opened. The rooms were suffocatingly hot, even with a fan on full speed (one guest recorded a 100 degree temperature in his room in the afternoon).

There are many old-fashioned touches, such as not washing underwear and serving instant coffee, whereas other camps have upped their game. There was no hot tea offered (it was provided when we asked, as we had to do every single day). Staff were not present a lot of the time, and in consequence baboons ran riot all through the communal dining area. At one point two baboons ripped apart some tin cans to suck out the sweet juice, and then deposited the sharp debris by the swimming pool. No member of staff cleared it up. When some baboons threw some lamps on the floor, staff members came out to see what the noise was, and then retreated without clearing up the mess.

Unusually, there were 11 guests rather than 10, but still only 10 seats were put out for breakfast and drinks round the boma, meaning one guest always had to stand. The management was simply not on the case. The communal sitting area was tired, and so badly disposed that there were only three seats not in the sun in the afternoon. It was configured in such a way that two seats had their backs to the rest of the seating so guests could not congregate properly. There were two huge sofa-seats, where you could not sit with your back upright and your feet on the floor. The cane furniture had seen better days.

Another Expert Africa guest had made similar criticisms about the tired nature of this camp a few years ago and his comments had led to the reply that the camp was expecting an imminent upgrade. No such upgrade is evident. Overall, this was a camp which was resting on its laurels (it still seemed to attract guests), was tired and run down, with management and staff making very little effort. It has been surpassed in many respects by its competitors who are constantly seeking ways to improve and enhance the tourist experience.

We would not recommend staying here.

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Mr & Mrs H. from the Isle of Man
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Kwara review

Little Kwara was a lovely, small camp with excellent guiding and a great location.

We had good lion, leopard and cheetah sightings but the highlight was an evening on the boat cruising along the river. The journey took us to a breeding colony of various birds - Maribou storks, yellow-billed storks, a pelican, open-billed storks, African darters, black and white egrets.

The list was huge, all coming and going, building nests and feeding chicks which had already hatched - in the late evening light before sunset - pure magic.

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Ms N - San Francisco
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great experience at Little Kwara

We loved Little Kwara. The location is exceptional and in a beautiful part of the Delta. We loved our guide, Tom, he was amazing. He's very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. He made our time at Little Kwara very special.

We also loved the manager, Charles. He goes above and beyond for his guests.

Little Kwara is 5 stars!

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Ms L. from Heathfield
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful location at Little Kwara

Little Kwara is in a beautiful setting in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The rooms are lovely - very spacious with outdoor space for sitting to enjoy the view (although watch out for the baboons, who are very troublesome and can land next to you unexpectedly!)

Most of the staff are helpful but to be honest, we didn't feel they went 'the extra mile', as we had experienced at other places where we have stayed and a couple of them were a bit surly. We were disappointed that our trip in a canoe was shortened because the two other guests with us had to get back early for their flight. Our guide did take us on a river trip in the motor boat in the afternoon to make up for this, but the canoe trip was one thing we were really looking forward to and it was not possible to go out in the canoe again.

Nevertheless, we did enjoy our time in the Okavango Delta, which is a very special environment.

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Mr C. from Calgary
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Kwara review

The game viewing was good , the guides were great and responded to requests. The only negative thing i can think of is the charging bank - the power bars were old and many outlets did not work. A few $ solves that problem.
The need for a guide to move after dark is annoying but i understand the necessity. There is no problem getting to ones room but getting back to the common area is difficult. Suggesting some cheap walkitalkies would allow summoning of someone when at ones room which would make it feel less like a jail after dark. There

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Mr W. from Altrincham
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Feels a bit remote - but nice

Only problem was coordination of our pick up at the arrival. Other then that it was very nice. Game viewing - excellent. Guides - very good. Service and attitude of management -excellent. The place feels a bit remote - but that may just be my feeling. All in all a nice place and a vey pleasant stay.

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Expert Africa comments

The poor coordination for the pick up for these guests was due a very long road transfer from Chobe to Moremi, arranged independently from Kwara, followed by a boat transfer from Xakanaxa Boat Station to Little Kwara. Unfortunately the driver of the vehicle had poor/no mobile reception and couldn’t liaise with Little Kwara to notify them that he was running a few hours behind schedule. But they got there safely in the end.

EB from France
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Stunning location & wildlife

This lodge is in a stunning location on a marsh, surrounded by stretches of open grassland dotted with waterholes and islands of trees. The lodge itself is lovely, with an open lounge area overlooking the marsh, big spacious rooms with huge beds, tastefully decorated in wood, each one quite private and surrounded by vegetation. But more than the amazing accommodation, I most appreciated the contact with the Batswana people running and working at the lodge.

As there are only a few rooms, there is a very exclusive feel with only a handful of guests staying there, maximising contact with the staff and guides. In the evening, eating dinner with the camp manager and guides was very interesting, giving us insights into their experiences and lives that we really valued.

The wildlife at this lodge is dense and amazing, with the guides going off road at any sign of something interesting.

Our guide Jacob very proactively searched for lions, leopards, cheetahs, giving us many exciting moments!

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Ms K. from Oakland
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing!

We had such a great time at Little Kwara.

The staff, guide, wildlife spotting, and the camp itself were all incredible.

I could not ask for more.

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