Little Kwara

Reviews of Little Kwara

Excellent(94%) From 164 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 164 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.
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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Mrs H. from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Cheetah, servals, dogs and birds

Little Kwara has 5 cabins set in the trees. Although initially this seemed a little dark the cabin had everything we needed and the deck was a great place to spend siesta time. The camp was friendly and well run with Twinkle making dinner fun. No coffee with wake-up call.

With 5 cabins and two guides, one vehicle always had six guests; fortunately we were with just one other couple. Our guide asked what we most wanted to see, so we listed "cheetah, secretary bird and kori bustard". We got sightings of all three! This was definitely the richest area for wildlife during our trip although the guide often felt a little in a hurry to get to the next big predator. We only stopped to see the bustard because I saw it and shouted out. We tripped over lions, saw the cheetah 3 times, had a great view on a night drive of a serval and her cub, plus a male checking to see if she was ready to mate. We also had a fantastic view of a leopard who finished his performance by posing in a bare tree in the morning light.

As well as the game drives we took a boat trip on the Kuando River. The boat had an upper storey which gave a fantastic view over the reeds. It was a bit of a race to get to a heronry and back to the best view point in time for sundowners, but it was a beautiful sunset.

Little Kwara and "big" Kwara have a policy of having a maximum of 3 vehicles at a sighting at any one time. This worked well in my opinion. The guides from both camps shared information and but sightings remained personal. It often felt as though there was a race to get to sightings first, although arriving to see the cheetah in fifth place we were on our own and saw him chase a steenbok.

Our guide was experienced and professional but he had little time for birds or even mammals if they weren't big predators. Having said that, there were a fantastic number of predators to see!

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Mr. & Mrs. T from Cambs.
Arrived on: 19-May-2017 Stayed for: 5 nights
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A wonderfull experience and location,

Again we could not find a single fault with anything we did or had here. It was a great place to be and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The staff were wonderfull.

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Mr & Mrs H - Surrey
Arrived on: 14-May-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent stay at Little Kwara

We enjoyed our stay here. The staff were attentive and helpful and made us very welcome.

Jakob, our guide, and KP, our tracker, made the game drives very interesting finding a good variety of game, including cheetah.

The river trip to the heronry made a welcome variation.

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