Little Kwara

Reviews of Little Kwara

Excellent(93%) From 172 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 172 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 A. from London
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing Lodge at Little Kwara

Wonderful location, great game viewing and incredibly hospitable and kind staff. We'd highly recommend Little Kwara.

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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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Ms M. from Canmore
Arrived on: 22-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Kwara review

Excellent staff , game tours, and food.

This was the only place we stayed in 5 weeks which did not have mosquito nets for the bed. Instead they used mosquito coils which are stinky and probably toxic.

It was cold when we were there and the tents are not heated so we and the sheets and towels were damp or wet all of the time.

This is classified as a wet/dry camp, but they do not promote the boat outing very much.

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Mr M. from Bow
Arrived on: 14-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Finale to our Delta Safari

Our guide (Tom) and tracker (Matt) responded well to our more general interest in natural history by providing many details about the surrounding environment. They honored our desire not to go racing off to see another pair of cats on a kill. Instead, as requested, one evening drive took us to find the elusive baobob. We were successful at finding a well-hidden, solitary giant with an interesting story to tell. But along the way we were surrounded with mixed herds of impala, kudu, eland, zebra, elephants, giraffes, wild dogs, etc. Remember to go slow and look carefully - the other land cruiser group caught only a glimpse of their target cat that same evening.

As we experienced at other Kwando facilities, Little Kwara was luxurious and comfortable with many helpful and friendly staff members. Little Kwara is more intimate due to its small size and habituated wildlife.

See comments by Ms I. from North Berwick for additional details on our shared vacation.

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