Little Kwara

Reviews of Little Kwara

Excellent(93%) From 150 travellers
Excellent
110
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 150 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.
Scottish lovers of Africa
Arrived on: 6-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Food:
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Two night stay in Little Kwara

Both Little Kwara and Kwara appeared to be quite busy while we were there, which appeared to put quite a strain on resources. They seemed to be short of guides, vehicles, boats and blankets, which restricted the options of activities available to the guests. Our guide, Wagu, who is married to the assistant manager, told us from the start that the guides would decide the best activities for us. Repeated requests for a boat trip from some of the guests were greeted by refusals, but granted for others, and twice we had game drives curtailed, once to enable the tracker to go on holiday, and once to release the vehicle to take other guests to the airstrip. The only activities on offer to us were game drives.

We found Wagu a bit of an enigma - at times full of fun and conversation, at others taciturn and somewhat difficult to engage with. He was, however, very knowledgeable and we were extraordinarily lucky in the game that we saw during the two days. This included three visits to a female leopard and her cub enjoying the kill that she had made, two close-up sightings of a cheetah and her two adolescent cubs, and sitting within metres of a lioness as she devoured a freshly killed impala ram.

The food was OK, but the least good of all the camps at which we stayed. A faulty light bulb in our room, which drained the battery, resulted in our having to dress in the dark one morning but the fault was quickly rectified when we reported it. Having stayed in two Kwando camps (see Lebala later), we felt that they had a modus operandi which was less flexible that others we stayed in.

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Mr R. from Hoboken
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Little Kwara charms

Little Kwara has a lovely setting and the small number of cabins makes it feel cozy and comfortable at all times. And the staff was always welcoming and helpful. And the food was very good. And most importantly, the off road and night time drives made the safaris/game drives and boat drives exceptional.

The only negative is that the cabins do NOT have ceiling fans and so during the afternoon hours when you want to rest and during the steamy nights, the cabins were quite humid and uncomfortable. For a camp of this caliber and expense, the cabins should all have ceiling fans (I am not talking air conditioners but only ceiling fans). It would go a long way to making the stay much more enjoyable.

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Mr & Mrs J. from Norfolk
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Little kwara camp

Another great experience.

It was very hot during the middle of the day on a couple of days and no real means of cooling down other than the shower.

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Mrs & Mr D - Sydney
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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Activities:
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Little Kwara review

After the related camp at Tau Pan we had reaonable expectations of Little Kwara but unfortunately we were disappointed. It was clearly not as well managed or run ( and could have assisted with input from the bossy consultant who was at Tau Pan). Little things were noticeable, no towels on return from the drive, the staff were often not in uniform, making it tricky to work out if they were on duty etc. The food was no where near as good as Tau Pan.

It was however the busiest of all the camps we had been on with 10 people in residence at all times, and maybe this put pressure on the team. ALSO the issue with the fans is real - it was 34degrees every day and over 20 degrees during the night, it really would have assisted if there were fans and it was not apparent why there weren't any.

Guiding was good, a little bit overwhelmed by the numbers of staff and it felt like they needed a break.

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Ms M - London
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Average
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Food:
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Little Kwara review

We enjoyed Little Kwara, but it didn't quite live up to expectations.

The staff were friendly but the camp was missing the personal touch. The tent was comfortable but could have really benefited from a fan.

We were surprised that we didn't see as much game as we expected, and there was too much single minded focus on tracking cats to the expense of anything else, including our comfort on occasion.

We did however successfully track a family of cheetahs and some lions.

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Mrs R from Harrogate
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Our favourite place on the trip.

we had a fantastic time here - staff were just excellent - we loved celebrating Botswana day with the staff having dinner in the bush - they went to enormous trouble to make it special and even had us all up dancing and singing with them. - I will never forget Little Kwara.

In fact on our visit to the village there we met a young boy about 11 or 12 - He impressed me greatly and I would like to keep in contact with him - perhaps you could help me make contact - He had great ambitions - I would like to ensure he succeeds.

Wild life viewing was superb and the staff were fantastic.

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Mr & Mrs Maitland - Kent
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Little Kwara review

The rooms were spacious and private with attention to detail.

We had an elephant walk though camp on 2 occasions which was exciting and certainly added to both the atmosphere and conversations over the dinner table!

We were in camp for the celebrations for independence Day and the staff sung to us before encouraging the guests to join them for dancing. A Joyous evening

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Mrs V. from Canterbury
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Service:
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Little Kwara review

Really nothing to find fault with in this camp and again our guide, Woga, and our tracker, T Bone (Not his real name!) were once again excellent.

T Bone was also our skipper on the river cruise to see the stork nursery and was a very competent one!

Food was again very good and the staff helpful and friendly.

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Mr & Mrs A from Canterbury
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Good
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Service:
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Little Kwara review

Good camp , but only on edge of Okavango - had hoped to be further tin .

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Mr B - Netherlands
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Great Safari at Little Kwara

Very intimate camp wikt only 5 tents. The tents are very comfortable and have great views. Impala right beneath our verandah. Saw cheetah and lion, both with cubs. Wonderful people.

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