Location

Kwando Concession in the Linyanti, northern Botswana

Accommodation Type

Tented safari camp

Accommodation Level

Deluxe

Price Guide

££££

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Lebala Camp Highlights

  • Magnificent sunsets over the vast plains
  • Sightings of elephants and hippos from the camp
  • Large concentrations of plains game and predators
  • Good sightings of wild dogs are quite common in this area

Lebala Camp overview

Lebala Camp is in the Kwando Concession near the border with Namibia. The Kwando River flows into the marshes, to emerge as the Linyanti River. The scenery near the camp includes wide open plains with a handful of wooded islands and palm trees.

There are just eight tents here, including a family tent with 2 bedrooms. Large sliding mosquito net doors open out onto the private viewing deck, ideal for quiet contemplation between activities. The walls are also of mosquito net, so let in the breeze and let you catch a glimpse of the great outdoors. The accommodation is of a very high standard with wooden furniture, loads of storage space, well-equipped bathrooms complete with claw-foot bathtubs and dual basins, and separate double outside showers, fully screened but open to the sky. The beamed ceilings and solid wood floors on the interiors add character and style.

Wildlife abounds in this region, especially in the dry season (May to October), and you can hope to see elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, antelope and lion, cheetah and wild dog during a game drive, with many of these also being spotted from the camp itself, with the aid of spotlights after dark.  As well as traditional game drives Lebala offers off-road and night drives, the latter being an especially atmospheric way to enjoy the vast plains. Guided walks are also available, though these are dependent on weather and the concentration of game, so proceed only at the guide’s discretion.

When not out on safari you’ll have time to unwind in the main lodge, a pleasant thatched-roofed building which houses the lounge, bar and dining area.  A wooden walkway leads from here to the cosy firepit where you have breakfast and later savour a nightcap after dinner as you listed to the sounds of wildlife around you. Near here you’ll find the inviting plunge pool and sun deck.

“Again, I loved Lebala. Roger our guide was fabulous – again how these guys spot the wildlife is beyond me. The lodge is wonderful, spacious and clean but again its the wildlife we were there for and Lebala came up trumps, with lions, wild dogs and probably one of the best leopard sightings I’ve ever had.”

Dave and Jenny Cox

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Facilities

  • Plunge pool
  • Sundeck
  • Dining area
  • Lounge-bar
  • Firepit
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Guided walks

Children

Children aged 6 years and over are welcome. A private safari vehicle must be booked for families with children under 12.

Rooms

There are 8 guest rooms, 1 of which is a family unit with 2 bedrooms. They have mosquito netted walls which admit the cooling breeze, and let you admire the views, while keeping insects out.

  • En suite bathroom with large bath
  • Open air shower
  • Private veranda with lounge chairs
  • Lounge area
  • Beamed ceilings and wooden floors
  • Views over the plains

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