Lebala Camp: Our View
In our opinion Lebala Camp is one of the best value options in the superb Linyanti region. It combines high quality accommodation with spectacular game viewing and excellent guiding.
Lebala Camp and its sister lodge, Lagoon Camp, are both located within this prime private concession. The camps have been established a long way from each other ensuring privacy on the game drives and a very different experience.
The wildlife around Lebala Camp is diverse and in particular this is one of the best locations in Botswana to see the endangered African Wild Dog as well as Cheetah. On our last visit we were privileged to watch a cheetah hunt from start to finish. As at all the Kwando Safaris camps the focus is firmly on the game viewing experience. On all our visits we found the guides and trackers worked extra hard to track and find the animals.
At times we have found the quality of service and food at Lebala Camp to be a little erratic. Nevertheless it is a fantastic choice for clients whose main priority is a really intense safari experience and compared to some other options in the Linyanti area it is reasonably priced. It works especially well when combined with a camp in the Okavango Delta.
Lebala Camp: Quick Facts
- 8 luxury tented rooms (including 1 family room) with en-suite toilet, bath & double outdoor shower
- Located in a private concession in the Linyanti so vehicles can go off road
- game drives including night game drives and seasonal walking safaris offered
- accessible by light aircraft flight only
- one of the best camps in northern Botswana for wild dogs and cheetah
Lebala Camp: The Details
Lebala Camp has 8 spacious and luxurious tented rooms. They are stylishly finished with dark wood floors and furniture without being overly flashy. Rooms are accessed through sliding mesh doors. Most of the walls have floor to ceiling mesh allowing cooling breezes to blow through which is especially welcome in the hotter September- March period. There is also a ceiling fan above the bed. However, during the May-August winter months, when the temperature may drop to 5 degrees or below, the rooms can be very chilly.
Two three quarter size beds positioned at the front of the room take advantage of the wonderful views and can be moved together to make a lovely king size bed. Behind the beds, screened off by a canvas wall, is the bathroom area. This has a free standing claw foot bath, twin wash basins and a separate cubicle with flush toilet. Outside are double showers which are a wonderful open air experience.
Each room has its own a private deck with beautiful views over the surrounding plains.
On arrival one enters the main lounge/dining area via a walkway over the flood plains. From there sandy paths lead you to the rooms. There is plenty of seating in the communal lounge making it a great place to relax. Nearby is a small plunge pool and a viewing hide - both with superb views over the plains.
The terrain around the camp is a mix of vast open savanna, palm islands and woodland. This diverse eco-system attracts a huge range of animals. This camp has a reputation for being one of the best places to track the African Wild Dog. Like the other Kwando camps they really do focus on the safari experience and on all our visits we have found the Kwando guides to be outstanding.
Being on a private concession provides the added advantage of being able to game drive off road and go out on night drives. This, combined with the high densities of game in the area, makes Lebala a very good choice for any client whose priority is a superb game viewing experience.