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Lebala Camp

Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

We absolutely love this camp! Kwando's relaxed professionalism are right up our alley. This land based camp is all about the aggressive game drives to see the many predators. There are no set game drive or meal times. Expect to look for wildlife from their famed hippo-hunting lions, packs of wild dogs, lion, leopard and hyena.

Lebala means 'wide open spaces', and the camp is located in the Kwando Reserve’s 232,000 hectares of private unfenced wilderness in the Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana. Here, the southerly flowing Kwando River disappears into the vast marshland to the east, outside of the Kwando Reserve.

The camp itself is comprised of eight custom designed tents, with unique mosquito net walls, allowing an unobstructed flow of cooling breezes and stunning views. Each spacious tent has its own viewing deck, bathroom and luxurious double outside showers. There is also one family tent which consists of an additional twin bedroom within the unit itself, ensuring that parents and young children sleep in the same tent for their peace of mind. The main areas of the camp include a small swimming pool, a communal fire place and dining room, a curio shop, bar and lounge area complemented with a small library. 

Activities at Lebala include safari drive and guided walking safaris on the floodplains of the Kwando River and the special ecosystem is home to a wide variety of Africa’s plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, impala, giraffe, and tsessebe. The wonderful variety of wildlife also includes elephant, hippo, buffalo and the ever-present predators of lion, cheetah and hyena. Lebala’s location away from the dense mopane woodland to the east of the Reserve facilitates the ease of traversing the concession looking for big game.