Kwando Lebala Camp (Kwando
Lebala means wide open spaces in Setswana and the scenery
is dominated by vast plains with scattered palms and tree
clumps backed by wooded savannas. This wild expanse is
contrasted with the casual elegance and luxury of the camp
itself. Lebala Camp is situated 30 kilometers to the south
of Lagoon Camp and fronts onto the Linyanti Wetlands. Open
grasslands scattered with Ilala Palms stretch to the south
and west of Lebala.
The perennial and southerly flowing Kwando river
disappears into the vast marshes before emerging as the
Linyanti river, flowing in a north easterly direction. The
triangle formed in Namibia by this direction change is home
to the Mamili National Park. Each secluded tent has its own
sundeck, and is set back among the trees. The endless vistas
from the large windows and decks across the vast plains,
make Lebala one of the finest wilderness camps in Africa.
The eight spacious tents are unique and were designed by
us specifically for this camp. Each one is built on a raised
teak deck, laid out with maximum comfort and privacy in
he tents have an entrance foyer with a reading and
writing area, en-suite bathrooms with Victorian claw foot
bathtubs, "his and hers" washbasins and flush toilets.
The bathrooms lead out to a reed enclosed open-air shower
with hot and cold running water, powered by LP gas for hot
water on demand.
After dark, spotlights are switched on and the game
drives expose our guests to nocturnal sightings of rare and
elusive species such as, leopard, Selous Mongoose, small
spotted genet, and aardwolf, to name a few.
Nocturnal bird species that are encountered include Natal
Nightjar, Pennant-winged Nightjar and a large variety of
owls. Mouth-watering fare is prepared by our chefs and
served in the open-sided dining room. After dinner there is
a wonderful camp fire around which to sip a coffee or enjoy
a nightcap. As you drift off to sleep, you will often hear
hippo grazing out of water near your tent. In the warmer
months, feel free to take a refreshing swim in the Lebala
pool! Lebala has a staff complement of 22 to cater to our
guests. The camp balances understated elegance with untamed
Africa to perfection.
Viewing / Activities:
Excellent general game abounds on the broad plains
creating spectacular scenery, adorned with herds of plains
game and the ever-attendant predators.
Lebala offers regular and reliable sightings of elephant,
lion, wild dog, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, tsessebe,
kudu, lechwe, impala, wildebeest and waterbuck in stunning
settings. Lebala is famous for elephant sightings as is
neighboring Lagoon camp 2 hours drive north. In fact the
Kwando concession is home to more elephant than the entire
country of South Africa.
Lebala complements the Kwando Lagoon experience by
offering a spectacularly different setting, scenery and
experience from that offered by Lagoon. Our guests staying
at both camps have enjoyed game drives, including night
drives, in vastly different settings and enjoyed fishing and
boat cruises on the Kwando River from the shady Lagoon Camp.
Therefore we feel that the ideal Kwando experience will
involve stays at all our camps. Kwando Safaris was founded
to give our guests a true African safari – just what you
would expect - but more …
Accommodation Rates:- From $650 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary