Lebala

far from its sister camp Lagoon, Lebala again offers access to the impressive Linyanti

Linyanti - Kwando Concession
2018
$643 - $1343

 

Linyanti - DRY Camp

Price Range (2018)

$643 - $1343

Our Rating

Client Rating

Our Highlights

  • antastc game drives
  • Guide AND tracker policy
  • Predator rich area
  • Honeymoon tent
  • Bird Hide

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Like its sister camp, lagoon, Lebala Camp resides in the massive Kwando Concession in northern Botswana. Lebala is a fairly newly refurbished camp, which was completed to a high standard. We like this camp as all the accommodation as far from each other and the main area is relaxed and convivial and is a place for you to sit and have a drink and talk about the day’s wildlife activities.

 

What sets this place apart, like its sister camp, is its attitude towards your game experience. The guides here are generally fantastic and know this vast area inimitably. Together with their tracker policy and the fact that the area boasts some of the most expansive game numbers and predator activity, makes Lebala hard to stay away from.

 

At times, this is an exceptionally exciting place to be and we have no hesitation in recommending this lodge.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Dry Camp. Day and Night Drives with the ability to drive off-road

Location

Kwando Concession, Northern Delta

How do I get there

Charter flight to airstrip then private transfer to camp.

Lodge Type

Bush Lodge with 8 en-suite rooms

Whats Included

 

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included

 

  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy

Children of 6 and over accepted with conditions

 

Up to 12 Years:   A private vehicle needs to be booked

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Wildlife

Land activities

Water activities

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Wildlife & Activities

 

Wildlife

 

The Kwando River concession is 232 000 ha (573 000 acres)of unfenced wilderness area and features two camps on the Kwando River – Lagoon and Lebala. Famous for huge herds of elephant and buffalo with our wild dog viewing considered the best in Africa. Predators include lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah and four species of smaller cats.

 

The area was subject to the documentary "Tight Spots", or "Mad Mike and Marks', which successfully showed the unbelievable array of wildlife that this area of Botswana has to offer.

 

If anywhere in Botswana is a "Big Game" area, then the Kwando concession has to be close to the top

Activities

DAY DRIVES

NIGHT DRIVES

TRACKERS

WALKING

HIDES

The Camp

Camp Overview

 

Lebala is situated in the south of the Kwando concession, adjacent to the head waters of the Linyanti marshes that form the boundary between Botswana and Namibia.

 

The southerly flowing Kwando river disappears into the vast marshland before emerging as the Linyanti river. The triangle formed by this vast wetland is home to the Mamili National Park in Namibia.

 

Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’ in Setswana and the scenery is dominated by vast plains with scattered palms and tree islands backed by wooded savannahs. This wild expanse contrasts with the casual understated elegance and luxury of the camp itself.

 

Lodge Layout

 

After a reasonable game drive from the airstrip and upon arrival at the lodge, guests walk over a wooden bridge that spans a winding seasonal waterway.

 

The elevated walkway leads into the peaceful lounge and bar area under thatch. The structure and its interior is of classic African style, made of thatch and gumpole with seating throughout of wooden furniture. As you walk in from your game drive you are confronted by the bar which is the perfect place to talk about your days game sightings over a gin and tonic. At the back of this main area is a small but well stocked curio shop.

 

The path continues to the thatched dining area, and onto the pathways that lead to each tent. En-route to the tents is the plunge pool, lapa and magnificent fireplace – the perfect setting for after dinner drinks and exchanging your safari stories.

Room Description

 

The eight rooms, of which one is a family room, are accessed via a sandy walkway. The rooms are on raised Zimbabwean teak decks with seating, and access is via the front veranda through large wooden double sliding doors.

 

Shade cloth walls, with a variety of curtains and shades, surround each tent so you can decide how much light you want to let in. There is a spacious bedroom area with a substantial and comfortable bed together with extra wooden seating. An entrance to the side of the bed area leads you to the large bathroom that includes double his and hers square white basins, a claw-foot bathtub, separate toilet and an outside double shower.

 

The rooms are kept cool with a combination on overhanging thatch and gauze windows to let the breeze flow through, and electric fans.

Camp Environment

 

Lebala is situated on s small tree lined island in the middle of open plains, so the views are fantastic. You are able to spot elephants cross the open grassland from several kilometers whilst they make their steady progress to the Kwando River.

 

The Kwando concession is the largest in northern Botswana covering 232,000 ha of beautiful, unfenced wilderness. There are only two camps situated within this private concession, the other is this lodges sister camp, Lagoon, which is to the north. Added together, there are a total of 16 guest tents in the area – so an exclusive wilderness experience is guaranteed.

 

The concession has 50km of exclusive river frontage. The western side of this vast area consists of dense woodland but Lebala, the Tswana word for wide-open plains has expansive tracts of African Plains and wetlands. This system is an intricate labyrinth of waterways, reed beds, islands, floodplains, bush, scrub and trees.

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