Lebala Camp is situated in the southern region of the Kwando Concession in northern Botswana.
Balancing understated elegance and an authentic safari feel, Lebala Camp is an intimate tented camp offering personalized and friendly service.
Meaning ‘wide-open plains’ in Tswana, the camp is located near vast plains and wooded savannah, and offers regular sightings of predators, elephant, lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah as well as wildebeest and waterbuck. Explore this wilderness on game drives and seasonal walks with your trained and knowledgeable guide. Other activities include fishing and boating excursions.
Lebala Camp, Okavango Delta
Set in the Waterberg’s Welgevonden Private Game reserve, Lebala Camp is an exquisite bush destination perfectly positioned on the spectacular savannah plains in the southern part of the reserve. Hosting 5 boutique suites, the lodge sleeps 10 and offers you a bush experience that is second to none.
Designed by award winning architects, Lebala Camp boasts grandiose entertainment spaces that all open out onto an integrated central view of picturesque plains. There is no perceptible distinction between indoor and outdoor living as you experience the lodge’s open layout and the inspired interior design that brings the fresh feel of the bush inside.
A team of highly skilled and professional staff will make your stay at Lebala Camp an exceptional and luxurious experience, offering you enlightening game drives with your own dedicated ranger, delicious meals and 5-star treatment. The lodge is equipped with a gym, satellite television in a central viewing area, internet and office facilities and a variety of guest entertainment, (catering for children as well).
Lebala Camp comprises 8 spacious safari tents designed with contemporary African accessories and furnished in Rhodesian teak.
Set on raised stilts with private decks, the tented suites have uninterrupted views of the surrounding plains and wetlands. The en suite bathrooms feature deluxe claw-foot baths and outdoor showers.
- Set in the wide open plains of the Linyanti Marshes.
- 8 en-suite tents – all with bath & double outside showers – including a family room.
- 2 activities – walks (seasonal) & game drives.
- Famous for its predators and high concentrations of elephants.
- We can operate off road and at night.
- Guide and tracker team.
- All inclusive rates.
Relax between game-viewing activities; relax at the bar with a cool drink or at the pool where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. There is also a curio shop where you can purchase gifts and souvenirs to take back home. An early light breakfast is served in the open-air communal dining room before the morning’s game drive, followed by a buffet-style brunch on return.
Afternoon teas comprise a selection of hot and cold meals, while a 3-course dinner ends each day on a hearty note. Enjoy a delicious mix of international and local cuisine prepared and served in the lodge’s main dining area or in the open-air boma under a night sky.
The daily safari routine usually involves an early morning wake up call, and a gathering around the fireside for piping hot tea and coffee, a bowl of sumptuous porridge and freshly baked muffins. As well as the clean early morning air and dazzling sun rise, an early departure greatly increases the chances of unusual sightings, as the majority of mammals are active at the beginning and end of the day when temperatures are lower.
Game drives are undertaken in custom designed Toyota game viewing vehicles seating no more than six guests at a time in two rows of three seats at the desert properties (Nxai and Tau Pan) and 3 rows of 3 seats in the other camps (Kwara, Little Kwara, Lebala and Lagoon). Guests are guided by a two person team of professional guide and tracker – a special feature of the Kwando Safaris wildlife experience. The two person team enables the guide to communicate points of interest and the complex interrelations that exist throughout the natural world, while the tracker ensures no sightings or tracks are missed.
The boat experience is a soothing tonic, a contrast to the vigorous efforts of searching for mammals from a vehicle or on foot. Sit back and while away the hours, stopping to gaze at a multitude of spectacular birds and bathing elephant and enjoy the vistas of the river systems. However, don’t be surprised should the peace be shattered by the snort of a territorial hippo warning the boat of his presence! Double-decker boats are used to provide a better vantage point and offer a wonderful position to enjoy the waterways and their varied inhabitants.
Walking in Africa’s wild areas is the only way to truly appreciate the natural environment. While game viewing from a vehicle allows one to see more animals as you traverse much greater distances and get much closer to animals safely, there is nothing as awe inspiring and humbling as observing wild animals on foot. Many smaller species of plants and insects, tracks and signs are all easily missed when in a vehicle. The slow pace of the walk and interpretative skills of your guide will open your eyes to a new and fascinating world.
Binoculars! Bring them! These are a vital piece of equipment, which will contribute hugely to a truly exceptional safari. You will use them more than you think whether on a walk or on a mokoro. Every person should really have their own pair, but at a minimum, have a pair between you and your travelling companion if you have one. The size that you choose depends greatly on your subject of interest. A specialist birder would likely choose a heavier 10x magnification with a wider objective, while for general wildlife viewing the smaller 8x magnification with a smaller (25mm) objective will be sufficient and mean less weight to carry around.
Lebala Camp Reviews
“My wife and I spent four nights in Lebala for our honeymoon and had a once in a life time experience. When you arrive at your room you look out on an open savannah and see elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and antelope all grazing in the distance.” – Paul V
“Kwando Lebala is a really nice camp offering beautiful views over the surrounding landscape, even when suffering from a drought. We stayed there in 02/2016 and really enjoyed the exciting gamedrives and the company of our excellent guide, Bait. The food served was delicious, inspired by the local cuisine and always served at a communal table.” – Hopeman123
“I went on safari through Botswana with my aunt, and we enjoyed every aspect of our stay at Lebala. The staff was genuine, accommodating, and kind. The food was great, with a “Botswana” night every Monday featuring local fare.” – Olivia S