The renowned Kwando concession is over half a million acres but contains just two small camps that are 30 kilometers apart. Lebala has built its reputation on action packed game viewing, with dedicated tracking, tremendous guiding and making the pursuit of wildlife sightings the priority. Off road driving is allowed here and the Lebala guides put it to good use when tracking predators which allows guests the best chance to witness behavior.
Lebala received a needed refurbishment during 2008, restoring the simple elegance of this intimate camp of just eight tents. Each tent is built on a raised teak deck, laid out with comfort and privacy in mind. The tents have an entrance foyer with a reading and writing area, en-suite bathrooms with Victorian clawfoot 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. Each tent has its own sundeck, and is set in the shade within the trees. The endless vistas from the large windows and decks across the vast plains illustrate the origin of the name Lebala, which in Setswana means wide open spaces.
There is a great lounge area to enjoy during the mid-day where you can observe wildlife wandering across the open plains. There is also a plunge pool to escape any mid-day heat. Food is hearty and the staff provides a very welcoming atmosphere at this camp.
Activities here focus almost entirely on game drives, which is appropriate because it is such a productive area and the guide/tracker system is a point of emphasis to deliver the maximum experience.
The full complement of predators can be found around Lebala. The are is particularly good for leopard, lion, and spotted hyena but wild dogs and cheetah also include the area as part of their range. Wildlife diversity is excellent in this area and special antelope like red lechwe and roan are seen with regularity. The serious focus on game viewing and tracking ensures guests have every opportunity to find special sightings.
- Guide and Tracker Team
- Bath and open air shower
- Plunge pool