Rating: Deluxe Price from: £365 - £710 pp full board
Lebala means â€˜wide open spaces', and the elegant Lebala Camp is located in 2,320 kms2 of private unfenced wilderness area in the Kwando Concesstion in the Linyanti marsh region in northern Botswana.
Set within vast plains scattered with ilala palms, Lebala Camp offers superb wildlife sightings, with elephant, hippo, giraffe, lion and buffalo all plentiful. Spotlights switched on at night can give you a glimpse of elusive nocturnal species, including leopard.
There are eight spacious, luxurious tents with mosquito net walls to allow cooling breezes to flow through the tent. They are set on raised sundecks, with an entrance foyer, large bedroom and living area. The ensuite bathrooms at Lebala Camp have bathtubs, dual washbasins and flush toilets and lead out to reed-enclosed, open-air showers.
Excellent food is served in the thatched, open-sided dining room and you can take coffee or a nightcap around the camp fire.
Lebala Camp has a high staff to guest ratio ensuring very high quality service.
There is a swimming pool and a game viewing hide on site.
Location: Lebala is in the open plains of the Linyanti Marshes in Kwando Concession in northern Botswana.
Rooms: There are 8 en-suite tents â€“ all with bath & double outside showers â€“ including a family room.
Activities: The camp uses open 4x4 vehicles for game drives. They use a team of a driver/guide plus a spotter (or tracker) who sits at the very front of the vehicle. This combination of expertise makes for usually very successful game drive experiences. The vehicles do not have to stay on track â€“ so off-road drives are common here. Night drives and walks (seasonal) are also possible here.
Facilities: There is a swimming pool and a game hide.
Dining: Guests are welcomed for meals in the open-sided thatched dining room. The meals are very good quality.
Children: Children are very welcome in camp. It is possible to book a specific â€˜family safariâ€™ in Kwando camps. This means that you will have your own private vehicle, guide and tracker. The team will help keep the children entertained both on game activities and back in camp, giving you some time to relax. Kids tend to love using the spotlights at night, making cards out of natural materials, helping chef to prepare snacks, fishing, making print castings â€¦ They will be kept busy and happy!
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: Mobile signals are intermittent.
An exciting green season opportunity to visit some of the best wildlife camps in southern Africa at a very special price.
"Another well appointed camp, although we missed the choir that had welcomed us at both Kanana and Sango. Best food from three very good offerings. Bate, our guide, was exceptional in identifying the bird life we saw. Highlight was a group of 80 or so elephants emerging from the trees including a week old infant suckling it\'s mother. "