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Davis was wonderful, caring, knowledgeable and professional - bravo to him!

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- E Lieberman, USA, November 2012

JDA was excellent. Safari logistics - excellent! Umar & Elias our guides - excellent!

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- D & R Harmon, United States, July 2013

A wonderful experience; I will certainly recommend Rwanda to my friends. It is a beautiful country. Our guide, Martin, was outstanding and we really enjoyed our...

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- L Ronlund, Canada, March 2011

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Kwando Lagoon and Lebala Camps


Safari Highlights

These charming camps are located at the northern and southern ends respectively, of the 232,000 hectare Kwando concession. Together, they form the perfect duo of camps to fully experience this amazing wilderness.


With a permanent channel of the Kwando river flowing past, and the mix of savannah and woodland behind, you can experience game viewing by boat and by vehicle at Lagoon. In the dry season, the river attracts herds of herbivores, including significant elephant and buffalo numbers as well as lot of other plains game. The characteristic grunting calls of hippo are a feature all year round, the perfect soundtrack to a lazy post-lunch nap under the massive trees by the viewing deck. each room is generously sized, and has its own private viewing deck.

Superb Exclusivity

This part of Botswana, that borders the seasonal Linyanti Swamps, is particularly good for game viewing due to the diversity of habitats concentrated in a small area. Morning and evening game drives in search of predator and prey are always rewarding in the company of guides who are experienced, personable and knowledgeable. The beauty of this concession is that you have it all to yourself. With just the two ccamps, and a maximum of 8 vehicles, you are truly spoiled when you are lucky enough to spend a few nights in this remote and little-visited corner of Botswana. The two camps are normally connected by a 3-hour game drive that unveild to you the gradual changes in habitat as you move between them.


Lebala, in the south of the concession is completely different in character and style, being tented, rather than thatched. The habitat in this area tends towards marshes rather than open water, which means the wildlife experence is different. This is an excellent place to see red lechwe, and the bird life is quite extraordinary. As with Lagoon, this is a lovely, relaxed camp, where safari stories are swapped at the convivial evening fireside and communal dinner.