Kwando Lebala Camp




  • Remote and wild safari camp delivering a top class safari experience in the Linyanti Swamps
  • Varied game-viewing experience at Lebala Camp
  • Excellent guiding with Kwando Safaris
  • Kwando lions are known for their elephant and buffalo kills

The scenery around Kwando Lebala Camp is dominated by vast plains scattered with Ilala palms backed by wooded savanna - Lebala meaning 'wide open spaces' in Setswana. You get a powerful sense of being in the middle of nowhere here and the excellent game-viewing makes this one of the finest wilderness camps in Africa. The Kwando Concession lies within the broader Linyanti Swamps adjacent to the Chobe Park. The wetlands and flood plains around Lebala Camp offer a wonderful variety of wildlife with excellent sightings of elephant, hippo, lechwe, zebra, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, kudu, tsessebe, roan, sable, buffalo and the ever present predators; wild dog, lion, cheetah and hyena. The lions of Kwando are famous for their elephant, hippo and buffalo kills.


The eight spacious tents at Kwando Lebala Camp are on a raised teak deck, laid out with maximum comfort and privacy in mind. The tents have an entrance foyer with a reading and writing area, en suite bathrooms with Victorian ball and claw bathtubs, and double basins. The bathrooms lead out to a reed enclosed open-air shower with hot and cold running water. Each tent has its own game-viewing deck with all-encompassing vistas over the vast plains of Botswana.

Kwando doesn't believe in focusing on the décor of the lodge at the expense of the safari experience. Lebala Camp is elegant and well-furnished, with everything that you need to enjoy your safari but the focus is definitely on its expert guiding. Activities include bush walks and day and night drives. After dark, spotlights are switched on and the game drives focus on nocturnal sightings of rare and elusive species such as leopard, selous mongoose, small spotted genet and aardwolf, to name a few. Nocturnal bird species that are encountered include the Natal nightjar, pennant-winged nightjar and a large variety of owls.

Please note that it is Kwando Safaris policy to have open 4x4 game drive vehicles (winter and summer) as it enhances the game viewing experience.

Families at Kwando Safaris

Kwando Safaris believes in providing opportunities for families to come on safari. This positive approach means that they recommend taking one of their specialist family safari guides who is trained and passionate about inspiring children to learn and love the wilderness.

Those families who choose to book a 'Family Safari' have their own private vehicle with their own guide and tracker who will look after them both on game drives and in camp. The guide will also accompany them throughout their stay, moving with them through the Kwando camps. Caring for the children is a full time job and continues beyond the game drive and in camp, thereby allowing the parents some well earned rest!

The programmes vary for each family and are based on the ages, sexes and interests of the children. Our guides' aim is to not only keep them entertained but ensure that they learn a great deal under their expert guidance. Generally, activities include spoor castings, using spotlights, fishing, mammal, bird and plant identification, identifying night sounds and making greeting cards out of natural materials. The staff also involve the children in camp duties and they are often found preparing snacks for their game drives with the chefs! In essence, the children are either busy or asleep and always happy - busy children ultimately mean a relaxing holiday for their parents!

You may like to combine a few days at Kwando Lebala camp in the Linyanti Swamps with a few nights at one of its sister camps in the Delta, Kwando Kwara or Kwando Little Kwara.

Kwando Lebala Camp on the map


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En-Suite Tent (s)

There are eight spacious custom designed tents set on raised Zimbabwean teak decks with access via a front verandah. Each tent is surrounded by shade cloth walls, and is open plan, comprising of a large bedroom area and a bathroom which includes double basins, a claw-foot bathtub, separate toilet and an outside double shower. One of the tents has an additional twin bedroom within the unit for family use. The rooms are kept cool with a combination of ceiling fans and the mosquito net walls. This special gauze allows both an unobstructed flow of cooling breezes and for stunning views.


Kwando Lebala

This is an authentic, bush camp.  I liked the camp, but was not so keen on the buffet-style dinner.  The game viewing was great and we didn’t see any other people at all.

We saw lions and more lions. One pride 12 and another of 16 next morning. As well as a leopard coming down tree.


  • 1 family room with separate room for kids (up to 3 kids) but all sharing one bathroom; families only – no triple or quad sharing with adults
  • 7 tents, can add extra bed
  • Game Drive (off road and night drives) and walking year round
  • Wooden floor, wooden beams, inside bath and double outside shower
  • Small swimming pool
  • No mobile- or wifi reception
Cedarberg : Milandi Joubert

Special offers

Five Rivers Safari Offer

Stay a minimum of 3 nights at one participating camp or 2 nights at 2 separate camps, and you are eligible for special Five Rivers rates for the summer green season (mid Nov to March). See details for which camps...

Stay a minimum of 3 nights at one participating camp or 2 nights at 2 separate camps, and you are eligible for special super-low Five Rivers safari rates for the summer green season. Camps include all Kwando Camps (excluding Little Kwara), all Under One Botswana Sky camps (including Pom Pom, Gunns, Rra Dinare, Chobe Safari Lodge and Chobe Bush Lodge), as well as The Elephant Camp (at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe)

Excludes: Offer only valid from mid- Novermber to March of EACH year

Terms & Conditions: Must use Moremi Air as the charter flight company

VALID FROM 15/11/2024
VALID UNTIL 31/03/2025

Long Stay Lower Rates

Lower rates if you stay at a combination of Kwando camps for 6-7 nights, even lower rates if stay for 8+ nights

VALID FROM 01/01/2023
VALID UNTIL 31/12/2025


Accommodation, all meals and beverages - including premier brands (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), all game-viewing activities, emergency medical evacuation cover, meet & greet in and out of Maun airport in private guests lounge if being transferred with Moremi Air.

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round