WIDE OPEN SPACES
Lebala is situated in the south of the Kwando concession, adjacent to the head waters of the Linyanti marshes that form the boundary between Botswana and Namibia. The southerly flowing Kwando river disappears into the vast marshland before emerging as the Linyanti river.
This special ecosystem is home to a wide variety of Africa’s plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, impala, giraffe and tsessebe and also provides refuge to lechwe, waterbuck and the shy sitatunga. Lebala is also known for frequent sightings of wild dog, which have denned near to the camp in recent years.
Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’ in Setswana and the scenery is dominated by vast plains with scattered palms and tree islands backed by wooded savannahs. This wild expanse contrasts with the casual understated luxury of the camp itself.
The eight rooms, of which one is a family room, are accessed via a sandy walkway. The rooms are on raised Zimbabwean teak decks, and access is via the front veranda. Each tent is surrounded by shade cloth walls, with a variety of curtains and shades, so you can decide how much light you want to let in. There is a spacious bedroom area, a bathroom area which includes double basins, a claw-foot bathtub a separate toilet and an outside double shower. The rooms are kept cool with gauze windows to let the breeze flow through and fans. On arrival guest walk over a wooden bridge that spans a winding seasonal waterway. The elevated walkway leads into the peaceful lounge and bar area under thatch. The path continues to the thatched dining area, and onto the pathways that lead to each tent. En route to the tents is the plunge pool, lapa and magnificent fireplace – the perfect setting for after dinner drinks and exchanging your safari stories.
As Lebala is in a private concession we have the opportunity to drive off road in search of sightings – we have often been able to follow the wild dogs on their hunts. It also means we are able to drive at night with spotlights. 30% of fascinating mammals are mainly active at night, so this gives us more opportunities to view them. Depending on the season, it is also possible to do guided walks in the area. These are sometimes prohibited due to safety reasons, with large herds of elephant and buffalo in the area. The distance and area for walks may vary seasonally at the guides’ discretion
CAMP FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
Botswana Safari Company recommends Lebala Camp for its relaxed friendly atmosphere and the ability to go off road on the private concession.
LEBALA CAMP RATES
Shoulder Season - April to June and November 2019 - US$1 080.00
High Season - July to October 2019 - US$1 475.00
Low Season - December 2020 to March 2021 - US$790.00
Fully inclusive - Per person sharing per night - Excludes flights