Great guide and tracker (Bali and TT). Great sense of humour, very knowledgeable. They seemed just as keen as we were to find that leopard (and we did find it!!)!
Lebala and Kwara are both amazing camps where we had great sightings. It was a real privilege to experience the skills of the trackers who managed to find (far from the road) three cheetah on the hunt, following by a kill, and also a huge male leopard who was also on the move. Our requests for early morning drives rather than walking or other activities were accepted so we were really able to make the best of our availabe time in both camps. It really makes a difference to be able to get off road, which is the main difference with these camps compared to Muchenje, and again it was great fun when the guides were being put through their paces to move the vehicles around some dense bush and having to jump out occassionally to free us from inconveniently placed tree stumps etc. And even when we were supposed to be chilling out between game drives there was so much to see in both places - what with all the birds and herbivores just wandering past the lodges.
I can't say that I have even any constructive criticism in respect of our stays at these camps - just wish we could go back sometime to enjoy not just the wonderful game viewing but the marvellous hospitality that we were shown everywhere we went.
Thanks so much for organising our trip, and as always I will continue to recommend you to friends and family.
Our first camp was Lebala (Kwando). Full marks! The camp manager, “Charles”, without doubt was the best we’ve seen at the four camps we now have experienced in Botswana (Xugana, Savuti, Lebala and Sabinde). Very “hands on”, he seemed always to be present and to play a direct role in all aspects of the guests’ activities. Well spoken, very engaging and seemingly very good with his staff, Charles appears to be in all respects a standout manager. I should also mention here that our guide at Lebala, “Alex”, also was excellent. Probably the best we’ve had in our journeys to date. And at Lebala we DID see lions