Strikingly set amidst the open plains, scattered tree islands and mopane woodland of the southern Kwando Concession, Lebala is deservedly renowned for big game and predator sightings. There are just eight safari tents in camp, with an understated luxury that doesn’t even try to aim for the grand opulence of some Botswana lodges, but more than matches them for style and game viewing activities. The tents are set on low rise decks and connected by sandy paths, giving an extremely close to nature feel. Each has double outdoor showers, an indoor bathtub, private viewing deck and comfortable bedroom areas with subtle décor. The central lodge is raised above the waters of the Linyanti marshes, with a lounge, bar, dining area, pool and firepit around which morning coffees can be enjoyed before setting out on activities. There is an abundance of game to be seen around the camp itself, including the wild dog packs for which its sister camp Lagoon is so famous, and a wealth of plains game that attracts the big cats.
Activities mainly focus on day and night game drives, although walks can sometimes be requested and there is a raised viewing platform behind the main lodge, where animals can be lazily watched in the hot afternoons. Kwando Safaris operate all of their game drives with a guide and tracker, increasing the chance of animal sightings and freeing up the guide to answer questions and provide further detail. Overall, Lebala combines seamlessly with the Kwara camps in the Northern Delta to provide outstanding big game viewing experiences.