Lebala Camp along with its sister, Lagoon Camp, are the only two camps to share the vast Kwando Concession in Botswana.
Lebala Camp has nine large tented chalets constructed on elevated decks including a two-bedroom family room perched on the banks of the Linyanti marshes. Large twin three-quarter-size beds are provided but can be converted to doubles. Each unit has a balcony with deck chairs as well as a small inside sitting area. A canvas wall divides the bedroom from the bathroom, which features a luxurious claw-footed bath, twin washbasins, and a separate cubicle with flushing toilet. Sliding doors at the back of the chalet lead to an outside double shower. While sandy pathways connect the chalets to the camp’s main area.
The camp is in the southern part of the Kwando Concession, adjacent to the head waters of the Linyanti marshes that form the boundary between Botswana and Namibia. Kwando is currently the largest private wildlife reserve in Botswana, covering 900 square miles of unfenced wilderness in the far north of the country. Lebala means “wide open spaces” in Setswana, and the scenery is dominated by vast plains with scattered palms and tree islands backed by wooded savannas. The Kwando River attracts big game in surprising concentrations, especially during the dry months in Botswana from May to October. Elephant and hippo are frequently visible from the camp and spotted-necked otters are often seen performing in the water.