This lovely camp is surrounded by vast plains and wooded savannah on the edge of the Linyanti Marshes, bordering Namibia. It is located in the southern portion of the Kwando Linyanti private concession - the largest private reserve in Botswana, which it shares with its sister, Lagoon Camp to the north.
The entire camp has superb views of the expansive tracts of wilderness and wetlands that are part of the Kwando-Linyanti flood plain system. This area is known for its predators and also herds of elephants. The term Lebala means wide open spaces in the local Setswana dialect.
There are eight ensuite tented chalets, including one twin bedroomed family unit. Each one is built on raised decks and set back amongst the trees for total seclusion. Each tent is elegantly furnished in teak and has an en-suite bathroom with Victorian ball and claw bath tub, double open-air shower, double basin and dressing area. There are superb views of the lagoon from the private decks.The lounge, bar and dining areas are all under thatch. After dinner, a camp fire is lit, around which you can sit and sip coffee or have a nightcap. The camp has an all-inclusive meal plan, which includes three meals per day and a choice of drinks. The camp also has a small plunge pool and complimentary laundry service.
Game drives and walking are the activities offered at Lebala. Because it is in a private concession you can enjoy offroading and night game drives.
Most of the activities are in the open Landcruisers. Landcruisers take 6 guests on 3 rows of seats. Guests also like the game walks at the guides' discretion to check the local elephants. One of the highlights of a stay at Lagoon or Lebala - or even better - combining both - is the chance to see wild dogs who den in the Kwando Linyanti Concession.
The major predators include the lions, leopards and cheetahs. It has one of the highest elephant populations in Southern Africa. Other wild animals such as hyenas and wild dogs are also regularly sighted. To watch a diverse species of birds, you should choose to visit the reed and papyrus swamps. To see the nocturnal species such as civet, spotted genet, honey badger and spring hare, you should go on the night drives. You can also see some nocturnal birds such as owls at Lebala camp.