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Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’ in Setswana and the scenery is dominated by vast plains with scattered palms and tree clumps backed by wooded savannah.
The accommodation consists of spacious tents, each built on a raised teak deck, and laid out with maximum comfort and privacy in mind. The tents have en-suite bathrooms with clawfoot bathtubs, 'his and hers' washbasins and flush loos. The bathrooms lead out to a reed enclosed open-air shower. Each secluded tent has its own sundeck, set back among the trees.
In the warmer months, take a refreshing swim in the Lebala pool. Meals are served in the open-sided dining room, and after dinner there is a wonderful camp fire around which to sip coffee or enjoy a nightcap.
The wetlands and flood plains around Lebala offer a wonderful variety of wildlife with excellent sightings of elephant (especially large herds), hippo, lechwe, zebra, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, kudu, tsessebe, roan, sable, buffalo and the ever present predators; wild dog, lion, cheetah and hyena. There are many activities that allow guests to see the magnificent animals, including both day and night drives, and off road drives. There is also a guide and tracker system on every vehicle, as well as on walking safaris.
After dark, spotlights are switched on and the night game drives allow for nocturnal sightings of rare and elusive species such as leopard, Selous mongoose, small spotted genet and aardwolf.
Isabel, Original Traveller