We are two students who travelled in Botswana for research and volunteering but we chose to come to Kasane for a week of rest, relaxation and activities to round our trip off.
We opted for a safari tent, it was basic with two single beds, a fan and a light, with shared ablution facilities but it was reasonable in price, clean and comfortable, thus suiting our needs. However, as we stayed for a week we would have expected our bed linen to be changed and towels to be provided.
The other facilities , were a little more questionable, especially the restaurant. Being two students without a car it was practical to eat at the restaurant for the majority of our meals. The variety of food however was poor with only a small selection of the menu actually available each meal. One day there was no salad and there was never any fruit on offer, even at breakfast. The quality of the food and the service was also poor. One day we had to wait half an hour for scrambled eggs. We also felt there were too many staff and because we were often the only ones in the restaurant often felt like we were being watched and rushed through our meals. The bill often appeared before we had finished eating!
The staff were generally friendly and sometimes helpful although often clueless. We did have some issues with booking activities as we were told at the beginning we had to have a minimum of 3 people. We therefore ended up booking most of our activities with Dreams Safari. We did however go on the sunset boat cruise with Kwalape which is a must and I believe the issue with the minimum amount of people had been resolved by the end of the week.
All in all we had a pleasant stay, however in retrospect staying here for one week (especially considering the food) was a little too long.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated between Botswana’s northern towns of Kazungula and Kasane, Kwalape Safari Lodge offers the perfect base to discover the wonders of Chobe National Park and River, with its vast elephant herds and wildlife populations. Kwalape is only an hour away from the magnificent Victoria Falls and 1 km away from where four great African countries meet (Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana) making Kwalape an ideal location to explore from. Kwalape means ‘at home’ in Setswana and it is our management philosophy for all guests to feel welcome, relaxed and at home during their stay and to leave us as friends. We offer value for money accommodation with excellent service. Constructed of canvas, wood and thatch, in harmony with its luscious and naturally landscaped surroundings, Kwalape Lodge comprises 12 chalets each with spacious living areas, en-suite bathroom facilities and a private veranda; 12 safari tents and camping facilities for overland and private tours. The main restaurant and bar are thatched and nestled into the surrounding bush with the restaurant bar offering a stunning elevated deck, ideal for sun downers and sharing the day’s experience with other guests. Other facilities include a swimming pool, conference facility and Boma for starlight meals. ... more less
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