A dream Botswana safari that showcases the incredible wildlife areas of the Linyanti and Savuti region should be based at the classic Kwando Lagoon Camp for that ultimate safari vacation. This superb Botswana camp gets its name from the wild Kwando River on which it has been carefully erected, overlooking the little known Mudumu National Park in the Namibian Caprivi Strip.
Find this unique safari venue nestled beneath towering ebony and marula trees, accommodating up to 16 guests in eight traditionally styled ‘tents.’ Renowned for African Wild Dog sightings in camp and massive herds of up to 1000 elephant and buffalo which roam the area in the winter months, Kwando Lagoon Camp is all about you and the wildlife.
It’s part of the private Kwando Reserve, also loved for its strong predator populations and sightings, the peaceful lagoon setting a hive of wildlife activities throughout the days. Watch spotted-necked otters diving and splashing playfully in the lagoon from the main deck.
Lagoon Camp provides the best introduction to the Linyanti and Savuti region up near the Caprivi Strip, in the far north of Botswana thanks to its ideal water habitats, beautiful, forested camp area with full decks on the river, close to hippos, elephants, plenty of pretty antelope and buffalos galore. It feels good to settle into luxury tented rooms every night, listening to the animals feeding and drinking nearby – stunning inside and outside showers and private decks add to this comfort.
Kwando’s guide and tracker system is truly excellent and makes sure that you can see everything and anything that is going on. They will find lions hunting by starlight and track leopard with guests until they kill and devour their prey. Enjoy the fantastic coffee and sundowner kits your game ranger pulls out in the first light of morning and at dusk and feel wonderfully lucky to be in this truly amazing spot.
Feel stunned at the high quality of your meals at camp, including breakfast around the fire, brunch, tea and dinner – enormous variety and nice local twists. Try some of the boating and fishing on offer between game drives to get even closer to drinking elephants and wading buffalos and set aside time for sensory bush walks in pristine wilderness forests and grasslands too.
Kwando Lagoon Camp is perched on the banks of the wild Kwando River, overlooking the Mudumu National Park in the Namibian Caprivi Strip. This delightful camp snuggles beneath towering ebony and marula trees and accommodates up to 16 guests in eight traditionally styled ‘tents.’ The heavily forested site is home to diverse birds and mammals, while elephants and hippo are normally visible from the camp viewing decks right on the river. The stunning views across rivers and grasslands of the Linyanti Savuti system in the midst of so much wildlife contributes to the pervading sense of calm at Lagoon where game rangers and guides are super professional and passionate about you and biodiversity.
Seasonally large herds of elephant drink at the river bank near to the camp in full view of the main deck, while playful spotted – necked otters are commonly seen performing in the water. Lagoon has a well-earned reputation for big game and large herds of elephant and buffalo, especially in the winter months, when herds of up to a thousand are not uncommon. This vast concentration of game attracts the attention of large predators. The Lagoon wild dog pack regularly den close to the camp and the excellent viewing opportunities have led to Lagoon’s reputation as the place to see wild dog in Botswana.
Another special feature of the camp is the afternoon river cruise. The unique double-deck boat allows several guests the opportunity to drift along the river while enjoying spectacular views, mammal and bird life while sipping at your ‘sundowner’ of choice. For those guests who enjoy fishing, there is ample room to throw a line in the water while the boat meanders along.
The camp’s complement of 22 staff are there to look after our guests quietly and efficiently, ensuring a relaxing and peaceful stay. They will find you super raptors such as the regal Martial Eagle, and you can game view from your outside shower.
Breakfast is taken around a campfire, lunch and dinner around a big table in a dining area, and afternoon tea around the bar area. This was also a popular spot in the evening where guests met before dinner to talk about the day. Enjoy superb morning and afternoon/ early evening game drives, mostly off road, so the tracking of big cats is a treat. Customise your ideal package safari to Kwando with add-on tours to Caprivi and Botswana’s Okavango Delta too!
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