Kwando Lagoon Camp
Kwando Lagoon Camp is a eight-room camp, lying on the shady banks of the Kwando River and set among tall and ancient African ebony and marula trees, overlooking the Kwando River with its resident pods of hippo, perfect for exploring by boat.
At a Glance
Day and night game drives
Wonderful fishing opportunities
Set on the banks of the Kwando River
8 en-suite tents – with inside/outside showers – including a twin room family unit
Evening boat cruises
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Kwando Lagoon Camp accommodates 18 guests in eight twin-bedded safari-style tents. Each tent looks out over the water and has en-suite facilities and modern amenities.
At Lagoon Camp, morning and night game drives are conducted by guides and trackers in open safari vehicles. This area is home to huge herds of elephant and buffalo; there are few places in Africa where such concentrated numbers of these animals exist, especially in the dry season, and a family of hippo and an elephant or three are regularly sighted from the tents, which contributes to the relaxed calm that prevails at Lagoon.
The predators are also well represented by lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. These animals are generally not disturbed by the close presence of vehicles, meaning the sightings are good; Lagoon's guides are exceptionally keen to show their guests the predators, sometimes at very close range. This style of guiding is not for everyone; but for the guest keen to get up close and personal and tick off their predators it works very well.
Boat cruises along the Kwando River provide excellent opportunities for bird watching and specialist fly fishing and spinner fishing for tiger fish and bream are also on offer.
Lagoon’s staff are there to look after you efficiently, and to ensure a peaceful stay. There is a guest pool in which to cool off during the hot months, and freshly prepared delicious meals are served in the thatched dining room overlooking the tranquil waters of the lagoon.
Accommodation is in eight en-suite tents – with inside/outside showers. There is also a twin room family unit.
There is a minimum age of 8 years at Kwando Lagoon Camp. Those families who choose to book a ‘Family Safari’ have their own private vehicle with their own guide and tracker who will look after them both on game drives and in camp. The guide will also accompany them throughout their stay, moving with them through the Kwando camps. Caring for the children is a full time job and continues beyond the game drive and in camp, thereby allowing the parents some well earned rest!
The programs vary for each family and are based on the ages, sexes and interests of the children. The guides’ aim is to not only keep the children entertained but ensure that they learn a great deal under their expert guidance. Generally, activities include spoor castings, using spotlights, fishing, mammal, bird and plant identification, identifying night sounds and making greeting cards out of natural materials.
Activities at Kwando Lagoon Camp include walking nature safaris (seasonal), guided game drives, specialist fly fishing and spinner fishing for tiger fish and bream are also on offer. Evening boat cruises provide the tranquil setting for some bird watching and to enjoy a sundowner before returning to camp. The specially designed Mokoro canoe gives you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the ways of the indigenous people as you explore the low level waterways. There is also a swimming pool at the camp where guests can enjoy a relaxing swim in between safaris.
Location & Directions
Lagoon is perched on the banks of the wild Kwando River, overlooking the Mudumu National Park in the Namibian Caprivi Strip.
When to go
Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.