Kwando Lagoon Camp (Chobe /
Linyanti Region) Botswana
Lagoon Camp lies on the shady banks of the Kwando River
among tall and ancient African Ebony and Morula trees, under
the watchful gaze of the resident hippos.
Shaded under massive African Ebony trees, situated
centrally, in the extensive Kwando wilderness of 232; 000
ha. (550 000 acres) is Kwando Lagoon Camp.
Kwando Lagoon Camp comprises 6 spacious purpose designed
tents with views over the private lagoon formed by the
ever-changing Kwando River.
Each tent comprises a bedroom area with a spacious
bathroom en suite. The bathroom has a double basin set in an
indigenous Mukwa wood stand and a flush loo.
The spacious outdoor reeded showers capture the essence
of Africa that is Kwando.
The tents are furnished in the best teak furniture that
Zimbabwean master craftsmen can create.
The shady cool interiors are produced by a canvas
flysheet under reeds, which are also set under massive Ebony
and Morula trees with shady lawns.
A small plunge pool is available to cool off during the
long summer days. The resident hippos entertain our guests
as they sit in the deck chairs on the decks in front of
Viewing / Activities:
Guests arrive from the airstrip through open plains into
our shaded reception area and amble into the peaceful
lounge, dinning and bar area, under thatch. They continue
through the thatched dinning area onto the pathways leading
to their personal hideaway and tent. Their view is of
expansive Africa over the peaceful lagoon and reedbeds that
lead to the Kwando-Linyanti flood plain system.
is an intricate labyrinth of waterways, reedbeds, islands,
floodplains, bush, scrub and trees. However, the river
system around Lagoon camp is a maze of ox bow lakes, fossil
riverbeds, reedbeds and riverine forests. Lagoon offers
regular and reliable sightings of elephant, lion, wild dog,
leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, tsessebe, impala,
wildebeest, buffalo and waterbuck in stunning settings.
Sudden lines of tall lead wood trees demarcate the flood
plains, many hundreds of years old.
grasslands give way to the striking silver cluster leaf
woodlands that are tended by the elephant, maintaining the
characteristic broken gardens effect. West of the
floodplains are the endless mopane woodlands that sustain
the large herds in the wet season. In the dry season Lagoon
offers a mega fauna experience unmatched in Africa with
sightings of up to 1000 elephant in a single game drive.
The lion prides regularly hunt elephant in this remote
region, a habit undocumented elsewhere in Africa. Herds of
up to 2 000 buffalo also attract the attention of lion and
hyena and our trained guides scan the horizons for the dust
storms generated by thousands of buffalo hooves.
The night drives present a drama of epic proportions when
the buffalo move through the parched floodplains. Packs of
wild dogs also provide excitement for many months when they
have pups, motivating them to undertake action packed hunts
twice a day. Lagoon is peaceful and wonderful in summer,
savage and wonderful in winter. The purpose designed double
decker barge with a jet engine is designed to navigate the
shallows and ox bows of the Kwando river all year round. The
strong current in the river enables us to float silently
down the river and experience the peace and quiet of this
Accommodation Rates:- From $650 Per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary