Had 2 nights at the Kwando Lagoon Camp in Botswana and travelled there by speedboat transfer from Lianshulu in Namibia.
We were taken to an open sided tent on the Botswana side of the river where our passports were checked and stamped. A game vehicle then collected us and we were taken to the camp.
At first in the pouring rain it didn't look much.
The tents were great though - quite large with comfortable beds, a sink/vanity area, flushing toilet and outdoor shower. Each had a view over the river with a deck area at the front.
At night you could hear the hippos come out of the water next to the tents, chomping on the grass and moving around the area. Quite scary at first, but very exciting once you get use to it.
Although we didn't pay for a private vehicle, as the cost was unbelievably expensive, we were lucky enough after the first game drive to only have to share the vehicle with 2 other guests - although this cannot be guaranteed. The experience was still amazing and on our first drive we saw a leopard with its kill, chased with the wild dog pack and saw them make a kill.
The reason Kwando is so special is because you get the chance to track the animals with your guide and tracker. This lead to some amazing experiences and photos.
Evenings were spent at a communal table with a buffet style rustic meal, which was very tasty. One evening we even had a special guest - a huge hippo hovering in the lapa entrance, which was an amazing sight. Mornings started with a chance for some porridge or muffin before a good 4 hours game drive or river cruise, before returning for a hearty brunch.
Everyone was so friendly and it was such a special place - will most definitely return once we have saved up again !
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- Also Known As:
- Kwando Lagoon Camp Hotel Chobe National Park