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Lagoon Camp - Kwando Safaris

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Kwando Reserve Maun, Kwando Concession NG14 Botswana
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Lagoon is perched on the banks of the wild Kwando River, nestled beneath towering ebony and marula trees. The heavily forested site is home to a wide variety of birds and mammals, while elephant and hippo are normally visible from the camp. The stunning views and close proximity of wildlife all contribute to the pervading sense of calm at Lagoon. The Kwando Reserve 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. 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.
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amyanderson wrote a review Apr 2020
Hesperia, California1,028 contributions41 helpful votes
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My mother and I traveled to Botswana just before Covid 19 truly exploded. While on safari the pandemic grew tenfold and began impacting safari-goers (understandably). Nevertheless, we had an extraordinary two night stay at Lagoon. The staff were wonderful, our guide and tracker were awesome, food was spectacular, and it was probably my favorite lodge/location in terms of the authentic, somewhat rustic accommodations and the riverfront views. Spectacular! We saw our only leopard of the trip our first evening (a gorgeous female with cubs likely stashed nearby). We had to track her off road and it was quite the experience, tearing off through the forest. After she disappeared into the dense forrest we came face to face with an adult, though younger, bull elephant during our journey out of the forrest. Quite thrilling!! Two nights was not enough. We had a late night/ next morning of rain storms and it was magical. We watched from the lodge deck with hippos frolicking, ellies passing, several species of antelope coming and going, crocs swimming by, and birds galore carrying on as the light rain eventually way to clearing skies. Next time I will need 3-4 nights here for sure!! Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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pandtab wrote a review Apr 2020
Edmonton, Canada11 contributions6 helpful votes
This was our second lodge in the Kwando Concession, having come here from Splash Camp, which was excellent. It was not disappointing in the least. The lodge at Lagoon is just beautiful. The rooms are quite large and are laid out perfectly, with a lovely deck overlooking the river and fabulous inside and outside showers. You can hear the hippos grunting all night! The food is excellent and the staff are welcoming and friendly. There is no wifi, but personally I liked that. It actually made the whole stay more relaxing, in a strange way. The game drives were excellent. Our guide (Spencer) and tracker (Kern) were friendly and knowledgeable and made the drives informative and fun. I honestly don't think there could have been a better guide than Spencer. My camera died previously and Spencer kindly took photos for me. Above and beyond - thank you, Spencer! We had been to Africa on safari 4 times previously and not seen the wild dogs, but on our way to the airport, they literally came down to the truck to see us. Amazing! We spent four nights at Lagoon Camp and I just can't say enough about how we loved the entire experience. We would definitely love to return to it or any of the Kwando properties!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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JasePerth_WA wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, WA213 contributions19 helpful votes
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My wife and I were privileged enough to spend 3 nights at Kwando Safari’s Lagoon Camp from Feb 23-26. It was our first camp of our first 2 1/2 week Safari holiday in Africa as a couple and we were not disappointed at all. All the staff led by Victor and Gosego were amazing and so friendly. They catered for my wife and I being vegetarian (and my wife no dairy) and there was more than enough meals, food, drinks and special options for us. The tents were the most spacious out of the 4 camps we stayed and the most authentic with a high thatched roof and wooden construction. Great view of the water channel from the room, bathroom and balcony. Loved being able to see (and often hear) the many hippos and other animals in/around the channel. Spacious bathroom with a standalone bathtub. There is no mosquito net around the bed, but with netting on the windows, sprays and mosquito coils, we didn’t have any issues. We were very grateful for the same day laundry service. Didn’t use the pool and we didn’t go on the river boat as the water wasn’t high enough at this time of the year. No mobile reception for us either, but we didn’t want any - it was awesome to unplug. We had the greatest animal diversity, density and frequency of sightings at the Lagoon Camp across our whole trip in Botswana and Tanzania. Our driver Posterico and tracker James were very knowledgeable, mindful of positioning the car with animals, sun, etc for the best photos. We saw nearly everything here - pack of lions even walking right past our car, cheetahs, tracking and following a leopard on the last day, a pack of 5 African wild dogs, an African wild cat, all the other “usual” animals, a post kill feed but weren’t quite lucky enough to see an actual kill. Since this camp is in a private concession, we were able to finish our afternoon drive after sunset in the dark, and also go off-road, which really enabled us to get much closer to animals than a camp in a national park. We loved how the driver and camp managers join with the guests at mealtime at Kwando camps - they have so many interesting stories to share and it makes you appreciate the whole experience and country even more. Note that you are put into a “group for your entire stay, but with people arriving/leaving on different days, we had a variety of game drives ranging from just the 2 of us, some with another couple, and some with another group of 4. Our most special experience at Lagoon was during siesta time on our first full day - a group of 4 adult and a baby elephant visited and ate from the bushes around our tent. It was a truly unforgettable experience. We would highly recommend this camp and Splash and we can’t wait to try the other Kwando camps!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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lklaw wrote a review Mar 2020
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Had a wonderful few days here. Thoroughly enjoyed it Had a wonderful guide and tracker who really knew their stuff. Camp was a Little tired and sorry for itself considering the prices. Food was excellent. Big downside is there is no internet connection at any of the Kwando camps and Two weeks away from home without any opportunity to make contact was too long. On other safaris we’ve done there has been at least intermittent opportunity to let loved ones back home know we hadn’t been eaten by lions!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Thornsonholiday wrote a review Feb 2020
Shropshire, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
This is such a lovely camp - set in the most beautiful location where the animals and bird sightings are amazing from the camp itself, never mind the game drives. Excellent food, comfortable and spacious "tents" and just wonderful guides and trackers. We were part of a group of friends that took the whole camp and had the best time. Intermittent mobile phone signal from nearby Namibia meant you could be in touch with family - the first time for us in over 8 days - but actually the lack of access to the 21st century has to be seen as a plus...... just watch the wonderful landscape and amazing animals and birds around you.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lagoon Camp - Kwando Safaris
What are some of the property amenities at Lagoon Camp - Kwando Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lagoon Camp - Kwando Safaris?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lagoon Camp - Kwando Safaris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lagoon Camp - Kwando Safaris have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lagoon Camp - Kwando Safaris offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Lagoon Camp - Kwando Safaris have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.