Kwando Lagoon Camp




  • Stunning setting on the Kwando lagoon
  • Huge herds of elephant attract ever-present predators
  • Excellent guiding with Kwando Safaris
  • Authentic safari camp focused on delivering a top class safari experience
  • Kwando lions are known for their elephant and buffalo kills

Kwando Lagoon Camp, overlooking the Mudumu National Park in the Namibian Caprivi strip, prides itself on having one of the most beautiful settings in Botswana.  The camp lies on the shady banks of the wild Kwando River among tall and ancient African Ebony and Marula trees, and under the watchful gaze of the resident hippos. The Kwando concession lies within the broader Linyanti Swamps adjacent to the Chobe Park.

Only 16 guests stay in this intimate and romantic luxury tented camp. Each tent looks out over the water and has private en suite facilities, including evocative open-air showers and flush toilets. There is also a pool in which to cool off during the hot months.

Game viewing

Morning and night game drives are conducted by specialist guides and trackers in open safari vehicles. This area is home to huge herds of elephant and buffalo, especially in the dry season. Large herds of elephant drink almost daily at the river bank in front of the camp, in full view of guests. These big herds attract big predators in turn - lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. The animals are generally very relaxed in the presence of vehicles, meaning the sightings are usually at close range. Indeed the lions of Kwando are famous for their elephant, hippo and buffalo kills.

Among the great variety of antelope species found at Kwando Lagoon Camp, the endangered sable and roan antelope are often seen. Playful spotted necked otters are commonly seen performing in the lagoon right in front of the tents. Boat cruises along the Kwando River provide excellent opportunities for birding. Specialist fly fishing and spinner fishing for Tiger fish and Bream is also on offer. Some excellent catches have been made by Kwando guests.

Please note that it is Kwando Safaris policy to have open 4x4 game drive vehicles (winter and summer) as it enhances the game viewing experience.

Families at Kwando Lagoon Camp

Kwando Safaris believes in providing opportunities for families to come on safari. This positive approach means that they recommend taking one of their specialist family safari guides who is trained and passionate about inspiring children to learn and love the wilderness.

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 in camp, thereby allowing the parents some well earned rest!

The programmes vary for each family and are based on the ages, sexes and interests of the children. Our guides' aim is to not only keep them 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. The staff also involve the children in camp duties and they are often found preparing snacks for their game drives with the chefs! In essence, the children are either busy or asleep and always happy - busy children ultimately mean a relaxing holiday for their parents!

You may like to combine a few days at Kwando Lagoon camp in the Linyanti Swamps with a few nights at one of its sister camps in the Delta, Kwando Kwara or Kwando Little Kwara.

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En-Suite Tent (s)

Lagoon can accommodate up to 16 guests in eight expansive tents, each with a private deck, spacious living area and bathroom all offering picturesque views over the river. With special gauze walls you can enjoy the view from within your tent and these can be perfect to wake up to in a morning or enjoy during an afternoon soak in the bath. The bathroom also has both indoor and outdoor showers and double washbasins. One of the tents also comprises a second bedroom with twin beds, ideal for families. All tents have cooling thatched roofs and ceiling fans


Had a very good time

"Yes, I had a very good time. You choose well, all the camps were excellent and I did see lots of wild dogs. They had a den at Lagoon with 14 dogs "

Special offers

Five Rivers Safari Offer

Stay a minimum of 3 nights at one participating camp or 2 nights at 2 separate camps, and you are eligible for special Five Rivers rates for the summer green season (mid Nov to March). See details for which camps...

Stay a minimum of 3 nights at one participating camp or 2 nights at 2 separate camps, and you are eligible for special super-low Five Rivers safari rates for the summer green season. Camps include all Kwando Camps (excluding Little Kwara), all Under One Botswana Sky camps (including Pom Pom, Gunns, Rra Dinare, Chobe Safari Lodge and Chobe Bush Lodge), as well as The Elephant Camp (at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe)

Excludes: Offer only valid from mid- Novermber to March of EACH year

Terms & Conditions: Must use Moremi Air as the charter flight company

VALID FROM 15/11/2024
VALID UNTIL 31/03/2025

Long Stay Lower Rates

Lower rates if you stay at a combination of Kwando camps for 6-7 nights, even lower rates if stay for 8+ nights

VALID FROM 01/01/2023
VALID UNTIL 31/12/2025


Accommodation, all meals and beverages - including premier brands, all game-viewing activities, emergency medical evacuation cover, meet & greet in and out of Maun airport in private guests lounge if being transferred with Moremi Air.

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round