Set in the pristine 2320 square kilometres large reserve that constitute the Kwando Concession, the Kwando Lagoon Camp nestles in the shade of soaring ebony trees.
Kwando Lagoon Camp offers six roomy tents, styled to blend beautifully with the surrounding wilderness and commanding a view out over the Kwando Lagoon. Every tent has a spacious interior complete with an en-suite bathroom with double washbasins set into local mukwa wood.
An outdoor shower area, protected by a pretty, thatched roof,
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adds a touch of African adventure flair. The tents are equipped with custom-built teak furniture made in Zimbabwe.
Every detail has been thought of. Screens protect you from mosquitoes and other insects and the tent’s thatched roof in combination with the shade thrown by the ebony and marula trees keep it wonderfully cool inside.
Those who need to cool off on a hot summer’s day can indulge in the swimming pool’s refreshing delights. When you are relaxing in the easy chairs outside the tent, do not be surprised if the hippos in the Kwando River join in the conversation.
Having arrived at the Kwando Lagoon Camp’s airstrip, you will be driven across a wide plain to the shady reception area, which in turn is connected to a spacious and picturesquely thatch-roofed lounge, dining and bar area.
Paths link the tents to the dining area, where the view across the wide plains, the peaceful lagoon and the reed beds of the Kwando-Linyanti river system provide a feast for the eyes.
The river system, which feeds the camp’s lagoon, is a wonderland of lakes and waterways. Reeds and native grass flourish along the lush channels. Huge numbers of wild creatures graze in the area or stalk their prey, contributing another facet to the spectacular scenery.
The wonderful environment of the Lagoon Camp provides the visitor with many different and interesting opportunities for animal watching. Furthermore, where there is water there is lush vegetation. The floodplains are lined by huge, tall trees, some, hundreds of years old.
Shady grasslands alternate with impressive silver-leafed forests, which the elephants prefer. The various habitats are carefully balanced, a vital feature of the intricate ecosystem.
To the west, the floodplains are covered in large forested areas, providing food and protection for the large animal herds in the region.
During the dry season, the lagoon is a magnet for up to a thousand elephants at a time: an awe-inspiring wildlife experience not found anywhere else in Africa. Lions regularly hunt the elephants in this region, a behaviour not seen in any other parts of the country.
Gigantic herds of up to two thousand buffaloes also draw the attention of the lions and hyenas. The experienced safari guides will help you spot the clouds of dust raised by thousands of pounding buffalo hooves.
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