The renowned Kwando concession is over half a million acres but contains just two small camps that are 30 kilometers apart. Lagoon has built its reputation on action packed game viewing, with dedicated tracking, tremendous guiding and making the pursuit of wildlife sightings the priority. Here it is common to follow tracks of predators and once found proceed off road, including following African wild dogs on exciting hunts.
Kwando Lagoon Camp was just rebuilt in March 2011 and comprises 8 spaciously 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 shade cloth, which are also set under massive Ebony and Marula 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 their tents.
There is a wonderful communal area to relax during the mid-day where you may possibly see an elephant approach, as well as a plunge pool. Food is hearty and the staff provides a very welcoming atmosphere at this camp. Activities here focus on game drives and boat cruises, which is appropriate because it is such a productive area and the guide/tracker system is a point of emphasis to deliver the maximum experience.
Predators are diverse with lion, wild dog, hyena, leopard and cheetah all frequently seen, currently wild dogs and cheetah are especially prevalent. Night drives can be particularly productive with lots of smaller carnivores in the area such as serval, caracal, honey badger, African wildcat, genet and civet. In areas of open grasslands and pan systems there is a plentiful variety of game with impala, red lechwe, steenbok, reedbuck, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, tsessebe, kudu, zebra, waterbuck, sable, and roan in the area.
- Guide and tracker team
- Outdoor showers
- Plunge pool