Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana
Lagoon Luxury Tented Camp sits gracefully on the shaded banks of the Kwando River, nestled among towering ebony and marula trees. This densely forested site hosts a diverse range of birds and mammals. Such breathtaking scenery and close proximity to wildlife create a serene camp atmosphere. With a well-earned reputation for big game, this area is renowned for its seasonal large herds of elephants and buffalo. In the winter, herds of up to a thousand are commonplace, and the riverbank is a popular spot for large numbers of elephants to gather in full view of the main camp deck.
At Lagoon Luxury Tented Camp, you can expect an incredible wildlife experience with a notable concentration of game, including large predators like the resident Lagoon African wild dog pack. The camp offers nine spacious tents, each with private decks, a comfortable living area, and river-facing bathrooms. All tents feature both indoor and outdoor showers, and there’s even one with an extra twin room for families.
The camp’s main thatched areas include a well-appointed bar and lounge, a delightful dining space, a safari shop, and an elevated library offering stunning views of the Kwando River. You can also take a refreshing dip in the river-facing swimming pool, unwind on the outdoor deck swing, enjoy an afternoon boat cruise, and partake in seasonal fishing activities. Your stay at Lagoon promises an extraordinary encounter with the wild.
Lagoon Luxury Tented Camp 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. All tents have cooling thatched roofs and ceiling fans
The Family unit at the Lagoon Luxury Tented Camp provides a comfortable and spacious accommodation option for families or groups traveling together. It consists of an en-suite double bedroom, allowing parents to enjoy their privacy, and a separate second twin bedroom for the children or other guests. Both rooms share a common bathroom, offering convenience and flexibility for larger groups, ensuring that everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Game drives are undertaken in custom designed Toyota game viewing vehicles seating no more than six guests at a time in 3 rows of 3 seats. Guests are guided by a two person team of professional guide and tracker – a special feature of the Kwando Safaris wildlife experience. The two person team enables the guide to communicate points of interest and the complex interrelations that exist throughout the natural world, while the tracker ensures no sightings or tracks are missed.
The evening/ night drives are a Kwando Safaris speciality. The drive starts in the late afternoon as the day’s heat is declining. After a leisurely pause for the traditional sundowner, and as the African day is transformed into a soft colourful evening canvas, the night drive begins. The mystery unfolds as the creatures of the night, especially the predators, are revealed by spotlight, often unexpectedly.
Due to its location in a private concession, game drives can go offroad to allow vehicles to be positioned closer to special predator sighting which enhances the photographic and game viewing experience.
Walking in Africa’s wild areas is the only way to truly appreciate the natural environment. While game viewing from a vehicle allows one to see more animals as you traverse much greater distances and get much closer to animals safely, there is nothing as awe inspiring and humbling as observing wild animals on foot. Many smaller species of plants and insects, tracks and signs are all easily missed when in a vehicle. The slow pace of the walk and interpretative skills of your guide will open your eyes to a new and fascinating world.
Game walks are not hikes; they are slow comfortable strolls meant to provide you with a chance to experience the wilderness at a natural pace. Any walk can be combined with a game drive or mokoro and the length of walk can be adjusted to suit your personal desires or level of fitness.
The boat experience is a soothing tonic, a contrast to the vigorous efforts of searching for mammals from a vehicle or on foot. Sit back and while away the hours, stopping to gaze at a multitude of spectacular birds and bathing elephant and enjoy the vistas of the river systems. However, don not be surprised should the peace be shattered by the snort of a territorial hippo warning the boat of his presence! Double-decker boats are used to provide a better vantage point and offer a wonderful position to enjoy the waterways and their varied inhabitants.
Fishing is also offered at Lagoon Luxury Tented Camp for 10 months of the year but is prohibited in January and February as this is peak breeding season. Basic equipment is supplied, but avid fly fishers are advised to bring their own equipment. One may actually fish from the main deck. Species that are targeted by sports fisherman are several tilapia (bream) species (including the olive bream or nembwe, red breasted tilapia, purple faced large mouth and three spot tilapia), sharp tooth catfish, African pike and the mighty Tiger fish.