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Kwando Reserve

One of Botswana's most famous game reserves, the Kwando Reserve offers outstanding game viewing in an exclusive environment. Diverse activities are on offer, including day and night drives and walking and boating safaris.  The concentration of elephant and buffalo herds here beggars belief, and vast numbers of predators give rise to plenty of explosive predator action.  This is one of the finest places in Africa to view big game. 
Kwando Safaris are one of Africa's top safari operators.  Guiding here is of the highest order; Kwando are the only company in Botswana to have a guide and a separate tracker with each vehicle. The focus is on the overall safari experience rather than the opulent hospitality style of many of Botswana's other top-end camps. It is this approach and commitment to the safari experience that has made Kwando Safaris one of the most respected in the industry. 

The Kwando Reserve has also become recognised as one of the premier places in Africa to view the endangered African Wild Dog - over the last eight years, dogs have denned here every year.  If you travel between May and July, the chance of seeing pups is high and viewing dogs at any time of the year is a real possibility.  It is also worth noting that the elephant population in the high season months (August, September and October) is so high that the camps often stop walking safaris completely!  Big game is in abundance in this reserve. 

Kwando Safaris: when to go

As with the majority of Botswana’s big game areas, the Kwando Reserve comes into its peak game viewing season from the beginning of July, with the very best months being August, September and October.  For those in search of dogs - the packs here tend to den anytime from May to July and then stay in the area for the following three months until the pups can travel with the pack. 

Kwando Safaris: where to stay

There are only two camps in the Kwando Reserve. Lebala is the flagship of the Kwando Safaris operation and has become widely accepted as one of the country's top camps. Famous for its high predator concentrations and superb game viewing, Lebala is a truly superb camp loved by safari enthusiasts.

The northern Lagoon Camp is a quieter, more laid back camp, located in an area with immense volumes of elephant and buffalo. It is around Lagoon that the Wild Dogs tend to den. The camps are somewhat similar in style, yet as the habitat and game viewing areas are slightly different in each location, there is much to be said for combining both camps.


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Lagoon Camp: This was our favourite camp! The location was great, the guide and tracker were very nice and we had some great sightings (Matt and ..  ). It was great to spend our last days in Botswana with these wonderful people. In Lagoon camp we had the family room and 1 double room. Having the additional double room was not really necessary because the family room could easily have fitted all 5 of us . The campmanager told us that this family room can be booked for 5 people. This is probably good to know for you because families can save some money this way.
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