Accommodations - Namibia
Location: Caprivi - Kongola - Kwando River - Mudumu National Park - Mamili National Park
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Kwando Camp is just outside the famous Mudumu National Park in the Zambezi Region (previously called the Caprivi Strip). This luxury camp offers spectacular views over the Kwando River. They offer game drives and game cruises on the Kwando River and in the Mamili and Mudumu National Park.
Island Tents The island accommodates thirteen thatched tents, each one with two beds. Every bed is equipped with a mosquito net. Built on poles with a terrace overlooking the river, these bungalows will allow you to do some fishing from the deck… The thatched roofs guarantee a good thermal regulation, that is, not too hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter. Every tent has an en suite bathroom with shower, a toilet and a basin with hot and cold water. These are open sky bathrooms that will allow you to enjoy the surrounding nature… Electricity is provided at key time by a generator. Luxury Chalets Six larger bungalows are also available on higher ground, built on high poles, made of wood and canvas, along with thatched roofs. Conveniently placed in the middle of the trees, they allow for an incredible view on the Botswana plains. Each bungalow has a large bedroom, stylishly furnished; a large en-suite bathroom as well as an expanding terrace.
Boat Trips Our lodge has its own flat bottom aluminium boat that can take up to fourteen persons for trips on the Kwando river. Our boat also has a canvas roof to protect you from the sun. We also run a smaller boat for smaller parties or fishing trips. As for the game drives, the boats leave early morning or late in the afternoon, to make the best possible use of light for your pictures, and the time of highest wildlife activity. Game Drive Our specially equipped ten seater Land Rover will allow comfortable drives in the neighbouring parks, under the protection of its canvas roof. “On request” game drives leave early in the morning and late afternoon, usually to Mudumu Game Park, and include a relaxing break where drinks and snacks shall be served. On request, we can organise a trip of two or more days to the Caprivi Game Park (fifty kilometres to the north) or to the Mamili Game Park (sixty kilometres to the south). These expeditions require two vehicles and nights are spent camping in the bush. At Mamili Game Park, chances are you won’t be coming into other vehicles, as it is wild and remote. Our priority is for you to encounter wildlife! Traditional Village Just next door to Camp Kwando is the village where most of our staff comes from. The villagers have created a Traditional Village where they will present you various fishing and hunting techniques, as well as their traditions on their every day life. Most of it has been protected for the last centuries. During this visit, the Medicine Man of the village will show you how different dances were used against various illnesses or to cure other problems! Villages Schools We also organize visits to the two local schools bordering the lodge. Our main impetus is on the quality of teaching, and that it be maintained at an adequate level. Thus our concern that all the money you pay for these visits is re-injected in schooling material. This project is monitored by us, and we track all donations. Fishing Fishing tackle will allow a party of four on request to go fishing on the Kwando river. Several species shall suit your palate and our Chef shall be delighted to prepare the catch of the day. For the more adventurous angler, the Tiger Fish, which trophies weighing up to eight pounds, have been caught in our waters, no doubt a challenging catch.
Swimming Pool When the excitement of the bush wanes, between game drives and swamp boat trips, our swimming pool is there for you, close to the tents and the island, filtered and cleaned to the standards you may expect. Around it, you will relax in the shady area, where long chairs are conveniently placed on the grass garden. Bar This welcoming place is open to the clients of the lodge as well as of the camp site. You can enjoy a chat at the bar, or use the tables around to play cards or finish some pending work... Dining Room Our roomy dining room, open on its riverside flank, can accommodate up to a party of thirty, from where you can keep an eye on the passing fauna of crocodiles and hippos while enjoying lunch or dinner. Our chef and his staff will do everything possible to accommodate our guests and shall be serving lunch and dinner with a set menu as well as a large breakfast buffet. Curio Shop A small curio shop has been opened in front of the reception area for your convenience. There, you shall find a vast display of locally crafted articles from the Caprivi region, books covering a variety of topics related to the African fauna and flora. There is a choice of shirts and caps which carry the Camp Kwando logo as well as a variety of other articles which may come useful to the traveller, such as toiletries, films and batteries. The shop is open in the morning, as well as in the late afternoon.
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