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Elephant in the Kwando and Selinda Reserves

Listed under Safari in NW Botswana, Botswana.

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The largest movement of mammals on the planet occurs in Botswana in August and September as approximately 5 million of Africa’s largest game congregates around the rivers. It is not uncommon at this time of year to see elephant herds in their hundreds in Chobe itself but the crowds the park draws in can ruin the experience. Travel west and you find the privacy of the Kwando and Selinda Reserves; game at this time of year is phenomenal, exclusivity guaranteed.

The areas are open all year but the elephants’s come to the area in August/Sep and Oct

Written by  Julian Carter-Manning.

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Kwando Lagoon Camp

You don’t get much more adventurous than speeding out into the wilderness in an open 4x4 in the hope of catching a glimpse of one of thousands of species of animal and bird that you’d probably only see in a zoo in Europe.

At the Kwando Lagoon Camp family safari holidays come with your own personal bush guide who will take you out both for day and night-time game drives in search of monkeys, antelope, giraffes, elephants, zebra and hundreds of other animals in their natural habitats. The camp sits on the edge of the Kwando River in the Kwando Wildlife Reserve, so expect to be lodging next to groups of hippos basking in the cool waters of the river as well as wildebeest, buffalos and thousands of different insects and birds.

The family safari packages will keep you all busy with activities like spoor casting, fishing and animal and bush identification plus for older children, junior ranger classes are available where you will learn bush safety, animal sighting behaviour and communication, tree, bird and eco-system identification, basic photography and videography and many other skills. It’s rough and ready, but who needs a television when there are elephants to be spotted right outside your window.

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