Overview – Kwando Concession

The Kwando concession is named after the Kwando stream which forms the eastern border of the concession and the northern border of Botswana; the Namibian region starts on the opposite side of the Kwando River. Kwando includes an assortment of living spaces from mopane to riverine woodland and broad floodplains with islands. There are two completely comprehensive, upmarket lodges run by Kwando Safaris in Kwando Concession. Lagoon Camp is situated close to the Kwando River, and Lebala Camp is close to the Linyanti Marshes. Emphasis is on quality service and wonderful guiding. Activities incorporate game drives, night drives, walking and boat safaris.

  • Wildlife32 Animals

  • High SeasonJune to October

  • Best Time to GoJune to October

Pros & Cons

  • Four of the Big 5 can be spotted easily except Rhino
  • Off-road driving is allowed which facilitates quality sightings
  • Game drives, night drives, boating safari and walking safaris are available
  • Exclusive private reserve with great food and stunning lodges
  • fishing activities are available
  • A good variety of habitats are seen, through access to the Kwando River and Linyanti marshes
  • Slightly expensive, all-inclusive packages are available

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Wildlife & Animals – Kwando Concession

The Kwando Concession has a magnificent resident game that enlarges to extraordinary numbers during the dry season. A few packs of wild dogs meander the region and lions, leopards and cheetahs are regularly seen. Red lechwe, impala, kudu and tsessebe are common antelope here and more uncommon antelope species incorporate the subtle roan and sable antelope. You will experience huge wildebeest and zebra groups from June to November. 

Wildlife Highlights

Big breeding herds of elephants are found in the Kwando River's area in the second half of the year. Know that the elephants in this space are known to be significantly more aggressive than those in Chobe where they are more acclimated to vehicles and people. Expect to see lions and leopards, particularly around the Kwando riverbanks. Crocodiles and hippos are regular in the Kwando River. On night game drives, you may experience aardwolf, genets honey badgers and bush babies.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

The best time for game drives in Kwando Concession is in the months between July to October. These dry months bring thirsty crowds to the rivers and lagoons. Big herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest arrive at the permanent water sources when it gets really dry in June, and they usually stay until December. Predators tend to follow these migrations.

Birds – Kwando Concession

Birding in Kwando is exceptional. The concession is incredible for Okavango specials, like slaty egret, and the drier mopane forest species, like white-headed black chat. Night drives offer a chance to spot nocturnal species, including owls, courses and nightjars. Although the quality of guiding is magnificent, there isn't a lot of accentuation here on bird watching. Genuine birders ought to consider enquiring about private activities.

Best Time for Bird Watching

The best opportunity for bird watching in Kwando Concession is in the Wet season from November to April, when summer migrants show up. Bird watching is generally excellent throughout the year. A lot of raptors are residents and can be spotted consistently. wildlife viewing is better during the dry months, from July to October.

Best Time to Visit – Kwando Concession

Kwando Concession can be visited throughout the year. The reserve is situated within a migration route for elephants, zebra and other herbivores. These animals show up nearby around June when the water has evaporated further away from the river and marshes. They normally continue around December.

  • Best Time

    June to October

  • High Season

    June to October

  • Low Season

    November to June

  • Best Weather

    May to August

  • Worst Weather


April to October (Dry Season)

  • Wildlife viewing gets better as Dry season progresses
  • Lodge charges are high in Peal season from July to October
  • Very hot climate in September & October

April to October (Wet Season)

  • Many wildlife viewing options until December
  • Birding is best as migratory birds are present
  • Low season rates are applied
  • The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush with many flowers
  • Less wildlife viewing options
  • Extreme Hot climate
  • Roads become impassable
  • Afternoon Rains can create challenges in planned activities

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