Lagoon Camp

Reviews of Lagoon Camp

Excellent(94%) From 161 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 161 of our travellers who have visited Lagoon Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr G and Ms N from London
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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wild lagoon camp

Lagoon camp continues to retain a tangible feel of being in true wilderness set as it is in this northern extreme of the kwando concession and continues to have a very positive laid back but can-do atmosphere

The good management team of Labu and keoni clearly motivated their team and provided excellent service in a friendly and laid back way throughout.

The guiding team were also excellent - we had Dishu and James who were extremely impressive skillfull and persistent trackers.Their dedication and enthusiasm for setting off early rewarded us with some fantastic experiences with the lagoon pack of dogs including excillerating hunts.

The camp really are dedicated to maximising your quality time in the bush and go out of their way to make what you want happen.

The camp itself is comfortable and the tents beuatifullly set beside a lagoon just off the main linyanti channel. This camp does not need to be any bigger or more luxurious than it currently is other than the tents are now a bit worn and im sure they will be replaced by Kwando in the near future.

The food was wholesome and plentiful .

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Mr & Mrs W from Northamptonshire
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great location at Lagoon camp

Our second camp for 3 nights. A wonderful location, with our tented lodge verandah right next to the Kwando river. Very pleasant sitting watching the hippos,or the great bird life. Sharing our garden'with our elephant friend' was no hardship! Slightly more spacious rooms and shower area than Kwara. All of the staff were very pleasant happy smiling attentive people who entertained the guests with their traditional dance and singing on our last night. Good food. Friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Guides worked tirelessly to satisfy guest 'wish lists' on animals and birds. Hunting with a large pack of wild dogs one late afternoon, and following 3 cheetahs, were very special moments for us. Lagoon had 'a more maintained and fresher feel' than its sister camp at Kwara. From the furnishing to the books left for guest reference reading.

Only downside was that the river excursions were not possible as the boat was away being repaired ( for more than a month??). This was the only negative in an otherwise great 3 night stay.

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Mr & Mrs W from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

We really enjoyed our stay here.

Our guide Alson and his tracker Baruti were everything we could have asked for. Their tracking ability was unbelievable. How the guides managed to find the 3 cheetah brothers in all that space I will never know. Beruti was constantly spotting animals way before us and we saw lots of anilmals here.

There were many highlights which included following the Wild Dogs hunting, watching them on a kill, spending time at a Hyena den watching the puppies play, watching Wild Dog puppies play, but how Beruti managed to spot a Pangolin in the long grass on a night drive is beyond comprehension.

We never thought we would be lucky enough to see this but then we had never met Baruti before! I loved the mornings at the Lagoon with all the birds in the camp & a lovely tortoise. Every drive yielded a new experience for us.

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Sisters from London
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

Another great location with views across the lagoon. Full on game drives-slightly hair raising (and slightly surprising that guides go out without compasses and get lost - luckily radio contact and engine revving help to locate us!) but the ferrari safari paid off with great sightings of the wild dogs.

Generally good food and snacks although slight critisism of arriving mid morning and nothing to eat until afternoon tea but the delicious cakes made up for it.

Disappointing that the boat was out of order but luckily we were booked into other delta camps with boats so didnt matter too much. Overall good.

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Mr and Mrs T from Guernsey
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

Seeing the wild dogs with puppies here was the highlight. The number of elephants meant that they were soon classed at "common sightings". The staff were friendly and sitting around the camp fire (a feature shared at all three camps (Kwara, Lagoon and Lebala) - called the "bush TV"

was always a great way to start and finish the day. Sitting chatting to staff and fellow guests about life the universe and everything and in particular the wildlife was a memorable experience.

Wildlife score: * * * * *

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Mr & Mrs M - Bristol
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

This camp was set in a drier area to the first 2, and therefore there was different but also beautiful scenery. There was plenty of water in the river, and as in the other camps a nightly serenade of hippo and frogs.

We had an excellent driver and tracker, and one of the highlights was watching their expertise in tracking cheetah,. We evetually caught up with 3 enormous male cheetah on a zebra kill.

The highlight was the wild dog family of 8 puppies and about 11 adults. We followed a hunt from start to finish (not the actual kill thank heavens) which was absorbing and exhilarating. The dogs set up a leopard and eventually killed a warthog. The drive across country is not for the faint hearted, but the standard of driving was excellent.

We had an all day safari which is highly recommended. After driving through dry country spotting such things as Sable antelope we arrived at a beautiful lagoon to meet up with our lunch which had been driven 17km to meet us.

The staff at this camp were all very good. Our thanks to Dishu, Baruti and Niki,

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Mr S & Ms C from the Netherlands
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful stay at Lagoon camp

The hospitable team at Lagoon Camp really looked after us well. We appreciated Alison & Baruti's in depth knowledge when they were guiding us around.

Highlights of our stay were the cheetahs and the wild dogs - we hope Scrappy is continuing to thrive! It was very exciting to be in the wilderness yet feel completely safe and very comfortable. Food was excellent (including catfish caught from the deck by another guest!).

The location is beautiful - watching elephants from your own balcony takes some beating!

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Mr J & Mrs P and Mr C & Mrs R - Wembley
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Can't wait to go back

Wonderful place with fantastic game viewing and excellent guides who gave us some of our most memorable game drives ever. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was splendid, and the company really enjoyable.

I had my birthday while I was there and they made me a birthday cake and sang!

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The R family - Berkshire
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

we did not have the best of guides (too old too stiff) but a good spotter

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Ms W and Mr M from LA, California
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

We loved our two days at Lagoon. The guides and trackers were excellent: they located various types of wildlife, provided us with detailed information, and were excellent hosts. The highlights for us included multiple wild dog sightings, as well as three cheetah brothers and seven lions. We really appreciated that Alberto and Bede, our guide and tracker, were willing to wait with us for over an hour at the wild dog den so that we could see the puppies, as well as staying out late the night before to observe a lion hunting buffalo. Even during the "slower" game drives, we enjoyed the time we spent with them and felt that they made the best of whatever situation we encountered.

Our room and the facilities were very nice -- everything we needed and nothing excessive. The staff was welcoming and always very helpful, and we enjoyed our meals at Lagoon.

We would recommend Lagoon to anyone focused on quality game and guiding.

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