Lagoon Camp

Reviews of Lagoon Camp

Excellent(94%) From 165 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 165 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 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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Mrs P & party from Liverpool
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

What a beautiful place. BD and Alson, our two guides were terrific. Following wild dogs hunting, although not for the faint-hearted, was tremendous fun.

Incidentally there is no longer a double decker boat here, which I had seen commented on in previous reviews - it is just a small motorboat.

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Expert Africa comments

10 August (when we received this reviews) - the team from Lagoon Camp commented:

"The double decker boat is in Maun having the hull refurbished. We hope to have it back up there in the next month, but in the mean time there is a smaller single decker boat for the water activities."

Expert Africa Admin
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

I have over 30 years of experience of holidays in Africa. I have never known anything like joining a pack of Hunting Dogs on a hunt. The guides really knew their stuff and somehow managed to keep up with the pack (and knew, seemingly personally, all of the dogs in the pack) and gave me the experience of a lifetime.

They were also genuinely concerned about the pack when lion tracks were picked up near the den. I really appreciated their tracking skills in general and their efforts to find for us everything that we hoped to find. Skilled guides, an attentive staff and a great location made Lagoon Lodge a not-to-be-forgotten experience.

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Mr and Mrs W from Devon
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

We transferred by game drive with OC a guide from Lebala, who was then to be our guide at Lagoon, we had James as our tracker.
Lagoon is a camp in a beautiful riverside position. Once again we were made to feel very welcome.

The tents are old and worn out, but they were clean and comfortable.The hot water was instant and reliable.

We saw wild dog, tracked and found 3 lions off road. Also 3 beautiful cheetah bothers. Again we saw large herds of elephants
and buffalo. We very much enjoyed our stay here.

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Mrs P and Family from Arizona
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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We found the wild dogs!

As at the other Kwando camps we stayed at, the staff were terrific. Our guide, TK and tracker, James, were wonderful--cheerful, patient and knowledgeable. It was very special to find the pack of wild dogs, since they had not been seen for a couple weeks prior to our visit, and it the dogs were the main reason we had chosen this camp.

It was so fun to drive off road and track the animals--TK and James not only found the dogs, but also the 3 cheetah brothers. I loved sitting on the deck of the camp during the day--great birdwatching!

The tents were older; we understand that they are due to be redone.

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Mr & Mrs W from Exeter
Arrived on: 23-May-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

Camp location, facilities and staff were all that we expected.

Everybody was helpful and friendly and the communal dining and the use of the fire as a focal point at breakfast and for after dinner drinks made the experience all the more rewarding, as you were able to get to know other guests and staff.

Our guide, Thabo, and his tracker, AT, were excellent, both knowledgeable and tireless in searching out game.

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Mr & Mrs E - East Yorkshire
Arrived on: 4-May-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great camp in lovely setting

All the staff and guides worked very hard to make our stay memorable
The setting was very pretty looking out on to the river
A highlight was seeing the hippos walking on the river bed viewed from the double decker boat

As such importance is placed on first names it would be helpful if ALL staff wore name badges because it gets very confusing when moving from camp to camp to remember names and reciprocate the great friendliness that the Batswana showed to us. This comment applies to all the camps we visited

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