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.
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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Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

As before

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Expert Africa comments

These travellers visitied Lagoon just a sfew das earlier - see their review below.

Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

After the speedboat transfer from Lianshulu which was great fun through the papyrus. Comimg ashore at the best international border ever, a small tent, an official and the Botswana flag . I think we were the only people he saw that day !

Lagoon camp was magnificent , there were only 4 guests as it was low season and grass and undergrowth so thick that in certain areas you could not see more than 5 yards . James and Dijou worked so hard in tracking and to find the Lagoon pride of wild dogs twice was amazing in totally different areas . Another highlight were the roan albeit fleetingly.

The staff were totally attentive and the food was fine . The tent was showing signs of age ,but was satisfactory.

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Mr B - Bristol
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

Thanks to a smooth transition from London/Jo'berg/Maun and the light aircraft(Moremi Air), I arrived at Lagoon camp. The wonderful 'team' of staff at Lagoon, created a harmony of professionalism, courteousness and genuine light hearted banter. This was home from home!

My guide and tracker(Dishoe and James) were incredibly motivated to find the game and their skills produced fantastic photo opportunity, when against the odds(this was the rainy/green season and the grasses were tall, hence the game so much harder to find. Both African wild hunting dog packs(Lagoon and Lebala) were found in the same day, cheetah stalking, killing and then eating a young osterich, elephant, most of the antelope and birdlife in abundance. Very good location, friendly staff and great food!

Thankyou to all concerned.

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Mr and Mrs K from Ingleton, Yorkshire
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

Lagoon is in need of upgrading, the tents are not really bug proof or water proof. We had quite a lot of rain whilst we were there which meant that the window covers had to be lowered making it very dark and even then a fair amount of water came into the tent.

Other than that we had a good time, we lost the activity on our day of arrival due to continual rain from 1500 to midnight. However we saw a cheetah kill, by three brothers, the next day and a pack of wild dogs with puppies the following day.

The management team were changed on our second day and a relief couple, Vera & Geff, took over for three weeks. I can't comment on their management ability but they were far and away the best hosts we had at any of the camps we stayed at.

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