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 B & Ms C - Vancouver
Arrived on: 27-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

Accommodation was luxurious.
Guide was experienced and knowledgeable.
Camp was efficiently run.
Staff attentive to our needs.
Vehicles were good - Toyota land cruisers with no more than two people per row and no overhead cover. This made for the best visibility

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Mrs & Mr G - Cape Town
Arrived on: 27-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

We had exemplary guiding - easy to put full confidence in them. Dining staff were also wonderful, very attentive and radiantly joyful. Particularly wonderful was that the Manager was Motswana. For all its luxury, the place had a special 'homely' feel - enjoyed being able to help ourselves at the bar and generally 'hang out' - nice feature was the little library upstairs - space to be quiet and alone when needed, or to socialise with our own party and not always be with the entire camp-full of guests and guides.

Loved our HUGE suite on the river!

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Mrs. L - Basingstoke
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Safaris and Boat trip at Lagoon Camp

An excellent camp, lovely staff and superb food in a beautiful situation. Being able to go off road and out at night made the safaris all the more exciting and although the high grasses and their density made it difficult when spotlighting, the green season is a wonderful time to go and shows a different aspect of the country.

Our guide, Carlos, and tracker, PD, worked very hard and gave us some excellent sightings.

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Mr. L - Wales
Arrived on: 1-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ostentatious Camp in Beautiful setting

The comparative grandeur of Lagoon Camp came as something of a shock after Footsteps across the Delta. The enormous rooms are beautifully situated by the water, but seemed to me to be ostentatious and ill fitted to a wilderness setting.

Food was excellent, but the camp lacked atmosphere.

The guide and tracker were good at tracking, but a little less communicative than at other camps.

When I arrived I was told that the camp offered four activities - game drives, fishing , walking and boat trips.However it was difficult to persuade them to provide any thing other than a game drive and only after a lot of pushing was I 'squeezed in' on a crowded boat with another group.

It is a camp rule that guests must be escorted to and from their rooms after dark. On one occasion I was forgotten and had to shout for assistance. I felt that management and communication were not as good as elsewhere.

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Mr & Mrs M from Australia
Arrived on: 28-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

Outstanding guiding and tracking by Spencer and Aaron who were far in front of others I had for sheer professionalism Excellent wild dog sighting. A happy camp well managed by Duff. A staff concert one evening was a highlight

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Miss H & Mr W - Cornwall
Arrived on: 24-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

I have downgraded the facilities from excellent to good only as I feel the pool here was a little cloudy and so uninviting and because of the charging facilities for camera batteries. Whilst there is a significant charging station behind the bar it is clearly inadequate for the camps needs and on two occasions I found my charger had been removed for others to use the socket instead. I understand that the camp cannot be held responsible for the actions of their guests but perhaps this would be less likely to happen if there were allocated "stations" for each tent, or simply more available?

The rooms were luxurious and the staff terrific. No desire went unfulfilled and they even sang me Happy Birthday and make a little cake!
The trackers and spotters are amazing, although I cannot say we shared their penchant for the Africa Wild Dog. However, my leopard wishes were more than filled with 3 daytime sightings of 3 individual animals.

The general game viewing is good too and the day we followed two male lion from their kill to the waterhole to drink was incredible. Both Spencer and Aaron are to be commended for their skills and humour.

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Mr B Dorset
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Again very enjoyable

we were here 7 years ago. They have made completely new tents which are very big with many facilities.

We actually preferred it as it was. It is now a bit over the top. But another very enjoyable stay. the river cruise was a big disappointment. The only negative of our trip. Last visit the cruise was much better.

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Ms C - Sacramento
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

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Mrs & Mr T - Staffordshire
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

We love the long dining tables at Lagoon and Lebala and we made friends with other guests from different countries which added to our holiday fun. Food was often cold as burners went out and this was not noticed. Management not so good.

We had to wait 2 hours on arrival before our tent was ready and this was mismanaged as the vacating guests should have been given a set time to vacate rooms. Otherwise all was fine.

We loved Carlos playing guitar and singing round the campfire at night.

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Mr & Mrs S - Ontario
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Camp-What a Setting!

What an experience to arrive at Lagoon Camp early afternoon to see the elephants make their way across Kwondo River. It's a sight we won't forget. On arrival, we hadn't eaten since early morning and said indeed we'd like a simple sandwich when food was offered. There was nothing simple about it.

Dux then showed us our tent. Again the setting was amazing. Deck, bed, soak tub and shower all afforded a view of the river. No wonder the hippos liked it so well there.

Our Guide Paul and our Tracker Isaiah again proved to be a great team. We watched the elephants maneuver their babies across the river. We saw three female lions resting in the midday. We saw a crocodile feasting on an elephant. We came boat to nose with a hippo in the river.,not to mention tracking a leopard. We were most fortunate.

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