Reviews of Lagoon Camp
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Lagoon Camp review
Lagoon Camp has a fantastic location on the Kwando channel with elephants crossing back and forth to graze on a regular basis. Once again, like the other Kwando camp, the guiding was excellent and we saw cheetah, leopard, lion and an excellent array of birds.
The rooms were very large and very well-appointed - the camp having been refurbished in the last year or two. Food again was very good (without being outstanding) and the staff were universally excellent. One of the highlights of this stay had to be watching a pair of honey badgers playing around our vehicle on the last morning.
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Kwando Lagoon Camp
This is a beautiful camp and very well run. The facilities are excellent and the food was plentiful and well prepared.
The game viewing was outstanding. We followed a leopard on our first game drive and saw a cheetah kill on our second. Our tracker AT and our guide Spencer were very skilled and knowledgeable about the local wildlife. We learned quite a lot from them. I can still hear Spencer's voice calling out the name of the animals that were near, usually long before we even saw them.
Lagoon Camp review
This was the nicest of the three camps, with the best rooms and location. Having a hippo emerge from the water and walk past your bedroom door at 3.30 in the afternoon isn't something that happens every day.
Guide and tracker were both excellent.
Wildlife variety and viewing also excellent.
Fantastic Again for Wild Dogs
This was my second time in Lagoon camp and I loved it every bit as much as my last visit. The highlight of my visit was a confrontation betweeEXn 9 wild dogs, a lioness, and 4 hyenas. Our vehicle passed the wild dog pack and went on to see 6 adult lions: two males and four females eating a large male kudu. There were at least 60 vultures in the trees waiting for the remnants.
The smell of the kill brought the wild dogs towards the kill, and a female lion roared and chased off the dogs, who in turn pursued the 4 hyenas. it was absolutely awesome.
I have to say that Matt was a superb guide and was ably assisted by his tracker Elmo. Matt knows Expert Africa's managing director Chris McIntrye and says that he's a good man. I'll never forget how one of my fellow passengers on this game drive forgot his camera case and Matt managed to find it just as it was getting dark. Matt showed incredible tracking ability.
I saw wild dogs on almost every game drive, when I saw a leopard in a tree. I saw plenty of elephants. I also learned that there are various types of terrain in the Kwando concession. I loved seeing the wild dogs running through the forest. Again the rooms were huge and very comfortable. I appreciated having a porcelain bath tub, as well as an indoor and outdoor shower. The bed was big enough for three people.
The food was excellent and always served in huge portions. I particularly enjoyed dinner one night when were served the local cuisine. The pap and beef were delicious.
Obi and Peter made a very kind and management team. Peter has years of experience managing camps both in Botswana and Tanzania. The test of the staff was also excellent. Yes, I'm sure that I'll visit Kwando camps again.
Lagoon Camp Cheetahs
This was the 1st & only time we were fortunate enough to see the elusive cheetahs. On 1 afternoon drive we had a thrilling time tracking & racing to observe 2 cheetahs as dusk was fading into night. Were able to watch them close-up for an extended time.
We also learned the roaming habits & range of wild dogs determines whether or not you see them. The resident pack of 35 here were on the move elsewhere during our stay, so we were very fortunate to have seen the pack of 5 at Selinda, our previous camp.
Great safari at Lagoon camp
the wild dogs on our first game drive ever was quite an experience! as was the leopard in a tree between tents #2 and #3. Great tents, great service, great food, great game viewing and great guiding
Fantastic Stay at Lagoon Camp
I'm one of those people who over-researches a trip so I read a lot of reviews on Lagoon camp and I must say that it was just at advertised: exceptional! The camp looks exactly as one might expect right down to the stunning glowing of the lanterns lit around camp at night.
The service and hospitality went above and beyond. Our guide and tracker (Spencer and A.T.) were fantastic! They appealed to our sense of adventure, and seemed to be just as excited (if not more) when we spotted something rare like the 3 male cheetahs that had been out of the area for months and had just returned, or the wild dogs hunting. Back in camp the manager (Obe ...spelling??) was an excellent gracious host. She was always there to wave us off on our drives and welcome us back to camp again when we returned. Days at the camp had a routine that we all began to look forward to from the morning porridge and coffee to the moment we stopped for our sun-downer during evening drives.
The cooks even too special interest when someone in our company managed to catch a tilapia while fishing off the Lagoon dock. Our one and only fish was even featured at dinner that night! It was also my boyfriends birthday on our last morning there and we came back to our morning drive to a birthday note and small gift. It was really very thoughtful!
I can't say enough about our experience at lagoon camp!
Lagoon Camp review
Lagoon's location set on the water was breathtaking. The water draws large herds of elephants to drink so you always have a view of them.
Lagoon is famous for it's wild dogs that are always present. Seeing the large packs was a special treat. My memorable moments was a late afternoon drive when we came upon a gathering of hundreds of elephants meeting at a large waterhole for their evening drink.
Wild Dogs at Lagoon Camp
Our highlight was seeing the wild dog which we came across whilst watching a very large heard of buffalo. We were able to be with them and follow them for a long time. The interaction of them was terrific to see.
Guides were very good following tracks and finding predators.lots of leopards also, plus lions.
It was good to have a written explanation about seeing and staying with the wild dogs, this took the pressure off the guides as they had rules to follow. Staff were very good ,helpful and very cheerful on the cold early mornings.,The camp worked well and every thing ran to time.
Highly recommend the camp