Lagoon Camp

Reviews of Lagoon Camp

Excellent(94%) From 146 travellers
Excellent
116
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 146 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 & Mr M - Florida
Arrived on: 25-May-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Service:
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Food:
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Another Wonderful Experience at Lagoon Camp

This second camp was equally as impressive as our first. We were particularly happy with our guide, Dux, who was very experienced in tracking as well as camp administration and training. He helped us understand the operational requirements of the camps which was very interesting. He also worked very closely with his tracker, A.T., and they made a good team. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Moses, the manager, was very nice and always available to help.

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Mrs and Mr C - Toronto
Arrived on: 18-May-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Food:
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Lagoon Camp review

The most important element to us was the staff, specifically our guides. It is they who make the stay enjoyable and exciting, in finding game, and in pointing out all the details of existence - insects, trees, grasses, animal details, water, food.

We saw all the animals indigenous to the area, except for a leopard, including wild dogs. Every trip was outstanding, lions with their kill, hyenas surrounding and attacking, herds of buffalo, an unending variety of birds, hippos grazing our tent at night, and stunning peaceful views of the river. We really enjoyed the guides company at meals where they shared a lot of detail of their lives and surroundings , and also found the camp staff very kind and thoughtful. Sitting around the fire in evening and at breakfast was special, with good company and stories of the day.

The rooms were huge and comfy, and I really enjoyed the bath tub (and separate shower)with view of the river.

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Mr and Mrs K from London
Arrived on: 1-May-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Disappointed at Lagoon Camp

After an amazing time Little Kwara, we were left quite disappointed by Lagoon Camp. The camp itself is wonderful, and the rooms are beautiful and were the most luxurious we stayed in! Elephants wandering through the camp every day made for some exciting trips to breakfast/dinner!!

Unfortunately, our game drives were very disappointing. We pretty much saw more wildlife in camp than on the drives, and it didn't seem like the guide was interested. Every time we saw fresh tracks of something interesting they seemed to be heading the other way and never once did we turn and follow them! The vehicle also broke down twice. In addition, our schedule was adjusted owing to another member of our group wanting to do a different activity, without us being consulted, which meant that we missed out on game drive time.

On the plus side, the boat trip along the river was fantastic - we've never seen so many hippos and it was a very relaxing way to see things!

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Mrs C & Dr M from Oxford
Arrived on: 18-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Lagoon Camp review

Beautiful setting and a very luxurious room. (Can understand this is a 'different' experience from life in Europe etc but I am not sure why, having a modern lavatory plus a door one does not after all make it opaque?) However every wish was attended to and the guide we had (Spencer) was a remarkable man. It was a privilege to spend time with him.

The other outstanding member of staff was Grace who lives up to her name. She was hospitable, helpful, flexible, kind, humorous and just a very good person to have around.

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Mr & Mrs E from Glasgow
Arrived on: 2-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
Good

A full-on experience

Our first visit to the "new" Lagoon following its refurbishment. It has been extended and each new room is pretty vast with all the safari-chic features you expect at the top camps nowadays. The bar/dining area is still lovely underneath a huge canopy and overlooking a bend in the water way. We had an hankering though for the old tented format which added an sort of frontier-spirit to the place. The extended part (where we were) is also away from the natural shade of the trees so they can get pretty hot during the day - the overhead fans work well though.

One thing that hasn't changed though is the enthusiasm of the guides/trackers to find the big draw wildlife. It was our luck that the wild dog pack were in the concession during our stay so we were able to observe them on the hunt.

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Ms T & Mr B - France
Arrived on: 24-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Food:
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Lagoon Camp review

Loved the night symphony - bell frogs, cicadas, and grunting hippos. Beautiful setting on the water.

Good diversity of wildlife. We particularly enjoyed the wild drive to see the leopard and then closely following him to the river.

Mogale was an excellent guide. Really nice, big tent.

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Mr O and Ms L from Singapore
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Lagoon Camp review

The highlight of our Botswana, exceptional in all respects. Main purpose of the Botswana trip was to see the African wild dogs, and we had 4 exciting encounters over 4 days, including 2 kills, truly memorable, and exceeded our expectations in all respects.

Lots of close encounters with elephants including day-old baby, big herds of African Buffaloes, a morning boat trip to the carmine bee-eater colony was also very good. Our guide was exceptional and professional.

The open jeeps were uncomfortable and hot, but we realize that ordinary 4x4's will not stand up to the punishment of off-road driving, and following and seeing the African wild dogs make fully up for the discomfort!!

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Dr R & Mrs. C - France
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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We had a lovely time at Lagoon Camp

We loved his place.

Beautiful setting with accommodation and food of a very high standard. Everything very clean and well maintained. Enjoyed eating at a communal table - dining area and bar were very comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Mohali was a very good guide, tracker also very effective. The guide made great efforts to point out plants and insects (which are an interest) as well as larger animals and was a mine of information generally.

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Mr & Mrs W from Chorley
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Lagoon Camp review

Our guide and tracker (Carlos and PD) were excellent. Carlos looked after us in terms of showing us birds as well as mammals and could not be more helpful.

Grace, upon knowing I had left my camera battery at home, took details and got them flown out for us. It was an old, obsolete camera, so all credit to her persistence.

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Mr & Mrs J - Hampshire
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Activities:
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newly rebuilt Lagoon camp in a great location

Lagoon camp was rebuilt early in 2011, and the facilites are outstanding. Fantastic individual rooms, very spacious with outstanding views. The public rooms are also commendable as is the food.

Moses is a very good Manager and working hard to build up his team. Whilst the staff are friendly, in comparison with other camps they interacted less with us, due to their lack of confidence in english. I'm sure this will improve over time.

Bali and AT were very competant guides, but could have communicated more with us. A lot of time was spent tracking the wild dogs (an outstanding game sighting) but the ride in the Yuris was not too comfortable. Althogh the guides assured us they were the best vehicles for the terrain. In comparison with other camps in the Delta, there seemed to be less game at Lagoon, but may be that was because of the season.

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