Lagoon Camp

Reviews of Lagoon Camp

Excellent(95%) From 211 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 211 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.
B & H from Uckfield
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mission accomplished seeing wild dogs

We were lucky to see a Wild Dog pack (6 adults and 4 pups) during the morning drive and the afternoon - in the afternoon we left them alone as they started out on their hunt. Very satisfactory occasion all round.
Also lucky to see 2 young Aardwolf at the entrance to their den on the way back to camp on the night-drive.
No large quantities or variety of wildlife otherwise during our 3-day stay.
We were concerned by the amount of time spent searching for a particular animal in a particular area when we should perhaps have done more general searching throughout the concession.
Apart from the Aardwolf siting (location previously known) we gained very little from the night-drives and arrived back at camp quite late (7.30 to 7.45) - just in time for dinner but with little time to freshen-up.

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Circusgirl from Blackpool
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luxury in the bush

Lovely accomodation.

My only comment would be that maybe this camp is more suited to bird lovers.

We were a bit surprised at how few animals we saw and this was no fault of our tracker and guide as they were fabulous.

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Mr B & Ms O from IOW
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great wildlife viewing at Lagoon Camp

The location of this camp on the river front is excellent so we frequently saw elephant, hippos and waterbuck right in front of the camp.The rooms are beautiful, the most spacious of the 3 camps we stayed at and very comfortable. Freezing nights and mornings when we stayed there (June), so the "bush babies" (hot water bottles) at night were appreciated and the small shop sold gloves and woolly hats which we needed.

The area is quite rich in game and we had good sightings of Leopard, Lion, Wild Dogs, Elephant and Hyena. There is a tracker as well as a guide on the vehicles and we had an excellent guide(Poster) who was a fount of knowledge and a very good tracker (Kaizer). The guide explained that the emphasis at this camp was on tracking predators first, with sightings of other wildlife en route.All the jeeps work together when doing this so it can seem at times as though you're passing other wildlife by to race to a leopard or lion. All the jeeps worked together one evening to follow the wild dogs on their hunt, which was exciting, though we had some reservations about whether the jeeps were coming in too close and affecting the dogs' activities. We preferred our "quieter" game drives, spending time with hyena puppies, the wild dogs when they were resting at the den with their pups, and on one occasion stayed for ages watching a leopard slowly stalking impala.

We enjoyed the boat trip on the river, coming in to very close proximity with the hippos. We also really enjoyed the bush lunch with the staff singing and dancing.

This is a lovely camp, only let down we felt by the food and lack of choice which was not as good as the other camps we stayed at and there didn't seem to be a great deal of camaraderie at dinner time.

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Mr & Mrs S from Harrow
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

Very good - as always. Great lion, wild dog and leopard sightings - especially the two leopard cubs playing near a waterhole. Very good guides, who add their knowledge to broaden the whole experience. Camp is comfortable, good great. Maybe they could cut out the singing while you are waiting to eat. Nice once but not at every camp.

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Mr & Mrs T from UK
Arrived on: 14-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

Lovely camp, well sited and excellent game viewing

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Mr J from Coventry
Arrived on: 24-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Annual adventure in Africa 2nd leg

Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Food to die for. Guiding amongst the best that I have encountered. Our guide Myease and tracker Gary were amongst the best that we have been fortunate enough to have. Spent one and a half hours tracking a pack of wild dogs on really hard ground, made even more difficult by the fact that the dogs kept doubling back on them selves. Also saw, amongst other animals, red lechwe, serval another different pack of wild dogs and a wild cat. Only stayed two nights, should have opted for more..

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Ms M from London
Arrived on: 17-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Magnificent rooms

We would have loved to have time to enjoy the room. Huge, elegant and looking over water with Hippos.

We didn't manage to see so much wild life here.

Staff very friendly.

Beautiful boat ride among the Hippos, with sunset drinks.

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J & R from Canada
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

This was our first experience of a Kwando camp and we weren't disappointed. We had been spoilt at our previous two camps with full breakfasts but soon settled into the porridge, toast and muffins at Lagoon. There seemed to be greater emphasis on the actual Safari here than other camps including starting 30 mins earlier every morning.

There is a great social feel to this camp with both staff and guests seeming more comfortable around the fire first thing in the morning and after dinner. Great location right on the river with hippos and crocs galore. We saw much more game variety here than other camps on this trip including a few animals we hadn't seen before (Sable, Civet, Bat Eared Foxes).

While there were a few instances of driving around with not much too see the sightings were great and the tracker (James) made a real difference to finding the predators. The interaction between guides seemed stronger at this camp when sightings were shared, the only competition was from a couple of guests (As in "My guide found it first).

Lagoon is a very strong contender as one of our favorite camps and we would highly recommend.

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Mr J from Livingston
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great Safari at Lagoon Camp

A warm greeting with a cold lemonade...Managers and all very friendly and protective of our safety especially our Guide Josiah. Outstanding safari camp , above all expectations.

Roomy accommodations, decorated well. Wonderful tub by a large screen window looking out to water!, indoor and outdoor connected showers. Dinner entrees very good, good variety and quality of dishes.

I was impressed how the Guide Josiah and tracker KB kept tracking a leopard several kilometers, took over an hour and a half of complicated tracking but they found their leopard!..with no assistance from other trackers on radios. Very impressive Got great pictures!

Everyone very cleanly dressed at all times and everything kept freshened in room

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Ms H & Mr S from CA
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great safari at Lagoon Camp

Wonderful camp, wonderful location, wonderful staff, wonderful guiding, wonderful wildlife.

We've done several safaris and I have to say this was one of my favorite experiences. Our guide, Spencer, certainly added to the experience. He is very knowledgeable. But he's also an entertainer. As far as any subject not related to wildlife and the nature of the area, I'm not sure that I believed much of what he said. But he sure was fun. Our tracker, JD, was amazing. He and Spencer worked very well together and JD deserves a lot of the credit for spotting.

Good lion viewing, packs of wild dogs, large herds of buffalo, of course elephants. Tremendous bird viewing. And in many ways it resembled the Masai Mara in numbers and species of animals. And hundreds of carmine bee eaters nesting! We saw them at another camp and were excited to see even greater numbers here.

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