Lagoon Camp

Reviews of Lagoon Camp

Excellent(95%) From 208 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 208 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 & 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 - Chesterfield
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 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 California
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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Dr N. from Cork
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

The guide at Lagoon camp was informed, up to date, and terrific in accommodating our interest in seeing wild dog.

It made our stay at Lagoon Camp particularly memorable. We saw the pack hunting and witnessed an extraordinary (albeit distressing) scene of three young lions massacring the young pups of the resident wild dog family.

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Mr. & Mrs. T from Cambs.
Arrived on: 24-May-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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What fabulous location and service, loved it

The staff were great, and facilities were up to the same standard as the rest of the camps we visited. This was the largest of our rooms on the trip and was a fabulous size for thatched tented accommodation. The location was once again superb and they even made a special surprise, in-room dinner - with waitress, for our wedding anniversary. We wished we had stayed another night.

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Ms I. from North Berwick
Arrived on: 8-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Camp review

The volume of wildlife we saw at this camp was at times almost overwhelming. Our guide was excellent, confident and experienced. This was helpful when the Landcruiser starter motor failed twice on an evening drive, once while we were a few yards away from cheetahs and the second time when we were in the middle of a pride of lions at the start of a hunt. I think there were 14 in total. The spotter and guide took it in turns to dash out of the vehicle and effect the quick fix!

It was a great experience overall with a slight problem at the end when the manager took a lot of convincing that we had to speak to Expert Africa about the change in transfer arrangements to our mobile safari. We had to be very assertive to achieve contact and speedy resolution to the problem.

I had one other problem when I was there. During our boat safari, the staff used a coffee table to get guests on and off the boat. As this generated a 2-3 feet drop down onto the coffee table on the way on to the boat, and a 2-3 feet rise on the way out, my already injured knee suffered a set back. A small set of steps would have worked perfectly. Given the age of the client group, I am surprised that the staff thought this was appropriate.

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