Lagoon vs. Lebala (in November)

Mar 13th, 2008, 10:15 PM
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Lagoon vs. Lebala (in November)

I need opinions: Which camp is better in November, Lagoon Camp or Lebala?

Thanks in advance!!
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Mar 14th, 2008, 02:46 AM
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Doogle?
 
Mar 14th, 2008, 04:37 AM
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Funny - this time they may recommend Kwara
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Mar 14th, 2008, 06:47 AM
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Do I sense bitterness? I'm confused...
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Mar 14th, 2008, 08:46 AM
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Bitterness - certainly not between Hari and I.

Now i would be interested what your faux pas agent has told you about the two? I think it is difficult to ask which, if you do not share the remainder of the itinerary. Whilst they are in the same concession, they are different in terms of habitat, though both excellent camps. It is handy to potentially offer a differing style of camp to others you have chosen.

Lebala's terrain is a lot more open, with floodplains bordered by mixed woodland. Lagoon is is more of a mixed woodland with smaller floodplains.

Gameviewing, I could write about viewing at both but these things are dynamic. There was more general game around Lagoon this October, though on prevous visits Lebala has been better. Lagoon has the wild dog pack, which you have a good chance of seeing. Whilst they venture to half-way pan, close to Lebala, they are normally in the Lagoon area. Lebala gets visited by the Selinda pack, though this is hit or miss. They are constantly moving, so will spend maybe 1 week a month in the concession when not denning.

As for the Kwando in November, again this all depends on the rainfall that year. If the rains are early, like as in september this year, the elephants will disperse and so will the large herds. They will then spend the next 5 months in the mopane. If the rains are late, then November will give you massive herds and horbos of elephant.

Expect some rain and not the optimal viewing, though it still be good. This will be true where ever you go in Southern Africa, even the Central Kalahari takes another month to come into its own.





 
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Bitterness - certainly hate fake travel agents and the way they manipulate the situation ......

To add to what lbj mentions, Lebala or Lagoon is personal preference and my vote would be Lebala - basically due to the same reasons mentioned above i.e., more open spaces, the general area south of Lebala camp, usually had better gameviewing and my favourite guide is normally based at Lebala. That's just my personal choice.

Don't know what your area of interest is, though.

Cheers
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Mar 14th, 2008, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for the input lbj & HariS.

As for the remainder of our iten, we will be going on the Migration Routes mobile safari which also travels around the Linyanti/Chobe/Okavango Delta.

At the end, we'd like to stay at a permanent camp and we are interested in seeing predators (lions/dogs/maybe a cheetah or leopard)?

Sorry, relatively new at this forum idea--I should have mentioned that before!
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Mar 15th, 2008, 01:02 AM
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You could try Lebala. I've usually had a bit more consistency in gameviewing there!
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Mar 15th, 2008, 08:20 AM
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thanks for the help!
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