Chitabe Camp

Reviews of Chitabe Camp

Excellent(95%) From 41 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 41 of our travellers who have visited Chitabe Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The Y family from Surrey
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp Stay

Overall a very pleasant stay.

We particularly liked the informal atmosphere where staff and guests mixed, particularly at meal times.

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

Chitabe Camp was luxurious and well-run. The camp managers and staff were excellent and the food and facilities very good.

Our guide Phinley was a very good observer and expert at finding leopards and other elusive wildlife. He didn't talk too much (which was good) and what he did say was useful and accurate. He was good on birds as well as large mammals.

The highlights were seeing so many leopards so well (5 individuals on 7 occasions in 3 days) and also seeing a cheetah and lions hunting on several occasions.

It would have been good to have been able to do some walks, but we were only able to do drives. It is difficult to do this when there are several guest groups per guide.

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Mr & Mrs H from Bedford
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent chitabe camp

Loved this place. Have no critisms. Our guide BIbi was excellent, brilliant tracker and good English.

Saw a wide range of animals and birds. Very comfortable and it was great walking on a board walk rather than sand.! Great food and staff. Traditional welcome was fun. The dinner in the stockade around a fire was a great evening. Battery charging in your room was convienient.

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Mr & Mrs W from Devon
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

24hr electricity and hot water. Rooms and common room on platform with walkways. Very luxurious bedrooms and bathroom with additional outdoor shower. Sliding glass doors onto balcony.

We were entertained on one evening by the staff with excellent and amusing singing and dancing.

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Dr and Dr A - Cleveland, UK
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

The third and final camp of our visit, but as with the others we visited the experience was wonderful.

Another superb location, with lovely 'tents'.

Wildlife viewing, and guiding by Mo, was terrific - lots of variety in both landscape and animals. Lots of leopard, close encounters with elephants and much much more.

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Mr & Mrs D from Caldicot
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

Fabulous camp.

Ebe was a first rate guide and the things he found for us to see were superb. A stand off between two young leopard, hunting lion and a family of cheetah.

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Mr & Mrs K - Guildford
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chitabe Camp review

We had an incredibly enthusiastic and delightful guide, Luke, who went to a great deal of effort to seek the animals out for us.

All great fun with good food and excellent game viewing - the best.

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Mr L & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great leopard action at Chitabe

Given recent rainfall this camp is no longer as "dry" as we thought it was going to be but none the worse for that.

We had some very expert guiding with a male leopard trying to attract the attention of a local female. When we found her she was heading in the opposite direction at some speed - fascinating.

Birds once again were spectacular.

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Mr & Mrs G from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful stay

Chitabe is a great concession and the camp is lovely. The game viewing was very good - we saw lion, leopard, wild dogs and a cheetah in the space of 3 days plus a lot of bird life and other animals. Gordon was our guide and he was personable and knowledgeable.

We really liked the camp. It has been refurbished in the last couple of years and the rooms are spacious and very tasteful. One of the best things is that the rooms are quite a way apart from each other so you can't hear or see your neighbours which is nice. The bathroom area was light and clean and the outdoor shower overlooking the bush was nice and hot.

The managers were really friendly and chatty and you didn't get the feeling that making conversation with guests was a chore. Food was good and varied and it is nice to be able to help yourself to as much or as little as you want rather than having meals served already plated.

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Mr & Mrs M from Australia
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great accommodation, service and game viewing

All round excellence. Cannot see how things could be realistically improved. Great accommodation, pro active management and staff and great guiding by Anthony

Significant sightings included lions on a warthog kill, a very photogenic leopard, a large pack of wild dogs, and hyena pups playing outside their den

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