Reviews of Kichaka Expeditions
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Great time with Kichaka
We loved our time with Moli , Noelle and the team ,
An fantastic experience in the bush , with just the right level of comforts,
From the morning walks with Moli, to the sunset drives and lovely dinners in camp
All leave you wanting to see and learn more...
Visiting in the wet season means you have to work a little harder for your wildlife spotting ( they are there !) but the beauty of the Ruaha in full bloom easily compensates
Amazing Time with Moli and Noelle
Imagine visiting a couple of good friends who live at this most beautiful campsite on Ruaha river, deep in a remote part of Tanzania. There were no other guests so everything is tailored to your wish. That was how we felt at Kichaka with Moli and Noelle.
Moli is like a walking and talking encyclopedia. He has deep knowledge about the bush and is able to explain it beautifully with great passion. You may find yourself saying "wow" a couple of times while he is describing termites or African dung beetles. You learn to appreciate the little things that keep our complex ecosystem working, and feeling like you've been transported into a BBC documentary on animals.
On our drive from the air strip to the camp, we saw a pride of lions, 2 leopards, a large herd of elephants, and even had some exciting interaction with a (mock) charging bull elephant. We felt like we were in good hands with Moli and he knew what to do in such situations.
One particular day, we saw over a thousand (we like to say "thousands") of elephants. It was incredible. Elephants everywhere, large and small, eating, crossing rivers, mating, play-fighting, mock-charging, and just doing what elephants do. One of the most amazing things we've ever seen. It was like a scene from the Jurassic Park. We also saw Elands and Cheetahs during our stay, along with large numbers of impalas, dik diks, warthogs, baboons, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, and lots of beautiful birds.
Noelle's cooking was amazing. Our favorite was definitely the Zanzibar fish soup, although everything was so delicious. Even a simple grilled fish fired up in the bush was perfectly executed. The camp was very well run and the staff well trained and eager to take care of you.
The camp setup is basic but nicely done. Makes you really feel like you're in the outdoors and still have all the comforts you need. The open-sided outside bathroom had a beautiful view of the river, and we left the curtains open the whole time.
Our fondest memories were sitting by the camp fire, looking at the river, eating truly delicious food under the stars with great company, while hearing the calls of lions, hyenas, and jackals in the background. We wish we could have stayed longer than 3 nights, and hope to return soon.