Chikoko Tree Camp

Reviews of Chikoko Tree Camp

Excellent(99%) From 69 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 69 of our travellers who have visited Chikoko Tree Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Four from Wokingham
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

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Mr & Mrs M from Nottingham
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

Excellent location on the rim of a seasonally abandoned river channel which attracts plenty of game. Nice rooms living upstairs is great.

Isaac the guide wonderful sense of humour. When asked about the baboon skull pinned up on the bar he retorts that is the last tourist who upset me!

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Dr. B & Dr. G - Cheltenham
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

We spent three nights at Chikoko Tree Camp. The chalets are two storey and we thought that they were great. Our chalet was shaded by the trees but still afforded us a great view of the grassland in front of us.

There were a lot of animals close to the camp including elephant, antelope, zebra, giraffe and buffalo, not to mention the birds. We spent one morning walking to see eland and were successful. It took us about 5.5 hours (including tea stop) but was well worth it. Our guide, Stephen, was great. We sat and watched a herd of about 1000 buffalo walk close to us. We also saw hyena in the day and had a close encounter with some warthog!

The atmosphere at Chikoko was very relaxed. The food and service was great. It was a fabulous place to sit by the campfire in the evening and just look at the stars. We could have stayed here forever!

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Mr & Mrs M from London
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Elephants at Chikoko

We spent 2 nights at Chikoko. Again, great food and service. Saw a good number of elephants each day and they even made a night time visit to the camp where we observed them from no more than a few feet of our bed in the 'tree camp'.

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The Crocodiles from Utah, USA
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

A lovely quiet camp. We enjoyed hearing the hyenas calling at night.

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The bee-eaters from Cyprus
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

We enjoyed Chikoko and got lots of walking - but not much game.

We found te steps down to the bathroom a bit of a problem at night.

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The Partridge family from Kent
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Another unique camp

The thought that has gone into designing this camp is just extraordinary. The rooms or chalets are incredible and we loved every minute of our time here. Patrick, the ZAWA scout, was by far the most communicative of all the ZAWA scouts that we had accompanying us, and Moffat the tea-bearer was a real character. He has been doing this job for 35 years and knows every inch of the area.

Cameron, our guide, was great company and extremely knowledgeable. The wildlife in the area was prolific, and the areas in which we walked were definitely the most picturesque and dramatic that we encountered over the whole 2 week holiday.

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Gorilla-trekkers from Surrey
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

A well set-up and located bushcamp. Very good food considering it is a bushcamp.

Good area for guiding and seeing all the required wildlife. An excelent choise for anyone wishing to enjoy bushcamping and walking in the wild.

Very experienced guides some of the best in the Luangwa area.

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The Rollers from New York
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

What made the experience truly outstanding was Issac, a very special person.

Though no fault of anyone, even knowing ther limitations of wildlife encounters while walking, not as much wildlife encountered as I expected

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The leopards from Cambridge
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chikoko camp - our favourite

We love Chikoko and particularly the opportunity to have the place to ourselves again and stay in the chalet at the end with the great outlook for lazily watching game in between walks and meals. We even saw my favourite warthogs drinking - I didn't know they bent down on their knees before.

Stephen is a first rate walking guide and Batwell is a first rate scout. I doubt we'd have seen the 3 leopards on foot without their sharp ears and eyes. And we saw an astonishing amount of game on the very windy morning, including Eland, which we've never seen before. We couldn't believe it could be even better than the last time (Chikoko was our first camp last time and it was our first visit to Zambia and Africa).

The staff and food are really great here too as they were at Mwaleshi. Just like Mwaleshi its a great mix of total relaxation and completely consuming interest in the wildlife and countryside - I think the countryside at Chikoko has a slight edge for us. For us I can't imagine a camp that would suit us better.

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