Chikoko Tree Camp

Reviews of Chikoko Tree Camp

Excellent(99%) From 71 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 71 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.
Mr and Mrs SA from Norfolk
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A room with a view, and what a view.

Great walking and we managed to find something new and exciting on each Safari.

While obviously more remote than Tafika the service, food and the camp were just as good.

Could the holiday get better?
Excellent for all aspects................

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Dr & Mrs C from Henley on Thames
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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first walking safari

We were greatly priviledged to be the sole occupants for 2 days here and 2 at Crocodile under the guidance of Isaac Zulu. We ate with him, walked with him and chatted /questioned him all the time. He never batted an eyelid and knew all the answers. We loved being able to talk not only about the animals, plants,droping,birds etc but in between about Zambian life in the villages and towns. His own interest in hiv+ women with families is very sensible and we hope the practical steps he is taking are helpful. He is too able to retire after 34 years guiding!

It feels safe to be walking with him as he sees ahead and takes care. His scout Saisi is first class - chatty and bright and with good eyesight. We loved his stories about his village life, and taled with him about the problems and few opportunities they have at present.
We did not much like the stairs at Chikoko which were a bit narrow at night, and the canvas roof keeps the heat in.
Brighton the tea maker is a character and we still have his laugh ringing in our ears.

I introduced a "high five" hand signal to complement the Zambia handshake when the staff did really well, so I am sorry if this is out of character for them.

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Four from Wokingham
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

See tafika comments

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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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