Crocodile Bushcamp

Reviews of Crocodile Bushcamp

Excellent(98%) From 54 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 54 of our travellers who have visited Crocodile Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs M from Nottingham
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp

Rory McDougall an excellent host, guide and lovely chap.

Watched Rory and the staff rescue a young buffalo stuck in a dambo and condemned. Their rescue took sustained effort, courage and was admirable.

Guide Sizsay (speeling?) great together with George Stuart and cook Patterson. Lovely guys one and all._

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The Crocodiles from Utah, USA
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

Exciting elephant sightings! Great food!

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Mr & Mrs M from London
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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full moon at crocodile camp

We had a relaxing time (1 night) at Crocodile camp. Again, good food and service. Nice place to unwind with a beer by the camp fire.

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Dr. B & Dr. G - Cheltenham
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Crocodile Camp review

We stayed for three nights at Crocodile Camp. We walked there from Tafika, which included a river crossing by canoe, as our morning walk. It took about 4 hours to get there but we took a very winding route and stopped for tea and cake.

We did not see as much game at Crocodile Camp as at Chikoko or Tafika. However, our time there gave us an opportunity to learn how to identify plants, trees, bird calls, tracks and droppings! The highlights of our time at Crocodile were seeing male kudu very close and watching the elephants crossing the river.

Crocodile Camp is located on the bank of a dried-up river bed. We saw quite a lot of animals from camp including elephants, antelope and warthog.
The service, food and accommodation was great but more rustic than Tafika. The showers were heated by the sun in the day giving a warm evening shower.

We met some fun and interesting people at Crocodile and the numbers staying there ranged from just us to 6 people (the maximum). We had the same guide, Stephen, throughout our stay at the walking camps and this provided good continuity because he knew what we had already seen. Stephen was an excellent guide and we learnt an enormous amount from him.

The atmosphere is really relaxed at Crocodile. We started our morning walk early to avoid the sun. We'd normally walk from about 5.45 or 6 am to about 11am with a stop for tea. If we were out much beyond 11am, it began to get pretty hot when walking. Lunch was at about 12 and then everyone chilled out until tea and cakes at about 4pm. We'd then walk again from about 4.15 to 6pm. Dinner was at about 7.30pm. The terrain was not difficult to walk on because it was all flat but the grass was quite long in places.

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Gorilla-trekkers from Surrey
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp 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 especially in combination with Chikoko Bushcamp and the main camp of Tafika. Very experienced guides some of the best in the Luangwa area.

The highlight of the trip was getting to within 40 feet of a female liones.

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The Rollers from New York
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

Again, Issac made this camp a special experience

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The Lechwes from West Sussex
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Another lovely bushcamp

As above.
[Ed: the 'above' view, about Chikoko, commented: 'Its difficult to know how they do so well looking after you in the bush. Great.']

Game viewing and expertise excellent in all the above lodges. Its great to be away from the crowds.

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Mr Broad-billed roller - Bristol
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

We continued to be impressed with the standard of accommodation, food and staff at the camps. The fabrics used are a good contrast to Chikoko - blues and greens rather than browns, blacks, beiges and yellows.

We were able to look at a large herd of buffalo at different times one day. 500+

Walking seems to give us more time to stop and look.

Timing as we left Crocodile for Tafika was a little strange - we had been told that our river crossing was for 8.00 am and we were there for 7.45. Our bags, however, had not arrived. When the vehicle arrives on the Tafika side we cross and wait again. The bags eventually arrive at 9.00. Something in the communication had gone awry - the porters had crossed from Tafika at 7.00 so the earliest they would be back at the river crossing would be 9.00.... Carole did say that it would have been better for the guys at the camp to porter out our bags.... Anyway the flight was held.

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Ms L from Boston
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Crocodile

I had loads of fun at Crocodile, thanks to having Isaac as a guide.

The food, like at Tafika, was fantastic.

The rooms are less posh than at Tafika, which is not surprising since the camp is not vehicle accessible.

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Mr Baobab - Wimborne
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

Another excellent two days and nights.

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