Flatdogs Camp

Reviews of Flatdogs Camp

Excellent(97%) From 26 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 26 of our travellers who have visited Flatdogs Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr & Mrs W, Sussex
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Flatdogs Camp

We were very glad to spend a night here after about 30 hours' travelling but we enjoyed it so much that we would have loved to have stayed longer.

Next morning, our pass to the South Luangwa NP for the following 8 nights was arranged at the gate then we thoroughly enjoyed an early morning game drive to 'kickstart' the safari. We returned for a very good breakfast then were driven to our next camp in time for lunch. This was all handled very efficiently and with great friendliness.

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The C family - West Sussex
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent game and bird spotting at Flatdogs

Liked the flexibility of the meal system and also excellent quality food which included fresh produce from the garden

Excellent guide - Bwalya was not only very personable and good company but also had an in depth knowledge of birds as well as animals.

Great to hear they sourced a lot of the food and other things needed for the camp from the local community.

Highlight for me was seeing wild dogs close up

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The R Family from Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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overnight stay at Flatdogs

Our stay at Flatdogs was very brief as we arrived quite late and left very early the following morning. The camp were very welcoming and the accommodation was very comfortable.

We had a lovely dinner and a great nights sleep before moving onto our next camp. It was a great place to stay as it was close to the airport which was very handy after a long journey. We didn't do any game drives so can't comment on these.

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Mr & Mrs L - Salisbury
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Flatdogs Camp review

Flatdogs was fine, we were only there from 6.00pm to 6.00am the next morning, so I have no comments.

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Miss P from Stoke Newington
Arrived on: 31-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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One night stop

I just stayed one night and didn't do any game drives, but the staff were very friendly and had a good catch up on Luangwa gossip with Jess & Adie.

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The S party from Devon
Arrived on: 4-May-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Flatdogs a perfect introduction to S Luangwa

Beautifully run by Jess and Ade, not forgetting Paolo, Lydia and all the staff, we could not fault any of them at all.

It begins with their welcome on your arrival and thereafter each time at the end of game drives and ends when sadly you wave goodby. We really enjoyed our stay, the accommodation was lovely and the food delicious.

Our guide Robbie, for game drives was superb and so knowledgeable; he was a delight to listen to and gave many incites to the behaviour of the animals. The swimming pool was a bonus after a hot and dusty drive. All in all we loved it.

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Mrs L. from Tunbridge Wells
Arrived on: 20-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Flatdogs Camp review

We arrived at Flatdogs mid way through the evening after three tiring flights from the UK. However, we were expected and made to feel really welcome, and dinner was available. It was a bit disconcerting having to be escorted out to our tents in the pitch black and hearing the sounds of the hippopotumus so close by in the river which runs in front of the tents, but in the morning we were rewarded with stunning views of the river with the sun just coming up, giving a red/golden glow to everything, with monkeys playing on the patio area. T

he shower room at the back of Flatdogs may not be to everyone's liking, as it is pretty much open to the sky, but my husband and I liked the feeling of nature all around. Few encounters with spiders, millipedes, frogs and a small snake (not poisonous) but this all added to the adventure. Elephants wander around the camp at night and we all had to get out of the swimming pool one afternoon to let them pass through the camp. Wonderful viewing.

Adrian and Tess are great hosts and all the staff very efficient and friendly. Our especial thanks to Lydia, Harold and Kennedy, our excellent safari guide, who located a leopard lounging in a tree in the early morning sun for us, and a lion pride who had just very shortly before made a kill - poor impala! - but wonderful viewing for us. Also Paolo was a really nice guy and so helpful.

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Ms E - Auckland, NZ
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Flatdogs feedbackTh

My experience of Flatdogs was excellent.

The facilities, service, staff and safari and the guides were all superb and I was very impressed with the high level of operation in all these aspects. I cannot think of any constructive criticism to give.

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Ms C - Massachusetts
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Superb safari experience at Flatdogs Camp

Traveling solo, I felt very welcomed and looked after by the incredible staff of Flatdogs, and happily matched with a lovely UK family of 5 for 3 days of safari drives. Meals were delicious and varied. Given royal treatment the whole time there.

Jessie and Ade are wonderful hosts and the whole Flatdogs staff was courteous and outgoing, there to meet every need, answer every question. Lydia gets a special nod for her care and attention. And my guide Robbie Chazangwe, a most incredible person with encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world, the flora, fauna, and birds, Zambian history, the night sky...all of which he shared with beautiful descriptive detail.

I will recommend Flatdogs to friends and hope to return myself in the future.

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Mr & Mrs H - Kent
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Brilliant camp

Excellent location, right on the banks of the Luangwa river, with elephant, giraffe and hippo free just to wander through the camp as they please.

This was quite a large camp/lodge by the standards of others in the area, but you wouldn't know it as the friendliness of the staff, and the way they went out of their way to make us feel at home, gave the place quite an intimate feel.

There was a real restaurant, so we could eat what we liked, when we liked and with whom we liked. Guiding from Ed, our guide, was absolutely first class. This was probably the busiest part of the park, but we only saw 2 or 3 other vehicles on each 4 hour game drive.

Really good value for money too compared to some of the other lodges.

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