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Saile Tented Camp
Saile Tented Camp
Saile Tented Camp
Saile Tented Camp

Reviews of Saile Tented Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

6 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Saile Tented Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Mr J
Arlington

"Saile Tented Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Oct 2014
"Our stay at Saile Tented camp was wonderful. It is a very small staff that runs the camp and they did an outstanding job accommodating us and making sure that we had a great experience. Our guide Dutch was very knowledgeable and competent. At the beginning he went through all the different activities, and asked us to tell him how we wanted to spend our time. That was really appreciated and allowed us to spend time doing things that we were not able to do at other places, such as go fishing and take a walking tour. We also did a night drive which was really amazing.

The tents at the camp are very basic, but clean and comfortable. The bucket showers were very standard, but with a great view. The camp has very limited electricty (none in the tents). We were told that all the food is prepared over an open fire. But that did not deter the quality because the meals that were served were some of the best that we had in Botswana. Delicous and hearty!

Two nights at the camp was about right. It is quite remote and you really feel it, but the camp staff did a great job of making us feel comfortable the entire time that were there. And there is quite a lot of game to be seen in the area, which makes it worthwhile place to visit." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs T
Hants

"Saile Tented Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 30 Sep 2012
"This is exactly the type of camp that we like - small, personal. simple rustic bushcamp in a lovely setting. We were very well looked after by Dennis and his team.

The game viewing, whether by vehicle or on foot was excellent, and we probably saw more game here than we have ever done before - huge variety and quantity. The elephant population was vast.

Dennis was our first guide who asked us what our interest were, and based the activities around these and encouraged us to do more walking than we originally thought of doing. Not only did we see mammals but he also showed us a lot of the bird life." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs SG
Cambridge

"Saile Tented Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 28 Sep 2012
"Saile Tented Camp had simple facilities but they were perfectly comfortable.

The food and service were superb. Mighty is a great cook and Jane is a great waitress.

Dennis was our guide. he was very helpful and able. We were the only guests for two days and the other guests were like-minded on the third day. That meant that Dennis was able to take us for walks in the bush. This was a great way to see more small animals, plants and birds as well as getting close to drinking elephants. The Linyanti swamp is impressively rich in wildlife. Our night drive was great fun and Dennis was excellent at spotting inconcspicuous nightjars.

Highlights were seeing lions with a freshly killed young elephant and seeing so many animals and birds close-up in camp. Elephants walked through the camp to bathe every night and we had fantastic views of many birds, monkeys, baboons and dwarf mongooses right outside our tent.

Our only disappointment was the boat trip in the swamp. We saw very few swamp animals- probably because we did not penetrate far enought into the big water channels. Most of what we saw was gome on the river banks which we saw better from the land." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs R
Bath

"A simple camp run well by Dennis"

3 nights Arrived 19 Sep 2012
"The camp was not as expensive as our other camps. But we felt that Dennis should have had more facilities. An example is that when there were 8 clients we were all in one vehicle with no tracker.

Overall we had a good time there. The description of the camp led us to expect more water activities.

The tents reflected the simple nature of the camp. The mattresses could have been better." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Mr & Mrs D
W Sussex

"Great setting for this small camp."

3 nights Arrived 19 Sep 2012
"A small tented camp with bucket showers and a flush loo set on the river bank with abundant wild life a lot of which shares the camp with baboons around during the day and two lions walking through the camp at night and roaring outside the tent at 0300 two nights in a row. Amazing what some people will sleep through..

Arrival by small aircraft to a small bumpy airstrip was an exciting start.

The area for game drives was very dry and with many elephants the trees were being devastated.

We did one evening boat trip which seemed to be a token event as we saw little and could well have been missed out. It was felt that the main camp, which was 40 minutes away, had prior claim on the use of the boats.

Staff were excellent. Dennis the guide, Jane who served at table and provided drinks and cold towells with three other staff who togethre made up a greeting and farewell choir.

On departure there was a mechanical problem with the aircraft and we were delayed two hours as it had to return to Kasane to be fixed and the time for departure was changed three times. This meant we sat at the airstrip for about an hour." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs J
W Sussex

"Saile Tented Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 19 Sep 2012
"We liked the staff and food was good. The tents were basic and a little investment in water facilities could improve the ability to have showers. Especially needed is a filter to prevent toilets blocking up.

Dennis our guide was excellent but the terrain hampers driving and with no spotter even at night the guide has his hands full. High spots were wild dogs and a huge herd of zebra. Bird life was good and elephants plentiful. The boat ride on the water was a disappointment and possibly oversold in the write up." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
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