Splash Camp

Reviews of Splash Camp

Excellent(95%) From 38 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 38 of our travellers who have visited Splash Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs SH from Seattle
Arrived on: 3-Dec-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great wildlife and guides

We were really pleased with the efforts of the guides to take us to the wildlife.

Staff were so friendly, and i loved it that the guides at dinner with us at the long table set for all guests.

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Mrs K. from Nice
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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the best for game viewing

splash was our least favorite camp. the chalets were totally enclosed and not as pleasant as tent facilities. that said, they were comfortable. we would have preferred a different design. however, the camp was well run and the facilities and food excellent.

this camp had a more regimented feel than the previous ones. we were told the single, long dining table was so guests would mix with and chat with other guests. however, we were directed to seating with the same people who we travelled with during the day, so no opportunity for real mixing.

our guide was excellent but not the same laid back temperment of our other guides. we did, however, see more at this camp than any of the others. also the fact we could travel off road meant we could follow game into the bush. exciting.

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Miss K. from Solihull
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent Game Drives

The camp was very comfortable but i did prefer Sable Alley. I think i was just a bit disappointed because i knew the lodge was brand new but in the communal areas it didn’t feel it.

However, the rooms’ were very comfortable and were obviously new. They are wooden structures (i think) rather than canvas. The fronts were all netted so that we had a good view.

The staff were all lovely and it was nice that the game drivers joined the guests for meals. The food was good with sufficient choice.

The game drives were excellent and we saw loads of animals. I think it helped that we had a tracker as well as the driver/guide. I also enjoyed the motor boat cruise on the river. It made a peaceful change from bumping around in the jeep. And we still saw lots of elephants and hippos. The jeeps looked quite old (we did get three punctures - although they were not a major problem as the tyres were quickly changed) and again I was surprised given that the camp is new.

Sable Alley was my favourite camp but we saw lots more game at Splash.

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Mr R. from Malmesbury
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nice modern camp in a great concession

The safari experience itself was wonderful - we couldn't fault the wildlife that we saw or the experience of the guide (Moz) and his spotter (AT). We saw lions, cheetah, aardwolf, pythons, serval and a wonderful pack of wild dogs (26) among others. The boat cruise was a serene highlight too.

The camp is modern, stylish and efficient rather than luxurious although the manager, Renee, service and staff are very good. The rooms themselves were luxury but the lodge was a little more functional - especially the dining area and the pool area - the dining area needed more soft furnishings as it is a bit refectory style and the pool area needed some cushioned loungers and more shade, not just dappled tree shade - it was 40C and it wasn't enough. One night when the lodge was nearly full (22 guests) it didn't feel exclusive.

The food was excellent - they have a great chef(s) - but the ingredients weren't luxury - e.g. a minced beef pie rather than steak was typical.

One area we thought needed improvement was that all of the guides sit with you at every meal and have to walk you to/from your tents rather than taking turns at this as other camps do - meaning the guides have very little time off.

However, overall we had a great experience and the wildlife and quality of the guide/spotter was excellent. Thank you.

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M & Mrs G from Harrogate
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Okavango safaris

Room was good but not as nice as at Lagoon, it retained the heat of the day.

The staff team was not as gelled together as at Lagoon which made the atmosphere a little less relaxed.

The walking safari with Mos and A.T. was terrific, we wish we could have done more of those. The river excursion was memorable too.

Overall the variety of wildlife we saw was excellent. Seeing Secretary Birds, Verraux's Owl, python, Aardwolf, Leopard Tortoise, Spring Hare was wonderful.

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Wiljo from Norfolk
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Splash Camp review

Excellent all round - accommodation, catering (too much food though) and guiding. Staff at Camp were very hospitable. The Kwando formula of off roading and a driver guide and tracker, working as a team on the game drives, worked very well and made for some very interesting encounters and interactions, especially of predators.

Our team seemed to go the extra mile to follow wild dogs and lions hunting. The guides in different vehicles communicated well with each other, alerting and directing their colleagues to interesting sightings. On our last game drive, on the way to the airstrip, we located a lone male lion, a leopard and a cheetah in separate sightings.

The daily formula consisted of morning and afternoon game drives. The latter merged with a night drive for the last hour or so on the way back to camp after dark. We were given the opportunity to undertake a boat safari as far as the Godikwe Lagoon one morning which provided some wonderful bird sightings and a fresh perspective on the location. We were also offered a short mokoro session.

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Mr & Mrs W from Oxon
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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brilliant time at Splash camp

This was our last camp, and gave us some more wonderful sightings, of lions climbing trees, a large pack of wild dogs, a cheetah on a kill, an aardwolf family peeping out of their burrow.

The accommodation and facilities were first class as were all the people who looked after us so well.

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Ms A. from Seven Oaks
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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great lodge and great sightings

Splash was very comfortable and the staff all very lovely and helpful. Our guide and tracker were excellent. The food was abundant but ok rather than really good

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Mr & Mrs B. from Richmond
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Splash Camp review

Splash camp consists of several large individual chalets situated near a large water hole that attracts many animals. It is located in the private Kwara concession in the Okavango Delta. The units are very spacious, deluxe and extremely well equipped. They have an outside shower as well as a large indoor one. A small deck allows for great game view overlooking the water hole,
The camp has an enthusiastic staff who are very capable at putting on various events, such as the Independence Day celebrations on our second day in camp.
Food and service was first rate, as were the facilities, including a beautiful small pool area
Our guide, "Mr. T", and spotter, "AT", were excellent on our safari drives and allowed us plenty of time for photo opportunities when needed. Highlights of the stay at Splash included an afternoon boat trip in the delta, viewing a pack of wild dogs, which is a rare sight, and an traditional evenings dinner and entertainment to celebrate Bostwana" independence

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Mr Mitchell from Weybridge
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Splash Camp review

Fantastic accommodation and staff.

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