Chada Camp

Reviews of Chada Camp

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Below are independent comments from 24 of our travellers who have visited Chada Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms P from London
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Katavi is a beautiful park, with a good variety of landscapes and few visitors.

Game viewing is very good, although animal densities were not as high as I expected, perhaps because of extremely limited water. The exception was hippos: so many hippos, squashed into shrinking muddy pools - they made for wonderful sundowner spots!

Highlights included carefully tracking a leopard snoozing in a tree and a lioness hunting a bushbuck. Birds were excellent, too. Chada is wonderful camp, with comfortable tents, tasty food (highlights included some wonderful pork empanadas for lunch, although there were always plenty of fresh salads and fruit, too) and, above all, delightful staff, including our experienced guide, Jairu.

We were rather fortunate to share the camp with just one other couple; it felt almost decadent. Elephants visited the camp daily, which was really quite a thrill (and completely safe, thanks to the staff's care).

I would stay definitely stay there again.

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Mr & Mrs R - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing stay at Chada our favorite camp

We loved Chada Camp, Katavi National Park and our morning in Paradise.

The camp was expertly run by Hansa, The staff were wonderful and service great. The food was excellent and our tent was very pleasant cool and always had plenty to view from our tents veranda. We had close encounters with a family group of elephants who drank from our bucket shower and from the bird bath in front of the tent. The bathroom and toilet were en suite and a fan was effective in keeping the tent cool in evenings

Our Guide Joe was excellent and always had something interesting to show us.He found us lion and leopard but the stars of the show were the hundreds of hippo and crocodiles trying to fit in the remaining water. Hippo pool was amazing with the storks using the backs of hippos to fish from. We had a great night drive with sightings of hyena, genets ,white tailed mongoose and owls. Joe was thrilled to see bush pig on one drive. We spent a morning in Paradise which was a beautiful experience


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Mrs M from Japan
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful camp!

It took about 3 hours from Serengeti to Katavi.
Katavi is remote but a beautiful place. It has variety of landscapes, animals, birds ......
I was welcomed by Katavi team. Manager Hamza was very friendly and helpful.

My guide, Jo was skilled, passionate, and helpful.
I shared the game drives with an American Gentleman for 3 days. It was fun to share the experience with him.
Elephant sometimes passed close to my room...I got thrilled...I was scared a little though.

On my 4th night, Hamza (the manager) and another guide took me a night game drive. It was a wonderful drive, it didn't take more than 5 minuites to find 2 leopards.

It was lovely to interact with other guests...very friendly Italian families.

I love Katavi so much. I really want to go there again..

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Mrs C. from London
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 7 nights
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perfect. Could do with some better guidebooks on the wildlife etc in the libary.

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Mr & Mrs G from East Sussex
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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great

Camp brilliantly run, very atmospheric and in a great location. Staff a pleasure to be with.

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Mr A. from Great Falls
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chada was a really fun trip into a more remote and less touristed area. It's been described as "simple," though as far as I could tell it lacked nothing in terms of food and accommodations. Julien was amazing as a host, very enthusiastic and great company.

We had lots of fun watching lion cubs. Maybe the only downside were the tse-tse flies, but even the were tolerable (more or less).

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Dr K. from Scotland
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Charming Chada

Lovely camp. Excellent guiding. All staff in camp were very helpful and it had a very nice atmosphere. Camp manager Julien was an excellent host and very passionate about Africa and it's wildlife. Would definitely stay there again.

Only criticism would be that in our car the fridge was sited between the two front seats which had little legroom and no storage or space to place photographic equipment as a result.

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Mr and Ms W. from Geneva
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Fantastic safari at Chada Camp

We stayed four nights at Chada Camp and loved it.

Katavi is a great park providing a large range of game and beautiful sceneries. We saw lots of animals, birds, herds of elephants, impalas, zebras, lions. It was wonderful! We would definitely stay there again.

The camp was very comfortable and the food excellent.

Julien, the manager of the camp, was so kind, warm, passionate. He was a fantastic host!

We also were very lucky with our guide, Sami. He was very nice, so knowledgeable about the wildlife, curious and passionate. We enjoyed immensely our flycamping with him. We had the opportunity to learn and discuss about Maasai traditions and culture and the challenges for Maasai children.

Great guides and a real bush atmosphere with elephants roaming through the camp ..

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Thor and Deb from Vancouver
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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One word: Esprit de corps

Jean has created a camp with the most remarkable esprit de corps we experienced throughout Tanzania (we were on a 5 week safari) and top among Nomad camps. Everyone jumped to duty, all the time, but with enthusiasm, much laughter, ribbing, and dedication. Jean also ate with us, as did a guide. This is such a great idea. The food was excellent, the beer cold, the icy towel always awaited us as we piled out of the jeeps at the end of our safari.....

The elephants parade through the camp, and one played with the guy wire of our tent. Kati is wild and different, but fabulous, and the camp was fabulous. Again, the guiding was exemplary.

I set out to see an animal before our guide and it finally happened when I spotted the lioness before he did--but in fairness to him, he was in the middle of negotiating a steep ravine in the Land Rover at that precise moment, and was rather busy at the time. I must admit that he spotted it a split second after I did--but I beat him :)

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Jenny & John - Bristol
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A fine camp in a wonderful setting

We stayed three nights at Chada Camp and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it.

Katavi is a fine park and we saw some spectacular game, especially the larger herd of buffalo, stacks of elephant and a wonderful leopard. Tsetse flies were nothing like as bad as expected.

Great guides and a real bush atmosphere with elephants roaming through the camp ...

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