Chada Camp

Reviews of Chada Camp

Excellent(98%) From 32 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 32 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.
Mr C from Leicestershire
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Chada Camp

By chance we were the only guests here for the three days. The whole experience was wonderful with expert guides and great staff and managers. This was the most memorable experiance of our lives.

At Katavi, by some fluke of the booking system, we found ourselves the only people staying there for the three days. At first we thought this might be a problem but in fact it was a total privilege. We were treated to the undivided assistance of Silvanus Mbise who proved to be a truly wonderful guide and more than that, companion for our time at the camp. The other staff and Richard and Anna, as the camp managers, were also without fault. We were made to feel really welcome the whole time we were there despite the fact that it was Richard's last three days in charge and he undoubtedly had other things to be arranged.

The tented accommodation was better than we had expected and one got used to the fact that water was in short supply here and having a shower whilst being watched by a monkey was a new experience!

We have to mention the food: how your chef managed to produce food that would be appreciated in a good restaurant anywhere in the middle of Katavi was inexplicable.

The range and extent of the wildlife that we were shown was awe inspiring and I will never forget Silvanus's tracking of a leopard from a kill-site to the animal lying on a tree branch just above our heads. He managed to get the Landcruiser into areas that I don't think I could have got a bicycle!

All-in-all Katavi was an absolutely unforgettable superb experience due, in no small part, to your great staff and managers.

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Mr P from Horsmonden
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 7 nights
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Walking at Chada

We all ended up loving Chada after a dicey start when it became clear that our request for a walking safari had been transmitted/interpreted as fly camping by jeep. After the problem became evident itwas amazing to see how everyone threw themselves into the task of 'making it happen' even though it was evidently not something that had been done before (at least not in the way we envisaged it) and entailed a complete up-ending of the entire camp routine and bringing in a support manager while Richard was with us walking.

Eventually we ende up with three memorable days walking which will stay with us for a long time.

It's clear that Chada is a great area for walking and that with the right support anything from a few days to a couple of weeks could be achieved. Many people I talked to who visited Chada some time ago remember it for the walking. I really recommend that this should be undertaken as part of the normal activities offered from now on and that the infrastructure should be revised to accommodate this.

Either that or the website needs changing to avoid major misunderstanding! Well done to Richard and Anna for coping with us!

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Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa sent these travellers to Chada Camp with the clear understanding that they'd be doing a fly-camp with walking safaris. We've sent many travellers to Chada for this type of trip over the years, and several of our team have done these trips themselves. However, on their arrival, it transpired that Chada's fly-camps had changed: apparently they couldn't deliver as much walking as expected.

These travellers immediately contacted us directly. Then after discussions between Expert Africa and Chada's owners, we solved the problem together, and ensured that these travellers were able to do as much walking that they had wanted to do. We're pleased that it all worked out so well in the end!

This tale really just underlines the necessity for our travellers to contact Expert Africa immediately if any issues occur with their trip, as then we can then often work to resolve the problem swiftly, and with the minimum of upset.

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