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Travel reviews by Mr C from EBMATINGEN

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

0

Amazing experience all round

Zambia between 20 Jun 2018 and 2 Jul 2018

Trip rating: Excellent
"If we did it again, we would have gone to Chongwe River Camp first, it was good there, but Kakuli and especially Mchenja were simply amazing and hard to match.

Apart from that, this was a wonderful trip, really well organised by EA, staying at 3 excellent camps where we really felt comfortable and at home.

Game and bird viewing in this region is fantastic, and the guides have a first class knowledge of the wild.

Simply an amazing holiday which will stay in the memory for a long time."

Arranged By Lucy Copson


Kakuli Bushcamp

Kakuli Bushcamp

"Excellent camp"

3 nights Arrived 21 Jun 2018
"Fantastic accommodation , complete with tree frog hosts, which offered luxury and a rustic feel in one. Comfortable, clean and in a good setting, the rooms really were very good.

Staff at Kakuli were excellent, friendly and helpful and with a great sense of humour. Food was excellent given the location and facilities. Watching these guys cook breakfast over a small fire was a sight, but the other inventive ways they cooked and presented the food was very good.

Guides and scouts were readily available to easily cover the small number of guests, and amazed with their keen eyesight and enthusiasm and knowledge."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Mchenja Bushcamp

Mchenja Bushcamp

"Fantastic safari camp"

3 nights Arrived 24 Jun 2018
"Fantastic accommodation in a really lovely setting and set up.

Lovely rooms with plenty of functionality and a smashing view to the river.We often had night time visits to our garden which really added to the atmosphere and excitement. Staff at Mchenja were excellent being friendly and helpful, as well as very efficient.

Food at Mchenja was always something to look forward to with inventive ways to cook and present a very varied menu. Cannot fault this aspect one bit.

Guides and scouts were readily available to easily cover the small number of guests, and amazed with their keen eyesight and enthusiasm and knowledge. We saw everything we wanted and expected to see, and possibly more."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Chongwe River Camp

Chongwe River Camp

"Great location with super facilities"

4 nights Arrived 27 Jun 2018
"Really good accommodation which offered luxury and a rustic feel in one being comfortable, clean and in a good setting, with plenty of space and facilities. Lots of staff who were extremely efficient, friendly and helpful and this was a very well run camp. A special thanks to the management who were proactive in helping to get our luggage delivered and outbound flights reconfirmed after a mix up on the inbound flight.

Food at Chongwe was slightly disappointing. What we ate was well cooked and well presented, but very uninventive and sometimes a little bland. Yes they are in the bush, but having been to Kakuli and Mchenja previously, i know what these camps are capable of.

Chongwe is set up to offer alternative activities, which was just as well as our big game sightings were not frequent, if at all. I also think their ratios of scouts to customers is not efficient. having said that, our guide Sam was excellent and his knowledge and understanding of the bush fantastic. Given he was also driving the vehicle, his ability to spot animals and bird was amazing.

Canoeing on the river, the boat cruise were both a great way to spend the afternoon and evening and offered a really good alternative to the game drives.

A real bonus is their hide at the water hole close by. For an after dinner short trip, this is a must. We managed to see the very illusive Aardvark and some porcupine from the hide in the same evening."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Facilities
Excellent

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