Chikoko Tree Camp

Reviews of Chikoko Tree Camp

Excellent(99%) From 95 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 95 of our travellers who have visited Chikoko Tree Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr P. from Chilterns
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

Our favourite.

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Mr G from California
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

again...superb!!!

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Mr J & Ms M from Tasmania
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

Beautiful.

Excellent birdwatching around camp and while walking.

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Mr H & Ms E from London
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great two storey huts, amazing walking.

The unusual two storey reed huts are a treat and the walking with Amon and Scout Renaldo was first class.

And saw cook Patson who we first met at Mwaleshi 19 years ago.

Lots of Elephant around, and Leopard kills in the trees. Also Giraffe and Lion.

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Mr & Mrs R from Salisbury
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Room with a view

Difficult to pick a winner between Chikoko and Crocodile, and many people visit both.

With your first floor bedroom opening directly into the bush (just a bar there to avoid you falling out!), you may like us have the odd sensation of hearing an unidentified animal grazing outside on a moonless night and be completely unable to determine what it is.

The cook at Chikoko makes everything in a hole in the ground wood oven

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Dr & Mrs C from Henley
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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lovely bush camp

It makes a change to be upstairs looking down on the wildlife.

Great walking.

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Mr & Mrs A from Bristol
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp review

This camp was our favourite. The rooms are built on stilts which provides incredible views across the bush from the bedroom.
The facilities are a little more basic than the other camps but if you don't mind the odd frog or snake in the bathroom it should not be missed.
The food again was amazing and we asked to visit the kitchen so we could see for ourselves how this was achieved. The chef was a delight and was very happy to show us around his kitchen. Fresh bread and cakes baked every day.
Amon was our guide again and he made our walks interesting and fun.

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Mr & Mrs B from Dersingham
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Walking into a totally different experience

On foot you are in much closer contact with the natural environment than when you are in a vehicle. On the Chikoko side of the river there are no vehicles, and no other nearby camp, adding to its feeling of remoteness.

We were surprised to be walking through such dense vegetation, where visibility was very limited at times. The scout and guide (Bryan) communicated with each other - often by silent signs - and were clearly used to working together. This proved very useful when we encountered hippo and elephant at very close quarters and had to take evasive action!

We saw the bush kitchen with its wood-burning open fires and 'hole-in-the-ground' oven, and can vouch for the excellence of the variety and quality of meals they produced.

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Mr & Mrs K from UK
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Chikoko Tree Camp

We walked here from Crocodile Camp which we visited first. Seeing a large herd of roan as we approached the camp was a real highlight

Stephen was a great guide, and Renardo the scout was entertaining. Once we had been walking with them a day or so, we completely trusted them to spot any large game and take us safely walking through this beautiful wilderness.

In October, with the rivers dried up, the view from the huts was not quite as enchanting or interesting as Crocodile Camp, but it was still a great experience of the bush.

Again, the food was good - and there was lot of it!

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Mr & Mrs E from W Sussex
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A True Wilderness Camp

Chikoko camp was a true wilderness, yet you'd never know you were literally in a place with no "roads"! The camp was run really well.

The guiding was excellent. We felt like we were on a geography field trip, it was amazing. We also felt totally safe with the armed Scout and the guide. Bearing in mind where we were located the food and service was truly excellent. Very different from game drives, but unforgettable.

The food was much better here as the evening meal was served to us and we took as much as we wanted, so no waste going on!

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