Reviews of Chikoko Tree Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
105 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Chikoko Tree Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"My favourite camp"
The hiking team was great, although a bit less so than the one I had in Takwela. The scout was a bit younger and less experienced (but still very much up to the job, this is not a negative comment on him and he managed pretty well a couple of delicate situations) and was also very interested in knowing more about the Western world. And Sussa the tea-porter was more shy than the ones in Takwela.
The hiking was excellent here as well, maybe even a bit better. I have the feeling that we could get a bit closer to the animals as these are slightly more used to visitors compared to North Luagnwa (especially following a covid year with hardly any visitors at all)." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Walking safari from Chikoko Camp"
The weather was very hot so to be greeted by friendly faces with a cold towel and a cold beer was most welcoming.
The camp was beautifully laid out to of a very high standard of comfort in every respect. All the staff were delightful, friendly and helpful and the meals were exceptional, especially considering they were all cooked over charcoal and using bread ovens dug into the ground.
The walks we carried out in the mornings and evenings were both exciting and very interesting. We were very impressed with the knowledge of our guide, assistant guide and ranger and each of them were excellent company" See all these reviews: 5n in Zambia
"Chokoko Walkng Camp"
Chalet roof had leaked during previous day's rain. Staff a ready for this with plastic sheets to cover essential parts of chalet." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Luxury in the middle of the bush"
"Chikoko Tree Camp review"
The walking was hugely enjoyable - informative and sensibly paced - and although we were unsuccessful in our attempts to see lion, we were thrilled to be compensated by a sighting of a Pel's Fishing Owl, something which has long been on our wishlist." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
"Enticing walking camp"
The accommodation at Chikoko particularly appealed to us with its upstairs bedroom: we had closeup observation of a bushbuck and more distant views of elephant and impala and warthogs from our room.
A lioness whose tracks had been evident around the camp slept outside our door one night - we heard her moving away when going down to the toilet, and could clearly see where she'd been lying in the dust. A hippo was also around at night.
On our walk out to the river on our last morning we saw a wild dog by itself - very exciting." See all these reviews: 19n in Zambia
"Chikoko Tree Camp review"
Our guide, Mofta, was awesome!
Truly an experience to be repeated!" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 3n in Zimbabwe
"Real feeling of being in the bush"
We had an excellent guide in Moffit for whom nothing was too much trouble and Amon was superb scout who shared his tracking skills on our search for lion.
The kitchen visit is not to be missed and the food was excellent; the vegetables come across from the main camp. We were left to imagine how the fridge is carried in and out every season - no easy task!
Smaller animals were also worth seeing - elephant shrew and a delightful small Scops owl which visited every evening while we were having dinner." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia; 3n in Malawi; 1n in South Africa
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