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Chikoko Tree Camp
Chikoko Tree Camp
Chikoko Tree Camp

Reviews of Chikoko Tree Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

104 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

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2018, 10 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Chikoko Tree Camp.
Lion

78% success

Leopard

11% success

Wild dog

33% success

Hippo

100% success

Buffalo

80% success

Elephant

80% success

Zebra

80% success

Giraffe

67% success

Spotted Hyena

30% success

Roan antelope

22% success

Wildebeest

20% success

Pangolin

11% success

Sable antelope

11% success

Aardvark

0% success

Eland

0% success

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Mr R.
Cowbridge

"Walking safari from Chikoko Camp"

2 nights Arrived 5 Oct 2019
"Having just flown to Zambia the previous day and then the short flight to Mfuwe, we were all pretty tired when we were picked up at Mfuwe airport and driven the couple of hours to the banks of the Luangwa. Quite a cultural shock suddenly being paddled across the river and a short walk to Chikoko!

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr & Mrs B & A
UK

"Chokoko Walkng Camp"

1 night Arrived 4 Oct 2019
"Excellent for a camp really in the bush.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

1 sighting

Elephant

3 sightings

Hippo

2 sightings

Zebra

3 sightings

Mrs S.
Zürich

"Luxury in the middle of the bush"

2 nights Arrived 10 Sep 2019
"Accompanied by Stephen, our guide, Ze, the scout and Justin, the tea bearer we felt safe and were much impressed by how they spotted animals from afar. One evening we saw a big pride of lionesses and could watch them without them being disturbed by us. It felt really special. " See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia; 6n in Malawi
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

2 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

3 sightings

Hippo

8 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Zebra

10 sightings

The A team
London

"Chikoko Tree Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 29 Jul 2019
"Moffat and Amon were a great team. The bread was amazing! Great owl experience due to African Scops owl resident. Pels fishing owl /Pearl spotted owlet and Great African Eagle Owl. " See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

3 sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Hippo

4 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Two Travellers
UK

"Chikoko review"

2 nights Arrived 25 Jul 2019
"We thought everything about Chikoko was absolutely great, from the cleverly designed two storey chalets, to the delicious food and the sense of immersion in the bush.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
D & S
NZ

"Enticing walking camp"

2 nights Arrived 11 Jul 2019
"We enjoyed the walks from Chikoko in the same way as we had from Crocodile, with guides Moffat and then Amon. It was fun avoiding being right in the path of elephants; we enjoyed the combination of the detailed appreciation of the environment and the necessary awareness of larger issues. Amongst the normal sightings of baboons, birds, warthogs and bushbuck we had the rarer pleasures of a Pel's fishing owl and a bushpig.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Sightings Report

Elephant

3 sightings

Giraffe

2 sightings

Hippo

3 sightings

Wild dog

1 sighting

Mrs F.
Dallas

"Chikoko Tree Camp review"

1 night Arrived 7 Jul 2019
"We could not have asked for more convivial camps! We stayed at Tafika, Chikkoko, Crocodile and Mawleshi camps, and all camps were very comfortable with a friendly, welcoming, and efficient staff.
Our guide, Mofta, was awesome!
Truly an experience to be repeated!" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr & Mrs S
Portsmouth

"Chkoko"

2 nights Arrived 30 Jun 2019
"A delightful place to stay with a lovely view of a small riverbed from the upstairs bedroom and the animals that wandered down to it, including baboons and a large group of giraffe. You would never know unless they told you that everything is set up at the start of the season and pulled down at the end, it is all very solid with wooden furniture that has to be carried in and out.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

1 sighting

Elephant

1 sighting

Giraffe

2 sightings

Hippo

6 sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Wild dog

1 sighting

Zebra

1 sighting

Mrs E.
Swansea

"Real feeling of being in the bush"

2 nights Arrived 30 Jun 2019
"Lovely camp and beautifully appointed. Feels very remote" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs D
Cambridge

"Wonderful walking at chikoko"

1 night Arrived 12 Jun 2019
"Love the stit houses, a beautiful setting. Saw many sights and signs, aardvark den, spoor and droppings, heard hyena and elephant." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Giraffe

1 sighting

Hippo

2 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

1 sighting

Pangolin

1 sighting

Roan antelope

1 sighting

Sable antelope

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wild dog

1 sighting

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Zebra

2 sightings

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