Crocodile Bushcamp

Reviews of Crocodile Bushcamp

Excellent(97%) From 62 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 62 of our travellers who have visited Crocodile Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr P - France
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile & Chikoko Camps

The walking experience & staying in the 2 completely different bushcamps for 2 nights each was fantastic. We kept the same team for the 5 days & this was also great. We were 2 couples who had only just met a Tafika, then we had Alex the Scout, Mukupa the guide & Justan as the tea boy. As we were together the whole time, we all ended up with an excellent friendly, trusting, relationship with the team which I think they also appreciated.

As our fitness was good we were walking nearly 6/7 hrs a day. I also have to mention the work of Mukupa as the guide who has a great sense of humour, & worked tirelessly for the whole 5 days as guide, host & all round entertainer. Alex was also meticulous in his safety, advice & knowledge of animal behaviour.

The highlight & most exhilarating was tracking a pride of lions for nearly 2hrs & finally finding them asleep under a bush with 9 cubs having just eaten a buffalo kill

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The C family from Colorado
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

Crocodile Bushcamp is simple, but the tents are clean and comfortable. The staff was attentive and the food was delicious.

Crocodile Bushcamp and Chikoko Tree Camp are satellite walking safari camps associated with Tafika. The 6 km / 3.5 mile walks between camps were relaxed and unhurried, though walking across areas with dried hippo footprints required some concentration. Our experienced walking safari guides, Isaac and Bryan, were excellent teachers educating us on details of the animals, birds and traditional uses of the local trees and plants. Unfortunately, wildlife was scarce on our walks. However, we did enjoy watching elephants, puku, impala, kudu, and baboons from the elevated vantage point of our tent at Chikoko Tree Camp.

We sought off after a small pride of lions that were frequenting the area near Crocodile Camp during our afternoon walk. They were close by, as we could hear them across the dry riverbed, but twilight was fast approaching and we had to return to the safety of camp. I don’t know if I was disappointed or relieved at missing the opportunity to see the lions on foot.

If I could have a do over in planning my itinerary after the fact, I would have added another night at Tafika and settled for one day walking safari at Chikoko Tree Camp, simply for the game viewing opportunities. Had we seen the lions while walking at Crocodile, perhaps my enthusiasm for the walking safaris would be different.

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Mr & Mrs R - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very close to lions and elephant at Crocodile

We had close encounters with the Hollywood pride of lions and some grumpy elephants on our first morning walk at Crocodile Bush Camp. We were tracking the lions when 12 adults stood up in the grass very close to us. They made an exit but where chased back towards us by a grumpy herd of elephant. We then made a quick exit.

We saw a lot of other animals, birds plants and insects.

We again were well looked after this time by Brian and the Crocodile team and liked our room and its view.

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The R Family from Surrey
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

A wonderful remote bush camp that allowed us to experience walking in the bush. The food was lovely and the staff exceptionally helpful and friendly.

The relaxed atmosphere of this camp really suited us and chatting in front of the camp fire under the stars was a real highlight.

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Mr C & Mr K from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

Comments about Chikoko apply here. Less scenic in October than Chikoko, so we would probably have preferred to go to Crocodile first and have only 1 day here and 3 at Chikoko. But we still had a lovely time.

Because we were alone for both nights it was a particularly magical experience.

Too much sun in bar area during the day

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Jenny & John - Bristol
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great little camp in the bush

Huts were excellent, rustic but comfortable and the small team looked after us very well.

The walking safari was great and gave us close views of buffalo, elephant and lots more.

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Mr S & Ms H - Dublin
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great camp but less animals to view

Remote Africa changed our schedule to spend one night only at Crocodile camp and two at Chikiko because of the time of year. The facilities are good but that area had a lot less animal life at the time we were visiting.

It was our first experience of walking safaris. the walks were very informative understanding more of the flora and fauna and the environment despite the fewer animal sightings.

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Mrs & Mr L - Durham
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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First walking safari to Crocodile

Loved Crocodile it was so peaceful and enjoyed watching the animals coming to drink at the water hole.

Visited the kitchen and where the bread is made. The staff are very proud of what they produce and so they should be producing such good food with limited facilities.

Coming to Crocodile was our first encounter of a walking safari, that feeling of being out In the bush is not be missed. Alex our guide brought so much to the whole experience.

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Dr L & Mr S - London
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

As previously. [Ed: the comment made previously was "Really excellent guiding by Brent Harris."]

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S & S, Bermuda
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

The walk from Chikoko to Crocodile takes you through stunning landscapes, which is the same with the walks from the camps. Again, the camp is beautifully made, all from natural materials, with fabulous colourful accents from local textiles.

The Chikoko Trails is well worth doing -- the terrain is not difficult, the guide sets the pace to yours and you are introduced to a wealth of detail about all facets of the bush.

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