Crocodile Bushcamp

Reviews of Crocodile Bushcamp

Excellent(97%) From 69 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 69 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 H & Ms E - London
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Simple pleasures

A fantastic camp in a great setting. The walk here from Tafika was spectacular, led by Amon.

We had the camp to ourselves for two nights and it was great to have the opportunity to talk to the staff. who produce amazing food and hospitality way out in the bush.

Plenty of animals coming into the waterhole.

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Dr & Mrs C from Henley on Thames
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great bush camp

Lovely relaxed camp - animals come to the waterhole in front of the chalets - saw wild dogs at breakfast time.

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Mr A. and family.
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mr & Mrs A. from Bristol
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

At Crocodile camp one felt that you really were in the African bush. Wild animals all around, being woken by the sound of Hippos, this is what walking safaris are all about. The the two daily walks provided the opportunity to see animals close up and learn about their habits from Amon our guide.
Crocodile Camp is a basic camp compared to Tafika but the staff still are able to prepare excellent meals. Quite amazing.

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Mr & Mrs K
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Watching leopards from Crocodile camp

This is a beautiful remote camp. Walking the bush with expert guide Stephen, and Renardo the scout, was a fantastic experience. It was great to be able to discover more of the small things that make up the environment...the insects and plants, and learn how the guides track animals using all their senses.

Its a very different experience to a drive and much more fulfilling. Having said that, there was plenty of large game as well, with a leopard crossing in front of the camp at breakfast time, and another taking a drink at the waterhole in the evening - just metres from the bar.

The camp itself has wonderful thatched huts and the social area is relaxing and simple. There is plenty of food, all cooked beautifully in a very simple kitchen.

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Mr & Mrs S from Stockport
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great bushcamp

Returned to another favourite. Crocodile is a basic walking camp with comfortable beds. We were the only guests at the time so very quiet.

Stopped one morning for tea under the shade of a tree, soon joined by a family of elephants under the next tree. Youngsters entertained us playing at pushing each other round.

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Prof & Dr M from Sheffield
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Crocodile Bushcamp review

Again a really excellent experience.

Guide Alex and the team continued to excel.

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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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