The Elephant Camp

Reviews of The Elephant Camp

Excellent(94%) From 13 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 13 of our travellers who have visited The Elephant Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr BG from Newport Coast
Arrived on: 6-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Elephant Camp review

This is a wonderful camp, sort of a halfway house between a lodge and a bush camp.

Food was incredible, and of course, having time with Sylvester the cheetah was great.

Highly recommend!

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Mr & Mrs T from UK
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Activities:
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The Elephant Camp review

Only two nights at this camp, but activities available were excellent.

One minor point I would make is that the tour off the falls was to short at 1.5 hours
We could happily have spent more time there, otherwise all activities we took were excellent. Especially the interaction with the elephants.


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Mr & Mrs S from Bristol
Arrived on: 11-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Food:
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Elephant Camp Safari

We went canoing on the Zambezi, had a sunset boat trip, a sundowner with a view, walked with their Cheetah and met the elephants. Each event was magnificant!

The setting of the lodge is perfect as were the food and drinks.

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Mr BG from Newport Coast
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Location:
Excellent
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The Elephant Camp review

Beautiful, luxious camp with wonderful extras like the elephant encounter and walks with Sylvester the cheetah.

This is not a safari camp, rather a lodge that uses canvas as walls for their large guest suites.

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Mrs P from Horsham
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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The Elephant Camp review

Generally we enjoyed our stay but we felt they were charging for too many of our activities. On the itinerary for the Elephant camp, you said the price included shared safari activities. I’m not sure what that included. We were offered to go on a safari in the nearby safari park which we decided to do and assumed it was part of the shared safaris referred to. However we were charged for this and we thought that should have been included from the description.

I also thought the guided trip to the Falls should not have been charged for as it was a member of their staff who guided us who wouldn’t have done much more if he had stayed in camp. We tipped him as well.

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Dr S & Mr B from USA
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
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The Elephant Camp review

The rooms were out of the world. Every comfort was provided from a plunge pool to an outdoor shower. We woke up in bed to the sunrise view. The room was huge and the details were all attended to from a small fridge to the elephant-shaped towels on the bed.

The staff was incredibly attentive and the guide who organized our activities was wonderful.

I was really not comfortable with the presence of elephant rides nor the feeding operation. I found that circus-like and was skeptical about the financial rationale provided. It felt like a real money-maker and detracted greatly from the exclusive feel of the lodge. Had I known about that aspect, I probably would not have stayed at this lovely lodge. It changed the atmosphere for me.

The chef was not at all creative about vegetarian options although the food was good overall.

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Mr P from Reading
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Luxury camp style hotel near Vic Falls

The camp is extremely comfortable with super facilities - the only caveat being that if you opt to take additional activities the time to truly enjoy these is limited.

In terms of activities the camp can arrange a great deal more than are advertised on its website or the high adrenaline options for which the area is well known. We were disappointed that we were not aware of the full range on offer before we booked - if we had known we would have stayed an extra night and taken a multiple entry visa (as a number of these take place on the Zambian side of the falls) e.g. Horseback safaris, Devil Pools bathing above the falls.

The food is prepared to a high standard but is really quite Western. The breakfast buffet selection and cooked option was excellent. Lunch and dinner are on a set menu basis and we found the three course dinners rather like menus in the UK (asparagus with bacon and egg hollandaise, tomato soup, beef steak, sponge puddings etc). We enjoyed Kudu one night but would have preferred to experience more regional produce and dishes.

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Mrs & Mr T from Staffs
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Average
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Good
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The Elephant Camp review

Camp too far out of town and transfers sometimes unreliable. We had to wait 55 minutes for a return to camp.

Food was poor generally, very disappointing dinners although lunches were good. We enjoyed the time to rest and swimming pool was the highlight for me. Very little game to see from the camp perhaps due to the time of year.

Scott and Bernie were friendly and helpful. Saw very little of manager Jonathan, staff not as good as in Botswana.

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Expert Africa comments

Elephant Camp apologised for the issues these guests encountered during their stay. They informed us that three resident guides have now been employed at the Camp in order to offer guests activities in the surrounding area. They hope this will offer a more personalised service and will omit any delays in waiting for transfers made by third party operators, such as the delay experienced by these guests. The camp was disappointed to receive the feedback on their food standards, and they are working on ensuring this is improved for future guests.

Mr & Mrs W from UK
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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The Elephant Camp review

Great location - 10 minutes from Vic Falls and transportation there at no charge. We did not partake of their activities, preferring to hire a car and "do our own thing" at Chobe - an unforgetable day. Jonathan arranged this for us with almost zero notice - he is quite character too !!

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Mr & Mrs H from Essex
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Victoria Fall Elephant Camp.

An excellent modern lodge with views of Victoria Falls Spray.

Our lovely room and verandah gave us every opportunity to chill out following a very trip. Victoria Falls was looking magnificent as ever and the rain forest was just coming into bloom with flowers.

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