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Galana River, Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
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Epiya Chapeyu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were a family of 2 seniors, 2 adults and 3 children and what a fabulous Christmas we had. We were treated like royalty by Walter & Sara and all the staff at Epiya Chapeyu. From the very first moment we entered the camp, we felt ourselves immediately unwinding and getting into the safari spirit. The food was outrageously good.... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank for your kind words , and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you and your family staying with us again. Walter and Sara and all the staff thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our camp. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a very special place, it feels so genuine and, as a result, is the perfect way to relax and unwind into bush life. Like others say, don't expect the height of luxury and you will be pleasantly surprised. The food is actually very good indeed, with BBQ lunches and homemade pasta dinners in a very romantic candle lit... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about us, we very much appreciate it. We are glad that you chose to stay also with us , whilst on your honey moon. From the staff and all of us, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Bigi is a great camp on the Galana River. It felt like an old fashioned safari, simple and exciting. The food was delicious and the service fantastic. There was a lot of game including Mario the elephant and several hippos wandering around the camp in the night - true sounds of the african night.

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. From the staff, Mario and the Bigi family More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Don't come with high, luxury expectations and you will be very happy. Unbeatable Location on the river banks of Galana River and surrounded by Duom Palms Trees. Accommodation is a tented camp with beds the Italian way - simple and rustic but comfortable. All tents are en-suite. You really do feel that you are far away from all civilization while... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about our camp, we hope to see you again in the future and to continue to give you the WOW !!! factor. From the Staff, Mario the Elephant and the Bigi family. More 

Kilifi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If anyone likes the old style camp accommodation this is the best in Tsavo east. You have all the necessary comforts plus a very nice staff and a superb Italian cuisine that you cannot image in a safari camp. We had a very pleasant stay as usual. A big elephant called Mario comes every day at the camp : he... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

We thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to your next visit from the staff Mario and the Bigi family. More 

Croatia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My stay was so comfortable and it felt like luxury. Everything was just so lovely. The views were amazing and the food is delicious. I couldn't have chosen a better place to stay! Everything was clean and the staff are just such lovely people. The mini pizzas are just YUM! The chefs are very talented and I will never forget... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will have another occasion to come visit us again. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This tented camp is in a really lovely spot by the river is a really quiet park of the park. The peace is amazing - just birds and grunting hippos. The tents are very comfortable and well equiped, with nice en suite bathrooms and good hot water. The staff are really very, very nice - they even got underneath our... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dedicating your time to writing such a lovely review: We hope to see you again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Not a luxurious lodge but excellent tents with good bathrooms and great Italian food. A superb view on the Galana river. Kind staff. Elephants visit the camp every day. For the seasoned safari traveler - provide your own 4wheel car and guide as the camp does not cater for that. We loved that place.

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you kind words and lovely review! See you again soon. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I visited Epiya Chapeyu Tented Lodge (Tsavo East) last weekend with friends to meet Mario..the wild elephant who is a frequent visitor. Been to several game parks but never seen an elephant so close. Loved the camp, amazing food, awesome staff and enjoyed simplicity of this location. This camp is very simple. You would feel like you have gone camping... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Bigi Camp.We are pleased to hear that Mario popped in to say hello! Please come visit us again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The pre-dinner mini-pizzas are to die for, and the perfect complement to the place, the river, the wildlife ... just make sure that you stop at six! Depending on your perspective, the nocturnal visits by elephants scratching their backs on the makuti roofs over the tents will either be fascinating or cause enough for you to hide under the bed... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommedations. We sincerely hope you will come back to visit us again. More 

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Address: Galana River, Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park East
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Epiya Chapeyu Kenya/Tsavo National Park East

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