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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Kilifi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This family run old world safari camp is located on a magical riverside site frequented by herds of elephant.Simple but clean accommodation, tremendous food with an Italian flavour, marvellous staff and a laid back feel. Great value for money .We stayed there 11-13th March 2014.

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at our camp and for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I fell in-love with this camp. Absolutely amazing setting. Everywhere you look is beautiful and peaceful. We were quite lucky to be one of two couples staying there for one night. The tents are spacious, clean and the beds comfortable. The bathrooms are great too. The decor is simple, but really that is just perfect! The luxury is when you... More

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you thorougly enjoed your stay with us and we wish to thank you for taking the time to review us. 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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