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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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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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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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Burlington, Vermont
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were there in October and heading back in 2 weeks. It is a mandatory stop for all people who visit us in Kenya. The setting is divine, the food is amazing and the service is extremely attentive. Tents were simple but immaculate but with good bathrooms. This camp is a jewel and a good value.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed one night here last year and really enjoyed it. The setting is beautiful, on the banks of the river, with elephants wandering through the camp. The tents are simple, but have everything you could need. Lunch was ok, but at dinner hit a much higher level; extremely tasty, well prepared italian cuisine, served on the terrace. Good value... More

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments, which are very much apprecieted, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More

Nanyuki, Rift Valley, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Thomas, Peter, Philip; '''mario,tusker&?""- my frequent returns to Epiya Chapeyu just says how much I love this camp, and being welcomed by the above! Arrived for lunch, so while enjoying a cold Tusker watching one of 'our' elie friends take a completely submerged bath in the Galana R. a Leopard wanders over the far bank, and slumps down under the... More

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Jambo, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to leave your feed back on Tripadvisor. It is very much appreciated , and we are ever so happy that you saw the leopard ! . The leopard is seen quite often in the middle of the night walking across the dry river bed in front of some of the... More

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Stayed the night of 29th October. My Husband and I were the only two people in the camp and we were treated like royalty. Lunch served facing the river, dinner and breakfast on the terrace with a fantastic spread served by Peter and his colleagues. Elephants roaming around the camp and staff could not do enough for us. An absolute... More

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Jambo! Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback on tripadvisor. Nothing pleases us more than to know that we made your stay with us such a good one! We will be passing on your comments to Peter and the rest of the team whom we know will be extremely delighted to hear that they made... More

Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A deceptively simple looking tented camp where the tents snuggle under palm thatch roofs, this camp has much more to offer than first meets the eye ... Especially the three friendly resident wild elephants who stroll through the camp at leisure at various times during the day! The tents offer nice shower and toilet facilities but the step down into... More

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Jambo! Thank you for leaving your feed back on tripadvisor which is always welcome and helps us to improve our clients holiday experiences. We have noted your remarks regarding the step in the shower as well the pillow(s) and are looking into providing more of them in the tents although, had you asked one of the staff they would have... More

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Address: Galana River, Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park East
Also Known As:
Epiya Chapeyu Kenya/Tsavo National Park East

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If you're looking for an exceptional Safari experience you have come to the right place! Our Camp is located in Tsavo East National Park, in Kenya East Africa. We are situated along the banks of the Galana River, where fauna and flora abound! During the dry season elephants and buffalo graze all around us in a pure, untouched environment. We offer fine Italian cuisine and mini pizzas served with drinks just before dinner. Our motto is to make sure our natural surroundings remain as they have been for centuries and thus our camp is in sync with our surroundings. How to reach us? We are easily accessible from Malindi, Mombasa and Nairobi! We promise you the best African Experience ever with memories you will certainly cherish for a life-time! ... more   less 
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