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Epiya Chapeyu

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Galana River, Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set on the banks of the Galana river, this place has everything to offer to those who wish to see nature at its best and at its wildest. An idyllic setting with elephant, hippo, crocodile and birds, fish eagle, heron, geese and King fishers. The service and dinner menu could lead you to believe you are in a 5 star... More 

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Heide, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed with my family here for four nights in December 15 and we had a lovely time. The staff were very helpfull and even gave us their own map of the park when we asked for one. The tents are in good shape and the food is excellent--maybe no wonder since it is run by an Italian! Crokodiles and... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

On the river in the African bush .. What more could you want! Delicious little pizzas are served while you have your evening drinks under the stars. One of our favorite places in Tsavo. It is accessible from the coast so great for a safari from there.

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Nairobi
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Simple and relaxed camp with good and attentive staff and OUTSTANDING food. We had a 4 course dinner, and each course was delicious. The location is great too, right on the river, the tent was fairly basic but very large with large bathrooms. The only downside I remember is that the bedding linen didn't smell too great.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I have stayed at Epiya Chapeyu twice now, about 4 years ago and again 3 weeks ago in November 15. Its a lovely relaxing place. I break the trip to the coast by staying here 2 nights. I would happily stay a week or more. Its very good value for money. Food is the best I've had in Kenya and... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

When we were planning our 15-day Kenya -Tanzania safari, we looked for a secluded camp in Tsavo where elephants moved freely in and around the property. We hit the jackpot with Epiya Chapeyu (aka Bigi Camp). What a stellar location: on the banks of the Galana River in the shadows of the epic Yatta Plateau, surrounded by wildlife. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Real Africa with enough luxury not to spoil the genuine feel...highly, highly recommended. The your time getting there and take your time being they're THREE nights minimum to get OUT OF AFRICA We enjoyed every minute of the experience especially the location,staff and management..... By far and away the best in Tsavo east, plenty of wildlife, and a great place... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

We thank you for your kind, comments the staff and I apreciate it . We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future . Asante sana Karibu tena More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the 5th time I stay at Biggis. It is always a pleasure.....The location is great and this time around the river was quite high. We slept very well with the soothing sound of running river in support. The resident ele showed up on time for breakfast and was welcome company. The staff is always great here!! Game was... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you for having taken the time to write your comments on trip advisor , the staff was very pleased to know that they are doing a great job. We all look forward to wellcoming you again at our camp. warm regards, Oscar Bigi More 

Straubing, Germany
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Epiya Chapeyu (Bigi Camp) is a marvelous Tented Camp at the banks of Tsavo River in Tsavo East NP. Its rustic/original wilderness (if you dont like this go to Dubai), but tents,food,service are o.k. Enjoy the crocodiles and hippos in your "forgarden" and the Tembos(elephants) lunching beside your tent.An ideal starting-point at Galana River for your safari to the "Forbidden"... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Thank you for having taken the time to write your coments on our camp , we look forward to having you stay with us again. Warmest regards from all of the team , Asante Sana. Oscar Bigi More 

Bad Goisern, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One of the most beautiful places that I´ve ever seen. This camp besides the Galana River where you can relax your mind enjoying the marvelous landscape and also the excellent Italian food! It wasn´t the first time and it won´t be the last time that I was there.... See you soon and thanks again to Sarah, Walter and Oscar! Doris... More 

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micaela_calza, Proprietario at Epiya Chapeyu, responded to this review

Dear Doris, Many thanks for your write up, we very much apreciate your kind comments and we look forward to having you stay with us again. Oscar, Sara, & Walter More 

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