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Alida W

A great and complete experience

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 Aug 2023
In Trak and Trail Rivercamp you have beautiful lodges with great host and hostess and friendly and helpful staff. The cook conjures up delicious dishes on the table. The owner knows a lot about both nature and photography and tells enthusiastically about this. When you take a safari with him or one of his guides, it's garanteed you have a fantastic day with several animals en birds. It is highly recommended.
Erna & Alida
Date of stay: July 2023
Room Tip: A very good stay with great safaris!
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Reviewed 6 August 2023

    We stayed for three nights in two bungalows. We had a meet and greet with the staff, Cece, - excellent first impression - and it stayed that way for our entire stay : warm, friendly, to the point, always with a smile. And immediately we were impressed by the location : views across the river, hippo's in the river, the sunset and sunrise views of the next couple of days, and the camp itself, well designed bungalows, the restaurant, all very spacious, and the wildlife in the camp : monkeys, squirrels, bushbucks, and ... hippo and elephant. The bungalow is/was above expectation; when you see management pictures on their site or here on tripadvisor, it's always different than the real life 'pictures'. This place is the exception; it looks even better than on the paper picture. All equiped with what you need, bathroom accesoiries, mosquito net, ... Meals are very good, large portions, very tastful, amazing how the chef makes such a delicous dinner in this remote area.
    Of course, the most important thing to do is the game drive, the wildlife views, the safari experience. Vic and Enok, the trainee, did an excellent job; outstanding, amazing, ... All kind of antilopes, zebra, girafe, elephant, hippo, crocodile, and, .... three lioness with cubs, the leopard, and above all, the wild dogs. And it didn't stop after sunset : hyena, genet cat, civet cat, chameleon, ....
    We should come back for a full day safari to see the other species, further inland ...
    Really recommend this place.

    Date of stay: July 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

    We stayed with our family in two of the huts looking out over the river, for 4 nights. It was absolutely amazing. Hippos and elephants came to graze regularly just at the balcony and everything worked smoothly. The bar has an even better view, it is a great place to just hang out and the menu and kitchen is really good. We had not too much time to enjoy it as it was our first time and we were busy with activities most of the time, under the super- knowledgeable guidance of Vic. He must be one of the best guides there is, knows everything and goes out of his way to show more of the area then we’d expected.
    The pool was also very nice and there is a small gym. We had planned to self-cater for most of the meals but that was a bit awkward at first - the self catering hut being rather far away, expensive (60usd/day) and it’s access road occupied by a hippo most of the time. But this was solved smoothly and effectively by the owner and we were given a braaistand at the nearby campsite instead. Great solution for us. We thus enjoyed our stay very much and will visit again maybe for photography course.

    Room tip: Make sure you stay long enough to enjoy the beautiful lodge area with nice bar and restaurant, as well as endless wildlife and nature views
    Date of stay: July 2023
    Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2023

    Thanks a lot or taking the effort to give us a wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you staying with us.
    Cheers Chichi

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    Reviewed 26 March 2023

    Outstanding service and experience!

    Our group of 7 had the pleasure of experiencing Track & Trail River camp through the recommendation from Ryan at Socially Responsible Safaris @srsafaris.

    From the time we arrived until we left the camp, we were treated exceptionally well. The warm greeting from owners Cece & Peter, to the staff smiles from Albert and others made us feel welcome and at home.

    The accommodations were spacious, clean and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. The rooms have fans and big nets over the beds to protect you from mosquitoes along with an incredible view of the river. Listening to the hippos snacking on grass outside your cabin was such a special experience. “Pinch me am I dreaming?” was a constant comment from our group during our stay.

    The food is - WOW! We had a few in our group with a few food allergies and restrictions and the chef’s made sure that no detail was missed in providing exceptional options for all.

    You feel safe and secure when sleeping as Pearson takes good care to ensure you are safe to your room each night with the open camp it’s exciting to hear what animals travelled through the camp at night.

    Vic who was our safari guide was OUTSTANDING! We had many game drives from early morning to late evening and amongst our list we saw giraffe, elephant, hippos, buffalo, zebra, lion & 9 baby lion cubs to much much more! The open air land cruiser was covered to protect you from the sun as well as comfortable seating. He had rain coats when needed, blankets as well as delicious drinks and snacks for our break times.

    I can’t say enough about our safari experience and look forward to visiting again!

    Room tip: No AC, but don’t need it with the fan and cool evenings. The safari can arrange for your transportation and any special requests. All inclus
    Date of stay: March 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled on business
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    Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

    The camp itself is a little paradise so close to the river, the hippos, monkeys strolling around and many other animals.
    The food in the evening is just delicious and very creative and tasty.
    The drives throughout the park with Peter are just unforgettable experiences I will never forget. He has such a big knowledge and never tired to share it. Always finding the best spots to watch the big variations of wild animals. I will for sure come back!

    Date of stay: November 2022
    Trip type: Travelled with friends
    Thank JasminLovesToTravel
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    Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2023

    Thanks so much Jasmin, it was a pleasure to have you here at Track and Trail River Camp.

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    Reviewed 7 January 2023

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Track and Trail camp. The lodges are so cozy and lovingly decorated. The food was unexpected deliciouses. Also the little outdoor gym and the pool are a nice variety after the safari tours (games). We saw so many animals at this time... was really a breathtaking experience. These place is really something special.

    Date of stay: November 2022
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    Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2023

    Great review Andrea. Thanks so much for your contribution.

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