Kanana

Reviews of Kanana

Excellent(95%) From 42 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 42 of our travellers who have visited Kanana, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs V from Jersey
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Location:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Kanana review

When we were there, most viewings were of birds and not game. Friendly staff, not much interaction with Manager as in other camps.

My wife was happy with vegetarian food, other food was so-so.

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Mr & Mrs C - Shropshire
Arrived on: 21-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Kanana Revisited

This was our second visit to Kanana and we requested Wago as our guide as we had him last time - his bird identification is brilliant. Sure enough Wago was there waiting for us as the plane touched down and greeted us like old friends.

There were not too many animals (Preditors) in the Kanana consession so much of the time was spent searching for rare birds. Our first game drive yielded a Pel's Fishing Owl (it has taken us three visits to see this species).

We went on a boat ride to the heronry which is always an amazing sight in November. The tent was clean and the food plentiful - but a main course choice would have been nice with not just a vegitarian option, having said this what was available could not be faulted.

Kanana Camp hasn't changed at all - it doesn't need to.

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Mr O and Ms L from Singapore
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Kanana review

The chalet looked a bit tired and and the design made it impossible to get a through-flow of air, making it very hot in the afternoons.

The guide was excellent and we got very good leopard photos on our 1st drive.

Excellent photo opportunities on the boat trips with 'close' encounters with hippos, and a truely excellent bird life, including a diving African Fish Eagle. Lots of giraffe action as well.

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Mr & Mrs P - Harrow
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Kanana review

An marvellous experience.

The reason for making down on facilities is that two out of the three boats were out of use.

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Mr & Mrs H from Lancs
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Kanana review

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kanana. The staff looked after us very well (especially when our boat lost its propeller out on the delta.)
They ensured that we made the best use of our short time there, and that we were picked up and dropped off for our connecting flights punctually.

Guides again were very knowledgable about animals and birds etc.

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Mr & Mrs H from Cambridge
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Good
Activities:
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Facilities:
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Kanana - great water safaris

The water/boating activities were fantastic and our guide KeKe was very good. Amos our land guide also was very good, but the lack of game was due to the floods and therefore the game drives were limited, but we saw all there was to see.

The camp itself and location was lovely, but we felt the service and food was not quite up to the standard of Okuti. The staff did not seem to have to same spirit of camaraderie as the othe two camps.

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The W family from Dusseldorf
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Kanana review

Kanana was lovely but very much like shibde were we had just come from. I think we would have been better to have spent our last few days in a different region.

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Mr & Mrs G from Darley
Arrived on: 13-May-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Kanana review

This was the smartest room we had. Our guide Moses was the best also the best driver of the trip.

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Mr & Mrs S from Highgate
Arrived on: 4-May-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
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Kanana review

A great setting for the camp and good lively introduction to the Camp and activities by the Leader , Olivia. Again very good guies and the walking tour was well worth the trip with a guide, Waso, who knew the plants and trees as well as the habits of the animals.

The Makoro trip was really good with Foster. A great Camp to return to.

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rullesteg from Switzerland
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Staying with elephants in Kanana

Wonderful staff, lovely surroundings, great food, excellent facilities. And lots of elephants, in and around the camp.

The only thing that made the experience less than perfect was that our guide seemed on edge a lot of the time. Maybe the chemistry between us, maybe that's just how the guy is. Which was a pity because we never had any doubts about his competence in the bush: he most certainly knew his wildlife, and we never felt less than safe but it did detract from enjoying the trips with him occasionally.

Having said that, we had a great time in Kanana, with 2 activities standing out in particular:

First, the boat trip to the heronry, which is simply astounding (seeing the one at Shinde after this one was rather disappointing).

And second, a mokoro trip in the morning, something Kanana came recommended for - and rightfully so.

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