Kapinga Camp

Kapinga Camp: Our full report

Traveller's rating
Good (90%) From 2 reviews
June to November

Sadly, Kapinga Camp closed at the beginning of 2012 and is not due to re-open in the foreseeable future.

Kapinga is a lovely intimate camp which has been designed to blend in with the surrounding natural environment – there are only three safari tents sleeping a maximum of 6 guests, so you can be sure of a great deal of personal attention. The traditional meru-style tents are very spacious and decorated in neutral colours, and have large decked seating areas with built-in sofas, where you can relax and admire the beautiful surroundings. There is ample storage space within the tents, the four poster beds are surrounded by billowing mosquito nets, and you are provided with all you need, including a fan and electric lamps. Each tent has a stylish ensuite bathroom with double copper basins, inside and outside showers, and a flushing loo.

Kapinga Camp's main lodge has a lovely circular plunge pool set in a sundeck overlooking the plains, and there are comfortable loungers where you can snooze between game activities. Meals are served in the relaxed open-sided dining area, which also boasts great views.

Game activities at Kapinga focus on drives in and around the plains, during daylight hours and also at night – walking is not an option here as the terrain is too open. Kapinga's guides are very knowlegdeable and you are likely to come across large numbers of plains game, and their predators, including cheetah and large prides of lion. Birding in the area around Kapinga is exceptional - around 495 species have been recorded in Kafue.


Location: Kafue National Park, Zambia

Ideal length of stay: 3 nights

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

Owner: Wilderness Safaris

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining style: Group Meals

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Special interests

Birdwatching: Kapinga is an excellent bush camp, and with around 495 species recorded in Kafue this would be a great base for birdwatching in Zambia. Rare notables include the wattled crane, African marsh harrier, slaty egret, and African skimmer.

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Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: High Risk