Kasaka River Lodge

Reviews of Kasaka River Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 5 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 5 of our travellers who have visited Kasaka River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs S and family from Quebec, Canada
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great safari

We had a great time.

The tents are comfortable, my sons were quite close to the staff quarters so a bit less peaceful. The food was delicious.

The lodge is a bit far from where the animals are in the park so driving there and back is quite long. However, the guides can often combine boating with a drive which is great. The whole day drive further into the park is a must! Joseph was an amazing guide and we also liked Lewis on the boat. The canoeing in the chanel was magical and we would have liked it to last longer.

Blankets on the jeeps for the evening are suggested.

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The B family from Manchester
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Totally Superb

We were really taken aback by Kasaka - everything about it was wonderful. It gave a great contrast to Flatdogs and the combination of the 2 places made the perfect trip for variety.

We stayed in the Hippo Pod and were blown away by the accommodation, overlooking the river in a secluded spot. Rooms were fabulous and the bathrooms huge and luxurious. We had our own small pool, deck and garden area. We intended to spend a bit of time at the main lodge but we didn't bother as Hippo Pod was so lovely. The camp fire, which was lit before dinner, was very welcome and gave a very rustic safari feel to things. We relished taking out G&Ts there before dinner. All meals were served outside and the food was truly delicious all 3 days we were there - fresh bread, great breakfasts with toast cooked on the small fire, delicious dinners. We were also pleasantly surprised and a little shocked to find all drinks free in Hippo Pod and the fridge bursting with drinks as well as bottles of gin, rum, vodka and local liquer.

The variety of activities was such that I felt we could stay there a whole week and not get bored. We did river trips where we got very close to hippos and crocs (best ever croc photos!), morning walk, game drives my favourite activity which was an afternoon canoe trip down the Chongwe river where we got superb views of the animals and particularly the birds.

The only negative comment is that there are 2 rooms in Hippo Pod - a double and a triple so my mother in-law had to share with her 2 grandsons. However, that was no big issue and we loved the place.

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Mr & Mrs G from Bristol
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kasaka River Lodge review

See previous comments. [Ed: see below]

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Mr & Mrs G from Bristol
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kasaka River Lodge review

The camp is very good value for money and set in a beautiful location on the river. We were very fortunate to be in Tent 1, which with its private deck and outside bath was wonderful.

The staff were all very friendly but lacked the detailed care and attention shown at the other camps we stayed at on our trip. Part of this is down to the shear variety of activities on offer with game drives, boat safaris, canoeing and fishing all on offer. All of this in a reasonably large camp does mean you meet many different guides and don't develop the individual relationship smaller camps offer. However it was really good to have so much to do.

The highlight of staying in the Lower Zambezi was definitely being able to get on the river and view the wildlife that way.

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O Family - Vancouver
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kasaka River Lodge review

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the Hippo Pod, as a family. It was a super little house, with a private pool, and meals by ourselves if we wanted it. A highlight was afternoon tea & cake, our guide Kingsley, and the managers Yvonne and Mwaka. They were also well prepared for children with a safari booklet and prize incentive. Our children loved the little contest. A disadvantage of Kasaka is having to drive a while before entering the National Park. The boat cruises, however, were a real treat, especially at sundown.

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