Kapani Lodge

Reviews of Kapani Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 77 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 77 of our travellers who have visited Kapani Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr B - Bristol
Arrived on: 11-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The butterfly continues...

Once again another delightful base at Kapani to explore the immediate area within the national park.

Friendly faces, old friendships reunited, good organisation, excellent food.

Extra activity- being shown around the developing site at Chimzombo.

Thankyou to all the staff at Kapani lodge, especially Brian, my guide for the first 4 days, exciting times ahead.

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Mr & Mrs M from Doncaster
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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First night

A brilliant and comfortable start to our holiday

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Mr & Mrs B from Somerset
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kapani Lodge

Apart from our last evening, we were the only guests at Kapani. This wasn't a problem as we enjoyed having the guide, Charles, to ourselves. Everyone was very attentive and the drives were tailored to our particular interests. Obviously this wouldn't be the case had there been other guests.
As this was our first safari holiday we didn't quite know what to expect. The game drives on the whole were very enjoyable and we saw a lot of birds near Kapani but the animals were mostly inside the national park. At times, particularly on the night drives, there were quite a few other vehicles present around the animals, which wasn't such an enjoyable experience.

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Mr & Mrs C - Surrey
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great Wildlife Sitings

Very good place to stay before going to bush camps to allow time to recover after a long journey. We experienced some of the best wildlife viewing on game drives from this lodge.

The transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Kapani Lodge was quite early in the day and we were unprepared for the open vehicle and speed of travel and so we were very cold on the journey.

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Mr & Mrs G from Harrow
Arrived on: 5-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kapani Lodge Review

If we had been going on a foodie holiday we wouldn't have been disappointed ! All the staff were excellent , particularly Laurence the guide Mishal the scout.

We had limited expectations because we knew we were in the emarald season, however we saw lots including lions and leopard. 3 days is enough for game drives ,it was great that we could go on the river in the fast boat for a change .We really enjoyed that.

The accommodation was fine and the food was very good especially the lunches , which should be an example to other lodges

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Mr B - Bristol
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

O Kapani, I know you so well. Staying here in the emerald seasons of year's past and now at last the dry season.

Very comfortable amidst the extreme temperatures(42-47 degrees celsius), enjoy the fan before heading for the real bush camp experiences. The best guides in Zambia are part of the NormanCarr family. Finding the animals/birds are their forte, their knowledge unexhausted, this is a great start to any safari.

Organised, safe, clean venue, with the wonderful raised decking brings dinner under candle light where excellent food has been created and then provided. Still the great setting first experienced in 1991. Thank you to everyone at Kapani.

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Ms D & Mr B - Berks
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

Only stayed one night and off the next morning to Luwi so didn't see much of the camp.

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Mrs. L from Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

Host very average, still had Julius as the guide. Staff very pleasant.

Our sons room had a split toilet seat and the loo was not clean.

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Expert Africa comments

The safari camp has noted the split toilet seat and lack of cleanliness and both issues will be checked and swiftly fixed.

Ms W - Bedfordshire
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great place to start your safari

Only negative was that the pool was out of action and one of the reasons we have chosen to stay here was because of the pool (especially because of the nephew and nieces).

Abraham was our giude and was brillant and was our special person here, my nieces and nephews loved him.

Having been on safari many years ago we did notice that there were quite a lot of vehicles in the Park in this area.

Loved the way that they tried to make each day a little different, sundowners set up on the river bank one day and then the trip over to the park on the pontoon the next - all made you feel special.

The evening / night trips were quite long though.

The food was excellent, especially the brunch!

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Mr. E - Berkeley
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

This is a very nice lodge – well appointed and comfortable. It is nice to be in a lodge that is on mains power. They even had a nice little mini-fridge with beverages (sodas, water, beer). The bathroom was nice with plentiful hot water. The bed was comfortable – a bit on the firmer side, but that's how I like it. There's also a ceiling fan that helps to keep the air moving, but I was there during the Zambian winter so it wasn't quite necessary, but it was also helpful in blowing any mosquitoes around. A nice touch was also some free postcards.

The other facilities include a pool, which I didn't use, a comfortable map/reading room, and a small gift shop.

The food was fine and plentiful. Breakfast was cold with cereals, fruits, breads, yogurt, fruit juices, tea, coffee; and with eggs cooked to order and porridge (which was very good). Brunch/Lunch was good with a selection of hot and cold entrees/salads. Afternoon tea was usually a nice cake and beverages. Dinner was a 3-course affair. In general, the food was very good.

Guiding was good. I had John as my guide and he was certainly knowledgeable and diligent about spotting game. He was also my host at meals.

Game drive vehicles were standard Landcruisers with 3 rows of seats. The camp was very quiet, and I basically had private game drives while I stayed here.

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