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 H & Ms Y from Hampton Hill
Arrived on: 7-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

Excellent food and service. Knowledgeable guide. Room was great.

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Mr and Mrs A from Greece
Arrived on: 25-Mar-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

See our comments on our first night in Kapani.

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Expert Africa comments

See review beow.

Mr and Mrs A from Greece
Arrived on: 21-Mar-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Our honeymoon in S. Luangwa Valley

Kapani Lofge and Kakuli Bushcamp were great, a memorable experience, which exceeded our expectations. Simon is great guide, who takes enormous pride in his job; he is also a very pleasant guy. Christine is an excellent hostess. All personnel meets the highest standards of professionalism and kindness.
Three remarks:

1. Our mobiles were "dead" in Zambia. When we expressed our desire to contact our folks at home nobody seemed to properly care. We were not provided with access to the lodge's communication facilities. In our view that would be a rather "standard" service.

2. Walking safaries were less and shorther than anticipated.

3."Alternative" activities are not encouraged. After 4 nights at Kapani we felt that we had just enough of driving safaries and we would like to be presented with the possibility of something else, e.g. visiting local communities. For exemple, upon arrival in Tongabezi Lodge we were presented with a variety of activities and we organized our programme with the help of the relevant manager.

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Mr SKS from Monaco
Arrived on: 10-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

Kapani captures the essence of African safari visits of days gone by. Incredibly warm and plesant staff who truly make one feel welcomed and at home. We had one of the best guides I have ever had anywhere in Africa. The food and catering was also really very good indeed.

The facilities (rooms and bathrooms) were more basic/older than I had seen in - for example - some of the CC lodges in Bostwana, South Africa etc - but that is because Kapani was built some time ago and has not been extensively updated. That was not a problem for me personally. In fact, it added to the charm.

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Mr & Mrs S from Surrey
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

Thoughtfully they gave us a table to ourselves for the last night (having shared all previous meals with others).

Excellent guide (Rose).

Great area for seeing nearly all game in dry season.

Visiting at end of dry season meant no river/lagoon immediately outside the Lodge

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A's and B's from Essex
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great starting point

Spent 2 nights here which seemed just about right. Everything worked well. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome. The camp had a really nice atmosphere as a reult.

Spotted 2 leopards on the first day so can't be bad! One beautiful male in daylight just resting in a sausage tree.

The food was simply excellent.

As someone mentioned earlier, the park can get a little crowded at night in this area but nothing compared with most other countries offering safaris. We felt this was 'real' Africa.

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Mr & Mrs L from France
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

Great Location and a good start to any South Luangwa trip

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Four from Wokingham
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

The first dinner at Kipani was poor.The soup was lukewarm and the main course was cold.

A complaint resulted in a visit from the general manager next day and the evening meals did inmprove.The lunches were satisfactory.
The real test is would we visit Kipani again and i reget to say the answer is no.

In future we will go straight to the Coppingers and spend nore time there.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Final day

Back with Diane and her team of cooks who must work 24 hour days! I was lucky enough to go out in the evening and the following morning with Innocent, and the morning game drive especially, with just the two of us, was magical. 10 giraffes even before getting to the park, then hundreds of buffalo in a wet dambo, followed by my first sighting since 1974 of massed Carmine Bee eaters, always with the sun in the right position for photos! And on the drive back a mile or so from camp, elephant just off the road in a final goodbye!

I have had many game drives in several countries over the years, but that one was truly memorable - thank you Innocent, and also for the samples for me to polish (I'll send you the photos!)

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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kick off

From the first ice-cold towel and drink to the final drive away, everyone at Kipani could not have been more friendly, helpful, and generally enthusiastic. (Perhaps the chocolate helped!!)

My guide on this stage was Rose,and she proved excellent at interpreting the things we saw, and was good company at mealtimes.

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