Kapani Lodge

Reviews of Kapani Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 80 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 80 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 & Mrs W - Staffordshire
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fantastic start to adventure at Kapani

Excellent location, lots of animals seen even on the first night. Accommodation was excellent. With the knowledge we now have from the other camps, Kapani seemed too busy, too many other jeeps.

Camp itself was not very relaxing. Somehow felt more regimented and had to stick to quite rigid times. As it is a bigger camp, perhaps running to tighter schedules was necessary.

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riguss from Belgium
Arrived on: 16-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kapani Lodge review

excellent starting point into Lwanga. Probably at its best when the pontoon on the river is accessible (not our case).
Rosie is real professsional with charme.

Park guide Lawrence outstanding in knowledge touch and personal contact, the best in our trip

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Mr M from London
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Great game at Kapani

We thoughly enjoyed our stay at Kapani - the staff and service could not have more friendly, and the whole place has a very welcoming feel. The food was excellent and the whole team worked hard to provide a customised service. The guiding was excellent, with some specacular sightings - including a pair of courting leopards.

The daily game viewing was very much influenced by the guests needs and interests. April was also an excellent time to go, as the light was excellent for photography and the seasonal roads were back in use, providing a wide area.

Other highlights were a cruise on the luangwa and meeting Robert - the semi-tame warthog. The only downside was the occasional noisy night guests - hippos munching loudly on grass and hyenas laughing outside the chalet in the very early hours!

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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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