Kanana

Reviews of Kanana

Excellent(95%) From 48 travellers
Excellent
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Good
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Below are independent comments from 48 of our travellers who have visited Kanana, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr S & Ms M from Banstead
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Quite a good camp.

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Expert Africa comments

This traveller was disappointed with some aspects of Kanana including the birdlife at the heronry and the game densities, which they perceived to be low.

Its worth mentioning that this feedback prompted the camp to send an ornithologist from the Bird Society to take a census at the heronry.

Mrs W & Mrs W from Cornwall
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
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Kanana review

Fantastic camp in a breathtaking position. The tents were spacious and comfortable and we had a bathroom door - yeh!

The staff were superb and worked tirelessly from before dawn untll late into the night to make sure that we enjoyed every minute. The bush walk with our guide, Andrew, was great fun and the night drive was amazing. We loved the mokoro ride and our trips out to the heronry.

I would like to thank Mark and all his team for an unforgettable few days and would wholeheartedly recommend this camp to anyone wanting to experience the delta.

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Mr. & Mrs. F from Essex
Arrived on: 13-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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a luxery lodge

Very comfortable lodge and very friendly and hospitable staff. we appreciated some lunch being left for us when we arrived after 2pm from the Mokoro trail.

Our guide Mypa very helpful.

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Mr & Mrs K from Lyme Regis
Arrived on: 7-May-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
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Facilities:
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Kanana review

Beautiful location very peaceful.

Really appreciated the taylor made feel of the activities in that the camp responded to what we wnated to do when we wanted to do it.

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Mr & Mrs K from Bucks
Arrived on: 4-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Good lodge and good animals

Tent comfortable.

Unfortunately Mrs K was very unwell here, with diarrhoea and vomiting. NOT due to malaria medication as have taken it many times before. Staff helpful with Rehydrate etc. Unwilling to accept responsibility though, which was disappointing. No apologies.

Fortunately we had a stock of powerful antidotes so only one activity missed.
Very good safaris here, with a pride of lions. Elephant in the camp was exciting.

Mokoro trip disappointing as the men seem to have been told to talk non stop for the whole trip which was very irritating.
Management very pleasant.

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Ms O from Vancouver
Arrived on: 17-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Kanana review

We only spent two nights at Kanana, but enjoyed our time there. The tents and central areas are lovely. Game here is not as plentiful or diverse as some other locations but we were lucky enough to see a leopard hunting on a night drive. We also saw giraffe, hippos, impala and a semi resident elephant, George.

The primary focus is on water activities. We had a fun motor boat trip through papyrus lined channels to a heronry but this wasnt the right season for most birds. We did see some marabou storks. Other interesting birds included saddle billed storks and ground crossbills.

Our guide was Kenny who was knowledgable and easy to get along with. He had a sense of humour too - tipping us off to the "Ugly 5" at the heronry. His bush walk was also interesting. He knew a fair bit about the plants and their uses (including how to use a poisonous one to feign illness and get out of school as a boy).

One problem was that our transfer flight to the next camp was booked for shortly after 10:00, which meant our mokoro trip the second morning was rather short. The manager, Murray, was upset about this but unable to remedy the matter.

Murray was an engaging host. We were the first guests of the year and greeted with sparkling wine accordingly. He's a larger than life character, and my husband in particular enjoyed staying up talking with him by the fire.

The food here was notably good.

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Mr & Mrs V from Jersey
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
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Kanana review

When we were there, most viewings were of birds and not game. Friendly staff, not much interaction with Manager as in other camps.

My wife was happy with vegetarian food, other food was so-so.

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Mr & Mrs C - Shropshire
Arrived on: 21-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Kanana Revisited

This was our second visit to Kanana and we requested Wago as our guide as we had him last time - his bird identification is brilliant. Sure enough Wago was there waiting for us as the plane touched down and greeted us like old friends.

There were not too many animals (Preditors) in the Kanana consession so much of the time was spent searching for rare birds. Our first game drive yielded a Pel's Fishing Owl (it has taken us three visits to see this species).

We went on a boat ride to the heronry which is always an amazing sight in November. The tent was clean and the food plentiful - but a main course choice would have been nice with not just a vegitarian option, having said this what was available could not be faulted.

Kanana Camp hasn't changed at all - it doesn't need to.

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Mr O and Ms L from Singapore
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Kanana review

The chalet looked a bit tired and and the design made it impossible to get a through-flow of air, making it very hot in the afternoons.

The guide was excellent and we got very good leopard photos on our 1st drive.

Excellent photo opportunities on the boat trips with 'close' encounters with hippos, and a truely excellent bird life, including a diving African Fish Eagle. Lots of giraffe action as well.

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Mr & Mrs P - Harrow
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Kanana review

An marvellous experience.

The reason for making down on facilities is that two out of the three boats were out of use.

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