Reviews of Kapamba Bushcamp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
19 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kapamba Bushcamp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Kapamba Bushcamp 29 Oct to 4 Nov 2022"
On an early morning walk direct from the camp into the sand river, bringing up the rear, keen eyed Stephen spotted wild dogs. After just a brief glimpse of a couple as they chased an impala through the dense vegetation, we continued with our walk. A while later we received a call from camp to say the dogs were close by, so with a change of plan, we headed on in a more direct route to where the vehicle had been left for us to get back, and returned to have a good sighting of the dogs.
Later that day we were lucky enough to have an extremely good sighting of the dogs (12 in all) once again. A big thank you to Charles our guide for giving us the time to sit, wait and watch, instead of moving off to find something else. Luckily the other people in the vehicle were also happy to do this. With time and patience, we were rewarded with seeing the puppies chasing vultures and the pack ‘play chasing’ around after some buffalo!
Apart from the wildlife survey list of species, we did see several other species that we would count as notable ‘sightings’, such as: porcupine, genet, civet, Pel's fishing owl." See all these reviews: 19n in Zambia
"Kapamba Bushcamp review"
The common area is large and comfortable, a small pool makes all the difference on a hot November afternoon.
Service was absolutely excellent! We were the only guests for 3 days and we always felt very appreciated.
We had several safari drives and a few walking drives, all extremely diverse and instructive." See all these reviews: 16n in Zambia
"Kapamba Bushcamp review"
Kapamba also do a lovely surprise brunch in the bush which is lovely after a walk.
The animals seen from all three bushcamps that we stayed in are not as habituated to jeeps as in the areas closer to the gate like Mfuwe Lodge which we liked but you do end up with lots of photos of rear ends!
As with the other camps we had no complaints and thoroughly enjoyed our stay." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"An Intimate but Luxury Bush Experience "
In addition to the usual "Sundowners" at a beautiful spot with a view, the staff surprised us several times with meals in the bush - once including a "build-your-pizza" lunch with a wood-fired pizza oven, white table cloth-covered tables, and our choice of wines. This was an absolutely first-class experience and we plan to return during a different time of the year to see.
The birds and wildlife were fantastic, our guide was top-notch, and the entire staff did a superb job." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"fabulous magical camp "
Loved how meals were eaten at different locations and the quality of the food. My favourite was having sundowners IN the river complete with a brazier which produced delicious kabobs to go with our sundowners. (And, the piece de resistance, a herd of elephants who walked across the river in the distance appearing as black silhouettes against the orange and purple and red sunset.)
Our guide, Steve , was excellent--we did lots of walking each day. Had several good leopard sightings and saw my first porcupine!" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia; 8n in Zimbabwe
Gamewas short on drives but made up with finding two lions and their kill
Wonderful brunch one day in the bush under trees making our individual pizza that was cooked for us on a mobile oven
Sundowner,s in the shallows of the river magical" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
We enjoyed great walks and game drives, including sightings of two very bloated male lions. All credit to Fanuel, Elijah and Bottle for finding the lions and the remains of their buffalo carcass in the thick, tall grass.
Julius and his team looked after us really well at Kapamba and without wishing to go into too much detail (spoiler alert!!) they sprang a couple of lovely surprises on us. Very enjoyable 3 nights." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Kapamba Bushcamp review"
It was hosted by Claire, a Zimbabwean, lady who managed the camp well in her understated way. The guide is Fanuel Banda, a young enthusiastic guide. Fortunately I had good company with a couple from California who were keen birders like me. We ended up spending better part of a morning near a lagoon watching storks, ibises, hammerkops and even fish eagles going about their business. Last evening I was the only one in camp and hence spent the evening and the next morning with 2 male lions followed by some serious birding.
All in all a good camp, but it utilises the same area as Bili. In retrospect, I would have preferred to spend one more night at Bili and one night more at my next camp (Kuyenda) giving Kapamba a miss..." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"Kapamba Bushcamp review"
A whole family of elephants in camp one afternoon. One young bull came trumpeting and charging towards our cabin. The whole family came and ate right beside our deck. We didn't see as many animals in this area as we did ifrom some of the other camps but I think that's just a matter of luck as we did hear lions and hyenas at night.
The food was good but more basic than the other camps without as large a selection of salads and fruit." See all these reviews: 22n in Zambia
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