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
The facilities are very solid and safe but over the top for a bushcamp in our view. Plenty of running water and electricity of course, but everything tiled and elaborate. The tucked in mosquito nets were annoying as they prevented any movement. The food was standard fare with limited choice and lacked fresh fruit. The service was attentive and the manager Amy was always very helpful.
Dealing with 8 guests with only 1 guide means all have to agree what to do. This is tedious. But Fanuell is an excellent guide who made the very best of it on the walking trips. His detailed explanations of tracks was fascinating and entirely the right thing to do with so many in the line.
Animals seemed scarcer than elsewhere. The roof over the 4wd limits the view, day and night, and also traps the tsetse flies. The 2 night drives were hopeless with a poor spotter and nothing found." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"An amazing experience"
Our room was perfect and we loved the great bath! Our guide Fanuel was fantastic, so knowledgeable and passionate about his subject - we learned such a lot from him. We were the only guests for two of our three days and we really felt we were on a very private safari. Food was fantastic - how do they do it with the logistical problems. Returning one evening to a darkened camp, we were dined on our own terrace under the moonlight - wonderful.
Game a little sparse at this time of the year, but made up for by the wide range of other things we learnt about tracking, plants and poo!" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"walking safaris are excellent"
Accomodation is excellent and the staff and manager were very helpful. Chef also caters very well for vegetarians!
We had elephant vistor ouside our chalet in early hours of morning! also saw lots of game on drives." See all these reviews: 17n in Zambia
"Kapamba - Excellent!!"
Loved the fact we didn't see another vehicle on drives.
Really couldn't fault this camp.
Loved our three days/nights there." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Brilliant 4 days at Kapamba"
The watched lions the following evening as the cubs played on a sand bank,
Great walks with lots of variety, through the bush one day, in a mopane wood the next day and to the confluence of Luangwe and Kapamba the next. On that walked disturbed a crocodile on land that sounded like a galloping horse.
Dean was a great guide. Took time to watch and take this in rather that rush around ! Ollie was a great host. Food was great with variety., especially lunch on our own in the river and on our deck in the evening, very romantic.
The baths were very welcome on a hot day." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
The only point that should be perhaps be raised with less experienced safari goers before they choose Kapamba is that the rooms are open to the elements at night (behind cage gates). Whilst its fine by me, some may be uncomfortable with what could perhaps make its way into the room at night!" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Kapamba - magical."
We saw a fair cross-section of wildlife, although they were very scarce and skittish. The elephant contendedly feeding outside our room in the middle of the night is something we'll never forget.
Being hyper-critical, the only little niggle was that we wonder if the Bushcamp Company are pushing it a bit by extending the season at Kapamba and Billamongwe. Basically, the rains greatly curtailed how far we could travel from Kapamba on game drives or walking safaris. Our options were quite limited because we couldn't ford the river, and it did feel as if we had a very restricted range for our game drives. Also, wildlife was harder to find than we anticipated.
We'd definitely want to come back to Kapamba, but maybe next time will be in the dry season!" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
A warm welcome from Ollie and the rest of the staff.
Hot water when required would have been nice." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
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