Reviews of Kapani Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
78 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kapani Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Great safari at Kapani"
Lots of game including leopard, lion and wild dog." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
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Great 1st day Game Drive with a lot of fantastic Game sightings. Great place to start a Safari." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"an excellent beginning to my trip"
Lots of birds. Only drawback is the longish hack to get to the Park gate." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
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Our only concern was that there were 2 maybe 3 times when there were 3 of us abreast in the game viewing vehicle; fortunately it did not cause us a problem but for some people it might. We were expecting there would be 3 rows of 2 people if 6 were in the vehicle.
The guide, Charles, was brilliant and was endlessly patient with our repeated questions 'which bird is that?' and located several leopard sightings, elephant drama and all the rest. Everything seemed to run very smoothly from Kapani and a very good place to stay at the start. We enjoyed meeting Mario and also Christina Carr. Judy too had a big hand in the smooth running of things.
The view from our chalet (no.2) was fantastic across the 'river',being able to see elephants virtually from your bed! 3 nights here worked well for us." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
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Accommodation very good indeed, swimming pool clean and cool and a very good way to relax after the journey and look forward to what was to come.
An interesting, amusing and professional play about human, animal and natural inter-relationships with dancers mimicking wild creatures and birds to make their points, before setting off for the visit to the reserve to see the situation for ourselves.
Our first drive was an excellent experience. We encountered 17 species of mammal including elephant, lion and leopard and very good bird sightings too. Our companions had not been to Africa before, so a red letter day for them, but also for us it was a very special day." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Kapani Lodge - a good place to start"
In the end the distance from the park and the presence of so many other vehicles on game drives would put us off - but that is because we had so many wonderful experiences in remote locations later in our trip.
Views from the terrace where meals were taken were good - unusually lights enabled a good view at night. We had Room 2 at Kapani which in retrospect I think was a larger than average room." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
"Kapani Lodge 1st safari"
Once in Mfuwe we were met by Abraham and driven in a safari vehicle to Kapani Lodge. Along the way he pointed out villages, birds and trees all very new to us. At Kapani we were greeted by friendly faces and taken to our room and advised when lunch was ready and where it was served. It was wonderful not to be wondering what do we do next.
At 4pm after 'tea and cake' (this seems to be an African tradition!) we met John who was our guide for all the game drives during our stay at Kapani Lodge. His knowledge of the game, birds, trees and flora was excellent and he imparted his knowledge to us in a very pleasant and cheerful manner. On our first game drive we saw an amazing number of animals including a leopard. In fact we saw 4 leopards in 2 days! Our stay at Kapani was the perfect introduction to safari life. Not too big and impersonal. Very comfortable with helpful and cheerful staff.
One disappointment was trying to buy a Norman Carr safari golf shirt. My size was not available and I was told that it could be made available but it never arrived. While this is a very minor item, it was a disappointment.
The pool was appreciated and I expect that it would be used more when the weather became hotter." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Felt like coming home"
Message to Christina, Keep up the good work" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Another brilliant 3 days"
This is the best holiday that the four of us have had and I couldn't recommend Norman Carr Safaris highly enough. Their attention to detail was brilliant.
A few tears were shed in the truck after saying goodbye to Christina, Katie & Mario. Hopefully we will return in the dry season and give Brian & Simon some more incredibly difficult targets to find! They were both so patient with our endless questions on why they couldn't find Aardvarks & Pangolins!!! Brian did find us wild dogs which was a great credit to him.
Norman Carr Safaris is highly recommend by all four of us." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Service at its best"
Our thanks to guide Brian who answered every question with great knowledge and humour." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
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