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
"Return to Kapani for our last night"
"A lovely start to our trip at Kapani Lodge"
Our guides - Brian and Innocent - made the most of all the opportunities for game and bird viewing, and we were very pleasantly surprised that we saw so much game at this time of the year. Of course, the birds, mostly in their breeding plummage, were fantastic
The food was excellent - we were again astonished by the range and quality - and the service generally very good (although there were a couple of slips, one when requests we made weren't followed up and one when heavy rain denuded the restaurant area of management!)." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"Kapani lodge 4 nights, 1 night at Kakuli."
The season brings better light and photographic opportunity in general and no dust to test my lenses and camera. This is the place to see leopard and the newly crowned king with a pride of 17 lions in tow. The kill during the famous spotlight safari, with 18 lions in a scrum trying to get their share of the kill was amazing to see and hear. Great birding opportunity, genet, serval and the regular cast.
Had the opportunity for a 'free' upgrade to KAKULI bush camp, and 2 wonderful walking safari's- part of what is the Norman Carr concept. Thank you to all concerned and it will not be another 19 years before I get back to South Luangwa!" See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 6n in Zambia
"Good introduction to the area and wildlife."
Our guide, Innocent, was first class and asked us what our interests were before setting out. He was very enthusiastic about all our sightings.
Kapani set the scene for the quality of food we were to enjoy at all Norman Carr camps." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"Fantastic safari at Kapani Lodge"
We stayed in one of the suites, which we weren't expecting and it was fabulous. The decor and cleanliness were outstanding and the view of the lagoon was delightful, especially as each rooms veranda and lookout were private. You felt wonderfully secluded. The excellent laundry service was much appreciated and the food was out of this world. We couldn't believe how great the catering was in such a rural setting.
We'd never been on safari before, but the guides were fantastic and catered for all levels of knowledge without making you feel like you were asking a silly question. They were also great at helping us get the best views of the animals for photographs and tried to make sure we found the animals we really wanted to see. We appreciated that all the staff wroked very hard to make our holiday wonderful, but were always cheerful and seemed to be enjoying their work. We were mainly guided by John and Ashid and they were both lovely people and brilliant at their jobs." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
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would have been nice to have airconditioning in the vehicle which collected us from the airport" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
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I also felt we should have been offered the option to walk.
Our guide, Abs was extremely knowledgeable, personable and professional." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Wonderful game viewing from Kapani"
Food and drink surpassed our expections and previous safari experiences.
Our lagoon suite was very spacious and comfortable although one had to be brave to visit the outside toilet at night. The standard rooms were also very well equipped although a little more 'rustic'
A visit from a family of elephants through the camp on our first afternoon was very exciting, particularly for my two daughters.
Our guide, Lawrence was absolutely lovely and very knowledgeable - he had an answer for every one of our (numerous) questions and by the end of the safari felt almost like part of our family.
The game was numerous and very 'natural' - much less commercial than South Africa. Lots of leopard, lions, hippo and the other usual big mammals but also some spectacular birds. My wife adored the giraffe and we all fell in love with the numerous babies.
The swimming pool was also a welcome addition for the afternoon laze - clean and warm for a dip in between catching up on one's sleep.
" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 6n in Malawi
"Fantastic start to adventure at Kapani"
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.
" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
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Rosie is real professsional with charme.
Park guide Lawrence outstanding in knowledge touch and personal contact, the best in our trip" See all these reviews: 8n in Mozambique; 5n in Zambia; 1n in Tanzania; 1n in South Africa
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