South Luangwa, Zambia
The Luangwa Valley has long been regarded as one of Africa’s finest wildlife destinations. Its un-spoilt natural beauty and abundant game make it an ideal destination for an African safari holiday.
The late Norman Carr started the first safari company in 1950 and Norman Carr Safaris offers Kapani Lodge and a selection of the best Zambian bush camps. Guests enjoy a definite sense of adventure combined with a little luxury in the heart of the wilderness.
Kapani Lodge (place of mopane trees) is the perfect base to begin and end a walking safari to one or more of the remote bush camps. This exclusive camp is situated on the banks of one of the Luangwa River’s many ox-bow lagoons. It is located close to the main Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa, one of the finest National Parks in Zambia.
The camp accommodates a maximum of 18 guests in 8 suites and 1 Lagoon House. The brick chalets are built with tiled roofs, high ceilings, overhead fans and large windows with private ensuite bathrooms.
Guests relax between game viewing activities by the secluded swimming pool, on the shady viewing platform, or in the thatched “chitenge” overlooking the lagoon or in the “map room” where a collection of books and games are at the guests disposal.
According to the season, dining is al fresco with dinner taken either on the terrace, the spacious deck, or by the swimming pool. Private dinners can also be arranged for guests seeking a little more seclusion. The bar and dining area is set on a deck overlooking the Kapani Lagoon and adjacent grazing lawns. Some guests choose to miss the odd safari trip into the National Park in favour of staying in camp to see what wildlife will come wandering by.
Kapani Camp Information
- Location: South Luangwa National Park, 1 hour flight to Mfuwe from Lusaka and then a 40 minute game drive to the camp.
- Accommodation: 8 Suites and 1 Lagoon House, accommodating 18 guests
- Activities: Walking, day and night game drives, visits to community projects
- Facilities: Swimming pool
- Weather: November to March is the rainy season and a great time for birding. April to July is winter when the weather is dry and cool and August to October are the hot and dry summer months which are best for game viewing.
- Children: Welcome and this is a wonderful camp for family holidays.