Kapani Lodge - 13 Days

Kapani Lodge is a beautiful, permanent lodge, situated on one of the many ox-bow lagoons in the South Luangwa.

Accommodation at the Lodge consists of eight standard suites and two new Lagoon Houses, 20 beds all in all. The brick chalets have thatched roofs, spacious living areas, luxurious interiors and walk-in mosquito nets. The Lagoon Houses offer more spacious rooms, private views and elegant furniture.

It is the ideal place for people to spend their first night in Africa, before moving on to the more rustic bush camps. There is a main chitenge with a bar and lounge area.

Kapani, which means ‘the place of the Mopane trees’, is situated on the banks of a permenant oxbow lake, just outside South Luangwa National Park.

After serving as a gateway for visitors to the South Luangwa for a number of decades, Kapani closed to the public at the end of 2015.The camp now acts as the operational headquarters for Norman Carr Safaris, who own a number of bushcamps in the park, as well as the luxurious Chinzombo.

We first visited Kapani in 1995, when its founder, Norman Carr, was still alive – and whilst it has evolved and improved in comfort and style since then, its simple safari feel hasn’t changed much. (This is a good thing in our view!)

Kapani is laid out over open lawns, overlooking the lagoon, and its rooms are arranged either side of the camp’s main lounge area– from where steps lead down to the main deck. This lower deck houses the bar, a comfortable seating area and the main dining area. The bar is a popular meeting place for pre-dinner drinks, and the deck is huge, with uninterrupted views of the ox-bow lagoon and the floodplain beyond.

Day 1
Activities at Kapani Lodge:

– The Luangwa Valley is regarded as the home of the walking safaris.

– morning walks from Kapani

– Game viewing is in open

– 4 wheel drive vehicles

– Night drives with a spotlight are one of the highlights of the Luangwa Valley

Day 2

– bar and lounge area

– game drives

– swimming pool

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

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Kapani Lodge