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Arrive Mfuwe, drive to Kapani Lodge;
Kapani Safari Lodge
Kapani is an exclusive, privately owned camp situated on the banks of a large lagoon beside the Luangwa River. Accommodating only 20 guests, the ten brick and thatch rooms are designed for the warmer weather with high ceilings, overhead fans and large gauzed windows. Each of the eight standard suites has an en-suite bathroom and a lounge with bar fridge and individual room safes. Our two Lagoon Houses overlook the Kapani Lagoon and are very private and spacious with en-suite facilities – perfect for honeymooners.
The camp is on mains electricity and offers most modern facilities.
A thatched building in the centre of camp houses the lounge and library. It is pleasantly cool in the hot weather and warm and cozy in the cooler months with an open fire. The bar and dining area overlooks the beautiful Kapani Lagoon where there is plenty of space for guests to relax between game drives and watch the many hippos and crocs in the lagoon. We have a telescope on the deck for guests to spot the countless species of birds and animals. According to the season, dining is al fresco with dinner taken on the terrace, on the spacious deck overlooking the lagoon, by the swimming pool or in the lounge. Romantic, private candlelit dinners can also be arranged. We have a small gift shop offering books and local crafts as well as a secluded swimming pool at the far end of camp. Kapani means – place of mopane trees.
You could spend the first day or 2 of your safari here – the activities are mostly game drives and night drives – the best opportunity for spotting leopards.
Game drive to – Luwi Bush camp.
Luwi Bush Camp
Luwi camp consists of 4 thatched bamboo chalets set in a beautifully shady grove of trees on the banks of the Luwi sand river. The rooms are simple yet extremely comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and hot showers. There is a hippo filled lagoon close by and walking safaris from camp usually finish with sundowners there, watching the sunset over a landscape unchanged for thousands of years. Brunch is taken in the shade of a huge old tree and dinner under the stars. The Luwi area is famous for its lions and the thrill of tracking them on foot is an experience not to be missed.
Luwi is a walking camp – the area is excellent for lions – most nights lions call around camp and early mornings are often spent tracking them on foot (with a highly experienced guide and armed scout of course!)
Walk to Nsolo camp.
Nsolo Bush Camp
Nsolo has 4 spacious open sided thatched chalets built on raised wooden decks with reed walls and en-suite bathrooms. Each chalet is set under the shade of large evergreen trees with private verandahs overlooking the surrounding bush. There is a chitenje with bar and dining offering a peaceful refuge where guests can study the camps collection of books or view a variety of game at the waterhole.
Nsolo is the local name for the honey guide and the camp was named after this extraordinary little bird. By amazing co-incidence it was later learnt that this area used to home to a famous local hunter – also called Nsolo!
Nsolo is also predominantly a walking camp. It is the favorite haunt of a group of old buffalo who spend most nights in or around camp.
Walk to Kakuli Camp
Kakuli Bush Camp
“Kakuli” is an old buffalo bull – this beautiful camp has five traditional walk-in safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms made from natural materials. The bar and dining chitenje is constructed of reed and thatch forming the centre point of camp. This building along with each of the tents is on an elevated stretch of river bank overlooking a wide grazing lawn that follows the Luangwa River until it meets the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers. The views from Kakuli are spectacular.
Kakuli is a great camp for both walking and game drives
Walk/drive to Mchenja Camp
Set in a grove of magnificent ebony trees – Mchenja Bush Camp is a luxurious, elegant and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend in the Luangwa.
Each of the five specially designed octagonal tents have their own private en-suite open air bathroom plus free standing, Victorian style baths with a river view.
The beautiful central chitenje is built around one of the old fallen Mchenja (ebony) trees and guests can cool off there in the camp’s plunge pool.
The above is just a suggestion – we can be very flexible with the order of camps and the activities you chose.
- 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
- 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.