Kapani Lodge

South Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Kapani Lodge

Kapani Lodge is one of the oldest safari camps in the South Luangwa. It is managed by Norman Carr Safaris, and one of the most reliable options in the region.

Kapani Lodge is one of the oldest camps in the South Luangwa Valley, and occupies a prime location close to the Mfuwe area of the National Park, right on the edge of the Luangwa River.

Kapani is a small, comfortable lodge, accommodating a maximum of twenty guests. Owned and operated by Norman Carr Safaris, it's a high-end lodge, though it doesn't have quite the same "wow factor" as some of the South Luangwa's newer and plusher luxury bush camps. Nevertheless, it's solid and reliable, and, like all Norman Carr properties, very well-managed.

The wildlife viewing in the South Luangwa is stunning, and Kapani Lodge is well-positioned to take in the best of the region. It is located close to the popular Mfuwe region. Walking safaris are a particular highlight. Day and night game drives are also offered.

Kapani is a lodge rather than a remote bush camp. The rooms are permanent structures made of stone and thatch, and mains electricity runs throughout the camp.

Kapani is open all year round.


There eight standard rooms at Kapani, each with living area, bedroom with double/twin beds, and separate bathroom en-suite. The rooms are beautifully furnished and very spacious. Each is supplied with mains electricity and hot and cold running water.

In addition to the standard rooms, there is the secluded Lagoon House, which is both larger than the standard rooms and has the advantage of a private veranda, sunken bath, and king-size bed. This can also be converted into a family room on request.


In traditional safari camp fashion, meals are served communally at Kapani (though private meals can also be arranged on request), typically outdoors on the terrace or by the pool. Do note that the menus are fixed, so dietary requirements should be discussed in advance.

The bar overlooks the Luangwa River, and is a great spot for comfortable game-viewing.


- Swimming pool
- Dining area & bar
- Lounge
- Library


- Day and night game drives
- Walking safaris

Child Policy

Children are welcome. However families with young children will generally be asked to use a separate vehicle to other guests staying in the camp.