The luxurious Kapani Lodge, meaning "place of the Mopane trees", is situated on a quiet lagoon beside the Luangwa River. The property headquarters of the Norman Carr Safari lodges, Kapani offers luxury, service, and incredible experiences in wilderness of South Luangwa National Park.

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Kapani Lodge is a comfortable family lodge located on the banks of an oxbow lagoon near the Mfuwe area of South Luangwa National Park. Eight brick and thatch suites can accommodate up to 18 guests at a time and offer such creature comforts as high ceilings, overhead fans, lounge areas, walk-in mosquito nets, in-room safes, and en-suite bathrooms with showers. Kapani Lodge also boasts a spacious Lagoon House, which is perfect for honeymooners or families looking for private views and added seclusion in the bush.

The central area of Kapani Lodge features incredibly modern facilities, including a small gift boutique, a comfortable lounge, and a well-stocked library. A cluster of shady trees keep the area cool during warm days, and a cozy fire provides warmth during the cooler months. Enjoy excellent cuisine in the dining room, outside on the terrace, on the spacious deck, by the swimming pool, or in the privacy of the suites. No matter the location, Kapani Lodge provides excellent vantage points overlooking the wildlife grazing areas, providing fantastic game viewing opportunities from right inside camp. It is not uncommon for large herds of elephants to graze on the trees surrounding the chalets or grab a drink from the waters of the lagoon nearby.

Kapani Lodge’s prime location within the South Luangwa means that game viewing is excellent year round and some of the best one will find anywhere in Zambia, if not Africa. Game drives and bush walks from Kapani Lodge will leave the avid wildlife enthusiast well satisfied and prove why the region is considered one of the finest national parks in Southern Africa. Norman Carr, the founder of Zambian conservation and eco-tourism, built Kapani Lodge in 1986 and made it his home until his death in 1997. One visit to Kapani demonstrates why he decided to choose this corner of the world for which to dedicate his life and the incredible legacy he left behind.

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