It was our first time on safari and I really fail to see how it would ever be better the second time around! We nearly went to the massive Kruger park but so glad we went to Kampama (specifically the cosy Buffalo Camp) instead.
As other reviews have mentioned below, the 'tents' are by far the most glamarous tents we've ever seen. All open plan, free standing bath, shower that looks out onto the nature reserve and balcony where you can (if you're lucky) view game in your pj's!
Collen (driver) and Foster (tracker) were absolutely outstanding and really took it upon themselves that we were having the best time possible and didn't miss anything. Even going as far as an extra drive that pleasently interuppted our lunch to go and spot a rare leopard.
I mentioned before the Buffalo Camp is the best lodging in the Kapama. This is because its the most intimate (with only about 10 tents). You hav the option of dining each evening with your driver and fellow safari co-horts by the light of a big bonfire BBQ. Amazing food and great company.
Can't recommend it highly enough. The sundowner drinks in the safari park each day are a real treat too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game Africa in true safari tented style without compromising on comfort.Ten luxury newly build canvas tents, each sleeping two, are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank. Wooden walkways interconnect the rooms, which are all in the upper reaches of tall riverine trees. The river below rarely flows and antelopes are seen daily walking along the sandy riverbed. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, wardrobe, low impact climate control, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities.The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are on the riverbank, where gardens of succulent aloes and euphorbia are tended around the thatched bar, dining room, pool terrace and campfire. But the thick African bush is just a glance away, inhabited by animals like lion, hyena and jackal whose calls can be heard in the dead of night. Lanterns, rather than electric lights, glow at night under the trees, creating a special intimate ambience particular to Buffalo Camp.With a maximum of 20 guests at Buffalo Camp, special attention is paid to personal service and the staff become like friends. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a truly authentic way to experience the African bush. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kapama Buffalo Camp Hotel Kapama Private Game Reserve
- Kapama Buffalo Camp Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa