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Itezhi Itezhi ,Kafue National Park Gps S15°52'054 E25°52'980, Kafue National Park 10101 Zambia
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#24 of 33 Specialty lodging in Kafue National Park
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Hippobay, the satellite campsite of Konkomoya Lodge, is located on the Itezhi Tezhi lake shore, only 25 min. from Musa Gate. The ideal location to relax after a game-viewing in the Kafue National Park, the best-kept secret in all of Zambia. At the campsite you will find flushing toilets, hot showers, camping tables and fireplaces. At the bush camp we offer chalets self catering, with private toilets. On request the Hippobay's guests can have breakfast, lunch, dinner at Konkamoya Lodge as well as gameviewing and walking safari.
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Itezhi Itezhi ,Kafue National Park Gps S15°52'054 E25°52'980, Kafue National Park 10101 Zambia
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zola025 wrote a review Feb 2020
Exeter, New Hampshire254 contributions90 helpful votes
Hippo Bay was our first night of camping in Zambia after a few days of getting organized in Livingstone. We drove there in a straight shot that took around 7 hours, including paperwork at Dundumseze Gate. I think we took an older slower road through the park, compared to a newly cleared one. So it’s likely a quicker journey if you take the best roads. Nonetheless, what a spot when you do find it! It’s very isolated and, for us, was empty. We pulled up, set up tents, made campfires and chilled, with the sound of Hippos in the distance. The bay shore is a couple of hundred yards from the campground. But it’s wide open and the vista is great. There were decent showers and toilets. Nice picnic area - watch for monkeys stealing unattended food. Around the corner from the campground is Konkamoya Lodge, who operates Hippo Bay. From there you can organize drives - or you can just take your vehicles into the park yourself. We did an evening drive with the lodge and it’s great to have a spotter and guide. As well as sundowners. The park here is SPECTACULAR. We enjoyed pottering around in our tracks when we weren’t on the guided drive. We saw huge numbers of elephants and hippos. The driving tracks around the nearby peninsula are wonderful and varied. With the bay, there is a lot of game. And there are very few people (at least in mid July). Pull up, turn off the engine and soak it in. If you want to self organize, Hippo Bay is highly recommended and amazing value. Oh, and the night sky - wow.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Leopardnature wrote a review Nov 2019
Hamburg, Germany6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for 2 nights - lovley place with a lot of Elefants - easy way to the place. Facilities clean and functional. the only negativ - the cost are high and the campgrounds close together - but we will come back.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ericvB4078LG wrote a review Sep 2019
Antwerp, Belgium1 contribution
For each in search of a typical bushcamp; this is a marvelous one. Extra-ordinary view, elephants just passing by, good and clean abolition blocks, hot showers and flush toilet. One minus: no firewood is provided to the campers. One should just take it near the abolutionblocks...
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ivan l wrote a review Aug 2019
Ballito, South Africa1 contribution
Campsite was unattended with no indicator of where to go to sign in. Until ~5pm there was no running water. The site looked as though the owners no longer really looked after it even though it is in an exquisite area on the lake with lots of wildlife We were disappointed
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Monique H wrote a review Jun 2019
Deventer, The Netherlands29 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the campground for 2 nights. The place of the campground is perfect with the views on the lake. We saw a lot of game just from our seats The toilet blocks and showers are, despite a renovation, not in a good condition.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Doug G wrote a review Nov 2017
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If you are in Kafue National Park, Hippo Bay Campsite or the connected lodge, Konkamoya, is not to be missed. The beauty of the grasslands with its herds of pukus made for a superb camping experience. I was fortunate to be there under a full moon and the African night with bellowing hippos and croaking frogs was just exquisite. Andrea was an excellent and knowledgeable host. One can order meals at the lodge even when camping. I consider myself lucky to have been there.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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CarolnIan wrote a review Jul 2017
West Yorkshire82 contributions81 helpful votes
A lovely site to stay at after a long day's drive from Monze on rough roads (taking in Itezhi Tezhi Dam). Think we were duped by the NP staff on entry to the park. Some kind of complicated calculation/discussion on whether we paid for nights or days in the park meant we gave them an extra $20 each, but hey what the heck, we were in the park and it was getting dark so we had to crack on! The campsite was still closed when we arrived, with no sign at the end of the road to tell us this! However, a short way further on we fetched up at the Hippobay Lodge, which is where we camped for the night - apparently this is where we were expected, but they'd forgotten to tell us! Beautiful spot, saw hippos frolicking, yes frolicking in the water just before sunset - wow. Because we were at the site of the lodge, the ablution blocks were fantastic, cannot comment on what the normal camping facilities are like. Lovely bar with very welcome cool beers, with great service and tips from the staff.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jul 9, 2017
Dear Carol, thanks for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Actually the name of the place is Konkamoya Lodge. Hippobay campsite belongs to us and is about 1 km far from the lodge on the lakeshore. In this season is still muddy there, so if we have availability we are happy to host campers at the main lodge. In few days the place of the campsite will be completely dry and you can find there 3 flushing toilets and 4 showers with hot water. We wish to see you again. Thanks! Konkamoya Lodge / Hippobay campsite
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RobKeul wrote a review Oct 2016
Scheveningen, The Netherlands31 contributions17 helpful votes
Nice camping spot on the shores of lake Itezhi Tezhi. Wide space and with some renovation coming up of the ablution facilities it can only get better. The lodge is close by so if you do not want to spend time cooking they will certainly help you.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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valentinavadventures wrote a review Sep 2016
Rowayton, Connecticut245 contributions33 helpful votes
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The camp is essential, but nice. Hot water and firewood are available. The lodge is not far from the camp, and you can book safari tours with their guides. The location and the surroundings are great: the view and the lights on the lake Itezhi Itezhi are magic! Herds of elephants and pukus have been our neighbours.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Catjane2610 wrote a review May 2016
Bicester, United Kingdom155 contributions64 helpful votes
We arrived and were greeted warmly by the staff - all the formalities were sorted quickly so we could drive to the campsite from the main lodge. The site's view was obstructed by the long grass however the view on top of the cars was stunning. The fire was lit for us, and the water hot. The facilities could have been cleaner but they are outdoors so not unexpected! We were able to have breakfast back at the main lodge overlooking the lake.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.