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Hippobay Camp & Bushcamp

Itezhi Itezhi ,Kafue National Park Gps S15°52'054 E25°52'980, Kafue National Park 10101 Zambia
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#22 of 33 Specialty lodging in Kafue National Park
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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zola025 wrote a review Feb 2020
Exeter, New Hampshire255 contributions65 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
ericvB4078LG wrote a review Sep 2019
Antwerp, Belgium2 contributions
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
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
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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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.