What an amazing stay. My family and I took my wife's folks and aunt and uncle to Kapula for 3 nights last week, and what a beautiful spot!
As much as it is the wrong time to go for game viewing, it was still well worth the visit for the setting, the facilities and of course the "resident" elephants. The lodge is really beautiful and is in an amazing setting. The facilities cater for everything you may need and the "rooms" as GREAT! Luxurious yet practical. The view from your bed in the morning is one that will be hard to beat anywhere in the world. We had an elephant drinking outside our tent 2 of the three nights, it's so close that you hear everything! Truly an in the bush experience even though you have the elephant fence to keep just the big boys out of the camp.
Tents 3 and 4 are closest to the main lodge area and more practical for people, whilst tent 1 is furtherest away and a little dodgy to get to after dark, as everything except elephant has access to the camp at all times. Which is reinforced when we heard lions roaring every night.
The experience was great and my only regret is that I have to wait until later in the year to see the camp in the dry/game viewing season!
We met the owner whilst we were the and his outlook on the camp and bush lend a commitment to Kapula remaining a great destination for a long time to come.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kapula is a game viewing paradise during the dry season where guests can see vast herds of elephant and buffalo in addition to plain game, and hear the lions roar at night. The Kapula concession consists of two camps: North Camp with four 2-bed luxury safari tents on raised wooden decks with en-suite bathrooms and additional outside showers, self-catering; and South Camp with four 2-bed safari tents, on concrete slabs on the ground with en-suite bathrooms, self-catering. We prefer to keep the camps small and intimate. There is no 24 hour standby electricity at Kapula and all rooms’ electrical requirements are solar-generated. Guests are therefore not able to use hairdryers, kettles etc. in the rooms. The communal main building does have facilities for charging camera batteries, cell phone batteries etc. Both camps have a kitchen equipped with all the necessities. ... more less