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Hwange National Park ,Along the Kennedy Vlei Line Within a Private Concession Kanga Pan, 15km from the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park Zimbabwe
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#5 of 19 Specialty lodging in Mana Pools National Park
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The private concession is set away from the crowds in a remote part of the legendary Mana pools where a private safari experience is the focus, and tracking wildlife on foot is a specialty. A 12 bedded seasonal camp built around a water hole, which acts as the main attraction for wildlife in the area as it is the only source of permanent water in the location. Walking and game-drive activities in the area can be complimented with trips to the Zambezi flood plain experience. Water based activities such as fishing and canoeing can be arranged in advance and on special request. Camp opens:from May to October included. Rates are all inclusive.
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Hwange National Park ,Along the Kennedy Vlei Line Within a Private Concession Kanga Pan, 15km from the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park Zimbabwe
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Triglis wrote a review Nov 2021
Almhult, Sweden27 contributions8 helpful votes
We had 3 great days at Kanga camp - seeing elephants closer up than ever before. Camp is nice with a great relaxed feeling. Seb was a great host and Cliff was our guide on the drives , having a lot of passion and knowledge of the nature & animals. As so much of animal life is around the camp the drives where a bit quiet but still nice with many birds and we got a great sighting of a leopard. But to conclude, here you get your thrills at the deck of the camp when elephants come so close they almost touch you and for sure they spray you with mud :)
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Liz B wrote a review Sep 2021
Durban, South Africa80 contributions18 helpful votes
We had a great time at Kanga...its a very unique experience as the encounters of the Elephant are really close up as they come to the watering hole next the the deck. There are loads of animals that visit this watering hole are very relaxed with us observing them from the safety of the raised deck. The accommodation is an authentic African safari experience with a lovely outdoor bathroom. The staff are excellent and I can highly recommend this armchair safari lodge!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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barry c wrote a review Sep 2021
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Felt the most connected to the team here. Animals all night and day right outside the tent. Getting off the plane Cloud asked if we wanted to see 2 male lions on a zebra kill. We ended up waiting until it got dark and 20 hyenas came steal it. The pan at camp is the reason to come. non-stop animals, families of elephants all day, with buffalo, kudu, eland, impala, zebra, etc. night lions, leopards, hyenas. You hear them all night and a leopard even made a kill and ate it above tent 5.   Took several naps on the common area patio listing to elephants, buffalo etc splash around. Game drives are relatively lite but you get a special experience being there are a max of 2 trucks at any time. Night drives were pretty solid but you do kind of want to get back to the pan to see what comes by! Did a great walk getting very close(safely) to elephants. Again the staff here is just magic and really makes you feel part of the family. Leaving was emotional .
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Sara Gardiner wrote a review Sep 2021
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe21 contributions
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It's hard to describe the essence of this camp in words. It has soul... A warm authentic safari camp in a true wilderness... The team at Kanga looked after us brilliantly, from our hostess who made us feel like we were in our own home-away-from-home, to our VERY knowledgable guide Reggie who shared the wonders of the bush with us. The guest main area really brings people together, with a focus on the waterhole and the wildlife passing by. The tents are comfortable, with (novelty) outdoor bathrooms. Visit Kanga if you get a chance, go with no expectations, and let yourself fall in love with this unique haven.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: All tents look over the Kanga waterhole. There is a family tent and a honeymoon tent.
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Peter M wrote a review Sep 2021
Benoni, South Africa9 contributions3 helpful votes
We recently spent two nights at Kanga and a further two nights at Nyamatusi. Both camps of the African Bush Camps group. Both in Zimbabwe and both in the Mana Pools National park. These are tented camps with a difference. Ultra luxurious and very private. Elephants regularly wander through the camps. At Kanga we even had a leopard wandering through the camp. The same with buck, hyena ,hippos et al. The bird life is spectacular. Best though are the staff. From the guides to the camp managers to the meeting group to the kitchen staff to the cleaners to the chefs. All are exceptional. The guides have extensive knowlege of the fauna and flora . Their knowlege of birds is encyclopedic. All in all about as good as it gets.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Arnold Mashanda wrote a review Aug 2021
Selous, Zimbabwe11 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an absolutely wonderful time, the staff were very welcoming Special mention to Sebastian and Lovemore. The tents for the bush were very comfortable enjoyed the set up of the bath place that faces the water pan and while bathing you will be having wonderful view of the animals coming to drink water at the Pan. Major highlights were the walk to the wild dogs den and the sighting of the lions. The evening sightings of the animals at the pan and the ever present Elephants at the camp make this a special camp. Unique to it is the Arm Chair Safari where the animals come to you while you view them while you sit in your armchair.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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pbtraveler5 wrote a review Jan 2020
evergreen, colorado, usa44 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at Kanga camp. When first arriving, we were greeted by the guides and staff dancing, drumming and laughing in welcome. The cool towels offered at all the camps on arrival and after every game drive were appreciated. Our guide "Cliffy" had a sardonic sense of humour and boy could he swing those hips for the welcome dance! The food was great, the drinks always cold and refreshing and the company sitting by the pan was fantastic! This camp isn't quite as active, but this gives the guests time to socialize and get to know each other. Very interesting an fun people go on safari! We had one disappointment that, I think couldn't be avoided. It was very hot and we were looking forward to spending time in the plunge pool. It had been drained recently because the thirsty elephants were approaching too closely to get at the cool, fresh water. The drought, I suspect caused this to happen. We have been doing a rain dance since we left Kanga and hope good rains have finally come. Thanks to the excellent and fun loving staff.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from tradeABC, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp - African Bush Camps
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of Kanga Camp. We are sorry to hear that the pool was empty but we are happy to report that Kanga has received much needed rains. Your rain dance certainly worked!! We look forward to welcoming you back With Regards The African Bush Camps Team
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George Fleet wrote a review Dec 2019
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Yes, spoil yourself and visit Kavinga where the staff will spoil you. The camp design and layout afford comfort and views 24/7 as the waterhole one you look down on from your balcony.. The game range varies depending on the time of year with the drier times bringing a variety of game to the waterhole. There is a hide that you can visit all day long if you wish with that ever changing visitations and of birds as well. Missed the leopards this time, but they were in abundance after we left! He who hesitates has lost out. Head out and enjoy.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from tradeABC, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp - African Bush Camps
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review on Kanga Camp. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our team. With Regards, The African Bush Camps Team
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Lola008 wrote a review Dec 2019
Pulborough, United Kingdom358 contributions155 helpful votes
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I stayed at many ABC camps on this trip & for some reason this was not my favourite. The tents were clean well serviced. Large outdoor shower & flushing loo. Hot water for tea etc & cold water in flasks. Food good My guide was Rinz good & friendly we saw lions every day. Water pool at the camp was almost dry due to the drought but still the animals came to drink. Plenty to view ,Rather distressing to see the state they were in at times. I hope they have rain now. I enjoyed my stay but did not find it as relaxing & friendly as other ABC camps. Judging by other reviews I think it must just be me
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from tradeABC, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp - African Bush Camps
Responded 08 Dec 2019
Good Day Lola, We are glad you had an enjoyable stay at Kanga Camp. The drought that Zimbabwe is currently facing has been a concern to us all. We are however happy to report that Mana Pools has received a generous amount of rain which will certainly help revive the area and its wildlife. We are certainly lucky to be an significant water source for variety of wildlife. Please could you kindly email trade@africanbushcamps.com as we would like to chat more about your stay with us and find ways to improve our service.
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Mtgray2015 wrote a review Nov 2019
Yakima, Washington10 contributions5 helpful votes
Great place for photography, animals come into camp, so there are more opportunities for photography. Services were great, people were great. I would highly recommend visiting. Our photography guide Nick Dyer is truly THE person to teach about both photography and the Painted Wolves. Henry our guide was amazing in his knowledge and understanding of all the animals in the park. On our walking Safari my wife and myself always felt safe and were given many insights into animal behavior. This is a magical place with wonderful people!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from tradeABC, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp - African Bush Camps
Responded 06 Dec 2019
Good Day, Thank you for your wonderful review on Kanga Camp. We do agree, Kanga is magical for photo and armchair safaris! We will be sure to share this with Nick and Henry With Regards, The African Bush Camps Team
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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