This is an amazing and unique camp. It was the start of our honeymoon before heading down to the river. The camp has an amazing feel to it and the staff made our stay extra special. Beautiful rooms and a perfect communal area. We felt at home throughout our stay as if the camp was our own home. This is something special for safari lodges. The game viewing was really great although I would say we were +- a month too early for the best game viewing at the water hole. That being said this is camp where you can just be happy without even seeing anything and relaxing looking over the waterhole which was why we started out trip off with this camp. It’s very remote and truly wild, you won’t have other vehicles or cars ruining your stay. We still had frequent game visiting the waterhole all day long but come August/September the waterhole must be a special sight. If you are about just being in the bush and peace that comes with it, visit this camp when ever, If you are after the big game and viewing then visit August - October.…
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 :)
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!
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 .…
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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.
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