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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Kanga camp was our final stop of 3 camps in Zimbabwe and the Mana Pools region.

The camp is built around a waterhole which at certain points in the year is the only permanent water for many kilometres.

The camp itself is superb, it is set up above the waterhole and our only regret was that we didn’t stay long enough to actually sit still for hours and watch what came to drink.

We had 2 nights, and we were a party of 8 so we got the honeymoon tent which is a bit bigger and more luxurious and the closest to the food ‘lounge/hide.

All tents though have a good view of the waterhole and most wildlife comes in to drink on the far side so the furthest tents may actually give you the best photos.

Rooms.

Great, great hot water showers,good comfortable beds, clean..luxurious actually, better than many hotel rooms I have had.

Staff/Service

Fantastic, food was wonderful, service was great, can’t rate highly enough. We had two in camp hosts Taffy and Cherish and they were both great as was Bread and Nellie who helped in camp.

Our guide was Marsh, he was great. We did a trip video to the theme of Toto- Africa and Marsh became the star. I think it’s on You tube....

Wildlife.

We were chasing a leopard to round out the Big 5 and didn’t see one but we did see lions, elephants, eland, grysbok, duiker, side striped jackal, saddle billed stork, purple crested turaco...it was great.

They have an elephant called Big Mac who walk around camp as if he owns it...he probably does.

They are rebuilding platforms in the Bush for a Kanga Under the Stars (KUTS) which will make it even better next year.

Loved it.

The pictures below are of Big Mac.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jemma M, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp - African Bush Camps, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hi David M,

Thank you so much for your review of your stay at Kanga Camp. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at the magical inland oasis that is Kanga Camp! The Kanga pan, around which the camp is built, is the only source of water for miles which makes it a magnet for wildlife, especially in the dry season- so much so that we have coined the term "armchair safari" at Kanga Camp because you never have to leave the deck- the animals come to you. We hope that you will join us again soon so that we can find that leopard!
Until then, take care and very best wishes,
The African Bush Camps Team

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Kanga is a small Camp with 6 tents. The tent is quite comfortable. The staff is excellent and very concerned about our needs. The guides are first rate, friendly and fun. They are so excited about the wild life and showing us a great time. The elephant Big Mac woke us up every morning picking up Little fruits outside our tent

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jemma M, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp - African Bush Camps, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi cware0901,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Kanga Camp.
Kanga Camp is situated around the Kanga Pan- the only permanent water source for a 15km radius. This perennial water source teams with wildlife, especially in the dry season, creating the perfect setting for our famous ‘Armchair Safaris’, and Big Mac has become something of a Kanga Camp resident!
I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team- they are the heart and soul of everything we do.
We hope to see on safari again soon!
Until then, take care and very best wishes,
The African Bush Camps Team

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Kanga Camp, one of six camps managed by African Bush Camps can be described as paradise. Located in the world heritage site, Mana Pools in Zimbabwe it overlooks Kanga Pan, where wildlife come to you when you’re kicking back on the deck under a huge mahogany tree. The game drives through the bush and forests and a day trip to the banks of the Zambezi River provided us with everything our heart desired. We visited in early July and were thrilled with no mozzies and lovely mild temperatures.
The Kanga Camp staff genuinely welcomed us like part of their family and provided so many wonderful stories and education on the beauty of the area. We were totally blown away by the food cooked by the amazing chefs and found this camp, despite being the most rustic, had the most memorable and mouth water meals of the three African Bush Camps we visited. The tents were gorgeous with indoor/outdoor flushing toilets and a picturesque outdoor shower and bath. We were especially thrilled when one of the local wild elephants spent about 8 hours around our tent landscaping. If you’re looking for remoteness, no other vehicles, 5 star food, service and guiding, and authenticity this is the place to be. Would I stay here again? Definitely.

Date of stay: July 2018
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Jemma M, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp - African Bush Camps, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hi Louisa K,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Kanga Camp. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time on safari with African Bush Camps. Kanga Camp, situated around the Kanga Pan, is an oasis in the bush and a magnet for wildlife. Our team in camp are the heart and soul of Kanga- they ensure that through their passion and knowledge they unravel a wilderness adventure that exceeds your dreams and you are treated to a safari rich with African wildlife and culture. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the whole team- especially the chefs, who create magic in their bush kitchens!
We hope that you will join us again soon for another adventure!
Until then, take care and very best wishes,
The African Bush Camps Team

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Reviewed 21 July 2018

This was the second camp that we stayed at and it was way different than Somalisa Camp. Reggie our guide met us at the airstrip and on the ride to Kanga Camp we noticed how the vegetation was different from the area around Somalisa Camp. The vegetation was dense and there were a lot of trees. We were welcomed warmly by Taffy and his staff upon our arrival. The tents here are on a raised platform and have zippers on the doors, but are like a very nice hotel room inside. The sink, toilet and shower were outside behind our tent. The tents are built right next to the pool, so you can sit on your deck and watch the wildlife come to the watering hole. Spotting the wildlife was a bit more challenging on game drives, but very rewarding. We had an all day trip to the area near the Zambezi River one day. The wildlife spotting was easier in this area and we got to see the famous Boswell the elephant. During this day trip we had a great picnic lunch at a beautiful spot next to the the river. We saw lots of hippos, and crocodiles during the day, plus many other animals. Reggie our guide was very knowledgeable about all of the plants and animals that we came across, and was kind enough to help a couple that had gotten their two wheel drive vehicle stuck in some sand. The food at Kanga Camp was excellent. Eating dinner and sitting around the fire with Taffy, Reggie and other staff was amazing. They had many stories to share and were great company. The game viewing at the watering hole at camp was excellent. I thought it was very cool that while brushing my teeth and I could watch a variety of animals come to drink. The staff were very accommodating and could not do enough for us. This camp had it’s own unique charm, from the turning off of the electricity at night, the solar mason jar lamps, and the camp elephant (Big Mac) who visited camp daily. We had a great time while at Kanga Camp.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jemma M, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp - African Bush Camps, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi vanweiss,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Kanga Camp. Set around the Kanga pan, the camp is a special place- it is a secret Eden in the heart of Mana Pools National Park. Big Mac is our regular elephant visitor- it is an amazing sight to witness!
Thank you for your kind words about the team in camp- they are the heart and soul of African Bush Camps and we are very lucky to have them on our team. Reggie is an incredible guide with over 10 years of experience in the bush and Taffy is so personable and always ensures that through his knowledge and experience, he unravels a wilderness adventure that exceeds your dreams and that you are hosted in a cultured, informed and charming manner. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the whole team.
Thank you once again for choosing African Bush Camps- it was a pleasure to have you as our guest.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Until then, take care and very best wishes,
The African Bush Camps Team

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

My wife and I have recently had the most fantastic stay at Kanga camp. Headed by host TAFFY, the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and our stay one big feast. The hospitality was outstanding, the food, drinks and tents were super, and -important to us- we had a great many good laughs over the campfire. Guides Reggie, Richard and Nyellie were as knowledgeable as they were great company. Thank you Kanga we had a blast!!
Inne and Signe, Netherlands

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jemma M, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp - African Bush Camps, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Inne and Singe,

Thank you so much for this lovely review of your time at Kanga Camp! We are so thrilled that hear that you enjoyed yourself on safari with African Bush Camps. We passionately believe that your guides and hosts in Africa are the keys to making your safari the most memorable African experience. Our professional guides and hosts, as well as the rest of our incredible team in camp, ensure that through their knowledge and experience, they unravel a wilderness adventure that exceeds your dreams, and that you are hosted in a cultured, informed and charming manner. It is so important to connect with people when in a different country. The power of a shared experience will leave you with lifelong memories of your time on safari.
I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team in camp.
We hope that you will join us again soon!
Until then, take care and very best wishes,
The African Bush Camps Team

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