Sitting on the edge of a tree island in the game-rich Busanga Plains area of the Kafue National Park, the excellent Kapinga Camp is particularly well-located for viewing the antelope, which make these seasonally wet grasslands their home – including lechwe, puku, roan and oribi.
Accommodation here is in the form of four spacious, luxury Meru-style safari tents, each with a stylish but homely interior featuring four poster beds, en suite bathrooms, inside and outdoor showers, ample storage space, a writing desk and extensive outdoor seating areas with built-in sofas.
The main public areas have a nice eye for original detail and something of a circular theme. There’s comfortable and sociable sitting area, while in a separate area guests eat together at a friendly, rounded table set in the fashion of a smart dinner party. There is also a viewing deck with cosy chairs, a campfire, again with a circle of chairs, and a plunge pool which looks out over the plains.
Open from June-November, activities at Kapinga Camp include day and night game drives (wildebeest, zebra and buffalo are all commonly seen as are smaller groups of Lichtenstein’s hartebeest) as well as specialist birding drives (the Kafue is excellent for bird watching with over 500 species recorded.) A lovely touch on full day activities is Kapinga’s hammock lunches, which are enjoyed out in the middle of the grasslands.