Norman’s last home and company HQ – Kapani (meaning place of Mopane Trees) is a comfortable family lodge situated on the banks of one of the Luangwa River’s many ox-bow lagoons just outside the South Luangwa National Park.
The location of the camp in the main Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa ensures an excellent safari experience at all times of the year and access to many community activities for adults and children alike.
According to the season, dining is al fresco with dinner taken either on the terrace, the spacious deck, or by the swimming pool. Private dinners can also be arranged for guests seeking a little more seclusion.
Norman Carr – the father of Zambian conservation and tourism built Kapani in 1986 and made it his home until his death in 1997; he had been in the Valley for over fifty years. In this time he earned the reputation across the continent as a tireless conservationist and was the founding father of photographic walking safaris and the concept of “eco-tourism”. He wrote several books about the local area and the people and wildlife that live here. His legacy now continues to live through his family and dedicated staff – Kapani is still the home of the Carr family.
Location: Just outside the Park in the main Mfuwe Area overlooking an oxbow Lagoon. Approximately 1 hour drive from Mfuwe Airport
Number of Rooms: 8 Brick and Thatch Standard Rooms and 1 lagoon House (suitable for families)
Room Features: high ceilings, overhead fans, large gauzed windows, en-suite bathroom with shower and a lounge area with bar fridge and individual room safes
Additional Camp Facilities: swimming pool, Library and Gift shop
Power Source: Mains Electricity
Season: All year
Activities: Game Drives, Night Drives, cultural visit to local school and village, Walking Safaris
Children: all ages welcome, although children under 12 years cannot go on walking safaris