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Harare, Zimbabwe
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The camp is beautifully situated overlooking a pan. They made my birthday weekend special and unforgettable. The rooms are superb, the outdoor shower was amazing. I showered whilst watching elephants shower at the pan:-). The services, food, care - everything was perfect. The team are friendly and King, our guide, was excellent. Thank you everyone.

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Thank Lynn W
AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lynn Thank you for taking the time to review Kanga Camp. We are delighted to hear your feedback and glad that you had a good time and had some incredible experiences. Happy birthday again, we hope that this year brings you all the best and you have many more! We hope to see you again next year! Take care... More 

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't go out in the truck - just stayed and did an armchair safari from the deck all the usual together with Leopards, lion, serval, porcupines, hyena, honey badger and mongooses. Good food and a good guide Kingsley.

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for reviewing Kanga Camp. We are so glad you got to relax and put your feet up at Kanga and enjoy the armchair safari! It is an incredible experience and one that we don't take for granted. Take care and warmest regards, The African Bush Camps team More 

Victoria, Canada
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58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This African Bush Camp in Mana Pools National Park was booked through the ever helpful Justine at Rhino Africa. We were here the middle of September for 3 nights (I highly recommend a 3 night minimum at any camp). This was one of 4 African Bush Camps that we stayed at on this, our first trip to Africa. (Khwai Tented... More 

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Thank endlesstravelwishes
AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for the informative review. We encourage guests to stay a minimum of 2 nights so to really settle in and enjoy the serenity of camp life. We are delighted to hear that you chose African Bush Camps to host your very first trip to Africa and even more delighted to hear that you loved it! It warms... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Arrival at Kanga Camp was special, it's not often you have an elephant at the bar area looking in, still a dangerous elephant but he was a regular visitor at the Camp. The tented accommodation was very good with large beds and large outdoor shower/toilet area. Camp unfenced so you need to be escorted early evening or at night. Camp... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp, responded to this review

Dear Peter Thank you for your review of Kanga Camp. The Armchair Safari is an incredible experience and allows travellers the pleasure of sitting back and relaxing on the main deck or bar and enjoying the company of a vast array of wildlife. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you will... More 

Dallas area, TX
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I stayed at this camp for 4 nights. The staff was my favorite of the trip. Ruth was so friendly and engaging. My guide was Bono and I can not say enough good things about him. He is so knowledgable and has a passion for guiding. I have yet to meet a Zimbabwe guide that wasn't excellent. They are truly... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for reviewing Kanga Camp! We are delighted to hear your feedback! Kanga Camp is situated in a hidden inland gem with the only water source for miles so it is a special place that differs from camps along the Zambezi. There is a lot of action in front of camp, and this is the primary reason for... More 

Audlem, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Recently returned from 3 nights at Kanga following 3 nights at their sister camp Zambezi Expeditions (See separate review under 'Camping sites in Mana Pools' - doesn't have its own TripAdvisor page) This was an ideal combination as ZE is by the river and has easy access to the 4 pools while Kanga is in the thick inland bush by... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp, responded to this review

Dear Chris Thanks you for your delightful review of Kanga Camp. We love to hear back from guests and their stories! How exciting that you got to see a kill right in front of camp. This is quite common as the pans surrounding the camp for many miles have dried up so the only source of water is the pan... More 

Knysna, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had just spent three nights at Zambezi Expeditions, a five star experience and the sister camp and then two nights at Kanga,but regrettably no comparison!! We concluded that there was a total lack of management leadership in comparison and no sign of the manager who hid away in his office throughout our stay. His staff however performed as best... More 

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Hi Garth, I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Zambezi Expeditions. Mana Pools such a beautiful setting, the park is one of the world's wildest and best preserved natural ecological areas. I am sorry that Kanga was a little disappointing for you. The camp has just recently come under new management and it sometimes take a little while... More 

Aalst, Belgium
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73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We had the pleasure of staying 2 nights in Kanga and I wish we could have stayed a bit longer. Our guide, Rueben, picked us up at the airstrip and drove us to the camp were all staff were waiting for us. Rich(ard) the camp manager and Nyeli (camp admin) gave us a very warm welcome. The location is absolutely... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp, responded to this review

Dear Stijn Thank you for your review of Kanga Camp! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip! We love hearing about our guests trips and it sounds like you had an eventful stay. We will pass on your kind words to everyone at Kanga Camp. They will be delighted to hear of your appreciation and praise. We... More 

Heers, Belgium
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

we wouldn’t hesitate a second to give them. WHOOOAAH, what a lodge and what a service! Outstanding! We – two couples - stayed 2 nights at Kanga Camp. Our guide Rueben, very nice guy and very knowledgeable, for the coming days, picked us up at the airstrip. Very warm welcome at the lodge by Rich (camp manager) and Nyelli (camp... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp, responded to this review

Dear Robert Thank you for your wonderful review of Kanga Camp! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time there. Our guides are an integral part of the Africa Bush Camps team and we are proud to have them. We will make sure Rueben, Rich and Nyellie as well as the rest of the staff at Kanga are... More 

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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Kanga Camp is a pleasant small camp in the Manu Pools National Park. It has its own private "pool" to attract wildlife, which during the dry season is its top feature. However, when we were there, there was ample water everywhere, so aside from a family of resident elephants which entertained us daily, there was not much other wildlife, either... More 

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AfricanBushCamps, Public Relations Manager at Kanga Camp, responded to this review

Dear Michael Kanga camp is renowned for the Armchair Safari, where you can sit back in the comfort of the deck and the animals come to you. In the dry season, animals travel from far away to drink the water that collects there. In the wetter months, the pan gets very full and as you have said, animal sightings directly... More 

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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. ... more   less 

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Address: Kanga Pan, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland Central Province > Mana Pools National Park
Price Range: $512 - $539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kanga Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rook 6 is stunning - incredible view and really comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 547lynnw, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Waterhole views better closer to lodge if in drier season.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterE263, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I think they are all good with views of the pan. I prefer the tents as far away from the common areas as possible”
 of 5 bubbles dhurst, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Armed guides have to escort you to your room at night due to the proximity of the wild animals so nearer the better”
 of 5 bubbles 886chrisg, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“An outside step down toilet made us feel extremely vulnerable in the wee hours of the morning whilst hyena brushed past our tent. The arm-chair game viewing from the main lounge area is unique as we quietly enjoyed the big four's period visit. Overall a unique experience sadly marred by the lack of leadership management”
 of 5 bubbles 832garthg, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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