Hippo Lodge is situated along the banks of the Kafue River in Kafue National Park, Zambia. Kafue National Park is one of Africaâ€™s largest game parks comprising 22,400km2 of breathtaking wilderness and the greatest species diversity of all the National Parks in Zambia. It hosts 158 species of mammal, 481 species of bird and 58 species of fish. This makes it a perfect destination for nature lovers, bird watchers and anglers alike.
Hippo is a small, vintage-style stone-built camp with four uniquely built private chalets and two rustic safari tents each with open-air stone bathrooms.
Days can be spent game-viewing on foot, by vehicle or boat, ferociously fishing the Kafue hot spots, ticking away at that bird list, unwinding with a sundowner in a natural hot spring, devouring delicious bush meals on idyllic islands in the Kafue River, taking an insightful trip back in time with a tour of a derelict copper mine, or catching that intensely beautiful sunsetâ€¦.
The lodge has a peaceful and charming atmosphere heightened by itâ€™s seclusion within the bush.
Two types of accommodation are offered, depending on preference and availability, in thatched chalets or safari tents. All the accommodation has been uniquely designed and framed with exquisite views of the Kafue River and its surrounds.
Gourmet bush cuisine is prepared by a trained chef and served in an open dining room over looking the river. Adjacent to the dining room is a fully stocked bar and swimming pool â€“ a great place to cool off on a hot day or watch the sun go down. A small library of nature reference books and novels is also available to guests.
In authentic African-style, Hippoâ€™s accommodation does not have electric lights; the rooms are softly lit by paraffin lamps at night. Solar power is available in the main lodge and bar area, and can be used to recharge batteries. All accommodation is provided with hot water from wood-fired boilers.