We stayed here on our honeymoon in September, in addition to 3 other safari camps in Botswana. Kasaka was not as "high end" as the ones in Botswana, but we loved it just as much. The accomodation was in big fixed tents, with a bathroom structure connected to the tent itself (with mirror, shower, etc). The honeymoon suite has a separate tub overlooking the Zambezi!
The quality of the food was great, the guides were fantastic. There was a lot of wildlife to see in the park, in fact, we have some of the best pictures of our honeymoon from this park. We missed a kill by a few minutes, but were treated by seeing 4 lionesses eating an impala, while a leopard (who actually killed the impala) watched from its perch in a nearby tree. It was surreal.
We also went on the river a few days, doing the canoe trip and on a couple of fishing trips. The camp provided us with the gear as we are far from experiened fishermen. We caught a big tigerfish, which was definitely exciting!
Management was fantastic, they made sure everything ran on time and that all the guests were looked after. When our plane had trouble taking off, we had to wait for 2-3 hours before we could fly back. They insisted that we come back to the lodge, relax in the shade and have some cool drink while we waited for the next plane to come pick us up. Very classy.
We would definitely recommend this lodge, it was really fantastic. Although it is not a "luxury lodge" like those in Botswana, it is not too far off and is a great value for the price they charge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kasaka River Lodge is a 22 bed luxury en-suited tented camp nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, four kilometres by road from the Lower Zambezi National Park. Kasaka has 8 tented chalets and a recently built luxury family home "Hippo Pod" which sleeps 6 people, ideal for families and guests wanting an exclusive and private safari experience. Acitivites include safaris, fishing, cultural trips, child programme "Bush Kids", painting and walking safaris. ... more less