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M17001 is an owner-run safari camp and is geared towards creating a personalized and intimate atmosphere that one would expect from a classic safari lodge. Bruce Whitfield, who has over a decade of experience guiding in Kafue National Park, will show you the magic of the bush with his extensive knowledge in African wildlife. As you will be part of an exclusive group of no more than twelve people, you will be able to benefit from your host’s extensive knowledge of the region.
The lodge is situated on east bank of the Kafue River, in the northern sector of the Kafue National Park, 100 km west-northwest of Mumbwa. Northeast of Hippo is the Lubungu ferry crossing on the old Kasempa road. Approximately 40 km down stream is Lufupa Lodge.
Hippo is a comfortable 4,5 hour drive from Lusaka in the dry season (May to mid-November) and the road is passable all year round for a reasonably high-clearance vehicle, although a reliable 4x4 vehicle is needed in the wet season (December to April).
The Hippo airstrip (1100km long) which is the only airstrip in the area, lies 1,5 km from the lodge and is open in the dry season. A flight from Lusaka International Airport to the camp takes no more than an hour and a half. The only contact with the outside world is by HF radio.