|CAMP KUZUMA, CHOBE REGION
|Phone:||0027 609 618 584 (Outside SA) 060 961 8584 (Within SA)
|Address:||Kazuma Forestry Reserve, Kasane, Botswana|
Camp Kuzuma is a private and exclusive safari lodge situated in the pristine Kazuma Forest reserve in the Chobe region of Botswana. Located 85km from Kasane and approximately an hours’ drive from the Kasane airport, the camp offers a unique Botswana Safari experience.
Overlooking a very popular waterhole and open plains of the Kazuma Pans, the lodge is situated in the busiest elephant corridor that joins two of the world’s greatest parks: The Chobe National Park in Botswana and the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. With over 11 800 hectares of private traversing concession, Camp Kuzuma offers an incredible and unforgettable African wilderness experience. Guests can enjoy spacious accommodation, delectable food, rejuvenating wellness treatments and exhilarating explorations on land or in the sky.
The natural plant life at Camp Kuzuma is carefully preserved by elevated wooden walkways that connect the 7 Luxury Tented Suites to the main guest areas. The main lodge area is home to an open plan bar, lounge, curio shop and dining area. The main area extends onto a large wooden deck with a sparkling swimming pool that overlooks a floodlit waterhole that is frequently visited by an abundance of wildlife including elephant and lion.
The nearby sunken boma just off the deck welcomes guests and offers an opportunity to find solace and comfort whilst reading a book in the cool afternoon breeze, or whilst enjoying a unique dining experience under the African stars. Evenings are rounded off with a night cap around the open fire where guests share their sightings and recap their of the day.
The abundance of wildlife roaming the private forestry area of the Kazuma Plains is a sight to behold. Herds roam the open plains: wildebeest, elephant, buffalo, roan antelope, tsessebe, sable, giraffe, lion and leopard are commonly seen in the area.
Whilst staying at Camp Kuzuma, take the opportunity to experience our well-appointed bush spa which offers a variety of treatments.
Use the camp as a base to explore the surrounding areas such as the famous Chobe National Park, embark on a river cruise or visit the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls. Camp Kuzuma will be taking to the air! Hot Air Balloon Safari’s will be operating right on our doorstep.
Our aim at Camp Kuzuma is to minimize our carbon footprint. This is done by drawing power from a Solar System running at 24kW per day using a unique design off grid Photo Voltaic installation supplying the lodge’s total power by day and storing the energy in batteries to carry the lodge through the night. Hot water is supplied by solar geysers and the entire camp is connected by wooden walkways raised over a metre above the ground.
Custom built, open plan Luxury Tented Suites are situated under a canopy of Mopane trees. Our 7 Luxury Tented suites, up to 49 square metres in size, offer luxury and comfort in this magnificent wilderness area. Each suite exudes a romantic and nostalgic ambience with safari memorabilia throughout. All suites are luxurious spaces each with a private sun deck and en-suite canvas bathrooms with high back Victorian baths, double basins, double inside showers and outside showers.
WHAT TO PACK
Guests enjoy private game drives in the early morning and late afternoon, as wildlife is more active during the cooler hours of the day. The afternoon game drive turns into a partial night drive giving the opportunity to spot nocturnal animals.
Sunset / Night Drives:
Exciting night drives take place before dinner and give guests the opportunity to encounter nocturnal nightlife as well as the possibility of observing nocturnal hunters such as lion, leopard and hyena who hunt after sunset.
Guests are able to experience wildlife on foot where our qualified camp guide takes guests closer to nature (vegetation and animal permitting).
The Kazuma Plains are renowned for their prolific bird life. For enthusiasts, some 380 different species are found in the region.The best time for bird watching is in March, April, May and November.
Guests have the option to request a balloon safari which takes place over the Seloko Plains .The team of Air Venture Balloon Safari’s will be offering Hot Air Balloon Safari’s right on our doorstep. Being transferred to the launching site just before sunrise, you will experience the most beautiful time of the day as you engage with the enormous balloon being filled with hot air. Then hop into the wicker basket and gently float up into the sky - blown by the breeze – to enjoy breathtakingly beautiful views of the sunrise and the wilderness waking up in all her glory.
Camp Kuzuma's Bush Spa, situated just off our main deck overlooking the waterhole, is a natural haven of serenity. We offer a wide variety of pampering treatments to soothe the soul. When the day is done and the sun is setting, come and surrender to our sanctuary where we offer a wide range of massages, reflexology, aromatherapy, facials and hand and foot treatments.
Sunset Chobe Boat Cruises:
Guests have the option to request a sunset cruise on the majestic Chobe River. This tour includes transfers, park fees, a half day trip on a pontoon on the Chobe River, lunch, soft drinks, snacks and selected alcoholic beverages. *The drive from Camp Kuzuma to the Chobe is approx. 1 hour.
Chobe National Park:
Guests have the option to request a day trip into the well renowned Chobe National Park. This tour includes transfers, park fees, a half day trip in Chobe Game Park, half day trip on a pontoon on Chobe River, lunch, soft drinks, snacks and selected alcoholic beverages.
We also offer day trips to one of the natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls. Clients leave early in the morning after breakfast, head to the Falls, have lunch, enjoy the traditional shopping markets and then head back to camp in time for dinner. This tour includes transfers, full day with guide, Vic Falls entry, lunch, shopping, soft drinks, snacks and selected alcoholic beverages. *The drive from Camp Kuzuma to the Vic Falls is approx 2 hours.
3 HOURS: This expedition includes transfers, all fishing tackle, soft drinks, snacks and selected alcoholic beverages (brunch to be served at Camp Kuzuma on return).
HALF DAY: This expedition includes transfers, all fishing tackle, lunch, tea, coffee, soft drinks, snacks and selected alcoholic beverages.
This tour includes transfers, visit to schools, markets and meeting the headman. Soft drinks, snacks and selection of alcoholic beverages are included.