The lodge has a peaceful and charming atmosphere heightened by it’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 – 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, Hippo’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 accomodation is provided with hot water from wood-fired boilers.
Quirky, thatched stone chalet - every effort has been made to source the building materials locally, the stones coming from the nearby Copper Mine, locally made four poster bed & mosquito net, stone shower and bath (with a view of the river). The verandah has a beautiful setting overlooking the river - a cool secluded spot
This is a spacious thatched two roomed family house - a double bed in one room and another three (or four) beds in the other, all draped with mosquito nets and sharing a bathroom with solar showers and lighting. Large verandah overlooking the river.
Spacious thatched en-suite chalet with a King size bed, draped with a mosquito net, solar lighting & solar showers, two rattan chairs and a verandah overlooking the river, shaded by two massive Imberbe (Leadwood) trees
Self-catering two storey thatched chalet, perfect for families or fishing parties; master bedroom with double bed, upstairs bedroom with 2 single beds and downstairs 2 more single beds. Bathroom with shower and stone bath and fully equipped open plan kitchen and large verandah with dining table and braai area
Stone built, thatched spacious chalet with four poster bed draped with mosquito net, en-suite bathroom and locally made clothes storage rack and rugs laid on the cement floor. Comfortably furnished with solar lighting and solar showers.
EN-SUITE TENT 1 & 2
Old style safari tent and outdoor shower with a covering overhead so you still get the feel of the outdoors, but entirely private. A locally made double bed, clothes storage and a small verandah with chairs completes the picture.
Two rustic safari-style tents, each accommodating two people with en-suite open-air stone bathrooms are situated in amongst Riverine woodland.
Creative and appetizing meals are 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 – 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.