Luangwa Valley Zambia

Kapani Lodge


Norman’s last home and company HQ - Kapani Lodge is situated on the banks of one of the Luangwa River's many ox-bow lagoons. It is located close to the main Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa, one of the finest National Parks in Zambia.

For 30 years Kapani offered guest accommodation and in 2016 we transformed the lodge into our Staff Homestead and it remains our operational headquarters. For those of us who live and work here, we are lucky enough to have elephants and other wildlife often spotted around the office and our homes

Norman Carr – the father of Zambian conservation and tourism built Kapani in 1986 and made it his home until his death in 1997; he had been in the Valley for over fifty years. In this time he earned the reputation across the continent as a tireless conservationist and was the founding father of photographic walking safaris and the concept of “eco-tourism”. He wrote several books about the local area and the people and wildlife that live here. His legacy now continues to live through his family and dedicated staff – Kapani is still the home of the Carr family.

Kapani means - place of mopane trees.

Kapani Lodge Film

Kapani Photo Gallery

Kapani Gallery