3.5-star lodge in Kafue National Park with outdoor pool and restaurant
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Kafue National Park, Kafue National Park, Central Province, 10101
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Airport shuttle (surcharge)
About this property
Hippo Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 150 per vehicle one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Hippo, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. The helpful staff and WiFi get good marks from fellow travellers.
At a glance
Check-in time from noon until 6 PM
Minimum check-in age – 18
Check-out time is 11 AM
Restrictions related to your trip
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Special check-in instructions
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Required at check-in
Cash deposit required for incidental charges
Government-issued photo ID may be required
Minimum check-in age is 18
No cots (infant beds)
Pets not allowed
Free on-site self-parking
Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
Designated smoking area (fines apply)
Food and drink
Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
Dry cleaning/laundry services
An outdoor pool
Assistive listening devices available
Bed sheets provided
Rainfall shower heads
Hippo – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Fees & policies
Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 150 per vehicle (one-way)
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards.
Also known as
Hippo Lodge Kafue National Park
Hippo Kafue National Park
Hippo Lodge Lodge
Hippo Lodge Kafue National Park
Hippo Lodge Lodge Kafue National Park
Frequently asked questions
Does Hippo Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hippo Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Hippo Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hippo Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hippo Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hippo Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 150 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hippo Lodge?
You can check in from noon - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Hippo Lodge and nearby?
Hippo Lodge has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hippo Lodge?
Yes, Hippo offers local and international cuisine.
Does Hippo Lodge have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
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Staff & service
Property conditions & facilities
7 June 2019
Hippo Lodge offers THE most authentic bush experience I have ever had. The personnel is superb. The services are excellent. Food is perfect. The whole atmosphere is warm, relaxing, perfect for very small groups (we were three) that are interested in authenticity. The night game view was real, with a team that balanced experience and respect for Mother Nature. Silence is their best kept secret. Watching the Kafue river slowing flown down and hearing hippos and other animals living there is unique.
The lodge is intentionally internet free, and electric power is limited to the guesthouse per design.. lodges have solar powered portable lights, more than sufficient. An AirTel connection is available for emergencies. I strongly recommend the Hippo lodge. Christian Rath (31 years worth of Africa experiences)