Lonely Planet review
Spread along the grassy tree-laden southern shore, this is a perennial favourite of campers, overland companies and hungry hippos. While hippo movements have been restricted by electric fences for safety reasons, you still stand a real chance of seeing one of these great beasts grazing at night. The site is huge, thus enabling you to get away from the overlander crowds and the noise from the popular bar and restaurant.
With overpriced simple rooms and basic bandas, camping is clearly the best option. The tin-shack toilets and showers are passable, but are the site's weakest point. You can also rent tents and bike. Nonguests are charged admission.