Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp by Shenton Safaris is a stunning rustic camp in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Superb guides, excellent photo hides, amazing wildlife.

Kaingo Camp main deck

Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp by Shenton Safaris is a stunning rustic camp in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Superb guides, excellent photo hides, amazing wildlife.

South Luangwa National Park Zambia

  • Some of the best photographic hides in Africa
  • Explore on foot and by vehicle
  • Excellent guiding
  • Watch beautiful carmine bee-eaters (around September)
  • En-suite chalets with luxurious outdoor baths
  • Relaxed friendly atmosphere

Kaingo Camp, overlooking the Luangwa River deep in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, is a small friendly camp with just six chalets. The chitenje housing the lounge, dining area and bar features new furniture and furnishings.

The chalets are spacious, well ventilated and light, with large, mosquito-proofed windows looking out to the Luangwa River, allowing the sounds of the night and the breeze to filter through. Each has a private wooden deck overlooking the river which gives a great vantage point to relax and watch hippos, crocodiles, hundreds of birds and often elephant crossing the water. There is also a more spacious deluxe suite with similar facilities plus a lounge and a larger private deck which can be used as a family chalet, accommodating up to 6 guests.

The chitenje is a large round building, open-sided offering great views of the surrounding area. Here guests can relax in the lounge/library and enjoy a drink and chat in the bar. The main dining area is located in the chitenje, though meals can also be taken on the main deck or in the privacy of your chalet's deck.

Three activities a day are offered (early morning, lunch time and late afternoon) which are optional, you can simply relax at camp and let the wildlife come to you if you prefer! Photographic hides allow close up views of many species. Kaingo combines well with sister camp Mwamba, a bush camp and you may walk between the two locations.

Owner-managed and run, Shenton Safaris are long established in the Luangwa valley. Derek Shenton and his team of guides are able to combine their skills and intimate knowledge of the area to provide exciting and thought-provoking safari walks and game- drives, while his wife Jules and her team of attentive staff take care of all your comforts in camp. Much of the fresh produce used in the kitchens is grown in the Shenton Plot near Mfuwe airport and hand crafted materials are used in the rooms.

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Client Rating for Zambia 5/5 from 53 reviews

For both Shenton camps, no praise is high enough! All the superlatives in the world couldn't even come close to these camps. The wildlife is fabulous and the level of guiding superb. The food is delicious and plentiful and the accommodation wonderful but what makes these camps so special is the people. We arrived as guests but soon felt we were friends - a truly wonderful experience.

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Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp main deck

Kaingo Camp is a stunning rustic camp in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Superb guides, excellent photo hides, amazing wildlife.

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