Kaingo Camp

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

Open: Kaingo Camp is open from around 20th May to 31st October each year.

Location: Kaingo Camp is on the banks of the Luangwa River in South Luangwa National Park. The camp is about a 3-hour drive from Mfuwe airport.

Rooms: There are 5 standard brick and thatch chalets with large screened windows, wooden furniture, an indoor en-suite bathroom with a shower, hand basin and flush toilet and an outdoor bathtub. The private decks are built our over the river. There is also a deluxe suite with a siting room and larger deck which can be converted into a family chalet sleeping up to 6 people.

Activities: The camp offers early morning and late afternoon game drives. Walking safaris with an armed scout and guide are a good way to explore this area. There are elephant and hippo hides near camp for close-up views of wildlife. This is a good camp for bird watching. Three separate game watching activities are offered each day.

Facilities: The main lounge and dining area, or chitenge, is spacious and open-sided with a high thatched roof. The lounge has a selection of books and magazines. There is also a bar. The camp has a large deck built out over the river where afternoon tea is served. The camp offers a laundry service.

Dining: Meals are taken communally in the chitenge and on the deck.

Children: Children over the age of 8 are welcome. It should be noted that Kaingo is not fenced and children must be kept under supervision at all times.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is internet access for use by guests in emergencies only.

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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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