Kaingo Camp is situated in a grove of large ebony trees beside the Luangwa River, deep inside Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Owned by Derek and Juliet Shenton, the camp has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and its remoteness allows for a peaceful and exclusive safari. Derek and Juliet’s staff have worked in the Luangwa Valley for many years and have an intimate knowledge of the bush and its wildlife.
Accommodation & Facilities
Kaingo has just six well-spaced thatched chalets. Five are standard chalets and the sixth is the deluxe suite, the most private. The rooms are spacious, beautifully furnished, and have en-suite bathrooms with outside baths, and lovely shaded verandahs with a superb view of the river. Lighting is provided by solar power and the rooms are mosquito proofed with gauze windows and nets above each bed. Camp life at Kaingo revolves around a large open-sided ‘chitenge’, which houses a bar, dining room, lounge and campfire. The camp has a platform built out over the river which allows guests to view animals coming down to drink, a lovely way to relax for an hour or two. Meals are varied and of a high standard, using fresh produce from the family farm.
Wildlife & Activities
The resident wildlife around Kaingo includes lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, kudu, wildebeest, bushbuck, hippo, crocodile, eland and hyena. With just four guests per open vehicle and first class guides, day and night drives are a superb way to see the prolific wildlife of the area. Kaingo is an excellent place for walking safaris, which are tailored to guests wishes. Picnics, bush breakfasts and all day drives can also be arranged. Shenton Safaris have an exclusive network of photographic hides, including the Elephant Hide, the Hippo Hide, Giraffe Hide, and seasonal Wild Dog and Carmine Bee-eater Hides. The hides are available to guests at any time during the day, and sleep-outs can be pre-arranged at the Elephant Hide.