Kaingo Camp - South Luangwa - Zambia

Overlooking the Luangwa River deep within the prime area of the South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo’s relaxed, personal and friendly atmosphere offers its guests fantastic game-viewing opportunities within an area of incredible beauty and varied terrain.

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Built and run by Derek Shenton, Kaingo consists of a large centrally located open-sided sitting room including a dining area, library and Kaingo’s renowned thousand year old lead-wood bar. Close by are the six en suite chalets.
Large fly-wired windows provide stunning views of the river and the complete absence of generator noise (the camp is solar powered) means nothing but the wheeze-honk of a hippo interferes with the sounds of a lion’s roar, a leopards call or the trumpet of an elephant. In addition to the ensuite shower room, each chalet has an outdoor bathtub.

In front of each chalet is a separate private deck built out over the river.  This is a fabulous place to relax and watch game come down to drink, do some bird watching and watch the daily elephant crossings.
The varied terrain around camp includes the picturesque fish eagle lagoon, one of the largest ebony forests in the park.  The area is ideal walking safari country, whilst game drives provide exciting photographic opportunities, with the action often starting just outside camp.

The elephant hides and hippo hides are close to camp, and these afford visitors fantastic photo opportunities of both game and birds. Stork fishing parties, carmine bee-eater colonies and red-billed quelea in their thousands are among the birding highlights of the area.

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