Perfect for wildlife enthusiasts of every calibre as well as families wanting a laid-back Zambian vacation, Shenton Safaris' Kaingo delivers amazing big game encounters in one of Africa’s most pristine and wildest national parks. ----
There is a high density of game and birdlife in the area of South Luangwa National Parks that surrounds Kaingo Camp. Between game drives and guided walks you can take advantage of several photographic hides set up in various prolific locations. Keen photographers will also find clamp stabilisers, beanbags and camera dust covers on Kaingo's game viewing vehicles. Game drives take advantage of game-rich areas deep within the park not commonly visited by other vehicles. Their evening drives go into the night to unveil a whole new world of safari magic. A host of nocturnal creatures reveal themselves, every sighting and hunt all the more thrilling under the cover of darkness. South Luangwa is known for its pioneering mentality when it comes to walking safaris, which is the perfect way to discover small secrets of the bush. ---- A large part of Kaingo's walking safari also revolves around tracking animals, from big cats to a multitude of wildlife such as Kudu, Eland, Elephants, Giraffe, and the endemic Cookson’s Wildebeest.
The Photographic Hides make Kaingo Camp particularly unique. These hides are regularly used by National Geographic, BBC and Discovery Channel for numerous photographic shoots and the making of wildlife documentaries. Exclusive to guests at Kaingo, the Hippo Hide is located on a deep corner at the confluence of the Luangwa and Mwamba rivers. Here, hundreds of hippos congregate throughout the season in both bachelor and breeding pods. The Elephant Hide overlooks the Luangwa River. The raised platform resembles a treehouse and is located above a historical elephant crossing point. The Wild Dog Lagoon Hide is set on the edge of a lagoon of the same name. ----This incredible area gets fantastic sightings of Wild Dogs, but is most famous for incredible bird viewing and plains game. There are six brick-and-thatch chalets at Kaingo, five standard and one family chalet. All have uninterrupted river views and their own private deck built over the river, where a light lunch is often served. In addition to the indoor en-suite bathroom, each chalet has a stunning outdoor bathtub where you can take in shady views of a pod of hippos.
To get really close to nature, why not spend an incredible night on Kaingo’s Elephant Hide Star Bed? From your bed, shielded by a high grade mosquito net, up on a wooden platform high in a tree, you'll lie under the stars — listening to the whooping hyena, chorus of cicadas and elephants munching. Kaingo's lounge and dining area, locally known as a "chitenge", has a thatched roof and open sides with an airy and cool feel to it. Kaingo Camp has the benefit of its own fruit and vegetable garden in Mfuwe, which ensures that fresh, quality ingredients are delivered regularly. A delicious and imaginative menu is presented at mealtimes throughout the day. There's also a thousand year old leadwood bar and a campfire area, perfect places to order your favourite drink after dinner.