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Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris)

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
41 hotel reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shenton Safaris runs two camps in South Luangwa National Park (Kaingo and Mwamba): We stayed in both—very different experiences, both excellent! Kaingo Camp is closest to the main gate where there is a great concentration of animals, both the two- and four-footed kind. We were there for four days during "shoulder" season, so tourist concentration may not have been as... More

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear "Sweetbrook" Thank you so much for taking the time to post your very detailed review of our camp, Kaingo. I was especially delighted to read that Sly and Matthew met your expectations in terms of guiding and finding what you were mostly interested in. And I will forward your feedback about the delicious food (much of it indeed) and... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why does one who live thousands of miles away keeps on returning to the same place? This place is special. Game viewing is world class. Ever seen a pride of 18 lions coming down a hill, then stopping by a brook to have a drink and end up by jumping across the water? What about a herd of buffaloes drinking... More

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear Adoy21! Thank you for your very kind review of Kaingo and South Luangwa on Trip Advisor. It is such a pleasure to welcome back our many return guests, and to read that year after year, the wildlife and hospitality South Luangwa never fails to please you. We hope to see you again soon! Very best, Izzy More

Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location overlooking Luangwa River with its hippos and crocs. Cabins are very comfortable and clean. Camp team was great and looked after us very well. Guides were excellent, not only with their wildlife knowledge but in finding and maximising photo opportunities. We took lots of excellent photos and memories that will last, at least until we return.

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear G & E! Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. I'm certainly delighted to read that you have had a great stay at Kaingo Camp, and that you are happy with the photographs you took while here in South Luagwa! I hope you won't mind sending us some of those pictures... More

Bicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed three days at Kaingo – followed by two at Mwamba - in October 2013. We completely endorse the positive comments made by other reviewers - Geoff G in particular has got it exactly right. Kaingo is in a beautiful location overlooking the Luangwa, which the deck provided for each cabin makes the most of; and the comfort and... More

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear John and Sue! Thank you very much for your review, it is wonderful to know that your safari at Kaingo and Mwamba was to your satisfaction! And so glad you noticed the update on the website for James :) We will certainly pass on your feedback to our staff and to Andrew. Thank you for them. We hope to... More

Carmel Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The guides, scouts, and staff were all fantastic. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Our experience was beyond expectations. Hard to describe the feeling of being in such a beautiful natural landscape with all the wildlife. Our room was very nice, comfortable, a bit rustic, which suited us just fine. The deck over looking the Luangwa river at Kaingo was amazing. Our... More

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear Tom & Lisa, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I'm so delighted to read that your safari was to your satisfaction, and that our guides and staff made your stay special. We all look forward to having you back some day! Sincerely, Izzy More

Kendal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My wife, Sue and I, recently spent 9 days in Zambia, 3 at Kaingo, 3 at Mwamba and a further 3 back at Kaingo. We've travelled as photographers in most countries and many times in Africa but Kaingo/Mwamba camps are very hard to beat. The welcome from Izzy and her colleagues was exceptional and the service level can only be... More

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear Sue and Rob, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor, we are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your safari with us! It was a real pleasure to have you both in camp, and it is fantastic to read that you are already planning a return visit! Thank you for your feedback; it will be shared... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Personal bespoke attention. Amazing staff/ client rapport. Sorry it wasn't longer than 3 days. The knowledge and humble way it was delivered with both humour and understanding was exceptional. Attention to detail was good and the food incredible - particularly considering the remote location and limited facilities - such as shops! There was time to rest as well as time... More

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear Julia T! I am so happy that you have enjoyed your safari so much, and that our staff and facilities were to your satisfaction. Thank you for taking the time to add the review,and we hope you will be back for future anniversaries as well! Sincerely, Izzy More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying four nights at Kaingo and in that time we were made to feel like family. We have travelled extensively throughout Africa, and have done dozens of safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa. This camp is most definitely our favourite. It is special for many reasons. The camp is located... More

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear Geoff G! Thank you SO MUCH for this extremely kind review, we will make sure to forward it to all our staff members. Reviews with a few glitches help us improve our services, but your review will go straight to the heart of our staff, and reward them for their hard work. So from the bottom of our heart,... More

Perth
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Kaingo was our first bush camp experience and wow...what an introduction. The pace is high as to pack as much as possible into your day which suited us fine. From the early morning drum beating you are on the go, there is literally not a dull moment to be had. The staff are excellent, and our guides were outstanding! Andrew... More

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear "Gonein60", Thank you very much for your review of Kaingo Camp, I'm so glad to read that your first bush experience was a success, and that our staff did contribute to that! I will let them know of course. Don't wait to long to come back! Sincerely, Izzy More

Columbia, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had an excellent stay at Kaingo this September. Many thanks to Izzy, Yvonne, Johan, and guide Andrew for that. The rooms are roomy and on the river. You have a patio overlooking the river where lunch is served privately which is a very nice touch. There is also a large platform over the river where you can spend the... More

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ShentonSafaris, Manager at Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris), responded to this review

Dear Michelle S! Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback after your visit at Kaingo. It is a pleasure to read that you feel your stay was excellent, and the sightings spectacular. That's what we want to hear! We've had a very hot month of September indeed, a bit unusually early. It is interesting in... More

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Address: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
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Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris) Zambia/South Luangwa National Park

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Kaingo Camp is a privately owned and run safari camp located deep in the South Luangwa National Park. Set alongside the perennial Luangwa river, the 6 chalets have an outdoor bathtub and private viewing deck. Kaingo Camp, and its sister bushcamp Mwamba, have a unique set of observation hides offering unmatched opportunities to watch and photograph wildlife. The rates include 3 game viewing activities per day, and all meals and beverages. The rates are per person, per night. Kaingo and Mwamba are seasonal camps, and are opened from May 26th to October 31st. ... more   less 
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