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Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris)

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Vancouver
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Kaingo was our first stop in Zambia and, along with their sister camp Mwamba, was the highlight of our trip. The chalets were spacious and well appointed, although a ceiling fan would be appreciated in the hot months. We really liked having our own private shady deck overlooking the river for mid-day relaxation and for lunch. There was always something... More 

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

Dear Zedtraveller, Thank you so much for your kind words on Kaingo and Mwamba and we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Matt & The Shenton team More 

Buckinghamshire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was our second camp on our Zambian safari. As previous reviewers mention it is quite a drive from the main Luangwa camps, however it is Sooo worth it, and obviously it is a safari drive on route. We stopped at a wonderful lake full of birdlife and plenty of hungry crocs, we stopped for coffee and witnessed a large... More 

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

Dear nette08 Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of both Kaingo and Mwamba. We really appreciate your kind words and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards Matt & The Shenton team More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Like most owner run/managed camps Kaingo is up there with the best safari camps in Africa. The wildlife viewing is phenomenal and the guiding superb. I would definitely combine Kaingo with its sister camp, Mwamba Bushcamp. A huge asset to these two camps are the hides. They provide fabulous close up sightings which of course is also great for photographers...

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

Dear Tiki81 Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to write such a nice review of our camps. We are pleased that you enjoyed our hides and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Matt & Shenton team More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was our third visit to Shentons camps in 7 years because we LOVE the area and setup. We choose this time of the year (Sept) to see the spectacular Carmine Bee eaters nesting which was greatly enabled by Kaingo’s Carmine hide on the river. During this visit there were many more vehicles and spotlights during the night drives (than... More 

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

Dear chadpond It was so lovely to have you back in camp and thanks for taking the time to post a review here on TripAdvisor. Your visit coincided with two of our senior managers leaving and the new team stepping in to fill their shoes, they had to hit the ground running. I suspect the lack of warmth you may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We spent 8 nights at Kaingo, spectacularly sited on a bank of the Luangwa, about 3 hrs' drive into the Park. The staff couldn't do enough for us and made our stay so enjoyable, including a surprise birthday party high above the river. Chef, Skye produced generous quantities of delicious food. Lisa (who has her own business) had taken over... More 

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

Dear E W Thank you for you kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our camp and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Matt & The Shenton team More 

Green Valley, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was our very first African camp, so we didn't know what to expect. But, after visiting a total of 4 camps, Kaingo was one of the best. The rooms are somewhat small, but we were so busy we were rarely there. There is a nice deck overlooking the river and the hippos. They bring your lunch (with wine, beer,... More 

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

Dear Scubaqueen_12 We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us and that you enjoyed your first trip to Africa. We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a glowing review and we look forward to having you back some time in the near future. Kind regards, Matt & The Shenton team More 

Waterloo, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Kaingo Camp is a good drive from the South Luangwa Main Gate and as such it is not crowded with tourists. The camp is located on the bank of the Luangwa River and the view is fabulous. The river was full of hippopotamus either sleeping on a couple of small sandy knolls or sleeping in the water. We went to... More 

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

Dear Slothspotter, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review of your camp. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards Matt & The Shenton team More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I recently returned from a long awaited and anticipated trip to Africa that coincided with our 40th anniversary.We began our journey with 5 nights at Kaingo from Aug 19th -Aug.23rd and we are so glad we did.What a truly magical place! Yvonne and Izzy do a wonderful job of managing the camp and the entire staff is... More 

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

Dear "Cort F" Thank you so much for your kind words and we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you chose to spend part of your 40th wedding anniversary with us and are even more happy that you had a wonderful time. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.... More 

Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The first game drive we went on was the ride in to camp from the airport. We started out in daylight but traveled through dusk and then darkness and it was interesting to see the changes in the landscape and animal night life throughout the ride, culminating in a lion kill just before camp! Kaingo is a camp of superlatives... More 

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

Dear Nancy and Kent Thank you so much for you kind words and taking the time to post a review. Charlie and i really enjoyed having you at Mwamba and i know the Kaingo team felt the same way . We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time with us at both Kaingo and Mwamba and we... More 

jackson NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Kaingo is a true Safari lodge, The staff was great, our room was big and comfortable, very private. The balcony where we had a private lunch everyday was very nice. The little extras made a big difference, dust covers for the cameras, bean bags, all provided. . We spent one night at the elephant hide, the only disappointment was no... More 

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

Dear Kit and Gary Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to post a review. We are thrilled to hear you had such a great time and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind regards The Shenton Team More 

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Address: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris) Zambia/South Luangwa National Park

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