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Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris)

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris)
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was my second stay at Kaingo Camp and have to say I enjoyed it even more this time. It was lovely that Derek was in camp and I had the opportunity of getting to know him. I stayed at Kaingo for 3 nights and spent a night in the elephant hide. I highly recommend staying at the elephant hide... More

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

Dear "Africanman_840" Thank you very much for adding your feedback to TripAdvisor, and for you very nice comments. I am delighted that you have enjoyed the treats prepared by the kitchen team, and will pass on your comments to Yvonne, the F&B manager and the team. I will also forward them to Meyam, sounds like you had an incredible time... More

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We’ve visited nine safari camps in Southern and Eastern Africa over the past four years and I have to say that Kaingo stands out. When I think back to our stay at Kaingo, several words and phrases come to mind, including authentic, no-nonsense, rugged beauty, awesome food and a real safari experience. On our most recent trip Kaingo was our... More

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

Dear "Bullet78"! Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive review, it really covers it all, and I'm so happy that you had the opportunity, quite unexpectedly, to visit us and that we have exceeded your expectations. I noticed the lower grading for the room criteria, and I'm sorry you felt our rooms were nothing out of... More

firenze
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great!!! 5 days of wonderfull gamedrives and walking safaris!!! I had never saw so many things in my precedent safari's trip (2 times in Kenya,Namibia,Uganda)....5 different leopards (one with the kill over a tree...and another one with the kill on the ground)...crocs eating a death hippo...the lion pride eating in front of us a buffalo...hyena so close to the car...a... More

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

Dear Stephane, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I'm delighted to read that you had such a great time, especially when it came to game viewing - it seems you have been well rewarded indeed. Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Izzy More

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Additional Information about Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris)

Also Known As:
Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris) Zambia/South Luangwa National Park
Address: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 40 Specialty lodging in South Luangwa National Park
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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