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 catering are first class for a safari camp. From the moment we were met at Mfuwe by James (good to see that he has now secured a place on the web site) we were made to feel welcome, and the care from by all the staff and guides throughout couldn’t have been more attentive.
Wildlife highlights: carmine bee-eaters (the hide is really what brought us here); lions actually doing something other than just lying around; hippos everywhere: a days-old Thornicroft’s calf still with its umbilical cord; massed elephants and buffalo by the Luangwa.
Many thanks to everyone at Kaingo-Mwamba for a fantastic few days, but we have to make special mention of Andrew, who guided us on the majority of our drives and on our walk to Mwamba - great hat; terrible jokes.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kaingo Camp (Shenton Safaris) Zambia/South Luangwa National Park