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Maseru, Lesotho
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kaingu Safari Lodge has all you need to relax: the lodge itself is nicely located at the river bank; it breathes a pleasant atmosphere, offers interesting safari tours with helpful and experienced staff and has an excellent restaurant. Simply a winner, even after writing this 8 months later…

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 6, 2017

In October 2016, I spent 12 enjoyable nights at Kaingu Safari Lodge. The tented chalets are simple but very comfortable with a scenic outlook on to the river. I was impressed with the friendliness of the owners and staff and also the range of activities on offer. The lodge is in the GMA so it isn’t necessary to take an...

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Meeniyan, Australia
Reviewed December 2, 2016

In September 2016 we made our third visit to Kaingu. It was our second stay with the great team of Rick, Lynda, Gil and Julia in charge. If you're booking or making enquiries by email you will quickly realise from Lynda's always prompt, efficient, friendly and helpful replies that this is a well organised and well run safari camp. Our...

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Kaingu100, Owner at Kaingu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Clive, many thanks indeed for your kind words. It was great to see you back here at Kaingu and we really enjoyed catching up with yourself and John. Your review is a great one! We hope to see you both again on your next Zambian adventure and wish you all the best for 2017. Kind regards, The Kaingu Team.

Gouda, The Netherlands
Reviewed December 2, 2016

Great place to stay whem you want to visit Kafue National Park. With the Kaingu team we also did a 3 days bush camp safari at Liuwa Plains. Magnificent horizons, lots of Wilderbeasts and zebra's, many birds. The camp site was beautyful and tents and beds were as clean as possible. Very cosy dinners in the candle light at night....

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Kaingu100, Owner at Kaingu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pien and Joke, Thanks very much indeed for the great review of both Kaingu and our mobile Liuwa safari. It was great to have you with un in both locations and we very much appreciate the feedback on both locations - both here on Trip Advisor and as well as the feedback that we got through your travel agent....

Livingstone, Zambia
Reviewed November 21, 2016

We have just returned from two nights stay at Kaingu. Its an incredibly beautiful part of the country. The road in is very good this time of year . From arrival to the end everything was so well run, clean and very well maintained, the food incredible and lots of it, very friendly and helpful management team and staff. Good...

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Kaingu100, Owner at Kaingu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pauline and Kev, many thanks for such a quick and positive review. It was great to meet you both when you joined Darrell on a trip out to Kaingu. We do hope to see you back here in the not-too-distant future. All the best for the Christmas season and for 2017, Kind regards, The Kaingu Team

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We had a great end to our Zambia experience at KaingU! It is a lovely place, nice landscape and river scenery. Our guide( Boyd) was very nice and made us see a lot of things. He is a very good spotter and made us feel very comfortable on all our adventures. The food was very tasty and everybody at the...

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Kaingu100, Owner at Kaingu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ruth and Nicolas, Many thanks indeed for the great review and feedback - it was great to have you both here and we wish you both many happy landings - Danke! The Kaingu Team

Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Kaingu lodge earlier this year for 3nights. It was a relatively short visit but it was more than worth it. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean. The food was excellent as was the attention from all the staff. The place is well managed and everyone there paid attention to the smallest details. Activities were well planned...

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Kaingu100, Owner at Kaingu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nathan, Many thanks indeed for the review and we are delighted that you remembered! It was an absolute pleasure to have yourself, John, Ruth and Mary K at Kaingu and we do hope the rest of the trip went well. Thanks again for reviewing us and we hope to see you back leading more groups in the future !...

Langenfeld, Germany
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We had a great time at Kaingu Lodge. We had tent 3 on the riverside. We loved this place. The river is beautiful with it's very big stones. It is a very different landscape compared with other places in Zambia. Everyone was very friendly and unfortunately we didn't stay long enough to have more experiences. Great Baobab drink.

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Kaingu100, Owner at Kaingu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Veronique and Frank, Thanks very much indeed for the nice words. It was an absolute pleasure to have you both here and we are glad you enjoyed the unique landscapes. The Baobab lemonade is a great drink. Thanks for taking the time to review us - we really appreciate it. Best regards, The Kaingu team.

Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 16, 2016

This was my 4th time at Kaingu and I plan to go back again. I love the lodge - the team are friendly and knowledgeable. They make it feel like a real home from home. The food is among the best I've ever had and the standard of guiding is excellent. The guides are not only experts in wildlife and...

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Kaingu100, Owner at Kaingu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Many thanks indeed. I cannot believe that this is a review of your fourth visit! We are very grateful for all the help and support that you have put into schooling and education via Kaingu and of course for the many visits! We are all delighted that the life on the coast is treating you so well. We...

Nottingham
Reviewed October 7, 2016

We have just spent 3 nights at Kaingu to round off a three week trip to Zambia organised by Paul Barnes of Pioneer Lodge Lusaka. We especially asked Paul to include Kiangu as we have visited twice before and think it is perfect in every way. Gill and Julia are excellent, caring hosts and their staff are happy, friendly and...

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Kaingu100, Owner at Kaingu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Audrey and Rick, thanks very much for your second review and third visit! It was really great to have you both back again and the sightings were indeed superb - that elephant sighting (well, three separate ones actually!) from the boat was amazing. I have just put up some pictures from it on Facebook. We are looking forward to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kaingu Lodge is situated on the river forming the boundary of the Kafue National Park. Access to the lodge is either through the park and then by boat transfer or by direct road transfer through the Game Management Area. Activities include game drives (in the park and the GMA), walks, canoeing and boating. Cultural visits and school visits can also be arranged. Accommodation comprises luxury tents with indoor and outdoor showers! Owner managed and flexible, Kaingu also welcomes families and can arrange childrens activities as well as free child minders to allow parents a rest. The lodge provides a true wilderness experience that lures repeat guests back time and time again. The completion of the 'spinal road' through the top end of the park means that access to us is now easier than ever and we are now within reach for a fabulous weekend trip. ... more   less 

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Address: Namwala Game Management Area | Mumbwa, Kafue National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Kafue National Park
Price Range: $260 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Cannot remember anything vital...”
 of 5 bubbles Sjaakdb_2015, 2 days ago | Read review
“All tented chalets are privately situated on the river bank”
 of 5 bubbles 459clive, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
“All chalets are on the river and the view is incredible”
 of 5 bubbles paulinekinton, Nov 21, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look over the river and have their own unique charm.”
 of 5 bubbles rootstogrow, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
“I stayed near the main reception but I understand all accommodation was good”
 of 5 bubbles jeanbE2333HY, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
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