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Shenton Safaris Kaingo Camp

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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  • Bush-Spa
    16.7 mi
  • 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast included
Reviewed November 14, 2016
Great chalets overlooking river
Overlooking the river with only 6 chalets run by solar power... more
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Overlooking the river with only 6 chalets run by solar power. Great, friendly and personal atmosphere, with each chalet having a private viewing deck (unattached) over the river. Indoor bathroom in a lovely rustic chalet, but each cabin also has a stunning outdoor bath overlooking the river with its pods of hippos and crocodiles. The property has its own Hippo...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! I'll be sure to pass your kind words of praise to all the staff; Andrew, Justin and Ruth in particular. We're glad that you enjoyed spending time in the Hippo Hide as well as the camps themselves. We look forward to having you out with us again in the future. Kindest regards,...

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We had the most wonderful time in Kaingo and Mwambe camps in October. From the moment we were welcomed by the managers and staff to the moment we left, everything was done to ensure that we had a fantastic experience. Our brilliant guide/driver, Yoram, was very knowledgeable as well as being very friendly and relaxing to be around. He was...

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

Thank you so much for your praise, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. The Hide's are our pride and joy, and as you mentioned it is not always about taking photographs. Sitting in the hides and experiencing nature unfold itself right beside you is truly a delight! I'll be sure to pass your kind words of...

Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Well not literally... but if you want to see incredibly abundant wildlife, including leopards, without having to drive hours from camp, and while in the company of some of the most knowledgeable people on the planet, you will love this place. I'm a very amateur photographer but the "style" of camp that Kaingo is -- classic, focused, not pretending to...

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was wonderful to have you in our camps, such a pleasure to host. I'll pass on the compliments to the team, it's always great to hear that our ideals come across to those that stay with us. This year we can happily boast that more than 60% of our guests were...

Buckinghamshire
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We spent three nights at Kaingo having stayed at their sister camp, Mwamba Bush Camp, our Guide Andrew also came across and continued to 'look after' us. The camp is located on the river bank different to it's sister camp which is in the heart of the bush. The chalets are more robust and have an inside bathroom, and are...

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

Thank you so much for your words of praise. We're so glad to hear that you agree with the change in our daily schedule, giving you more time to spend out in the bush. We will pass on your kind words to our guides, staff, and special mention to Ruth and the kitchen staff for their hard work. We look...

Noosa, Australia
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed three nights at Kaingo camp and had a great time. The camp and facilities are positioned and set up well on the Luangwa River. A big thanks to Garth and Liz who as well as been fantastic people were exceptional hosts. I wish them the best of luck in there future endeavours. An abundance of animal sightings, frequent lion,...

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

Thank you very much for your kind words of praise. Derek and Jules have worked very hard over the previous years to ensure that guest expectations are met, and maintaining this area of the Park is just one of those requirements. Ruth has put a lot of skill and effort into the kitchen over the past 2 seasons and thank...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Have just spent 4 days at Kaingo. Everything was outstanding. The abundance of wildlife, the photographic opportunities, the comfort of the camp as well as the delicious fresh food could not be faulted. Thank you to the whole team for making our trip so memorable.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words of praise. We are fortunate to be situated in one of the best game-viewing areas of the whole Park, and have thus endeavoured to ensure that the rest of your experience, matches up to the safari experience. The kitchen has achieved high standards this year under the guidance of head chef Ruth...

St. Marys, Georgia
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Our first experience with a safari camp in Africa and this one is not to be missed. Garth & Liz were excellent hosts providing an atmosphere that was very unique in setting and outstanding in ambiance. The food was delicious and plentiful and the staff very attentive to our needs. Our guide, Sly, was absolutely the best providing an excellent...

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

Thank you very much for your kind words of praise and we will pass them on to Sylvester and the rest of the staff. Ruth and the team have worked very hard in the kitchen this year and thank you for pointing out that we have succeeded in our endeavours in that department. The game is a very special part...

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We stayed here for 3 days and had the best wildlife experience of our safari. We saw leopard on the way to the camp and there is a local leopard who is very familiar with vehicles and is happy to have you nearby for as long as you want. Hippo and crocs are in the river below camp. he camp...

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

Thank you for taking the time to make a review! We loved reading your observations about our wonderfully rich game viewing areas and the other facilities we have designed to transport our guests into the heart of the action. Our aim is to really immerse you in nature and we’re thrilled you felt this. We noticed you gave us a...

Botswana
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Authentic, exceptional wildlife viewing with great guides and staff. Thanks to Agata, Garth, Liz and guide Sylvester for a fabulous time. It sure is a photographic heaven and we cant wait to return soon!

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

Thanks very much for your kind comments and we all hope to see you back here soon. I will pass on your comments to Sylvester, thanks. Kind regards, Garth.

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We arrived in Kaingo Camp, bedraggled from flight cancellation out of Atlanta, and three missing suitcases. We were warmly welcomed by Garth and Liz, the managers, with drinks and clothing, all much needed. The bungalows are well arranged, large and comfortable, with very comfortable beds. Outside is a small porch area overlooking the river, where we spent our afternoons watching...

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

Thank you very much for posting your review so timeously. We were delighted to welcome you and hoped to alleviate some of the trials and tribulations of your previous 2 days. We will pass on your kind words to Yoram and to the rest of the staff. We hope to see you back soon for a full visit. Kind regards,...

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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 

Additional Information about Shenton Safaris Kaingo Camp

Address: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shenton Safaris Kaingo Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Shenton Safaris Kaingo Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park
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“Riverside retreat that offers the sounds of hippos to lull you to sleep......”
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 of 5 bubbles callawayn, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite at Kaingo, "Sausage" tent at Mwamba; LOVED our overnight on a platform in the middle of the African plain!”
  • Honeymoon suite at Kaingo
 of 5 bubbles 903cynthiat, Jul 9, 2016 | Read review
“All chalets have a river view with private decks over the river,”
 of 5 bubbles meredith14, Nov 9, 2015 | Read review
“All chalets have private veranda on the river. All are more or less the same. There is one round chalet which is very quaint.”
 of 5 bubbles 574tonyf, Jun 24, 2015 | Read review
“We loved Tent 5, which is the most private and has the best view of the river from the outdoor tub!”
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 of 5 bubbles 903cynthiat, Jun 16, 2015 | Read review
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